Family · Saving Money

Lifelong Memories W/O High-Dollar Destinations

Raise your hand if you’re not taking your kids to Disneyland over Spring Break.  Me neither. My husband and I are working really hard to improve our savings and credit standing at the moment and our goals don’t exactly jive with a trip to the happiest (and arguably the most expensive) place on Earth. Watching… Continue reading Lifelong Memories W/O High-Dollar Destinations

Faith and Spirituality · Family · Self Growth/Awareness

Love Dare: Day 6 (self control)

Welcome to the sixth day of our Love Dare Challenge. If you are just starting out, click here to start at the beginning. As you may notice, I am not posting the daily “dares” here on granolaheart.com. In order to follow the dare daily, you’ll need to check out my Facebook or Pinterest (or both).… Continue reading Love Dare: Day 6 (self control)

Faith and Spirituality · Family · Self Growth/Awareness

Love Dare: Day 3 “Love Is Not Selfish”

It’s day three of my 2017 Love Dare challenge.(It is not too late to start the dare on Day 1! check out my Facebook page to start back at the beginning!) Today’s focus is on giving (i.e. not being selfish). The dare today is to give a gift to your spouse that says, “I was… Continue reading Love Dare: Day 3 “Love Is Not Selfish”

Faith and Spirituality · Family · Self Growth/Awareness

Turn Your LOVE On: 40-Day Challenge

It’s February and love is in the air. Around my house things are developing quite nicely. I think we’ll have grandma and grandpa watch the kiddos and go out for a nice dinner at a sweet little local bistro. We may have a cocktail. I’m definitely wearing my “sexy dress.” But after all the flowers… Continue reading Turn Your LOVE On: 40-Day Challenge

DIY · Family · Health and Fitness

2016 Resolutions: Competing with YouTube and Going Old School

New Years Eve ended really early at my house this year … like nine. It ended at nine. But before I fell asleep with my electric blanket like an old lady, I took some time to reflect on the past year and decided on some resolutions for 2017 that mostly center on increasing family time… Continue reading 2016 Resolutions: Competing with YouTube and Going Old School

Family

When Your Child Stops Believing in Santa: A Way to Preserve the Magic

A friend of mine shared this on her Facebook page this morning and it was too beautiful to keep to myself. I have often thought about what I will do when my little guy stops believing. It has been sad for me to think about that magical light fading from his eyes during the Christmas… Continue reading When Your Child Stops Believing in Santa: A Way to Preserve the Magic