Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Slow Day




































Reading: Hope When it Hurts: Biblical reflections to help you grasp God's purpose in your suffering

Baking: Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Enjoying: a beautiful spring-like day and picnic!

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Valentine's Day Open Tabs


Ombre Raspberry Lemon Sugar Cookies - so beautiful!

Order a heart-shaped pizza from participating Papa John's pizza stores. Try Retail Me Not for a discount code!

Cupid's donut hole arrows - cute breakfast idea.

Simple and thrifty Valentine table runner with brown kraft paper and x's and o's!


Pretty color scheme with the black/white and pops of color from beautiful blooms.

I love the look of these mini no-bake cheesecakes in jelly jars.

Pictured above: making Valentine's using only things I already have on hand!

What are you planning for Valentine's fun this year?

Friday, February 08, 2019

Samuel's Birthday


We celebrated Samuel's 11th birthday last weekend! Since he loves to play games, I suggested a board game gathering for some of his friends! This was the simplest party which makes for a happy mama and it certainly fit my thrifty needs as well!

I found this great free and editable printable invite that looked like a Monopoly board! They have other free Monopoly printables that are cute and fun as well!

Decorations were all pieces from board games and we played games we already had. I bought four pizzas at Little Caesars and served with fruits/veggies I already had on hand. We made cupcakes from scratch for dessert.

Total spent: $22 {for pizza}















Bonus: this party essentially runs itself - I sat in the kitchen and read a book nearby while they played a game. A spontaneous Nerf war broke out and lots of chasing the dog around the yard too!