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Our Cozy Den in 2017

To say 2016 has been a crazy year would be a HUGE understatement. Here are just a few of the big things that happened to our family this year: My husband spent the summer (3 months) away from our family at military training, so I was home with the 4 kids by myself. When he got home, he got a new job! So now he’s employed for the first time in several years (he’s been a seminary student since early 2014). We packed up our lives and moved to a new house in a new town. I’ve bought houses before. I’ve sold a house before. Read More

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What’s Trending in May?

Like many bloggers, I have a fun little stat counter that shows me which links are generating traffic on my blog. Sometimes it’s a little surprising, because a post from a year or two or five ago will suddenly start floating around social media again and go a little bit viral. — I say “a little bit” because viral for me means a few thousand hits in a day, not millions. I thought it would be fun to show you at the end of the month each month what the most popular links of the month were! Here are the top 5 for May! #5. Read More