How to deepen your faith with the book of James {Book Review & Sale!}

For the last week or two I've been working through a new study, Awaken Faith by Ellen Hopkins. Ellen is the founder of Scripture Confident Living where she shares works to encourage women to study the Bible with confidence. She offers studies, courses, and so much more, all for the beginning believer to those mature in their faith. I am incredibly grateful for women like Ellen that have the ability to help open the Scriptures in such an accessible way! 

Creative building, Instant Pot fun, and crepes - 5 places I found joy in the chaos this week

I love being able to look back at a week with happy thoughts. Was everything perfect? Of course not! But we enjoyed our time together, we accomplished some things, the kids mostly got along, and overall it was just GOOD. This is why I continue to do these posts. To prove that amidst all the crazy that comes with everyday life that there is so much good shining through. 

Live cooking, box naps, and the oldest kid - 4 places I found joy in the chaos this week

Um, is it really February? Yup, yup it is. That means it's almost birthday season again around these parts. Mercedes birthday is in less than two weeks so she's been busy changing her mind about food and dessert every time I ask her about it. I think she's finally settled on a real menu for her actual day and party but cake design is still a constant struggle. She comes up with an idea, we spend time on Pinterest getting a visual, then the next day it's a new idea. It was way easier when I could suggest something and she would agree. Darn these kids having opinion of their own ;)