About Us

We are two stay-at-home moms with a desire to live simply by making, baking, saving, and loving God. :)

Meet Jennifer:

Me and my best friend, who happens to be the love of my life :)
Howdy!  :)  My name is Jennifer, and I'm the wife to a wonderful man, the mother to a sweet baby girl, and a child of God.  I absolutely LOVE blogs and like Shawna, I fool myself into thinking that I'm friends with complete strangers when I read their blogs often!  So, if you're that kind of person too, don't be ashamed.. you're welcome here!  :)  I have a private blog where I write about things only for my family and friends, but I decided I wanted to have a separate blog for crafts, thrifty ideas, recipes, and my love for the Lord.  Since Shawna and I are both stay-at-home moms, I thought it would be fun to get together (although we don't live anywhere near each other!) :( and write this blog!

I really love crafty and creative things.  However, I do NOT like paying a lot to do crafty things.  I will tell you right now that I'm not a craft queen.  I'm not that girl that finds old pieces of furniture and then fixes them up into something beautiful and creative.  I'm more of a small project crafter.  I also love cooking and baking, and am always looking for the 'best' recipes.  I've been trying to figure out how to be better at spending less money on groceries while also finding ways to get the things I need to go a long way!  It's a process to learn, but God is showing me small things that make a big difference, and I'll keep working at it.  Most importantly, I AM a child of God and am striving to be more like Him.  Not an easy task, let me tell ya, and it's a never-ending task.  I look forward to sharing with you the ways that God works in my life with the hope that you will desire to know Him as well.  :)

Meet Shawna:

My name is Shawna, and to be honest, I'm not the best blogger.  I think of ideas and have this grand plan to start blogging, but I never seem to follow through...other than the monthly updates of my one year old little man.  I love checking out other blogs from people that are much more organized, creative, well-written, exciting than myself, and there are some that I keep up with so well that I feel that I know the person, like I could call them up and just chat...then I realize that they have no idea that I even exist.  I doubt there are any people like that on my personal blogsite.  Not creative enough to catch the attention of random people, for what random people would like to know what my x-month old child is learning or eating or saying or doing?

Anyways, one of my dearest friends emailed me the other day asking if I would like to join her in starting a blog about being crafty, thrifty, and loving God.  The funny thing is, she has known me her whole life and she doesn't realize that I am NOT crafty.  I so wish I was.  I've started learning how to crochet, so maybe that is a little crafty. I have a lot to learn in this area.  Thrifty is something I AM.  Maybe a little too thrifty.  Maybe embarrassingly thrifty.  I would rather put that extra $20 in savings then go on a date.  Luckily, I'm married to a more realistic (also thrifty) husband that likes to have a little fun and talks some sense into me at times.  I'm also a newly stay-at-home mom.  Not completely by choice, but due to my husband's job training and having to pick up and move for a "short" time, we felt it was the best decision for me to stay home.  So, me staying home and living off of one income means that my thrifty side of me is super-charged.  Maybe I can be of use in this aspect of the blog.  And loving God.  Oh, how I want to grow in this area.  Some days are really easy to love and trust my Heavenly Father, and other days I struggle with questioning if He really knows what He is doing.  My husband and I were foreign missionaries for a time but had to return to the states due to illness, and since then, I've been growing in my relationship with Him, learning how to trust Him when my own plans on serving Him fell through.  It definitely hasn't been a continuous mountaintop the past several months -- there have been lots of valleys as well.  But your faith and trust in Him can't be challenged and grow while on the mountaintop.  So, part of this blog I guess will be some of my journey in my growing in faith and learning how to trust Him more and more. 

You can learn more about Shawna here, and more about Jennifer here.  :)