DIY on a Dime: Easter

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Discover inexpensive ways to celebrate the Easter holiday. I’m a firm believer in creating traditions and special memories for our kids and for ourselves. Rituals revisited over the years help us to mark the days, witness growth in ourselves and in others, and appreciate the passing of time. However, I know the frustration of feeling […]

An Easter Menu (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake

Plan now for your Easter dinner and save a bit on groceries when you catch the early sales. The Empty Tomb Cake I know, yes, I’m planning ahead a bit by posting this. But, really? Easter is only about two weeks away. So, if we want to catch some good sales to prep a nice […]

Preparing for Easter

Jesus Cookies for Easter

Easter is just a few weeks away. Consider how you might prepare. Easter is a mere three weeks away. My! How time flies. This year I actually did one of those things that I’ve always been meaning to do: the kids and I are going through a Lenten Bible reading plan. I found it on […]

Jesus Cookies for Easter (Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Cookies)

We started a new tradition this year. It’s one that I’ve been wanting to do for years. But, somehow, something always got in the way. This year, I seized the day. We baked and decorated Jesus Cookies for Easter. In Christmases Past, at least the last 12 of them, we’ve baked Jesus Cookies in December, […]

Children’s Books to Read for Easter

Christmas has certainly cornered the market on educational, spiritual, and meaningful resources for children. However, there are still some good reads to explore for Easter with children. You would not believe how excited my kids are about the pile of Easter stuff on the office chair. They are cracking me up with their enthusiasm. Obviously, […]

10 Things I Want to Do with My Kids As Easter Approaches

With ten days until Easter, I’m making some goals on how to make those days spiritually meaningful for me and my family. Lately my kids are just little spiritual sponges. I’ve had more theological discussions with these little people in the last month than I have had with anyone in a long time. It’s been […]

We’re Debt Free! (Frugal Friday)

If you ever listen to a certain radio program, you know that listeners regularly call in to share their “get out of debt stories.” Often the tales are gut-wrenching, tear jerking accounts of going from the depths of despair to debt-free living, life without bills, high interest rates, and stress. Usually the call is concluded […]

Whole Grain Shortcakes with Berries & Cream (URS: Easter)

I love inviting people over for Easter. Last year we had my mom, my brothers, a family friend, and an earthquake. Hopefully, this year we’ll have family and friends — without the rocking and the rolling. And while I love all the savory foods that comprise a big dinner, I really look forward to a […]