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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

Bug Off! Recipe: Finally Enjoy the Outdoors

Bug Off! Recipe: Finally Enjoy the Outdoors

Aug 7, 2017 | No Comments

Another special thanks to my good friend, Allison, for sharing another essential oil recipe win! I’ve been using this recipe for years and I don’t spend any time outside without it! –Laurie I’ve been camping all of once in my life. Yep. Once. When I was in high school, there was a retreat for the […]

DIY Bronzing Butter Recipe

DIY Bronzing Butter Recipe

Aug 4, 2017 | No Comments

My friend Allison is back again sharing one of my new favorite DIY skincare recipes! I’m incredibly blessed to have her share such a heartbreaking story and pray you’ll practice safe sun exposure by avoiding burns and tanning beds. Thankfully, this bronzing butter recipe is all-natural and gives you a healthy glow without having to sun […]

DIY Safe Sun Lotion Recipe: Happy Summer

DIY Safe Sun Lotion Recipe: Happy Summer

May 11, 2017 | One Comment

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 […]