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Two Sides of Christmas

Today I have had the luxury (not to brag or anything!) or being able to stay home for a few hours and get stuff done. My plan was to get some computer work finished and wrap the gifts that I need to send to friends and family across the country. I loaded all the...

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5 Ingredient Awesome Dinner

Looking for something awesomely easy and really good to add to your fall and winter meal plan? I got your recipe right here. I found the original recipe on this great site called: eatathomecooks.com  Of course I did some adapting and tweaking (certainly not to be...

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It’s PUMPKIN TIME!!!

Fall. I love it It’s a favorite season for a lot of us, I know. But seriously….the only thing that gets me through summer is knowing that it will end in fall. Yes, I love boots and sweaters and mums and changing leaves. I adore crisp apples and crisper...

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Diagonal Walkers

Not so long ago I found myself at the mall (aka Dante’s third ring of hades) doing some back to school clothes shopping. As we walked into Children’s Place I turned between some clothes racks and found myself hilariously blocked by a boy.  He...

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The Aftermath of Independence Day

I love the 4th of July!  All the red white and blue, the gathering of friends and family, and–despite our differences–coming together as a country to celebrate what independence really means. In our neighborhood we have the cutest parade: Americana at its...

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GIVEAWAY!!

TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY!!   Join our collaborative blog about marriage, family, friendship, faith, life…Sprinkled with some DIY projects. Simply subscribe to see future posts to be entered into our Purely Piper’s Bull Head necklace giveaway.  If you are on a...

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Myth Busters

On the rare occasion I watch TV, one of my fave shows is Myth Busters.  Maybe it’s because I’ve parented through toddler-hood too many times and am somewhat scarred by the question, “Why? Why why why why whywhywhwywhywhy???”  In life, you see,...

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Faith Instead of Fear

“Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear.”  Isaiah 59:1 Sometimes I wonder if I have quit praying for our nation like I should because I know how it all ends.  So many chalk up terrorist attacks, our complacency as...

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Joplin Proud

Are you Joplin Proud?  If you’re a fan of comeback stories, adversity stories, triumph stories, you’re definitely proud of the place we call home. If you’re living in Joplin, and particularly if you were living here in May 2011, you are doing...

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