Month: January 2012

7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess [Book In Review]

7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess [Book In Review]

I WON! I’m so excited to start reading this book. In it, Jen Hatmaker details her own social experiment on her self (family included) against the materialism and consumerism that runs rampant in American society. The basic idea begins with an unrest within her self […]

Works for Me Wednesday

Works for Me Wednesday

Would you pick up a twenty dollar bill if it was lying on the ground? How about if someone gave it to you? I would, and that’s why I coupon, it’s free money. If you can replace the image of that $1.00 off coupon with […]

Psalm 63:1

Psalm 63:1

For the past 15 weeks my kids have been memorizing scripture. It’s a new verse every week and as a reward they earn a dollar.  Yes, paying children to learn the Bible might be controversial in your opinion, but it works at our house, and […]

Restore My Decor Master Bedroom Design

Restore My Decor Master Bedroom Design

It’s finished and I can’t wait to share it with you! Furthermore, I can’t wait to implement the design in my bedroom, but I am a firm believer in paying cash for things and avoiding debt so we will be changing the decor in baby […]

Terrific Two’s Tip

Terrific Two’s Tip

Sometimes the developmental stage of a child at the age of two is coined the “Terrible Two’s.” I prefer to call it the Terrific Two’s, let’s speak life over our babies. My tip for today to tackle the Terrific Two year old stage is to […]

My Word For the Year of 2012

My Word For the Year of 2012

I’m participating in a link up party where we all share our thoughts on the same topic. We are focusing on ONE word for the year of 2012. This word will be a point of reference, a word to chew on and guide our decisions […]

Ear Infections & Antibiotics

Ear Infections & Antibiotics

That dreaded day when your child has his or her first ear infection is a big bummer for me, and I mean a BIG bummer.   That day has come to the Hopkins’ house for my youngest son who is 2 and here I am […]

Food On Your Face Pt: 2

Food On Your Face Pt: 2

Just a quick update on how the Crunchy Betty’s Food on Your Face for Acne and Oily Skin theory is going…. (to read the first post for some background info go here)  Christmas Eve  (6 weeks from the start date w/makeup) This week  (8 weeks […]

When Weakness is an Asset

When Weakness is an Asset

We all have different responses to crisis. Some of us freeze, like myself, and start crying. Everyone has their own unique response. Rarely, our reaction is to trust, stop and pray, at least that’s not my typical reaction. Now don’t get me wrong, action is […]