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Aug 29

Cinnamon Cappuccino Muffins {& How They Might Help Change the World}

NOTE: The winners of Wendy Blight’s book Living So That are Missy Sheffield and Morgan Massey. The winners of Fawn Weaver’s book Happy Wives Club are Luz, Julie Wilson and Amy Jewell. You will receive and email from my assistant Amy at the email address you left when you commented. Please resound to that email with your mailing address and what it is that you won. Congrats!tbm.cinnamon.muffinsSometimes the problems of the world rattle me. On the news, the Internet, the street corner–everywhere, there is talk of war and famine; sex-trafficking and hate. As a Christian and a mom, I not only want to pray about these problems, but help physically and financially doing what I can to help irradicate them.  I also want to model for my children what it means to be a committed Christian engaged in the culture, reflecting Jesus as I do.

Should we talk with our kids about the world? Let them pray with us, give some of their money to these causes as well?

Absolutely.

But sometimes, we can model reaching out to others to our offspring who are watching by simply whipping up a batch of muffins. {read more at The Better Mom}

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Aug 27

Happy Wives Club Giveaway with Fawn Weaver

Okay friends…here is another treat for you!  Fawn Weaver, a successful business executive and marriage advocate is here today sharing her journey on finding happy wives and marriages across the globe.  Plus she is giving away three autographed copies of her debut book, Happy Wives Club.

Now meet Fawn Weaver, in her own words.

Fawn

 I “love my life as K. Weaver’s wife” (exactly what is written on my car license plate frame).  My husband, Keith, and I were married in 2003 and like fine wine our relationship just gets better with time.  I’ve loved being a wife from the moment I said “I do.”

I’m not a stay-at-home wife, I’m a former hotel general manager-turned real estate investor-turned USA Today® and New York Times® bestselling author.  I’ve always worked long hours, as does Keith, but we continue to keep the fire lit in our marriage.  I absolutely love being married and began wondering how many other wives there are like me.

I am a Proud Wife.  I am a Happy Wife.  But if I actually believed the television shows, magazine articles or books out at the moment, I’d think the term “Happy Wife” is an oxymoron and the enjoyment I’ve experienced throughout these years together is an anomaly.

Decades of the media bombarding us with visions of unhappy wives (Stepford Wives, Desperate Housewives, The Real Housewives of [fill in your town]) and daunting divorce statistics made me think about the rarity of my marriage and the joy I feel as a wife.  Then it hit me!  I can’t be the only one.  There must be others out there who view marriage and spending time with their husband as one of the absolute greatest blessings in their life.

With this thought in mind, I set out on a mission.  I believe there are millions of wives all over the world just like me and I’m determined to find them and give a voice to this seemingly rare woman conveniently missing from all forms of media and entertainment.

On a whim, Fawn started the blog HappyWivesClub.com and sent the link to 5 friends. What started as a casual invitation to five women exploded into an international online club with 150,000 members in more than 100 countries.  

Founded  in 2010, HappyWivesClub.com  has now grown into a community of more than 600,000 women in more than 110 countries. This upbeat blog is dedicated to positively changing the tone about marriage. It has attracted more than 5 million visitors and was twice named best marriage website by About.com (2012 & 2013).

Fawn’s debut book, Happy Wives Club is her journey across the world to meet new friends and discover what makes their marriages great. Join Fawn on this exciting, exotic trip across six continents and through more than eighteen cities.

Walk the streets of Mauritius, the historic ruins in Italy, and the vistas of New Zealand and Australia. Go from Cape Town to London, Manila to Buenos Aires, Winnipeg to Zagreb.

Along the way, you will meet everyday women whose marriage secrets span cultures. You will hear their stories, witness their love, and be inspired by the proof that happy, healthy marriages do exist—and yours can be one of them!

It turns out great marriages are all around us—when we look for them. Go on a trip with Fawn and learn the best marriage secrets the world has to offer.

Now for the giveaway. happy wives  3

Three fabulous people will win an autographed copy of Fawn’s book Happy Wives Club.  Leave a comment below on what “secret” has helped you to make your marriage happier or one piece of advice you would give to a wife just starting out that would help her to be a Happy Wife.

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Aug 22

I Want All The Answers Now

New here? I’d love to connect with you! Sign up to get my blog posts automatically, follow me on Pinterest, on Twitter or “Like” my page on Facebook. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Did you find your way here after reading my Proverbs 31 devotion … [Continue reading...]

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Aug 20

Living So That Giveaway with Wendy Blight

Today I'm super excited to introduce my friend and fellow Proverbs 31 gal Wendy Blight! She is guest posting how we all struggle daily with faith-fully living in the mist of our peaks and valleys of life.  Be sure to leave a comment on today's post for a chance to win one of 2 copies of her new … [Continue reading...]

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Aug 16

The Most Meaningful Handmade Gift I’ve Ever Been Given

Kelly, my best friend from college, is the most thoughtful and creative person I know. Last summer as part of my vintage homemaking series, I asked her to share how she made the most meaningful handmade gift she's ever given me {there have been dozens of handmade gifts she's given me since the … [Continue reading...]

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