Mandy

Healthy Maple Pumpkin Spice Latte

by Mandy on October 20, 2017 in Food

Sweet maple, spicy pumpkin and cinnamon–these are some of the best characteristics of the fall season. The other day I thought I’d relax with a cozy, warm cup of coffee, but I was really craving some fall flavors. I decided to add a splash of this and that to my coffee. My experiment ended up […]

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Desiring a more meaningful and inspirational holiday season every year leads me to long for less busyness and more of God. It’s something I strive for every year. This seems like a wonderful goal, doesn’t it? The problem is the holidays come upon me so quickly and I say yes to too many things, so […]

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This time of year seems to be the busiest for us. It seems like we are being pulled in so many directions. Once school starts we have school work, field trips, library trips, school planning, homeschool group commitments, club meetings, and extracurricular activities.   Fall brings fall festivals, planning and shopping for the holidays, Christmas […]

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Since I’ve been eating clean and also been following the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle, my overall health and energy level have been so much more in line with what God intended for me. Of course it’s helped my waistline as well. One thing I really miss is potato chips. Potato chips are just one of […]

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We have a massive River Birch tree in our front yard. It is gorgeous, provides much needed shade, and has been home to many precious families of birds over the years. Unfortunately, it grows so rapidly and wildly that it is taking over our yard and our home. It was planted too close to our […]

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Lately, I’ve been feeling pretty small. There is just a lot going on at the moment, and I keep feeling like I’m shrinking beneath the weight. In my quiet times with the Father, He keeps reminding me that I am not small to Him. He’s been telling me that I am His treasured child. Out […]

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Appreciation is a Gift that Keeps on Giving No matter who you are, no matter what you do, everyone longs to be appreciated. Servant hearts want to know they are making a difference. There are servants all around us: the military, community service and emergency workers, homeschool parents, public school teachers, Sunday school teachers, fine […]

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Granola bars are a staple in our home.  My children think they are the perfect snack, and I do too. They are a combination of savory and sweet, are convenient for on-the-go snacking, and the can be healthy when they contain the right ingredients. I used to purchase prepackaged granola bars, but I started making […]

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