Faithfully Beautiful

(No Guilt) Groceries On A Budget

“I want to eat healthy and more natural… I really do.” How many times does that run through your head? As moms, we want to give our kids the best there is, but our budget doesn’t always allow for that. When I’m browsing through the grocery store, the increase in price from regualr snacks and products to their organic counterparts is mind-blowing. We all work hard to grant our kids and families the best we can, but can’t it just be a little bit easier on our wallets?

You Know You’re “Adulting” When…

There are many instances in life lately when it hits me… I’m really “adulting.” If you haven’t heard of the term, it simply means, “to do adult or grown up things.” Times like when you get a bonus at work & think, “perfect, now I can pay off my car loan faster!” Well, I noticed myself being a REAL adult recently when I heard about the grand opening of Sprout’s Farmers Market coming to Tampa! Totally geeking out over a grocery store? Perfectly acceptable when you have reached this level of adulting! 🙂

A Clever Morning By The Water

Warning: This post is not to intended to make you jealous, although it may have that side affect. 😉 Can you tell I absolutely love where I live? There is simply nothing like being able to head out to a park by the water and splash in the Gulf of Mexico in the middle of January! My kids crave the outdoors, and so this morning we headed out to take a long walk and enjoy some time at one of our favorite parks in Sarasota, FL.

Learning To Ask “What” Not “Why”

Ever since my Pastor spoke on this months ago, this has become my mantra. It has given me peace and comfort in the times when it is so easy to get stressed and overwhelmed. How many times has something happened to you and your immediate reaction is, “WHY God!?” There are so many variations to this. We ask, “why me? Why did this happen? Why did you put me through this?” Have you ever had those thoughts? I’m sure the answer is yes for most of us, so today I’d like to encourage you to see another side and start living with more purpose and less uncertainty.

How To Have A No-Hassle Valentine’s Day

Oh, it’s almost Valentine’s Day, and just as we thought the craziness of the holidays was dying down another one is heading our way! If you are anything like me, then you are hoping to have a chill and relaxing Valentine’s experience this year and keeping it hassle-free is what I’m all about! With treats to make, cards to give, and flowers to deliver, I am only heading to ONE place this month to get everything done: BJ’s Wholesale.

Toddler-Approved Infused Water Recipes

It may be cold outside, but we still need to be sure that we are staying hydrated. And no, I’m sorry… Hot cocoa all day everyday doesn’t cut it. 🙂 Ryland has been on a “juice kick” lately, but I don’t want him constantly having sugary drinks, so since he was getting bored with the regular water and milk selection, we decided to change it up a bit and infuse some water! With three yummy ingredients we made a few different flavors and I think you (& your littles) will enjoy them as much as we did!

Our Trip To Ellijay, Georgia

Traveling is one of my favorite things to do! No matter how crazy it can get (especially with kids), there is nothing quite like getting to see and experience a new place. Between the 10 hour drive, getting lost, driving up mountains that our little sedan should never have tried, and my kids being a part of #teamnosleep all week – we still had a BLAST. I absolutely loved Ellijay and the beautiful cabin we stayed in! We also headed over to Helen which was about an hour and a half away which is the most adorable little German inspired town! This was definitely a Christmas that we will never forget! I hope you enjoy the photos!

4 Ways To Keep Your Cool This New Year

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I have always categorized myself as a calm and collected type of person. I easily go with the flow, actually enjoy change, and don’t find myself getting stressed out too often. There are those times, however, where everything seems to be pilling up… the chores, the workload, the activities, the bills, and so on! I know you feel me on this one… For 2017, I want to make sure that I keep my cool – even in those moments when everything is far too busy – and I’m sharing a few ways that I am doing so. Want to join me?