Making Halloween an Outreach Opportunity by Lauren Kimbrell

I have a confession to make. I’ve always had mixed feelings about Halloween. When I was little, my mom always made me a costume and took me to a few family members’ houses to get candy, but that was about all we did to celebrate. We didn’t decorate the house or get into the spooky…

October Memory Verses Printable

Spending more time in God’s Word and committing Scripture to memory is something that I have felt really convicted about lately. I know Jack is young (he’s just two), but I don’t think it’s ever too early to start teaching our children about God and His Word. In church yesterday, my pastor preached from Mark…

Fall Fun at the Tuscaloosa Barnyard

Yesterday, we took Jack to the Tuscaloosa Barnyard. It’s a petting farm with lots of activities, and during the month of October, they have a Pumpkin Patch. It was still super hot (I think it was about 98 degrees while we were there – when is fall actually going to get here?), but we had…

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Candied Pecan Topping

I came up with this recipe a few weeks ago when we were under a heat advisory because it felt like it was 115 degrees here. Despite the weather, I was in the mood for fall and was craving something sweet, so I cranked the AC, lit my fall scented candle, and pulled some random…

Hello, October!

I know I missed the first day of October, which is probably when I should have posted this, but…oh, well. At this point in my pregnancy (about 6 weeks to go), everything takes way more energy than I think it will and takes way longer than it should, so I’m a few days late getting…

One Pot Southern Veggie and Sausage Soup

This is one of those “clean out the pantry and freezer” meals that ended up tasting really good and made it into our regular rotation of easy weeknight meals. It cooks up in one pot in about 40 minutes and has lots of flavor, and it’s even toddler approved! Jack crashed my photo shoot for…

White and Black Bean Chicken Chili

Y’all – last week I came down with the WORST cold. I was coughing, sneezing, and could barely talk (not a good combo for a teacher). On Wednesday, all I wanted was a big bowl of chicken soup, but plain chicken soup is not one of Jeff’s favorite meals, so I decided to try to…

Fall Bucket List Craft

As soon as September arrives, I’m ready for pumpkins and boots and bonfires and all things FALL. As Jack is getting older, I want to make sure that we make the most of each season we have together. Last weekend, we made a Fall Bucket List together (meaning that he picked out the stickers and…

Mexican Chicken Soup with Cilantro Lime Rice

Fall is my absolute favorite season, and even thought we are FAR from it feeling like fall here in Alabama, football season has started and there is fall decor in all the stores and I’m cranking my AC and lighting my pumpkin spice candles and pretending that the temps are dropping and the leaves are…

Makeover Monday – Boys’ Room Progress and Final Design Plan

I wish I had a completed room to share with you this month, but we’ve been moving slowly on this makeover since I’m back at work and our schedule is kind of hectic. Last month, I shared my inspiration post for Jack’s Big Boy Room, followed by an inspiration post for Henry’s Nursery. After looking…