Sunday, October 30, 2016

Mommy Moments #222



Welcome to Mommy Moments! We are so glad you have joined us! It is a blessing to look back on the past several years with all of our co-hosts, guest hosts, and community of moms linking up to encourage and challenge one another. It's worth so much to know that moms have been blessed and maybe felt a little less alone in doing what God has called them to do. Thank you all for using your writing to be a blessing to me as well as to the hundreds of other mamas who are reading it. I'm thankful for each of you who have made this link up possible!
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It's no secret that motherhood has its seriousness and frustration as well as its joys. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!

The top viewed link this week belongs to Micah Maddox from Deeper Life Today and her post When It Still Hurts. Micah shares hope for everyone overcome with worry, anxiety and hurt. We all need to be reminded of the importance of seeking God in the midst of our pain. Thank you, Micah, for the encouragement. 
 





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Now, link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

Then, explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 


Please, pretty please, we'd love it if you would tweet or share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends! Use the hashtag #mommymoments to help us all stay connected!
We would also love it if you could add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up! If you are not able to copy/paste the code on your page, please e-mail one of us and we would be happy to send you the code!

P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!





Friday, October 21, 2016

Mommy Moments #222



Welcome to Mommy Moments! We are so glad you have joined us! It is a blessing to look back on the past several years with all of our co-hosts, guest hosts, and community of moms linking up to encourage and challenge one another. It's worth so much to know that moms have been blessed and maybe felt a little less alone in doing what God has called them to do. Thank you all for using your writing to be a blessing to me as well as to the hundreds of other mamas who are reading it. I'm thankful for each of you who have made this link up possible!
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It's no secret that motherhood has its seriousness and frustration as well as its joys. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!

The top viewed link this week belongs to Mom Fever and her post "Keeping the Romance alive in a Marriage." I don't know about other moms, but I needed this reminder that sometimes romance isn't a walk on the beach, it's a spit up covered hug. The little gestures in the busy seasons of life are so important. A healthy marriage is vital to being a healthy mama, and this post was a great reminder of how to foster a great marriage!
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Now, link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

Then, explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 


Please, pretty please, we'd love it if you would tweet or share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends! Use the hashtag #mommymoments to help us all stay connected!
We would also love it if you could add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up! If you are not able to copy/paste the code on your page, please e-mail one of us and we would be happy to send you the code!

P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!






Thursday, October 20, 2016

Make Your Own Magnolia Wreath


Allie Peach and I spent our Monday morning together chasing four toddlers while assembling Magnolia wreaths for our front doors. Moments resembled a very stressful reality TV show that no one would watch, but we powered through and have beautiful Magnolia wreaths to show for the effort! We are excited to share how easy and beautiful making a Magnolia wreath can be along with some tips for making it interchangeable for each season.

1. Choose a wreath base
You can use a variety of wreath bases for your magnolia wreath. A straw base will give the wreath a full rounded look, while a wire or cardboard base will provide a flat and more abstract finish. If you're on a budget, you can simply cut a wreath base out of an old cardboard box. If you have a tree in your yard or neighborhood, your wreath would be a free DIY. You can't beat that! We did both, as pictured below, and they turned out fabulous.


2. Gather your magnolia leaves.
Every tree carries a different leaf size with it's own unique variations. Ours were smaller in size than most, but they still gave the wreath it's unique color and texture. Bigger leaves will create a fuller wreath so plan accordingly. If you don't have the luxury of a Magnolia tree in your front yard and aren't brave enough to scavenge your neighborhood for one, check your local craft store for silk variations of the leaf to create a similar style. Once you have several branches gathered, sort through the leaves and pull each individual leaf off of the branch to make them easier to grab and glue.


3. Begin gluing leaves to the wreath base.
Place a dot of hot glue near the stem of each leaf and then place them in layers overlapping each other. To create a two-tone style as pictured, alternate using the front and back of the leaves as you layer. Place them close together as they will shrink and curl when they dry and you don't want the base to be showing when that happens. You can always add more later if you need to cover up some bare spots. If you are using a cardboard base, you will need fewer leaves, whereas a 3d shape such as the straw wreath will need the sides covered as well.






4. Continue layering until entire wreath base is covered.
Layer the leaves facing the same direction all around the entire wreath base. Eventually you will overlap the beginning to create a finished wreath. Go back through your wreath and add leaves where they fit to create fuller coverage. You may also find areas where you want to glue corners down and give it a more polished look. The leaves will curl as they dry, however, so keep that in mind as you glue.




5. Add your own Holiday variations for every season
Add some class to your Fall front porch by leaving it plain or adding a few acorn sprigs as a garnish.
During Winter, you can spruce this wreath up with some Holly berries (real or synthetic), and add a simple ribbon bow to the top or bottom.
Welcome in Spring by adding one or several silk Magnolia flowers for a fresh front door wreath.
In the Summer, add a variety of fresh, dried or synthetic wildflowers to coordinate with the style of your home.
There are so many great ways to dress a Magnolia wreath making your front door an inviting and stylish entrance. We would love for you to share your additional ideas on how you would add to your wreath to celebrate the seasons. Happy wreath making!




Saturday, October 15, 2016

Mommy Moments #221



Welcome to Mommy Moments! We are so glad you have joined us! It is a blessing to look back on the past several years with all of our co-hosts, guest hosts, and community of moms linking up to encourage and challenge one another. It's worth so much to know that moms have been blessed and maybe felt a little less alone in doing what God has called them to do. Thank you all for using your writing to be a blessing to me as well as to the hundreds of other mamas who are reading it. I'm thankful for each of you who have made this link up possible!
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It's no secret that motherhood has its seriousness and frustration as well as its joys. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!

The top viewed link this week belongs to Rebekah from Faithful With The Little and her post 30 Week Bump Update. Rebekah is pregnant with #6 and shares her excitement with us as this sweet little baby grows! Make sure you visit her blog and encourage her as she prepares her home and family for this newest little one!



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Now, link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

Then, explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 


Please, pretty please, we'd love it if you would tweet or share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends! Use the hashtag #mommymoments to help us all stay connected!
We would also love it if you could add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up! If you are not able to copy/paste the code on your page, please e-mail one of us and we would be happy to send you the code!

P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!
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Colossians 3:17 
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Mommy Moments #220



Welcome to Mommy Moments! We are so glad you have joined us! It is a blessing to look back on the past several years with all of our co-hosts, guest hosts, and community of moms linking up to encourage and challenge one another. It's worth so much to know that moms have been blessed and maybe felt a little less alone in doing what God has called them to do. Thank you all for using your writing to be a blessing to me as well as to the hundreds of other mamas who are reading it. I'm thankful for each of you who have made this link up possible!
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It's no secret that motherhood has its seriousness and frustration as well as its joys. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!

The top viewed link this week belongs to Nicole from Children Are A Blessing, and her post "Why I've Decided To Embrace My Mom Body.  This post was such a great reminder that those stretch marks and stretched out skin is not something to be discouraged by, but to be embraced as a reminder of something miraculous God did with our bodies. If you're struggling with the way your body looks after carrying babies, this post will greatly encourage you!

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Now, link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

Then, explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 


Please, pretty please, we'd love it if you would tweet or share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends! Use the hashtag #mommymoments to help us all stay connected!
We would also love it if you could add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up! If you are not able to copy/paste the code on your page, please e-mail one of us and we would be happy to send you the code!

P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!
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Colossians 3:17 
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.



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