A few weeks ago. On a dark Monday night, I was taking Madyson and her friend Julia home from dance. On the side of the road there were 2 of these chairs. Who doesn't like a good trash find and a fun project? I sure do !
Monday, December 3, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
Earlier this week our oldest was a bit under the weather! Home for a couple of days after a long weekend could make for a long few days! So when our Mady girl was feeling better it was time for Manicures!! One of my mom favorite things to do as a Mommy of 2 girls is manicures!!
Posted by The Striving Homeschool Mom at Friday, November 30, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving!!! It's been forever and a day since I have posted! But I am determined to get back on track with blogging! It's something I so much enjoy and I want to remember and capture the fun things we do and all the incredible Blessings the Lord has so graciously given to us! So here's hoping that this time I stay with it! Ha!! We had the pleasure of hosting Thanksgiving this year!! What a blast it was! Growing up my parents home was the place to gather for just about all our holidays! I loved it. Both my Mom and Dad truly enjoyed opening up out home to family and friends. I have such awesome memories growing up with all my cousins around and Aunts and Uncles and I want our kids to experience the same thing! I LOVE to cook and entertain, so it was so nice to be able to do it! We had about 20 people and it was great! Here's the turkey I made it was so good and everyone seemed to enjoy!
Posted by The Striving Homeschool Mom at Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I feel so blessed that for about a year now a group of us from our church (shorefellowship.net) and our MOPS group have gotten together just about every Sunday evening at 8pm to play a crazy fun cards game called NERTZ! Now I know it's a big hit in the midwest but it's new to us here on the east coast. A dear friend and one of our Pastor's wives Jennifer Christensen brought it back to us girls after a visit to Iowa to visit family and their Mops Ladies were playing. It was a huge hit and I can say each of us absolutely LOVE and very much look forward to it each week!!
Posted by The Striving Homeschool Mom at Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
I am sure I am not alone in that I am slightly addicted to Pinterest! IT's a world for some like me a want to be crafter who things I can create most things on there! Ha but actually I have made a few things and I am enjoying discovering my inner wanna crafter and I must say It's fun!!! I have my grandmothers jewelry box which is a priceless treasure to me, but doesn't allow for much store for my earrings, so I've been on the hunt for something functional and cute so of course I found something on here which I love! It's such a simple thing and I have all the supplies except the screen, so Off to Home Depot I went and got some screen! The screen i could only find in a roll and wow there is A LOT of that left so it looks like I am going to be making these for birthdays coming UP!! All you need: 1) is picture frame of your choice, (I used an 8x10 i got a yard sale for 50 cents) 2) Spray Paint 3) Hot glue 3) Screen
Posted by The Striving Homeschool Mom at Monday, July 23, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
Hi Everyone! Welcome! I have been dying to get back into blogging so being that Kellys Korner is hosting "Wanna make some new friends" I figured this would be a great time to do so! I'm Stacey From South Jersey. I grew up in Central Jersey in a small town only 1 square mile Ocean Grove. you know the kind of place that still has a main street and everyone knows everyone? That was it! Then I met my husband while I was a senior in high school at a Christian Camp and basically the rest is history!! We now live in south jersey where he was born and raised and have just celebrated in Feb. our 10th wedding Anniversary have 3 great amazing kids Madyson 7, Bryson 4, and Meya (Mia) Hope 2. We love God. We try to do our best to show others his love! We love our church shorefellowship.net We've had a quite a journey! Please look around and see what we are all about from precious blog post and I hope to get to know you too! Thanks for stopping by and leave a comment! Thanks for stopping by Blessings, Stacey
Posted by The Striving Homeschool Mom at Friday, May 04, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Hi Everyone over from http://www.kellyskornerblog.com/!! Welcome to my little corner of the world! At first I wasn't sure if I should link up but I decided to! I am on Staff at our church http://www.shorefellowship.net/ and Have been since Sept. 2011 . I am a wife, Mommy of 3 and part-time Nursery Coordinator at our church! I work up to 8 hours a week and am so thankful that the Lord put me where I am! I am still able to be a full time Mommy and wife but I also get out just a little bit.
My job basically includes staffing our Volunteers for 3 services which are Saturday night at 5:30 and 2 Sunday Morning serves. My area we have 3 rooms and the are Guppies babies up to 1, the Turtles 1 year old room, and our Starfish who are 2! On weekends we have about 30 Volunteers I over see. I know most of you are from the south, but here in NJ I'm so thankful that God lead us to our church a little over 6 years ago!
Just to give you a little history on me and my husband, We both grew up in church our parents were both very active in ministry but our families were not pastors, they were active members in our churches, where our parents showed us what it meant to serve God weekly through the gifts of not only our money but how it was just as important to serve him and his people. Our parents were ushers (dads of course), Sunday School teachers and Superindendts, served in the kitchen for many meals being served. Youth group leaders the list goes on. It is there where both my husband and I understood what it means to be in ministry real ministry reaching real people through everyday life. I think sometimes people think you are only in ministry if your parents or you are pastors or Missionarys, but I want to encourage everyone that we are in ministry everyday of our lives. My mom taught me very early on that when you say you are a Christian it's a huge responsibility because people will always be watching how you live your life. How you handle situations and how you all others to see God as a very real and big part of your life. It is something both my husband and I hope we teach our children and instill in them to be in ministry in their churches with their families. It's very important for us to be examples to our children and teach them what it means to serve our amazing God!!!
I will tell you a little bit about us, My husband Jayson and I have been married 10 years and we have 3 amazing kids and an exchange student. We have Madyson who is 7, Bryce who is 4 1/2 and Meya (Mia) Hope who is 2. Our exchange student her name is Lingya in chinese but in English her name is Sandy. She goes to our local Christain School and will be with our family until June. She hopes and we do too that she will come back and stay with our family again next year. That is something else i want to touch on really quick. Sandy is a Christain she excepted Jesus into her heart last year when she was here in America going to school we are also ministers to her. We may very well be the only examples of Christians she will ever see in her life and that is not something we want to take lightly. Anways back to our family. I lost my dad last Feb. 2011 to a long fight with cancer. he is now in the best place ever but we miss him terribly here. I hope you enjoyed stoping by and please leave a comment and let me know you were here! Thanks so much
Posted by The Striving Homeschool Mom at Friday, March 09, 2012