Challenge Yourself…Intentionally

Challenge Yourself...Intentionally - How to use challenges to better your life this year and every year.

"New year, new me!"Did you see this in your Facebook newsfeed a few weeks ago? How about the posts of varying levels of making fun of such posts? I had both in my feed. It's kind of amazing to me how pessimistic so many people have become about things like resolutions and goals.I'll say it again, I'm a fan of goals and resolutions, or whatever you want to call them. I believe them to fall in the same vein as Proverbs 29:18a - "Where there is no vision, the people perish". Goals give us a vision of what the future can look like.Does that mean our future¬†WILL look like our vision? Not always. Sometimes we start out with certain goals for specific reasons and along the way we realize that God had different reasons. And sometimes … [Continue]

Super Simple Meal Planning Method

Super simple meal planning method. Get more vegetables in your day.

Meal planning is one of those classic tips for those looking to be more intentional with either their food choices and/or budget. Taking the time to plan out your meals ahead of time wards off things like last minute drive-thru stops and takeout orders. Both are hard on the wallet and can be hard on the waistline, too.I have used a variety of meal planning methods over the years. I've planned out every meal and snack, created lists of options to pick from each day, planned out two week's worth of meals, and worked week by week. I haven't tried the monthly meal planning method as of yet, but I know some swear by it. I can see how it works, but I'm not ready to commit to that right now.I recently switched to a super simple meal … [Continue]

3 Ways You Can Support Shop Small

3 Ways You Can Support Shop Small (and Why)

Shop Small Saturday is the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but you don't have to wait for an official day to support small business owners. You can shop small all year long. Why Shop Small? Small businesses employ local people, they tend to be very involved in their communities, and they give towns a unique flavor. They are good for the local … [Continue]

Living the Intentional Life

Living the Intentional Life

Life goes by so fast. These kids keep just growing up. Birthdays just keep coming. And it is GOOD. It's just so easy to get wrapped up in the details and miss the big picture. Or is it just me?Every year I choose one word to set the tone for my year. I have varying levels of success with this, but I continue on because I find it … [Continue]

DIY Snowflake Ornament for Snowflakes Fall

DIY Snowflake Ornaments for Kids | Vicki-Arnold.com

You know how I'm always telling you that I'm not an activity mom? Well, lately God has been challenging some of my thinking and this area is one that is being challenged. Lately I have been more intentional to do more things with my kids because ultimately I want to build memories with my kids.And guess what?My kids are activities kids. … [Continue]

Awesome Affiliate Sales Alert – Black Friday Edition

Lilla Rose Flexi of the Month 2014 - Back in limited supply for Black Friday!

It has been a long while since I have shared an awesome affiliate sales post. It's not that there haven't been great deals, there have. I've just been in a very busy season in my life (is anyone ever not in a busy season?), so I haven't had the time to hunt down the deals for you.Today is an exception. I just knew there had to be a plethora of … [Continue]

5 Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

When it comes to the holidays, spending time with family starts to take center stage. Sure, we love spending time with our kids year-round, but it seems this time of the year is when people really focus on making memories. And that is a great thing!I am a part of several blogging networks that are full of wonderful bloggers, one of the most … [Continue]

50 Great Pie Recipes

50 Great Pie Recipes - Looking for a new pie recipe for your baking arsenal? You are sure to find something here!

Fall and winter are the unofficial baking seasons. The cooler weather make heating¬†up the kitchen with the oven a welcomed event. Plus, baking with spices like cinnamon makes the house smell wonderful.I've scoured the internet and found a list of great pie recipes to consider adding to your holiday baking lists. Be sure to tell me in the … [Continue]