homemade cookbooks

Homemade Cookbooks

When I was a young wife, we didn’t have a lot of money for any extras. We were both still in college and any money earned went on food, rent, school, and basic necessities. I loved (and still do love) cookbooks but we didn’t have the money to purchase any. And, the internet was not…

a wife's role

A Wife’s Role

A wife’s role is something that I’ve struggled with over the years. We are each a product of our upbringing and experiences, our families, and our histories. We are who we are today because of what we did or what may have happened to us yesterday, and the year before that, and decades before that.…

high school writing review

High School Writing Program Review

Lauren loved the high school writing program review period for Illuminating Literature: Characters in Crisis by Writing with Sharon Watson. General Overview This curriculum really dives into the characters of the books that are read, highlighting and explaining the types of characters, what makes them tick (so to speak), literary terms, and walks the student through not just…

thin stix creativity pack

Thin Stix Creativity Pack Review

I LOVE THIN STIX! The Pencil Grip, Inc. sent us the Thin Stix Creativity Pack which includes 24 colors! We’ve had so much fun creating and drawing. General Overview We received a pack of 24 different Thin Stix paints. We had such fun colors as pink, gold, silver, purple, and so much more! The original price is…

evangelism tracts

Evangelism Tracts Review for Children

Let the Little Children Come has nailed it with Gospel Tracts and Evangelism Tools Sampler Pack for children. These evangelism tracts are PERFECT for reaching and teaching younger children about the Gospel. General Overview US$ 11.95 (1 – 10 packs) US$ 10.95 (11 – 20 packs) US$ 9.95 (21 packs or more) The sampler pack arrived with 10 different tracts and tools to…

OVERCOME

five minute friday: Overcome

I’d love to overcome sickness. I’m tired of coughing, sneezing, and half of my throat hurting when I swallow. I’m tired of feeling dizzy and tired and just worn out. Maybe I should focus on those who do overcome adversity, shortcomings, fears, failures, and other dilemmas. These people are fighters, achievers, persistent to the core…

purity

Teaching Purity – a Review of Sex by Design

We have teens and with teens comes that “talk” about the birds and the bees. While we’ve already had that discussion, there’s always the need to teach purity and we were blessed to be able to review Sex by Design by Abby Ludvigson. General Overview This is a DVD / workbook series written by Abby…

letting go

Letting Go … When Your Oldest Graduates

Whew. This has been a year of adjustments, changes, and just plain ol’ letting go. That’s hard for me. Really. Really. Hard. Let me give you a run down of this year for us with James – our oldest. April:  We originally though James would be attending the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in the fall…

Kids Preschool Supplies Review

My kiddos are much older than pre-school, but what FUN it is to review kids preschool supplies! Pencil Grip, Inc. sent us The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors and the The 3 Step Pencil Grip Training Kit to review. The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors Let me break this review out by product. Let’s talk about The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors…

audio missionary drama

Audio Missionary Drama Review

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Brinkman Adventures audio missionary drama review, specifically Brinkman Adventures Season 4. These adventure stories are based on true missionary experiences. Exciting, full of adventure and ways that show how we can each impact the world…one person at a time. General Overview The Brinkman Adventures is a series of true (well, based…