Julie Brasington is a Preschool Director, wife of a South Florida Worship Pastor and mom of 3 boys. She writes at Happy Home Fairy where you can find easy craft ideas, FREE printables, simple recipes, holiday fun, thoughts on raising kids, and encouragement for moms.
by happyhomefairy6 months ago 5 Acts of Kindness for Spring Take someone a bouquet of tulips. Give a cold bottle of lemonade to your mail carrier or garbage man. Replace your neighbor’s doormat with a fun new spring-themed one. Make a loaf of banana bread for your pastor. Add a tag that says, “We loaf your sermons every week!” Call someone and tell them these springtime jokes. Q. Why can’t a flower ride a bike? A. It lost its pedals. Q. When do monkeys fall from the skies? A. During APE-ril showers. “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and
by happyhomefairy6 months ago Presenting the newest UFC fighter! We were leaving school on Monday and Zion said he had to go potty. He raced into the bathroom, slipped, and fell face first into the toilet. At first I figured he would get over it, but he couldn’t calm down and every time I tried to ask him a question, he would stare past me blankly. Then his nose started to bleed. A trip to the ER gave this mama some peace of mind that his nose was not broken ! But MAN. What a ride. This all came after he split his chin
by happyhomefairy6 months ago When I was growing up, he was the one who would rearrange my bedroom furniture every month when I got inspired. He was the one who rubbed my tummy when I had stomach aches. He would tell me I was beautiful when I fretted about being heavier than the other girls in my class. He always challenged me to do my best and use my gifts for God. Fast forward and he is the one who reminds me to take our garbage out. He fills up my gas tank when I come over on empty. He always knows what to
by happyhomefairy7 months ago I heard an analogy recently that has made such an impact on the way I view reading the Bible. The Bible is food. Just as we eat often throughout the day to keep our bodies healthy and fueled, so we must treat the Word of God. If we don’t eat, we get hungry. And when we are so starved for food, we will look anywhere for it. Even if it means consuming junk. And the more junk we taste, the more we crave, and the less healthy we become. Such a challenge to consume the Word every day. No matter
by happyhomefairy7 months ago The one place where I feel safest, happiest, at peace. In a world so crazy, His face grows ever more precious. Very grateful to be a part of this night of worship a few weeks ago. No agenda other than to lift Him up in unity with other Jesus-loving people. Many tired and worn out, but never giving up on seeking the presence of God. Hewillrestore. Being in His presence does not have to be formal like in these photos. Seeking His face happens over washing dishes and folding laundry and trying to get your littlest one to eat something
by happyhomefairy7 months ago Happiest of 40th Birthdays to this wonderful man. He is strong, wise, faithful, persevering, pure-hearted, genuine, loyal, passionate, steady, and the best man I know. I love being under his leadership as my husband, but also as the worship pastor at our church. I feel safe with him. I know he is leading from a place of humility and sincere love for God. He could care less about accolades, status, or show. He just wants to lead people to Jesus. Thank you for being our rock, babe. And for unclogging the toilet on your birthday. That is the stuff of
by happyhomefairy8 months ago 5 things making me happy today! My sweet parents took the boys out for breakfast so that Ryan and I could sleep, but instead I am cleaning the house. The sea salt dark chocolate granola by @purely_elizabeth . The boys and I were talking about Proverbs 25:28 that says, “People who cannot control themselves are like cities without walls to protect them.” I have no walls when eating that granola. If you are wondering, yes I will be wearing a tutu tomorrow for 2-22-22 day. ♀️ The new song “Breathe” by @maverickcitymusic 20% off at my favorite @roolee for President’s Day!
by happyhomefairy8 months ago 5 Simple Ways to Make a Magical Valentine’s Day Morning for Your Kids ❤️Leave a cup outside their bedroom door to collect a trail of Hershey Kisses leading to the kitchen table where they find a card or a new book from you. Put Valentine’s Day-themed window clings on the bathroom mirror. (You can find window clings at grocery and dollar stores.) ❤️Make heart-shaped pancakes or pink smoothies and add a fun straw. Have a red rose sitting in a vase on their bedroom dresser when they wake up. ❤️Put a Heart Attack on their bedroom door. Cut out a
by happyhomefairy8 months ago Motherhood is kicking my behind these days. I have been texting my friend often “I’ve lost all control.” One child went to school without shoes today (and we live 45 minutes away). One child has had a fever since Friday night and has needed me constantly. One child is deficient in a vitamin causing extreme growing pains that keep him up all night. One child has been constipated for days/weeks/months it feels. One child dropped a dozen eggs on the kitchen floor as we were racing out the door. Two children need the basketball uniform washed every night this week.
by happyhomefairy8 months ago It’s in the 30s in Florida. ❄️My hair is not frizzing. ❄️I can wear my favorite hoodies without sweating. ❄️And the iguanas are all frozen. It’s been a fun weekend! ⛄️