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Family, Good Reads, Gospel Topics, Lifestyle

A Quote To Live By

There’s something about reading an inspirational quote that can be so encouraging and motivating.

I love this quote from Via (The Minds Journal):

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I love the truth behind this quote.

It boils down to having faith in ourselves and in our abilities.

Just as the bird doesn’t fear the branch breaking, we can not have constant fear that things won’t work out in life.

Instead, we must remember, that through the good and the bad, through the ups and downs, we have the power and ability to push through it all…and fly!

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Having faith in ourselves, and in our abilities takes a lot of work.

Having faith in ourselves takes a lot of effort, and prayer.

Nonetheless, when we find that faith in ourselves, it’s a beautiful thing.

I hope you can find that faith within you.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Baby, Family, kids, Lifestyle, Relationships

What This Picture Tells Me…

I came across this picture on my phone, and I froze.

I looked carefully.

Inspected the photo, and realized it was from about July of 2020.

Not quite 2 years ago, and oh, how things have changed.

Cade 4, Makell 3, Taya 10 months

All 3 of my children are much smaller, wearing different clothing sizes.

My girls have different hairstyles due to their lack of hair that was yet to grow in.

My son hadn’t been to public school yet.

No one could tie their own shoes, and all of them needed my help getting dressed.

There was no pressure of homework and learning to read, the focus was more about playing and having fun.

No one was looking right at the camera, because they didn’t know.

I remember some days thinking, goodness, I wish they were a bit more independent …getting in the car to go anywhere was so, very hard.

And yet, I look at this, and I want to cuddle these little ones again.

Yes, not quite two years have passed and they have grown so much.

Two of them are much more independent.

One has been in public school, one is going to school this fall, and another wishes she was in school.

Yes, time is a thief.

Children are such a blessing, in all phases.

All phases of motherhood is filled with trials, but all phases are full of blessings and joy.

My goal from this sweet, simple picture…

Is to love a little longer, and embrace all the moments.

Time pushes onward, too quick, and too fast.

Enjoy those moments as they come mama.

For they truly sneak by too fast.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Family, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous, Relationships

A Netflix Series I am Obsessed With!

The series that I absolutely love to watch and that inspires me is: “The Home Edit.”

The Home Edit has a new season with so many fun homes that are re-organized and re-designed.

I myself actually went and got some organziational bins. I truly want to live a more organized life.

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I believe being clean and organized brings such a sense of peace to the home.

What are some daily habits you do to keep your home organized?

For me, I make the beds every single day, it just looks cleaner and more complete.

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Have I inspired you yet to go watch the Home Edit?

And just to add, Clea & Joanna become like your best friends in this show. These two organizers are fun and enjoyable to be around.

If you are like me you will binge the entire season quite quickly.

Enjoy!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Family, Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Recipes, Relationships

Gluten-Free Sunday Dinner Ideas!

One of the harder parts of the gluten-free lifestyle is coming up with an entire meal that is gluten-free.

I want to help you to make your gluten-free lifestyle easier.

Below is a gluten-free dinner idea for you to enjoy with family and friends.

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Main Entree: Gluten-Free Hawaiian Haystacks

Side dish 1: Gluten-Free Banana Pineapple Salad

Side dish 2: Veggie tray of carrots, cucumbers, olives and broccoli

Dessert: Gluten-Free Lemon Lush Dessert

And a Tasty Gluten-Free & Alcohol Free Drink: Cherry Limeade Drink

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Hopefully you enjoy this meal plan!

Let me know what other meals you would love to see on here.

Enjoy cooking!

Until next time,

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Family, Good Reads, Gospel Topics, Lifestyle

I Love The Reminder That God Doesn’t Expect Us To Be Flawless.

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

In our church today, we talked about a talk given by Brother Bradley Wilcox entitled ” Worthiness Is Not Flawlessness.”

I loved so many aspects of this talk, but overall, I was grateful for the reminder that God doesn’t expect PERFECTION.

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After-all, God knew that all of us would fall short, and that is why He sent us the Savior, the one perfect person that ever lived.

And yet, when we make mistakes and mess up, it’s so easy for us to get down on ourselves and feel “unworthy.”

That is not what God wants us to feel.

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God wants us to try every day to be a bit better, but if we fall short, we haven’t lost all of our chances.

I love this quote from Brother Wilcox’s talk that says ” Some mistakenly receive the message that they are not worthy to participate fully in the gospel because they are not completely free of bad habits. God’s message is that worthiness is not flawlessness.”

What a wonderful reminder to keep trying, have the goal and mindset to do your best! And even when we fall short, remember that “worthiness is not flawlessness.”

Also, I write this for you and for myself, remember to forgive yourself when you mess up, and move on.

Dwelling in our past mistakes and issues, never truly helps us move forward.

I hope you know how much Heavenly Father loves us. He always has and He always will.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Baby, Beauty & Skincare, Cleaning/organizing, Family, kids, Lifestyle

3 Great Deals on Baby Items From Jane.com

As we all know, baby items aren’t always cheap so whenever you find a great deal on baby items, you have to snag them right?

