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My Endometriosis Story

I’ve alluded to my surgery several times on the blog but didn’t go into major detail – because, eww.  But I constantly finding myself searching online for other people out there who have gone what I’ve been through to know what to expect, or if things I’m experiencing are “normal”.  So, I decided to just […]

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Egg-Stuffed Avocados

I am so spoiled by having a little Mexican meat market just down the road from my house.  It’s where I buy my chorizo, my fresh corn tortillas, and my avocados.  Now, I know, especially in Texas, avocados are plentiful everywhere, but at this little market, they have HUGE avocados that they sell at the […]

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Hallelujah Hour Episode 1

Hallelujah Hour Episode 1

Amanda “Mama Train” tells us about what the Hallelujah Hour is and why she hasn’t been blogging much (for the last 3 years). Bedtime is “like Whac-A-Mole, you get one down and another one pops up!” Use hashtag #hallelujahhour

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November Quiet Time

Wow!  October seemed to fly by.  I hope you enjoyed our “31 Days of Music”.  If you missed any of the posts, they are all in one spot HERE, so feel free to go back and look over them.  I thought it was a fun theme, and enjoyed writing every day about musical things. In […]

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Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR List

Oops!  I forgot to write my Top Ten Tuesday post, and it’s now Wednesday!  So, here’s my Top Ten Wednesday post… the books on my Fall To Be Read list:   1.  Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater.  I just learned (thanks, Jessica!) that Maggie Stiefvater released a spin-off book to her Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy […]

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17 Things I’ve Learned in 17 Years

1.  People change.  Always.  Kevin and I are not the same twitterpated teens we were in high school when we met.  We’ve grown up together, shared some growing pains, but roll with the punches. 2.  Our worst fights start in the car. 3.  Despite how I blamed apartment-living for my laundry issues back in the […]

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Guest Post: Six Fun Farm Animal Books for Babies or Toddlers

Today we have a guest post from Jessica of the Quirky Bookworm.  Jessica is a mom of two young girls who runs a bookish sort of blog.  I have read her blog for a while, but recently have gotten to “know” her better by participating in her YA Book & Movie club this year.  Today, […]

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Guest Post: A Marriage that Will Last

Today we are honored to have Renee from Great Peace Academy with us on the blog.  We hope you’ll enjoy her fabulous article on building a marriage that will last!  ~Mama Tutu A Marriage that Will Last Prioritizing Your Marriage First Marriage is a word that, sadly, in our country has lost it’s meaning. People […]

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Panko Roasted Broccoli | Trains and Tutus

Panko Roasted Broccoli

Steaming broccoli is so last season. Just sayin’. If you haven’t eaten oven roasted broccoli; Shame. On. You. It’s good. REALLY good. And what in the world could be better than oven roasted broccoli? Oven roasted broccoli with garlic flavored Panko (Japanese style breadcrumbs) and Parmesan cheese is better! Oh. My. YUM. Panko Roasted Broccoli […]

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Guest Post: True Worship

Today we are blessed to have a guest blogger!  Julie Tracey is one of the singers for the a cappella singing group, Durant.  I met Julie when working with the Praise and Harmony singers, and she graciously agreed to write a post for us on worship!  Thanks, Julie! —————— True worship.  What does it mean […]

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