Easter Mantel

Did you miss me last week?  Sorry for the absence.  Hubby and I were in sunny California where we met up with our oldest son.  The baseball team was there playing some California teams on their spring break.  So, three for one – I got to see my boy, I got to watch him play baseball, and I got to go to the beach! It was a great time for sure!!


It only took me a couple of days after having the mantel finished to start scheming it’s first decor. Since Easter is coming quickly I thought I would do something simple for that.  

I have never had a mirror above our mantel, but I knew that was something I really wanted to find to add to our new light and bright space.  I scoured high and low for an affordable option and landed with this one from Ross.  A great size for $25 I think!

I added a free printable from here. And the rest are items I already had.

The vase on the end there got a little update with paint.  I have had it forever, and it was just a little tired.  But, now I love it all over again!

I cannot begin to tell you how much I am enjoying our new space.  I still have a couple of details to attend to (like something to put that other plant in), but it is so much better already!!

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Good Stuff For Good Friday

I’m so excited to celebrate my Risen Savior on Sunday!!  I wanted to share with you today a couple of goodies.  Pieces of worship that I enjoy year around that remind me of the glorious victory that He proclaimed by walking out of that tomb!!

This song by Kari Jobe was shared on another blog I follow and it has quickly become one of my favorites.  The poem in the middle of this video is wonderful – it takes a while to get to but it is worth it.

This song is an all-time favorite of mine, and speaks of the resurrection as well.

Next, you’ve surely seen or heard this, and I shared it last year, but it’s just soooo good.


When I truly think of all Jesus went through willingly to save me from my sins I stand in awe and wonder.  You may ask “why”, but I know it was His love for me that allowed Him to do what He did.  I am thankful for this love every second of every minute of every hour of every day.  

Happy Easter everyone!!  He is Risen!!

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The Good Stuff {Family Friday}

After today my kids are on spring break!!  We are all very excited to have a week off from schedules and routine!!  So, instead of sharing words of encouragement from my own heart today, I thought I would share with you some “Good Stuff” that I have found out in the blogosphere.
Please if you choose to pin any of these – click on the link and pin from the original source.  Thanks!

First up Lisa-Jo Baker shares wonderful words of encouragement for all mommies on her blog all the time.  This lovely one is from this week.


Another one of my favorite encouragers in the faith is Ann Voskamp.  She shared this week about being overwhelmed as a mom, a wife, a woman.

I loved this guest post about Kids and Money. Melissa does a great job of explaining her thoughts on kids, money, allowance vs. commission.  

Another one of my favorite parenting encouragement bloggers is Kristen at We Are That Family (don’t you just love that name?). This week she shared an easy way to share the Easter story with your kiddos using this book.

This one is fabulous, and has been all over, and I love it.  I think we could all benefit from less stuff.  🙂 (I know we’ve missed the start day, but I don’t think it really matters when you start – more important is the concept!!)


I hope these will bless you as they have blessed me!!  Feel free to share with your friends 🙂  If you are on spring break like we are – have a great time!!

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