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  One of my mama’s friends shared the very best sugar cookie recipe with us long ago and we use it every Christmas!  I wanted to share it with you since Santa’s comin to town;)  He never leaves a crumb behind!  Make a double batch because you’ll want to take them to all your holiday […]

Family Life

December 23, 2016

Best Ever Sugar Cookies!

Our annual tree hunt at the Ozark Valley Tree Farm…  As a little girl my family made a big deal out of the perfect christmas tree.  My dad would load us all up in the truck and we would head out for that perfect one..  Remember that scene in “Christmas Vacation” where they hike out […]

Family Life

November 28, 2016

Christmas Family Traditions

Gifting use to stress me out but a couple years ago I decided to start simplifying things a little so as not to get overwhelmed.  I started also being more selective with the quality of things my children received rather than the quantity. Here are 3 ways to make it easy + some links to […]

Family Life

November 27, 2016

Gifting Made Easy… The Best 3 Steps!

The world is but a canvas to the imagination, Henry David Thorough once said.  What would it be like if we couldn’t imagine?  How would it change the world?  It’s an interesting thought during this season…  I hope to teach my children something valuable during this fun time of year.   I want they’re play […]

Family Life

November 2, 2016


I spend a lot of time with my kids.  However, quantity isn’t always the best.  QUALITY time is the most memorable!  How do we make sure it’s QUALITY?  Here’s a few factors that make all the difference…  It should be interesting and engaging, it should evoke emotion, and a bond should naturally develop from sharing […]

Family Life

September 23, 2016

Making Memories One on One… 3 Ways to Spend Quality Time

When you think of the words W I L D and F R E E what comes to mind?  A sense of wonder, adventure, journey… Images of nature, magic, and beauty?  A favorite song or a special memory?  A flood of peace comes to my mind.  I’m a free spirited wild one at heart.  It’s […]

Family Life

August 23, 2016

All good things are W I L D + F R E E

Don’t all relationships have their highs and lows?  A marriage is no exception.  In fact, from personal experience I think married couples have the most highs and lows.  I mean your literally doing everything together so why wouldn’t you experience every emotion together?  From exciting events, to brushing teeth at bedtime, were having fun together, […]

Family Life

July 29, 2016

3 Things To Do When Your Marriage Needs Some TLC…

I love the transition to summer!  The kids getting out of school.  Planning fun summer activities… We try to take full advantage of summertime around here 😉  The kiddos have been busy this time of year with dance, ball, and just plain playing outside.  Here’s some small talk on things I want to remember from […]

Family Life

June 8, 2016

Small Talk – {featuring PEEK kids summer style}

One of the most popular topics on my blog is intentional living.  I hear women wanting ideas, inspiration, and insight on how to live for the most in their family life, home, and womanhood.  I’ve had a lot of requests to go deeper on this topic and share how I developed and stay motivated in […]

Family Life, Homemaking, Womanhood

June 2, 2016

An Invitation To Join My “Make A Home and Life You Love” Workshop

It’s always fun to talk about our favorite things and get inspired with all that we want, but where’s the limit??? Most of us aren’t very good at having an opportunity cost… We want it all- all our favorites!!!   Sometimes sadly I will think about all the things I want or need and get […]

Family Life

May 29, 2016

The Favorites List… Shop Smarter Not Harder

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