Five Qualities a Church Must Possess

Five Qualities a Church Must Possess

Wow, this post is long overdue!  So much has happened since the last time I have posted and I apologize for taking so long to write! So, let’s just dive in, shall we? Since Jon and I moved to San Diego we have both been realizing that finding a Biblical, non-watered down church that has a similar demographic to us is nearly impossible.  It is truly a sad state of affairs.  There were two churches we went to that were Biblical, but just not our demographic.  We didn’t have kids yet, we didn’t surf and at the second church we weren’t 50 years or older.  It has been hard and we are pretty … [Read more...]

Easy Peasy DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Easy Peasy DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub

If you’re anything like me you love scrubs.  You love exfoliating.  It is one of my favorite parts of shower time.  However, exfoliates are so expensive!  I love mine, but I buy non-toxic and the jar I purchase can run about $12.  Too much in my humble opinion. So, what’s the alternative?  Why, I am glad you asked.  Make your own!  It is super easy and I guarantee you have at least three of these ingredients in your cupboard. This scrub is not only effective for softening up those rough spots, but it smells divine.  It can also make a great present for birthdays, mother’s day, or even … [Read more...]

Pet Waste Removal Services

Pet Waste Removal Services

Lately my husband and I have been busy working on a business venture of our own.  Jon has always wanted to run a family business and with his entrepreneurial gifting and my creative bend we decided to take the plunge.  I swear, he is so talented!  I have no business savvy whatsoever and yet he can take anything and turn a profit.  It’s a gift and I’m so proud of him!  Yes, yes, a shameless bragging session on my husband.  I just wish I had that quality, but I guess this is what makes us a great team.  We both bring qualities to the table that the other lacks. Anyway!  I am sure you’re … [Read more...]

Six Gift Ideas for Your New Hubby

Six Gift Ideas for Your New Hubby

  Are you getting married soon?  Are you stumped about ideas on what to give your new husband as his gift? I have tons of girlfriends who are getting hitched this year so I decided to compile some ideas for the brides-to-be so there is one less thing you have to have on your plate! Keep in mind you should give these gifts to him while alone….or it might be a bit embarrassing for those around you!  Plus, you want it to be special and you definitely want to be wed before giving any of these things to your man. Boudoir Photos– This is always a fun idea!  Newly married or not!  Make … [Read more...]

Why Stitch Fix Made me Cry

Why Stitch Fix Made me Cry

Once upon a time there was girl who was lured in by the idea of someone else shopping for her.  She merely had to sign up, put her clothing preferences in, and voila! A box would magically appear at her doorstep in a matter of days.  Sadly, this girl opened up her gorgeously arranged box and to her chagrin was disappointed with the contents.   In fact, she returned all but one item.  This very same girl decided to write an article about this ever-so-disappointing service… That girl is me! Yep, I signed up, I was giddy, and as soon as I pulled out the items I was absolutely crushed.  I … [Read more...]

Does Your Credit Score Have You Worried?

Does Your Credit Score Have You Worried?

Everyone is worried about their credit score.  The worry can often be about not having an adequate score to qualify for a loan or not having any score whatsoever.  It is a difficult conundrum to be in especially since you hear from all sides that credit cards are bad.  So, should you sign up for a card to boost your score or will that make things worse? It all depends on your ability to pay back your card each month.  If you are consistent, and you know you are bringing in the income to sustain that card, then by all means, go for it!  However, if you need some time to bring in a revenue … [Read more...]

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Ideas on a Budget

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Ideas on a Budget

Are you stumped about what to do this holiday for your spouse?  Perhaps you guys are on a budget, like we are, and you want some ideas that won’t break the bank!   Well, I have the perfect list for you.  Simply modify to fit your preferences and any of these ideas will be a sure-fire hit! 1.  Make a Candy Card for your beloved spouse!  I did for mine last year.  It was so much fun I replaced key words for candy bars and pasted them on a huge piece of white poster paper.  He especially loved eating the candy after reading my card.  3.  Find a Groupon for local deals in your area and sign … [Read more...]

Mastering the Concept of Pay-it-Forward

Mastering the Concept of Pay-it-Forward

I recently got back on Facebook because as many of you know I am trying to launch my freelance writing career.  Wow, I have not missed that social media outlet at all!  It is such a time sucker and attention grabber.  I feel like I have been on there a mere 5 minutes, but then I look at the clock and it’s been an hour.  Really?!  Ridiculous. Anyway, I have decided to make sure that if I get on FB it will be only for my Preciously Preserved page and rarely for anything else.  But I did see something that was pretty darn cool. My friend posted a status talking about paying-it-forward.  I … [Read more...]

You Don’t Deserve Forgiveness, but Neither do I

You Don’t Deserve Forgiveness, but Neither do I

Why is forgiveness so difficult? Sure, it is an “easy task” to expect from others, but it is not so easy to dole out.  We often think that what we did wasn’t “that bad” and that the other person ought to forgive us.  But when the tables are turned, and we have been wronged, our perspective often turns with it.   We suddenly are the bleeding victims not willing to let the healing process begin while holding onto bitterness and past wounds. It is sad, isn't it? I recognize this in myself and it is shameful.  I think we can all relate at one time or another.  We are human and so therefore … [Read more...]

Staycations: A New Vacation Option

Staycations: A New Vacation Option

When people think of a vacation they don’t think of staying at home, they think of tropical islands and getting away from it all. But what happens if you really can’t afford to get away and are stuck in your home town over the holidays? Heard of a stay-cation? Neither had I until someone mentioned that this year, their budget just wouldn’t stretch to Hawaii and that they had decided instead to become tourists in their own town! A stay-cation can be enjoyed in a number of ways and all it takes is a little bit of imagination and ingenuity. I know it’s disappointing to not be able to set off … [Read more...]





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