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Organizing a Top-Freezer

17This past week I worked on organizing my friend’s top-freezer in her kitchen.  It was a blast, probably because friendship – and children playing together nicely – makes any project go by quickly.

I spent two afternoons with her and a few trips to one of my favorite stores, The Container Store.  I hadn’t been there in a while and if I wasn’t focused on finishing Mollie’s freezer, I may have gotten swept away in their giant Spring Organization Sale going on now.  But I remained strong (ha!) and powered through. (more…)

Coffee Station & Decoration

16I have a terrible habit of welcoming people into my home and then forgetting to offer them a drink.  It’s either a mental block or early dementia but it’s ridiculous!  So, I created a permanent drink station on my kitchen island and then tweak the decorating details with each new season.

I’m not joking when I say, I could literally serve a five-course meal to guests and completely forget about offering a beverage to them.  Thankfully, my husband and now even my daughter are quick to make this most basic gesture of hospitality.  Because of those two, no one leaves here parched.  However, my side-kicks aren’t always around when I have company in the kitchen.
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Teaching Children to Give Gifts with Meaning

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I can’t disclose everything quite yet, but I can share that we are actively pursuing adoption.  Actually, we have been doing so for some time now with many “ups” and “downs” along the way, something I suspect is rather typical.  So, you can imagine this changes our perspective greatly regarding life in general, especially during the holiday season and especially as it pertains to children.  Just the basic awareness of so many children needing a healthy family is enough to bring me to tears every single day.

I can’t hide the burden blazed on our hearts nor can I explain it all in one simple post.  We really don’t know what will come of our heart’s desires, but I’m pretty certain that’s not important right now.  So, while we don’t know all the details of how God will use our family, we certainly are willing to be a vessel used for greater purposes than self indulgence. (more…)

Benko’s Student Homestay : One of the best students homestay in Singapore

homestay clip artWhen contemplating sending your child to study abroad you are emotionally torn. On the one hand, you understand the opportunity to further your child’s education through cultural exchange is a positive one – this is a decision which will impact your child’s future, on a personal and professional level for may years to come. On the other hand, you feel understandably anxious at the thought of sending your child halfway across the world, to another country, with no parental guidance.

This conflict of heart and mind can oftentimes be the main deciding factor when choosing the perfect student homestay for your child. (more…)

Our first visit to Rocky Mountain National park

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Whether you are a foreigner or a resident of Colorado and want to explore the natural or cultural treasures of the region, Rocky Mountain National park will never disappoint you. It is full of the things to grab your attention whatever is your interest and period of stay there. You will find many tourists’ attractions which make it a perfect venue for your summer holidays or your winter holiday and during vacations, you will see many visitors enjoy their trips to this National Park. (more…)

Finding excellent hotels in Waikiki Beach

zsw2For water enthusiasts, almost nothing might be sweeter than observing the black sandy beaches and also green flora and also fauna of Hawaii. Honolulu is definitely the largest city in Hawaii, and comes with amazing beaches, exquisite cuisine as well as fantastic nightlife.

When you travel to Honolulu you will find Waikiki Beach which is located on the southwest corner of Hawaii and along this amazing scenery of beach you will find the luxurious Outrigger Luana Waikiki. This hotel is a common place to visit that has become one of the most popular hotels in Honolulu. Outrigger Luana Waikiki provides a relaxed environment with Quiet condo-hotel on the edge of Waikiki. (more…)