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About

Hi! My name's Laurie. I'm a Child of God, wife, mother of 4, wellness advocate and writer. This blog is a journal of my days, a collection of my recipes and crafts, and hopefully, a platform for all families to share their ideas, encouragement, inspiration and advice! I'm striving to "bloom where I am planted". Don't wait until things are "perfect" to begin sharing your gifts. We are all part of one giant puzzle—don't be a missing piece!

Recent Posts

Happy Summer: DIY Safe Sunscreen Recipe

Happy Summer: DIY Safe Sunscreen Recipe

May 11, 2017 | No Comments

Special thanks to my friend Allison for sharing these adorable pictures and this safe sunscreen solution that’s my absolute new favorite! A few of my friends have cautioned that they didn’t think this recipe was waterproof, but I’ve been successfully using it on my children when they swim. Skin types vary and the amount of Vitamin […]

Lucas David: A Birth Story

Lucas David: A Birth Story

Mar 23, 2017 | 4 Comments

Monday was the first day of spring and the 9th anniversary of the first time I became a mom. My first baby and only son was born right at 37 weeks—a little jaundiced, but otherwise perfectly healthy. My husband and I were 25 years old and still living somewhat of a fairy tale, just 2.5 years […]

Olivia Grace: A Birth Story

Olivia Grace: A Birth Story

Mar 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

One of my goals this year was to write my children’s birth stories as their birthday’s approached and this month I’ll be writing two! I have four children all of whom have a unique story—each delivery was different! I hope you’re encouraged and empowered as a mom by these stories that I hold close to […]

Books to Read: Free Printable!

Books to Read: Free Printable!

Mar 13, 2017 | 12 Comments

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to read more. Lately I’ve been piling books in my Amazon cart and using it as a checklist. I’ve also resolved to visit the library more, so I’ve been reserving books there and deleting them from my cart as I go. I wanted to share my list here […]

Bible Journaling for Beginners

Bible Journaling for Beginners

Mar 9, 2017 | 12 Comments

I’m thrilled to introduce you to my friend Allison! Lately she’s been posting these amazing photos of her new Bible journal and I just HAD to ask her how she got started. Thankfully, she agreed to share with the world! I hope you are blessed by her artwork and inspired to engage with God’s Word in […]