Blended Families, divorce, My Life, Uncategorized

10 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me Before Blending a Family

10 Things I Wish I Would Have Been Told Before Blending a Family (social)

When Ty and I got married 4 ½ years ago we knew we were fighting an uphill battle. We knew things would be hard, but we never really knew how hard it would be to blend our newly formed family as one unit. There are 10 things I wish someone would have told us to prepare us for the new adventure we were embarking on!

 

 

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Wandering Wednesday

#WanderingWednesday LinkUp! #2

Wandering Wednesday-2It’s Hump Day, so you know what that means…. Time for another Wandering Wednesday!

Thanks so much for joining us last week on Wandering Wednesday! We are excited that you are back again to share with our readers home and family tips, craft ideas, recipes, and more!

But first, we want to share with you last week’s favorite Post!

This week’s Featured Post is:

When Your Child Wanders, from Choosing Wisdom. Lori from Choosing Wisdom is a wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.  She is a lover of learning, and often found devouring a book or writing. She enjoys biking and traveling with her husband as well as spending time with her grandson. Her adult kids are optional 🙂

Check out her post! I could relate to so much of it!

So without Further ado Let’s Party!

Click here to Wander with us through some great Posts! (Add your link below)

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Kids, Mom Life, parenting

30 Things Every Mom Should Tell Her Sons

As we get closer to #1 and #2’s birthdays I start to realize that the years are flying by all too quickly. I remember bringing them both home from the hospital and the joy they brought into my life. I also remember the hopes and dreams I had for each one of them when they were little. My hopes and dreams have not gone away, but have changed a bit over the years. Throughout the years I have realized there are certain things we need to teach and tell our sons before it is too late and they are gone. These are the 30 Things Every Mom Should Tell her Sons.

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Wandering Wednesday

Wandering Wednesday #1

For My Awesome Readers!

I have brought you Quite the Party! Each Wednesday some of the best bloggers will be joining us bringing us all kinds of home and family tips, craft ideas, and recipes! So scroll below to find all kinds of things that may interest you,  and enjoy the party! If you have a favorite post comment in the comment section; it may become our featured post next week!

Click here to see the PARTY!

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Marriage, married life, My Life, relationship skills, Uncategorized

Heaven help Me! Not Another Home Improvement Project!

heaven help me

Two months before my husband and I got married we bought a fixer upper in the perfect neighborhood in the city we were living in. We knew he had two months to fix it up and get it to our standard of liveable before we combined households and moved in.

This house was disgusting when we bought it; it needed a whole new paint job because of booger stained walls, it needed new carpet because of fecal matter from pets, it smelt like a zoo had been living their for years, the tile floors needed to be stripped down because the previous owners tried a DIY project that obviously went bad, the cabinets were caked with 3 inches of grease, the countertops had lost its grout because of poor maintenance, and the backyard was unfinished. Sadly, this house was only 5 years old and had sustained this much damage and abuse. They always say buy the worst house in the best neighborhood, well we did!

We were so ill prepared for what we were going to take on as a “happily engaged” couple. We had set a budget and had an idea of what we needed to do, but that was about it. We had never worked on a project together before, never really talked about decorating, or desires so you could say that we were going in blindly to the project.

I recall our first “discussion” about the house when I realized that renovating a house with anyone, especially my fiance might have been the worst thing I ever decided to do!  One night, we were talking about paint colors and painting when I suggested that we paint the house a few different colors (not all in the same room) to give the house some character. I also suggested we paint the house a nice warm color that was not tan, because at that time everyone’s house was tan. The look that was shot across the room for suggesting something other than tan was priceless! He then followed it up  with, “What do you mean a different color, we are painting it tan.”

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important things are worth the effort, Marriage, relationship skills

Love Map Series Part 4

 
Today we conclude our love mapping series. How has it been going? If you missed our previous posts on enhancing our love maps, click here or here or here.

Love Maps Part 4

We made it! Congratulations you know your spouse better now than you probably ever have before, now it is time to sit back relax and put your feet up because the work is done, right?!
Getting to know your spouse is an ongoing process, the more we invest in getting to know our spouses the better we are able to overcome life’s challenges together and be strengthened as a couple. The process of getting to know your spouse never ends; we continue to build upon what we have. We are always changing, they are always changing and therefore there is always something to learn. What you put into the relationship you will reap in happiness and eternal blessings.
Continue to build upon what we have learned. Continue to ask questions. Continue to bond with your spouse. As you do this, your marriage will be blessed.

 

Keep exploring! Let us know how it’s going!
Decorating, My Life

How to Decorate for Fall for Under $50.00!

How to decorate for Fall for under $50.00

When I was first starting out adulthood, I swore my house would always look so festive for the upcoming holiday or season; I quickly realized that I couldn’t afford to decorate each season and I certainly did not have a creative bone in my body to come up with what looked good together, until now! With Pinterest it has become so easy to find decorating ideas, free printables, and repurposing solutions! Pair this with an awesome sale at the store to pick up a few decor items and we have a festive house for the season!

 

This year I was able to decorate for fall for a grand total of $42.65 using things I had around the house, free printables, coupons, and store sales! Wanna know how? Keep reading to find out!

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