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Currently // April 2018

Happy Wednesday Friends!  It’s the first Wednesday of the month so that means I am sharing my Currently post.  Anne from In Residence has this fun linkup every month. I would love for you to join us and link up as well!



showering: rarely happens with me, as I am more of a soak-in-the-tub-and-read-a-book, calgon-take-me-away kind of girl. My bathtub essentials are essential oils, epsom salt, and a good book or magazine. Any other soak-in-the-tub women out there?

cultivating: my front yard flower garden. I love shopping for new plants, finding the perfect spot for them in my garden, planting them, admiring them, smelling them, photographing them, and even pulling the weeds that pop up around them. I find digging my hands in the soil to be very therapeutic. My flower garden truly is my happy place! I especially love my poppies. Do you have a favorite flower?

expecting: to receive The Greatest Showman movie in the mail soon. (My family can hardly wait!) We’ve been singing the soundtrack songs non-stop and are looking forward to a special movie night that includes Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Zendaya.

making: a built in closet and dressing room in our den that will store my children’s clothing. I recently heard the idea of removing all clothes from the kids’ bedroom and keeping them in a separate location in the house. I decided to give it a try and I LOVE the new arrangement, as do my children. They love the extra room they have in their bedrooms (no more clothes strewn all over the floor!), and think it is so fun to use the den as a dressing room. I love the fact that laundry is a breeze now, since they sort their clothes in laundry baskets as soon as they are removed. It’s a win/win for sure!

buying: ingredients to make beauty products: shea butter, beeswax, cocoa butter, essential oil, containers. My children participated in their first business fair and made beauty products to sell: lip balm, lotion, deodorant, bath salts, etc. I was AMAZED at how much cheaper it is to make vs. buy beauty products, and the products themselves are actually much better quality than the ones found in the store! Now, if only we always had time available to make our own products….

What are you currently showering, cultivating, expecting, making or buying? Share below in the comments!


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Top 5 Blog Posts 

First: My Favorite Things // April 2018 // This post is jam-packed with goodness! From a SUPER popular mini-quilt, decadent (and healthier!) desserts, a plethora of spring cleaning resources, a spring **GIVEAWAY**, and a FREE Resource Library, this was BOUND to be a popular post!

Second: 31 Days To An Authentic Life // A long-time favorite, this post seems to always find its way into the top 5. Check it out when you get a minute. You’ll be glad you did!

Third: Extending Hospitality: Everyone Has A Story To Share // Hospitality. We often cringe at the sound of that word. But everyone likes stories, and everyone has a story to tell. Mix hospitality WITH stories and whole new world opens up. A MUCH more comfortable and inviting world. Why not add YOUR story to the stories that are already being shared?!

Fourth: Making A Difference—One Person, One Dog, At A Time // Animals. They are irresistable. But this one inparticular stole our hearts and, it seems, the hearts of many of my readers, making this my 4th top post of the month!

Fifth: Seeking To Do Good: Turning Our Deepest Sorrows Into Blessings // I’m THRILLED that this post made it into the Top 5 because it contains an idea and a message that I’m PASSIONATE about sharing with the world.


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