Shutterfly Calendar Tips

The Christmas countdown has begun!  Looking for gift ideas?  This year, create a calendar for your family members with photos they will treasure.  I’m new to the Shutterfly calendar world, so I asked fellow Shutterflyers for some tips.  Here’s what they suggested: Save as you go!  As with any electronic application, you want to make sure…… Continue reading Shutterfly Calendar Tips


Motherhood & Leadership

I am reading the book The Well-Behaved Child: Discipline That Really Works! and was intrigued by the importance the author places on acting like a leader.  He clarifies that you are not only being a leader, but you are acting like one.  It got me thinking about how similar being a mom is to being in…… Continue reading Motherhood & Leadership

Appetizer · Recipes

Mary’s Sausage Stars

A Front Porch Bliss Favorite… Sausage Stars I’m not sure where this recipe originated, but my mom shared it with me.  She got the recipe from her neighbor, Mary.  It is my favorite recipe to make when we have a group of friends or family over-especially when football is on.  I typically leave the red…… Continue reading Mary’s Sausage Stars

Crockpot · Dinner · Homestead · Recipes

Crockpot Pork Chops

We recently purchased some pork from a friend who raises pigs.  We don’t typically cook much pork, but I’m glad we took the leap and bought some for our freezer.   My in laws were visiting so tried out a new crockpot recipe: Crockpot Pork Chops one can cream of mushroom soup one block cream…… Continue reading Crockpot Pork Chops

Faith · family · infertility

Infertility Resources

Think Positive!  If only things were that simple… I recently wrote about infertility and the struggles we have personally endured.  While it is not an easy road, we have learned a lot during the process, grew closer as a couple, and have had our faith strengthened because of it.  After my post, I’ve heard from…… Continue reading Infertility Resources