A Ballerina Birthday Party: Homemade Ballerina Birthday Cake


Joyful hosting

Does your daughter want a ballerina birthday party? You don’t have to be master baker to create a beautiful ballerina birthday cake. Our 3 year old girl loves to twirl. I think she spends a quarter of her day spinning. So, when she saw one video of a ballerina, she was hooked. This made it no […]

March 28, 2016

Write Them On The Doorposts: An Idea For Building A House


Faith, Family

During construction of our house, my sister-in-law shared the coolest idea with us – when building their house, their family wrote scripture and their names on the wood studs with a Sharpie. A home built around God’s word. Literally. The passage in Deuteronomy about teaching scripture to children came to mind.Focusing on God’s word isn’t just for Sunday […]

February 29, 2016

Practice Gratitude: The Grateful Tree


Gratitude

Does your family focus on gratitude? Practice gratitude by recording what you’re thankful for on tags and hang them on a gratitude tree. I’m excited to share how our family has been recording our 59 days of gratitude. Last year, we used a gratitude calendar journal. This year, we chose to keep track of what we’re grateful […]

November 30, 2015

A Couples Wedding Shower


Joyful hosting

It was our pleasure to host a couples wedding shower in honor of our nephew Brandon and his bride-to-be, Lauren. Our nephew grew up and graduated high school in MN but has since moved out-of-state. Lauren had never come to MN with Brandon to see where he spent his childhood, nor had she met some of his family and […]

July 12, 2015

Master Bedroom Update: A Promised Picture


DIY

A friend reminded me that I still owe a photo of our newly painted bedroom. And she’s right. The Great Paint and Curtain {In}Decision came with a promise for a photo the following week. Here we are over a week later. Still, no photo. My bad. It is time to make good on that promise. However, it makes sense […]

June 29, 2015