A few weeks ago I did something that had repercussions on our family, our finances, and our emotional and physical health. And do you know what Mr. B. did? He loved me. He showed me kindness where I deserved frustration. He extended grace where I deserved punishment. He was patient where I … [Read more...] about 3 Phrases That Will Change Your Marriage
THANK YOU TO CHESAPEAKE BAY CANDLE FOR SPONSORING TODAY’S POST. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN! Valentine's Day is coming up and I love finding simple ways to love my family and others throughout the season. The ideas that I am sharing with you today to have fun with the people you … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Use Candles this Valentine’s Day
*THIS POST CONTAINS SOME AFFILIATE LINKS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING THE FAIRY!* I turned 35 last week and I celebrated by coming home from work and taking a nap. And then eating a pizza. Because the best way to celebrate an aging metabolism is to eat more … [Read more...] about 25 Simple Ways to Celebrate Someone’s Birthday
Between the news, social media, and the internet, there are a lot of voices in the world today. Teaching our kids to know and treasure God's voice above all else, is a firm foundation for their future. A great way to start this conversation is by using 2 Timothy 3:16. Here is a fun lesson about … [Read more...] about The What Does God’s Breath Smell Like? Chapel
We went to IKEA over the weekend and just as we walked in the door, an older man sitting on a couch called out to us. I looked his way and unfortunately was a little suspicious. With all the trouble in the world these days, my mind immediately thought PREDATOR and DON'T MAKE EYE CONTACT. But … [Read more...] about 5 Acts of Kindness for a Winter Day
Hi Happy Home Fairy Readers! My name is Teresa and I blog over at Ale & Tere, where I share my family’s adventures, easy recipes, love for Jesus and passion for motherhood. We recently relocated our family from sunny south Florida to the plains of Nebraska and have found so much joy … [Read more...] about Recipe – Roasted Tomato Soup
It's been an eternity since I last posted! We have been SO busy that at one point I didn't even have time to go to the store and buy toilet paper - it was basically a crisis. Besides being busy with work and school and watching The Good Doctor with Mr. B., we have been busy purging our … [Read more...] about 3 Things You Should Purge in January
I had to pop in real quick and say Merry Christmas! The boys probably woke up at 4:00 am (precisely 2 minutes after Mr. B. and I went to bed - ha!), but I cannot wait to see their little faces light up with excitement over what's under the tree. I’m just going to be honest with you and confess … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas!
There are SO many people I wish I could buy Christmas gifts for! But our budget is simply not 1 million dollars. Therefore I must engage what is called >> Operation GET CREATIVE so that Mr. B. doesn't take all the credit cards away. ;-) I love L-O-V-E Garlic Expressions dressing … [Read more...] about Last-Minute Inexpensive Christmas Gift Idea – FREE Printable
Can anyone believe that Christmas is ALMOST HERE?! I know. I am amazed. And also panicking because have I finished Christmas shopping? NOPE. But I am SUPER prepared in the fun department. I know just what games are the BEST to play at your Christmas party or family gathering. Check out this … [Read more...] about 12 BEST Christmas Games
One of my favorite things to do is create moments for others that bring an unexpected happy surprise to their day! Many of us have invitations to holiday parties this season, so while you are at the host's house, here are 5 different ways you can leave a little magic behind to spread Christmas … [Read more...] about 5 Magical Things to Do When Visiting Someone’s House This Christmas
So thankful to welcome my dear friend Teresa to the blog again this month! I feel so spoiled to have her so often lately! Y’all, this gal is SO INSPIRING. Please follow her on Instagram HERE. And if you are looking for super simple, healthy recipes, check out her incredible FREE … [Read more...] about Recipe – Onion Mushroom and Goat Cheese Flatbread
Happy 12 days until Christmas everyone! A few Christmases ago I remember feeling so OVERWHELMED by life that the thought of keeping up with an Advent calendar for 25 whole days made me want to crawl into a hole and eat 400 Christmas cookies. My point in telling you this is that some seasons are … [Read more...] about Simple Countdown to Christmas – FREE Printable!
*This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Thank you so much for supporting this site and my family!* The BEST thing about Christmas morning was (and still is - bless my mom's heart) getting to open my stocking! My mom always knew just what to put in there. You can see an example … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Filling an Awesome Christmas Stocking
I have so many questions about baby Jesus. Can you even imagine? He was 100% human, yet He was PERFECT. So what did His cry sound like? I feel like it was this sweet precious little mew that just melted your heart. And I bet He only cried when He needed something. Do you think Mary had … [Read more...] about Simple Baby Jesus Crafts