After last year's drip paint pumpkins, I've been brainstorming more no-carve pumpkin ideas we could do as a family. Levi has been eager to paint pumpkins again, but I wanted to do something more structured than just handing him some brushes. Would you believe that this year's activity was inspired by a new children's television program? … READ MORE!
Something Trina said about jealousy and selfishness in yesterday's post has stuck with me. She suggested encouraging and celebrating others, congratulating them on their successes whenever we start feeling jealous. "When we get outside of ourselves and think of others," she explained, "jealousy has no home." I kind of love that. Since I have so many blogging friends doing some amazing things, I thought I'd use today's post to celebrate a few of their recent achievements. And make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom because there's a HUGE giveaway that you'll definitely want to enter. … READ MORE!
A few weeks ago, I found myself dealing with some pretty intense feelings of jealousy related to blogging. Although we've all experienced jealousy at some point, I thought the best people to advise me on overcoming those particular thoughts and emotions were other bloggers. So I reached out to a handful of bloggers I admire for their honesty and thoughtfulness, and I asked them each one simple question: How do you deal with jealousy? Not surprisingly, their advice on dealing with jealousy could be applied to almost any situation, not just blogging. Their words of wisdom were helpful to me, and I hope they can be to you, too. Here's what they had to say on the topic … READ MORE!
I'm on the hunt for new jeans and have my eyes on a couple of pairs over on Shopbop, including these mid-rise skinny jeans by Hudson, Citizens of Humanity, and J Brand. Lucky for me -- and you! -- there's a huge Shopbop sale happening today through Thursday. Get 25% off with the code FAMILY25. Time to go shopping! … READ MORE!
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic response to last week's lesson in coffee brewing! I chose to start with the French press because it's the most well-known of the four manual brew methods. However, the Clever Dripper, which we'll learn about today, may be the perfect starter method because it's inexpensive and easy to use. … READ MORE!