Home is where your story begins. All of us have a story. Uniquely lived and experienced, unlike any other. A story begging to be told. Why is my blog different? Because this is my story and it revolves around home. Everything I hold dear and treasure the most is lived through the gift and work of a loving home. I strive to discover the beauty in each day through my love of DIY projects and crafts, homeschooling, bargain hunting and frugal living while recording the memories of our lives. I desire to live my life with transparency as I help my adopted children heal their hearts, as I share new experiences with my adult children and as I encourage my husband through the home that we create together.
I share our journey of faith regarding adoption because we are all adopted children of God. Many families live every day with the effects of wounded hearts through their chosen children. My passion is reaching out to hurting, discouraged moms, regardless of their story, and giving them hope that they do not walk alone. As wives and mothers we set the tone for our home and there is no greater ministry than the lives we live with purpose and transparency.
I have been homeschooling 19 years and have a few more to go. I’m eclectic in my approach, using some standard texts and programs while identifying and responding to the unique needs of my children. I desire to teach my children how to think, make good decisions and walk with God to discern His plan for their lives. An education without character building and real life skills is knowledge without heart.
I also love to scrapbook (I’m a huge fan of Project Life), have a newfound interest in decorating and love any and all things thrifty. I love to share tried and true family recipes and amazing new ones found on Pinterest. I’m learning to be a better photographer, and I fight valiantly to learn that necessary evil, the computer. My faith in God is the foundation from which comes all creative and beautiful things.
What is your story? I’d love to be a part of it.