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Posted by · April 10, 2014 · 7:34 am · Making a Home, Penny's Picks

I’m not just called Penny Lane because it’s my favorite Beatles song. It’s also because I’m a bit of a penny-pincher. I LOVE a good deal, and I can smell one a mile away. Remember all those great buys I found you during Christmas in “Penny’s Picks“?

I’ll tell ya sisters,             something          smells          delicious      up in here. Read more »

Paleo POWER Waffles

Posted by · March 25, 2014 · 6:21 pm · Feeding Our Family

 

You must try this Paleo Waffle Recipe. These are FULL of carrots and spinach and taste sweet and delicious!

The girls and my husband love making waffles. It’s a Saturday morning tradition. He loves to experiment with different recipes and most of the time, his creations turn out pretty darn good. But recently, I’m telling you sisters, he hit the jackpot. These paleo waffles are amazing.  Read more »

Coffee for the Soul: Good Enough? Not Even Close

Posted by · February 27, 2014 · 8:00 am · Building Our Faith

Isaiah 64:6 (KJV)

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

good enough

Filthy Rags

Before you stop reading, I promise this is not meant to be a depressing devotion. But to get to the pretty stuff, we’ve got to deal with the filthy. 

To fully realize the righteousness of God, we’ve got to compare it to something. And what do we know better than ourselves? 

Read more at Coffee for the Soul.

The Gift of Giving: Why We Sponsored a Compassion International Child for Earth Angel’s 3rd Birthday

Posted by · February 21, 2014 · 10:32 am · Building Our Faith, Learning at Home

When I was pregnant with Earth Angel we had a special Sunday at our church.  Members of the congregation were encouraged to sponsor a child through Compassion International. We had heard great things about this organization before, and, with us starting our own family, we thought it would be a worthwhile thing to do. If you have not heard of Compassion International, they “exist as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.”

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Embracing Intimacy: A Celebration of Biblical Marriage Link Up

Posted by · February 12, 2014 · 6:05 am · Building Our Faith

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we are honored to be a part of Raising Mighty Arrow‘s Embracing Intimacy: A Celebration of Biblical Marriage Link Up today. 

Biblical Marriage

Any posts related to marriage, intimacy, dating your spouse, etc. are welcome. Old and new posts alike are welcome to be linked up.

To get you started, we wanted to share a post of ours from the archives:  Read more »

Remembering the Loss of America’s Space Heroes

Posted by · January 31, 2014 · 6:01 pm · Learning at Home

In time, all of us will know the sting of a death of a close family member. It is a loss that one never truly gets over. But a few times in our lives, the deaths of those we don’t even know, but admire greatly, affect us in a deep and lasting way. We remember vividly the moment we heard the news … how we felt, where we were, who was with us. Some deaths affect an entire nation. We mark the event each year by asking “Where were you when …” President Kennedy was shot, the bomb went off in Oklahoma City, the planes hit the World Trade Center. 

Remembering the Loss of America's Space Heroes

These central, tragic events impact each of us differently. This time of year, as former NASA astronaut trainer and life-long space enthusiast, my mind is often drawn to the thoughts of the days we lost three heroic astronaut crews.

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Look Whoo’s Turning Two:
An Owl Themed Birthday Party

Posted by · January 27, 2014 · 11:43 am · Making a Home

Two years ago I was finally finished with a 12 day long labor and snuggling a sweet baby girl in my arms. Recently, we celebrated the day God blessed us with Baby Love by throwing her a “Look Whoo’s Turning Two” owl-themed birthday party. Please forgive the massive amount of pictures, there was just so much I wanted to share with you!

Hopefully, you’ll get a few ideas of your own for your next party. I’ve tried to link to as many of decor items I could in case you were looking for where to get any of them. I’ve also built a special Pinterest Board with things I used and lots more ideas to inspire  you.

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Penny’s Picks: eShakti

Posted by · December 30, 2013 · 6:00 am · Penny's Picks

This holiday season, my gift to you is sharing some of my gift for sniffing out the good deals. We’re calling it Penny’s Picks, and you won’t want to miss a single one.

Penny's Picks at Sisters Raising Sisters

I don’t wear many dresses, mostly because I don’t find them comfortable and don’t think they look good on me. Until now. A few months ago I found eShakti through Deep Roots at Home and fell in love with their line of clothes. I gotten several dresses from them and I’ve got to share them with you! Read more »

Penny’s Picks: After Christmas Sales

Posted by · December 26, 2013 · 6:00 am · Penny's Picks

This Christmas holiday season, my gift to you is sharing some of my gift for sniffing out the good deals. We’re calling it Penny’s Picks, and you won’t want to miss a single one.

