Have you been reading The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst for our Virtual Book Club? It’s SO good, isn’t it?! Even if you haven’t yet started, or you’re not far into it, don’t worry. Just read what you can…but PLEASE do still take part in our online discussion next Tues Nov 25th …we’ll be chatting ALL DAY! I’ve been […]
Good morning! Today is the day of our first Virtual Book Club discussion! Did you love the book? It was a perfectly timed read for me. First of all, I ...
This is a repost from last year but I’ve had so many questions about it that I thought I’d put it up again. I realize it’s a tad bit early ...
Ok so I’m admittedly a little late in getting these out. And since there are only a handful of days left in school before Thanksgiving, I thought instead of sticking ...
Yesterday was exhausting. And so was the day before. And um, if I’m honest…all my days have been lately. And it’s not just because we have six kids. You may not believe me but to be honest, I’ve gotten pretty used to that fact and it’s not all that big a deal anymore. They have their […]
Is your Thanksgiving menu set already? Mine sure isn’t…Pinterest is giving me a little too many incredible looking options. You too? We made this stuffing last year and it was so incredible, I wanted to make sure you all had the recipe, too. I mean, something with brussels sprouts, butternut squash, & apples, AND it’s gluten free? […]
I’ve never been the prayer warrior I want to be. I’ve gotten loads better and more dedicated to the act of praying through the years, but I’ve certainly got a long way to go. But one thing I’ve seen in my relationship with Christ is He deeply impresses people onto my heart. Out of the […]
I’ve mentioned before that I just can’t believe how expensive wreaths are. It’s crazy to me! I simply cannot justify $100 or more on something so pretty but will become quickly battered by the weather. So if I can’t find a crazy deal on one…I just make my own. A few weeks ago as I was […]
If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you probably noticed there was a little party over our way this past weekend. (inspiration photo via Ashley L Beyer) Do you ever get so caught up with life…trying to be a rockstar mom and best wife ever, keeping up with school activities, sports, volunteering, Bible […]
A few nights ago I confronted one of our sons on something. It’s not very often I need to call him out, but there are times when cultural differences and our slight, but sometimes prominent language barrier allow him to come across in a way that’s…let’s say…less than kind. Our typically jovial boy didn’t respond […]
As you know, we’re reading The Best Yes this month for our (virtual) Book Club. As I began pouring over this amazing book, a shockwave went through my body as I read Isaiah 30:21. YES! This is truly the verse I need at the moment…hopefully it’s exactly what you need, too. And when I mentioned it to […]
I’ve had a lot of questions lately on the status of my book. If you’ve been wondering too…well, here ya go! I have wanted to share updates with you…but I’m at a place where I’m just waiting. Sort of. I have learned most publishers won’t accept unsolicited materials, which means if you don’t have a […]
I’m so excited to tell you what book we’ll be reading for this month…our first book in the Hugs & Punches Virtual Book Club! Our book for November is called, The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst and you are going to love it. I’m only a chapter or two into it but can already tell […]
Whether you’re a mom or busy career woman, you may not think you have enough time in the day to read a book. But oh how you WANT to! Believe me, sister…I’ve been there. Lately I’ve been teaching myself to unplug a bit more though, and in doing so, I’ve realized I actually have a few […]
I just love making these Bible Verse lunch notes every month. I hope you + your children are enjoying them, too! Those of you who have subscribed via email will receive these straight to your inbox on Friday. So stay tuned! If you have yet to subscribe to Hugs & Punches and would like our […]
For those of you who haven’t heard…last week was a tad bit scary. Our sweet seven year old Anton, was in a bicycle accident on his way to school and lacerated (tore) his liver. After a day and a half in the PICU over at Children’s Hospital, he was finally moved to a regular room, […]
GLOW: live as light is a brand new Christian Lifestyle blog designed to encourage and lift up women as we live in The Light. “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.” || Ephesians 5:8 NIV || Alyssa (founder of Glow, read her story here) felt […]
Last night I made a mistake…the kind of mistake where I’m still shaking my head thinking, “how could I have been that dumb?!” It rained most the day yesterday. It was one of those grey, stormy autumn Sundays where you stay inside, enjoying the warmth and coziness with a big cup of cocoa. The kind where […]
I’m so excited about the lock screen for this month! Thanks for your patience in getting them to you a week or so late, while I worked on our reLaunch. So what do you think of our new look?! Are you loving all the freshness of it? I realize I’m quite biased, but I really really […]
It’s here, it’s here! Today is the big re-release of Hugs & Punches! What do you think….it’s pretty, right?! It took me a bit longer than expected, but I ended up doing so much more than I was planning, I’m so excited about it (it’s been hard to keep the secret!). note: Firefox is giving us […]
Thanks for bearing with me on all this! I’m just itching to make Hugs & Punches better and better for you!
I hope you’re all enjoying your free September lock screen Bible verse! If you know you’ve subscribed, yet haven’t received it… please email me and I’ll make sure it gets sent your way. //////////////// On another note, it was such fun making these Bible verse lunch cards for the kid’s lunch boxes. Hope you and your kids […]
Ben is hands-down the hardest person to shop for. Well, he and my dad actually. So I get reeeeaaally excited when I think of something good for him. And a few years ago I found IT. You know, that thing you know they’ll love yet never knew they needed? I came across silver cufflinks in the […]