I headed to the 2:1 conference last weekend after finding out that someone anonymously sponsored my ticket. Talk about humbled! I mean, really humbled considering that my blogging has been scattered and unpredictable for quite some time. There were no strings attached other than going. If my anonymous sponsor reads this, I cannot thank you […]

Teach Them Diligently Convention: A Recap

Last weekend I strapped Asher in his carseat and drove with some friends to the Teach Them Diligently Convention. Only, it wasn’t that easy, because homeboy hates his carseat like nobody’s business. So a quick drive over the mountain in between nursing sessions took much, much longer than it should have, but that’s besides the […]

How to Take a Shower When Home Alone With a Baby

Most of us who stay home with the kids would hate to admit how often we are still in our pajamas in the afternoon…ahem. While I think “pajama days” are definitely one of the perks of being a stay at home mom, I’ve come to realize that I get more done on the days I […]

Boutique Baby Series: No-Sew Pacifier Clip Tutorial {Guest Post}

Note from Sara: My friend Jenny from The Southern Institute is here today to share a tutorial with you while I snuggle up with my newest little guy. Let’s give her a warm welcome to the Happy Brown House! Hello, everyone! It’s so good to be here today as a guest… my first time at […]

Sunday Morning (Shaun Groves Style)

My friend, Shaun Groves, has a new CD coming out in August. He’s just released links to preview the CD on his blog. It is quality music from a quality guy who loves Jesus, Compassion International, and Adoption…three of my favorite things. (Shaun and his wife, Becky, are in the process of adopting from Ethiopia, […]

Pennies & Blessings

I can’t believe I almost forgot to tell you about another place to hear from me… My friend Mandy from Pennies and Blessings, has a fabulous team of writers and I’ve joined them to share some Frugal Family Fun! Pennies and Blessings is so much more than a coupon/deal website. It offers information about living […]

Mommy & Me: Favorite Preschool Printable Resources

Not all of my Mommy & Me Activities are handmade. And most of the time, they are not even made by me. I’ll often print something I find and adapt it for Jonah’s readiness. I know that most of us are busy. While I try to show you easy things that anyone can make, sometimes […]

The Kindness Of Friends

When I went to Relevant, I scrimped and saved to get there. Now,  I’m not usually much of a “girly-girl”, but I realized that I would be seeing my online friends in real-life for the first time. A sense of panic rose from somewhere deep inside and insecurity bubbled to the surface for various reasons. […]

A Common Thread

I recently had lunch with Robin from Pensieve. She is another Chattanooga blogger that I “met” through Twitter. This was our first time meeting face-to-face, instead of typing through a computer. As sweet and southern as sweet tea and cobbler, she did not disappoint! I’d love to be able to see a video screen with […]

Blessed Pillow Barter

I entered a giveaway on a blog of a creative crafter recently. She contacted me to tell me that she’d be willing to barter her skills for mine. (You can see my new Sodderbug charms here! ) I quickly said YES! What a great way to get something I want without spending any money (remember, […]