Mandy

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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Love Is…

by Mandy on February 14, 2017 in Grace, Holidays, Homemaking

Love is. . . nail scarred hands and a cross on a hill called Calvary. living a life of gratitude and obedience to God for all that He means to us. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have […]

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You are Valued

by Mandy on January 31, 2017 in Faithfulness, Grace, Homemaking

Overwhelmed, underappreciated, worn out, and lonely–that’s how I’ve been feeling lately. My list of daily responsibilities has grown to an all-time high, and I’ve been feeling buried in the avalanche. Through prayer, The Lord has told me to let go of several responsibilities. The smaller ones have been easy to drop, but I have a […]

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I cannot believe another year has passed.  It seems like we just started 2016.  Usually by the end of the year I am sad to see a new one approaching, because it means I’ll be turning another year older and my children will be another year closer to becoming adults and leaving me behind.  I […]

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Rustic, practical, functional, natural, peaceful, relaxing–a farmhouse is a lovely setting during the Christmas season. No, I haven’t moved, but it is my dream to own a farmhouse one day. I long to live out in the tranquil country surrounded by God’s creation. One day I will, but for now our family resides in a […]

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Pressed for Time?

by Mandy on October 25, 2016 in Homemaking, Organizing

Who wouldn’t love to add more hours to the day? Twenty-four hours is just not enough time to get everything done. Unfortunately, I don’t have a mathematical equation or a scientific formula to solve this age old problem. There are only 24 hours in a day and there is no way to change that. However, […]

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Parenting is an incredibly tough job. Most of us probably didn’t realize just how difficult parenting would be until we became a parent. I’ve been a mommy for almost twenty years.  WAIT a minute… Did I really just say that–twenty (20) years?!? Let me just pause for a moment while I do the math– Yep. […]

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Do you collect jars? I know that sounds silly, but I collect glass jars. If you think hard enough, you’ll find mutiple uses for something so I try not to throw things away. I use glass jars for drinking glasses, kitchen storage, office organization, craft organizing, gifts in a jar, you name it–they are versatile […]

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