Have you been on Pinterest lately? Flip flop wreaths are all the rage. I couldn’t find a tutorial so I thought I would make a wreath and write one up. Here is what you will need: 6 pairs of flip flops in various colors, decorative jewels from the craft isle, hot glue gun, any other decorations you want (I used something I already had).
In today’s world quiet time is hard to come by, at least for me it is. I don’t get up early, so most of my quiet time is done late at night or when I sneak a few moments in the memory walk at the church I work for.
Being in nature helps me to stop and relax. Behind this church is a memory walk. A path that takes you what seems like deep into the forest, but actually you are steps from the city. They have a few benches for sitting and pondering life’s questions.
Author Julia Dweck sent me a copy of her new book “Where are The Dinos?” for little Crab and I to read and review. I have to say I really enjoy children’s books. Little Crab and I read for at least an hour every day. Sometimes he gets to read with Mimi and Papaw as well.
When I booted up my computer and told him that I had something special for us to read he was excited. I pulled up “Where are the Dinos?” and began to read.
I have to admit time got away from me this spring. I had my Easter wreath on the front door until Memorial Day weekend. (oops) I’m blaming an almost three year old for not having time to do much.
I finally had some time to update my wreath and decided to make something new and patriotic! I went to the fabric store and purchased a foam circle, some fat quarters in red white and blue and some ribbon. I had been on Pinterest and saw some really cute wreaths, but nothing that I thought I had to replicate.
Little Crab is two and a half. He loves to read. There are tons of great books out there. We read a lot of the popular characters: Clifford, Thomas and Friends, Arthur, Curious George and others. While we read those, they don’t usually become our favorite books. The books we read over and over and over again are of the “off the beaten path” variety. I thought I would share 10 books we love that you may not have heard of. (I have to disclose that I am an Amazon affiliate, you will find links in this post. If you make a purchase I will receive a small percentage. It will only help us to buy more books to read.)
Divorce Sucks. There I said it. If you have never gone through one, consider yourself lucky. God hates divorce; I don’t blame him. I hate divorce too.
“I hate divorce,” says the Lord God of Israel. “I hate it when one of you does such a cruel thing to his wife. Make sure that you do not break your promise to be faithful to your wife.” Malachi 2:16- The Good News Translation
Going through a divorce is tough stuff. It takes an emotional toll and can be taxing just to get through those first days. As time continues on things become easier. Once the panic attacks stopped I took some time for deep introspection. Some people use divorce as a way to better themselves, some just move on with life unwilling to change. For me, I knew I needed to change. I knew because my marriage failed that I needed to regroup and figure some stuff out. In this post I will be talking about what I did to help myself gain insight to where I am now.