Hopefully you enjoy some of these great deals, and keep following along for more.

I have been shopping at Jane.com for years and I love their prices and their items.

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These adorable 4″ Milestone Markers are sure to add such beautiful memories for you and baby.

And at the price of only $12.99 shipped, you can’t not grab this for you or someone you love!

This cute 100% Cotton Baby Lounger is at a great price right now of only $69.99 shipped!

This lounger can be the perfect way to keep baby happy and content.

And these adorable newborn baby pictures are priceless right?

This helpful KaeBabies Original 2.0 Diaper Caddy is the perfect way to stay organized with your sweet, little baby.

This Caddy is currently only $17.57 shipped! Such a great deal.

I wish I would have had this with my first baby, there are so many baby items to keep organized, and this would do the trick.

Hopefully you enjoy these great deals on baby items!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Family, Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Recipes

Don’t Forget To Get Gluten-Free Taco Seasoning!

I have mentioned this before, but be careful of gluten found in seasonings.

For those that are quite sensitive to gluten, you’d be surprised how many seasoning are not gluten-free.

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My suggestion to you, is to to on Amazon and get a bulk order of gluten-free seasoning.

In our home, we use this McCormicks Gluten-free Taco Seasoning quite often. So it just makes sense to have it on hand.

This 12-pack is only $16.99, which is a great deal for a great brand.

Also, add this seasoning to your food storage too, it’s one that lasts for a while too.

What are some of your favorite gluten-free seasonings?

Would love to hear!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Family, Gospel Topics, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous

Easter Isn’t Just About the Eggs and Bunny, it’s About Christ’s Resurrection.

When I asked my 6 year old son what he has learned about Easter he said “Easter Isn’t Just About the Eggs and Bunny, it’s About Christ’s Resurrection.”

My heart was happy knowing that there was a deeper meaning to Easter.

A deeper meaning that impacts all of us.

Christ’s atonement, His crucifixion, He suffered greatly for each one of us.

Why?

Because He loves us.

Our family this Easter Sunday

He had all power to stop his pain and suffering, and yet, He knew he had to endure the deepest and enduring pain and anguish… so that through His atonement we can have the chance to live with Him again.

And yes, we know our Savior was resurrected. He lives.

He continues to be there for us all if we but reach for him.

Yes Easter is much, much more than eggs and bunnies, it’s about remembering our Savior Jesus Christ. Remembering that he suffered for us all, and that He lives again.

Happy Easter to all!

And my hope is that we remember this often, not just on Easter.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Decor & More, Family, Lifestyle

Great Deals On Home & Decor Items From Jane.com!

Home and decor items are so fun to shop for, but can be so frustrating to purchase because they can be pricey.

At Jane.com, you will find many cute and stylish home & decor items at a great price. I hope you enjoy some of the select items I have found for you!

Have fun shopping!

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This cute and fun hammock double cushion seat is on sale for only $34.99!

Hammocks can be really pricey so to find such a cute hammock at a great price is ideal.

The hammock comes in a variety of colors.

This hammock can be the perfect way to start out the warm weather seasons.

Next– this Scratch Your Travels Map is currently only $16.99 shipped!

What I love about these maps is that it shows how much you have traveled, and where you want to go next!

I love the design scheme of this particular map.

Such a fun item to have in any home!

These beautiful air purifying houseplants are perfect and beautiful for the home.

I love having pretty and beautiful houseplants in the home.

And at the price of only $23.99 shipped, you can’t pass up this deal!

Lastly, these boho and farmhouse rugs are so cute and stylish and the price is only $21.95

All the designs are beautiful. These rugs can add such a beautiful touch to any home.

I hope you enjoy these items.

Have a wonderful day!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Family, Lifestyle, Relationships

Our Little Love Story/Part 5–Mother’s Know Best.

Well I have to admit, for both of us it wasn’t completely a blind date. We had seen each other very briefly at a birthday party one year prior.

At this point, I am 27 years old and many people had “blind dates,” for me.

I will admit not all my blind dates were rough, but quite a few were, and I was tainted by some of the blind dates I had been on.

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Me at this point in time, had just barely graduated with my Master’s Degree in Communications. (May 2013)

In particular, the blind date I had recently been on (before I was to be set up with Brad), was not good, it made me loose a lot of faith in blind dates.

So it was the week before I was to be set up with Brad, and I called my mom and said “maybe I wouldn’t go on this next blind date.”

I thought at this point, maybe I just needed to take the summer off from dating and “re-set.”

My mom has always been a good listener. She listened to my points and said “Honey, why don’t you go on this one more blind date with this nice boy, and then if it’s not great you can take the summer off from dating.”

A Picture of Brad at the time of our first date (2013).

You can’t say “no” to your mom, who you love and has your best interest in mind.

So, I decided to follow through with the blind date…….