Divine Intervention – A Testimony

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It’s been quite a while since I’ve shared a testimony on here, but over the weekend I was prompted to share some thoughts and experiences I’ve had lately so without further ado…

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Faux Carmel Apple & Candy Apple Tutorial

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One of my favorite ways to decorate for fall is with easy DIY items. A couple of different bloggers I follow on social media have made these faux caramel & candy apples over the past few years, and once I made them for myself they quickly became my absolute favorite fall craft. Continue reading “Faux Carmel Apple & Candy Apple Tutorial”

A Walk At The Smith Farm

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Fall is my favorite time of year, so when I found myself in Palmyra late last week I took full advantage of the opportunity to stop at the Joseph Smith farm. I was the only one out and about on the property, and I got there just as the sun was starting to sink low on the horizon. It was the perfect time to snap some photos, and take a brisk walk around the historical site. I feel so incredibly blessed to live in an area that is known as the “cradle of the restoration”, and to have access to these beautifully maintained historical sites. The Smith farm is one of my favorites because it features gravel walking trails throughout the heavily wooded sacred grove, orchard, and farm taking you past restored historic homes, barns, and outbuildings. It’s such a peaceful, quiet location (in the off season) that’s just brimming with the spirit. At one point along the trail you can even catch a view of the Palmyra temple!

I thought it’d be fun to share my walk with y’all through photos. Enjoy!

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Easy Homemade Caramels

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I hope your week is off to a fabulous start! We had a crazy busy weekend that was chock full of church trainings/meetings/activities, thrifting, crafting, errand running, and whipping up two batches of these easy homemade caramels.

I am a caramel girl though and through, so when I saw Emily’s post about making caramels from scratch, and her claim that it was easy to do, I knew that I had to give it a whirl.  And y’all she wasn’t lyin’. These are the easiest caramels you’ll ever make in your life & they are slap yo mama good. Seriously, they have everything you want in a fantastic caramel; a soft, silky texture with a slight chew & a buttery richness with just a hint of salt that will leave you craving more. I dare you to eat just one!!

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Master Bedroom Refresh

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I’ve been all about doing DIY projects and switching up our home decor lately, much to Beau’s chagrin. I just can’t help myself with the impending change of seasons, and all of the changes coming our way this fall. I kinda feel like it’s now or never in a sense, because once late September/early October hits we’ll have our hands pretty dang full for a long time, and I’m sure that rearranging my furniture will be the last thing on my mind.

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Pie, Pie, Me, Oh, My

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I know it’s a little early to be thinking about Fall, and all of the goodness that comes with the changing of the season, but I did an Autumn photoshoot this weekend which was the perfect excuse to bake up some pumpkin pies using my Branna’s recipe. Now, I know I’m a wee bit biased BUT I promise you that my Branna’s recipe is the best recipe for pumpkin pie out there.

Don’t believe me? Guess you’ll have to try it out for yourself and see!

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Adding More Life to Our Lives – A Life Update & A More Than Enough Book Review

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I know I always say this but it’s especially true today…long time no talk! For real; eight months to be exact. The last eight plus months have been a pretty trying time, and because of that I opted to take a major social media break. I put my blog on hold, completely deleted my Facebook, and deleted a host of other social media & email accounts. It was a difficult adjustment at first as I was used to be so connected constantly,  but once I grew accustomed to it I learned to love it. It was just the change I needed to shift my dysfunctional worldview and constant comparisons to others in this online world that made me feel “less than”. In fact, I highly recommend everyone take the occasional short or long break to disconnect from social media and technology. Trust me – it’s worth it!

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Looking Back. Moving Forward.

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Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that today is the first day of 2019, but alas, it is.  In that regard I wanted to take a couple of moments to share some of the adventures I’m looking forward to in 2019, and some of the goals I’ve made for myself.

I’m not typically a new year’s resolution kind of girl. I don’t spend the weeks leading up to January first agonizing over my word for the year or preparing to start a new workout regime. Partly because it’s just never been a thing for me, and partly because life hasn’t exactly turned out the way I planned it in my head and if I don’t make resolutions then I can’t be disappointed when they don’t come to fruition. This year, however, is different. On the heels of what I honestly think was my most challenging year I craved a change.

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Shop Small

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Who is ready for the holidays?! I know we are in our home, and one of my absolute favorite things to do is to support our local businesses by shopping small. That makes Small Business Saturday one of my favorite days in November! I’m not a fan of Black Friday or Cyber Monday – for me it’s all about Small Business Saturday. If you’re not familiar with Small Business Saturday it’s a day to celebrate and support our local business with our patronage. Many small business offer holiday open houses, giveaways, and special deals on this day as well.

So, in honor of Small Business Saturday, I thought I’d take a moment to highlight some of my favorite small businesses!

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