Upcycle Necklace

 I've been wanting to make a necklace like this for about a year now and I FINALLY got around to it! http://mommiejoys.blogspot.com/2013/04/up-cycle-necklace.html...more

Gluten Free in Kauai, Hawaii

My family just got back from Kauai, Hawaii!...more

Social Media in the Life of a Christian Mommie

In the last few months I've had a few conversations which included the topic of social media.    These conversations have made me think, ya know, they've gotten my dander up!  *smiles*Should I be active in social media as a Mommie?  Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and the like take a LOT of time.  But how do I balance having a "life" with being a full-time mom and wife?This Mommie Rant post will cover some of my thoughts on the issue.To read the rest of this post, please visit......more

Burlap and Vintage Button Wreath

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Very cute!more

What IS normal?

As a Christ-follower, mother and wife, sometimes I do wonder,"What's normal?" "Is there really such a thing as a "normal" marriage or a "normal" child?""Am I normal?" Nope....more

DIY Topiaries

So my friend and I were happily strolling through a fancy shop in the quaint, historic part of her town and we spied these amazing topiaries.  At about $65 retail price, I was shocked.  My friend mentioned how easy it would be to make them.  And of course, I agreed.  *smiles*I'd been wanting to find something tall and "natural" for the dresser in our master bedroom.  The topiaries were the perfect idea!  I decided that I didn't like the clay pot look, and used some chalkboard paint I had purchased earlier....more

Cheapo Anthro Paper Scrap Letters

 So I fell in LOVE with the Anthropologie letters.  Ain't they grand?  Each one is unique and they're id="mce_marker"4 a pop!  (Unless they're on sale!)...more

Vintage Gun Cabinet to Jewelry Hutch

Habitat for Humanity has a great store not far from our house.  One time we just "stopped in" and this is what I fell in love with...it was only $25....more
That is wonderful. Having all things in one storage is great to avoid chaos and time consumption ...more

Disney Princesses. Fairy tale or reality?

I have a problem.  And this problem is a tricky one.  I don't like the Disney Princess culture.  It bothers me. Another part of this problem is that my daughter is noticing the princess stuff everywhere we go - everywhere.  (Standing in line at Lowes they're selling Disney Princess color books!)  She's really drawn to it and loves being a princess.  Thus, why it's on my mind.Let me set the record straight...I love dress up.I love pretend/make believe....more

Garden Fresh Salsa

So, as I posted a couple days ago, my daughter and I just returned home from vacation.  My friends had a wonderful, wonderful garden going full steam.  The tomatoes were so ripe and begging to be used.To read the rest of this post visit...http://mommiejoys.blogspot.com/2012/09/garden-fresh-salsa.html...more