Thriving Home

Our goal is to encourage moms to thrive in every area of home life. As moms and friends we try to keep it real when it comes to running a house, cooking healthy meals, raising little people, and growing in our faith. Join us on this glorious, yet oh-so-messy journey of motherhood!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Thriving Home Friends! As a gift to you, we are giving away 25 copies of our Family Christmas Devotional. Yes, it is a bit late to use it this year but we wanted to get it in your hands so you’ll be ready for next year ....more

Pot Roast Sliders

Take three hearty comfort foods, smash them all together and call it a sandwich. This wonderful concoction of deliciousness is also known as Pot Roast Sliders. My sister in law deserves credit for bringing this recipe into our family ....more

Confessions: My Family Has a Thing for Costumes

Once upon a time, I might have been the Easter Bunny mascot at our Country Club Easter Egg Hunt. True story. Sorry, no pictures of that but you can let your imagination run wild ....more

Wood Pallet Christmas Tree

Check. It. Out! ...more

Giveaway Winner!!! (And another chance to win $100)

We have a winner! Our Favorite Things Stocking Giveaway goes to…. Katie from Jacksboro, TN!!! ...more

Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets (Personalized for Everyone!)

My mom called me one day. “Rachel, I have this great idea for me and your family, and I think you could blog about it!” Friends, it’s time to confess. This blog really is a family affair ....more

Handprint Christmas Tree

Hand print crafts are my favorite. I love little hands. Our little ones grow so fast and capturing a hand print as a keepsake is priceless ....more

Real Food Menu Plan: December 14-20

Well the craziness of the holiday season has certainly thrown me off with meal planning the past few weeks. But, I’m back on the wagon, baby! Dinner Sunday: Tomato Bisque, grilled cheese sandwiches, apple slices Monday: Turkey Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli Tuesday: leftovers/clean out fridge or freezer Wednesday: BFD*: scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit salad Thursday: Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce, clementines Friday: Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders, raw veggies with hummus, grapes Saturday: Slow Cooker Pot Roast, Wheat Dinner Rolls, green salad, pear slices *Breakfast for dinner Breakfast Ideas: Breakfast Casserole Muffins 5 Minute Chocolate Oatmeal yogurt parfaits Snacks: trail mix apple slices with peanut butter Free Printable Menu Planner Here’s an easy way to get started on saving money and eating healthier–download our free printable menu planner! ...more

The Christmas Countdown Chain

Ever since Thanksgiving, we’ve had a similar conversation every morning with my three year old: 3 y.o. : “Is family coming to our house now? Can we open presents?” Me: “No, we don’t open presents until Christmas. That is __ days away.” 3 y.o. : “So when I wake up tomorrow can we open presents?” The poor thing can’t quite understand abstract concepts yet ....more

Favorite Things Stocking Giveaway + Blog Hop! ($520+ Value!)

WE ARE PUMPED. Behold, you are experiencing our BIGGEST GIVEAWAY OF THE YEAR. Actually EVER on Thriving Home ....more