Penny's Picks After Christmas Sales

I love to hit up the after Christmas sales every year. This year, I’m sharing the deals I find with you! Read more »

Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Cake Balls

Posted by · December 23, 2013 · 11:00 pm · Feeding Our Family

I found a recipe once for what was called paleo vegan pumpkin doughnuts and while they had some promise, they needed a lot of work. I’ve been tweaking and perfecting them each time I make them, and at this point, they are pretty different from the original recipe, and I think, much more tasty. I’m calling them paleo vegan pumpkin cake balls because the texture is much closer to cake than a doughnut and I don’t use a glaze on them (just a drizzling of maple syrup).

Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Cake Balls from Sisters Raising Sisters

With the Monkee’s egg allergies, I’m excited to make these for the whole family this Christmas morning so she can enjoy the same sweet treats as the rest of us! Read more »

Coffee for the Soul:
An Unchanging Promise

Posted by · December 22, 2013 · 8:00 am · Building Our Faith

Today we are guest posting over at Coffee for the Soul. If you’re not getting these daily devotions in your inbox yet, you should be.

Here is a little of today’s devotion…
Unchanging Promise

As I read Coffee for the Soul each morning and thought about how I could contribute something insightful to this conversation about preparing our hearts for the holidays, I kept being discouraged by the idea that I just had nothing “new” to say. The many Christmas devotionals, holiday blog entries, Jesse Tree passages … haven’t they said it all about the importance of keeping Christ central to this season, guarding our hearts with gratitude, trading the busyness of the holidays for peace and reflection?

Go here to read more.

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Edifying Traditions: An Intentional Approach to Celebrating the Holidays

Posted by · December 21, 2013 · 12:14 pm · Building Our Faith

Our readers asked so many great questions after reading our post on Halloween a few months ago regarding how we decide which holidays to celebrate (and how we celebrate them).  I promised to address them in a full-length post. Since there are so many different traditions and ways to celebrate Christmas, this is the perfect time to begin.

Edifying Traditions An Intentional Approach to Celebrating the Holidays

I am sure some of you are thinking right about now, “Oh great, first she ruined Halloween for us, now she’s going after Santa Claus. What’s next, baseball and apple pie?” Well, I may have some issues with many the traditional ingredients in apple pie, but I can hook you up with a Paleo version that will do nicely. But I digress …

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SchoolhouseTeachers.com Review

Posted by · December 13, 2013 · 8:00 am · Learning at Home

I am very excited to announce that Sisters Raising Sisters is now a part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew for 2014! What is the Schoolhouse Review Crew, you ask? It is a group of hand-selected bloggers who test various homeschool curriculum and resources and then review them for YOU. Pretty great, right? We know lots of you have been asking for more homeschool content here at Sisters Raising Sisters. In 2014, you’ll get it. 

If you haven’t yet read our review of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine (our first as part of the Crew), go here to check it out. 

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Penny’s Picks: Sak Saum – Purses that Fight Human Trafficking

Posted by · December 2, 2013 · 6:00 am · Building Our Faith, Penny's Picks

This Christmas holiday season, my gift to you is sharing some of my gift for sniffing out the good deals. We’re calling it Penny’s Picks, and you won’t want to miss a single one.

Penny's Picks at Sisters Raising Sisters

If you haven’t heard about it yet, let me introduce you to an amazing ministry to fight human trafficking called Sak Saum. 

From their website:

“Located in Phnom Penh and the Saang district of Cambodia, Sak Saum is a ministry dedicated to the rescue, restoration, transformation and rehabilitation of vulnerable and exploited women and men.”

What we love is, this isn’t just a charity. It is so much more. Read more »

The Pursuit of Motherhood and
$100 Cash Giveaway

Posted by · November 29, 2013 · 6:00 am · Giveaways

Today, Heather, from Raising Mighty Arrows is sharing with us about a new book she is a part of and a really great giveaway, just in time for Christmas.

 

Mothers, have you ever wished you were given a manual for Motherhood? You know, one that fit the needs of each individual type of Mother and child? We all have probably wished there was such a thing at some point in our lives. And while I can’t offer you that particular manual, I would like to introduce you to a brand new eBook titled “The Pursuit of Motherhood”.

Pursuit of Motherhood eBook Launch & Giveaway

While the market is scouring with parenting books & how to’s, I hope you’ll consider “The Pursuit of Motherhood” as your next source of encouragement in your role as a Mother. We all need HOPE! We all need to know there’s someone out there facing the same struggles we’re facing. Read more »

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Review

Posted by · November 20, 2013 · 1:21 pm · Learning at Home

I’ve shared before about what it was like back when I was a homeschooling student. When my mother started out homeschooling Mustang Sally and I, there were very little resources and support available to her. Now, 25 years later, as I’ve begun my own children’s homeschooling journey, things are very different. The resources are almost endless, and I’m excited to share about The Old Schoolhouse Magazine with you today. 

First, you know I like a good deal. The November/December issue of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine is 180 pages stuffed FULL of articles with ideas, encouragement, and help for homeschooling families. And every issue is totally FREE at  www.TheOldSchoolhouse.com! You can read it directly here. In fact, they even have an app you can download here for iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire or Nook HD. You can buy the printed magazine here as well. Read more »

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