Our Way of getting rid of STUFF….

At some point in the last 2 years I have come to the conclusion my life would be wayyyyy easier with a lot less STUFF. I mean, STUFF controls my life. My desire for different kinds of STUFF can affect my paycheck. It can take up a ridiculous amount of time picking up not only [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:20-05:00January 20th, 2017|Challenge Me, Faith|Comments Off on Our Way of getting rid of STUFF….

17 years…bringing me to tears…

I write this with tears streaming down my face. Happy tears, lest you worry something bad happened and immediately want to read further to find out what. Actually happy tears because I never, ever, thought we would get here. My sweet, sacrificial, lion-hearted, gentle-and-strong spirited oldest daughter, Annalise, turns 17 today. And for those of [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:23-05:00January 8th, 2017|Heal|2 Comments

When you Marry a man with a Homesteading Heart….

Ok Welcoming House readers, brace yourself. I am going go tell you exactly what might happen if you decide you are going to marry a man, or woman, with a homesteading heart. Now, to be fair, you might look at the two of us and wonder which one of us had more dreams to run [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:24-05:00January 3rd, 2017|DIY, Handy Hubby's Corner|Comments Off on When you Marry a man with a Homesteading Heart….

Forgetting what is behind me…

A few days ago I hit a hard spot. You know what I am talking about. One of those days where the echoes of the past come roaring out of the locked closet you had them securely fastened in...where things you thought were dead ashes buried years before suddenly regain new life and you realize [...]

By |2016-01-21T05:00:57-06:00January 21st, 2016|Encourage Me|1 Comment

Choose to Dance…

I have long desired to make sure that my children grow up with a positive, encouraging attitude, and remember that even when things get tough, family not only sticks together, but makes the best of it. :D So in our family, we have a strange, but VERY fun tradition. :D We turn the kitchen into [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:29-05:00January 18th, 2016|Encourage Me, Strengthen Me|Comments Off on Choose to Dance…

When a blogger cant find the words…

I have been thinking about writing this post for quite a while, but as you can see by the title of this post, its been challenging. I used to be braver, I think, but as the world changes so rapidly around me I have pulled more into myself and my family. That is certainly not [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:30-05:00January 13th, 2016|Encourage Me, Faith|3 Comments

Being Thankful for What We Have…a guest post by Rena, of A Ordinary Housewife Blog

I love hearing from so many others about what they are thankful for this time of year, or how their perspective is different this year than last! This morning I am incredibly thankful for the wonderful women and men who have stepped forward to guest blog on here for my wonderful readers! They have so [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:28:32-05:00November 16th, 2013|Challenge Me, Faith|2 Comments

Its “Be Our Guest!” Monday—Being Thankful when its HARD, by Crystal of Wisdom Seeking Mommy

Good morning to you!   To start off our awesome annual tradition of having Guest Posters on Mondays through the month of November, I am so blessed to share this precious and moving post from Crystal at Wisdom Seeking Mommy Blog.   She touches on a subject that many of us acknowledge is real, for this time of [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:28:37-05:00November 4th, 2013|Challenge Me, DIY, Encourage Me, Faith, For the Holidays|Comments Off on Its “Be Our Guest!” Monday—Being Thankful when its HARD, by Crystal of Wisdom Seeking Mommy

Goodbye October, Hello Attitude of Gratitude…

Good morning to you!!!   Grab this awesome Share-It  right here!   As October slowly slipped into November I was down on the couch with a tummy bug that totally threw me for a loop. Thanks to a few helping hands, and some remedies I had on hand though, I was better in a few [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:28:43-05:00November 2nd, 2013|Challenge Me, Encourage Me, Faith|Comments Off on Goodbye October, Hello Attitude of Gratitude…



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