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Washi Tape Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft for Kids and Adults

This simple and easy Easter egg suncatcher craft uses washi tape and cardstock. It couldn't be easier! Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kids, teens, or adults because it makes a beautiful craft to hang in the window. Sun catchers perfect for spring.

My Valentines washi tape sun catcher was so successful that I wanted to make some more for Easter. First up was an Easter egg. Washi Tape Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft Materials This could not be easier. Cardstock – I used white because I knew some of my tapes were also white. Washi tape Scissors Instructions First, fold your paper in half the hot dog way and draw an egg shape. I made mine a little thinner at the top and a little thicker at the bottom. Next, cut out the frame by cutting the same basic line inside of your … Read more

8 Tips to Resist Cravings & Temptation

8 ways to resist temptation - How to avoid temptation whether it's food tempting to derail your weight loss, a shopping habit or addiction, or some other sin. You don't have to give in. You can stay healthy and do the right thing!

Temptation is everywhere. I am trying really hard not to eat sugar and other unhealthy foods so that I can lose the weight I regained over the last year. (If you haven’t been following my journey, I lost over 200 pounds in 2017 and early 2018 but regained about 80 towards the end of 2018 and into 2019.) The problem is that I am a sugar addict. It’s as simple and as complicated as that. I am addicted to sugar and I crave it when I don’t have any. I feel like I can’t control myself whenever I find sugary … Read more

Washi Tape Cross Suncatcher Craft for Kids and Adults

This simple and easy Easter cross suncatcher craft uses washi tape and cardstock. It couldn't be easier! Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kids, teens, or adults because it makes a beautiful craft to hang in the window. Sun catchers perfect for spring or any time of year.

Back in the old days of my blog, I wrote frequently about homeschooling, crafts, and activities to do with your kids. In the past couple of years, I have pivoted somewhat and now write much more on physical and mental health, but that does not mean I no longer homeschool (I do) or craft (I do) or do lots of fun activities with my kids (I do that too). It just means that I haven’t been talking about it as much here. Last year, in the spring, I made these fun sun catchers with the girls on Easter weekend, took … Read more

44 Positive Affirmations for Defeating Temptation and Overcoming Addiction

44 positive affirmations for defeating temptation and overcoming addiction - You will find tons of encouragement and inspiration for recovery and making healthy decisions and choices in these 44 printable positive affirmations cards for kids, teens, and adults. Calm, peaceful thoughts, these inspiring words will expose the truths of our power in a repeatable way.

Eight years ago, when I was in the behavioral health center (which means mental hospital in plain English), I learned about the power of positive affirmations. I started using some at that time, and I have tweaked them constantly over the years. I design them on my computer, print them on cardstock, laminate them, and hang them in different places that I’ll see them throughout the day. I have affirmations in my bathroom, on the mirror, on the mirror on my dresser, on the shelf above my work computer, and in my living room. I stop and repeat my affirmations three … Read more

17 Easy Ways to Develop a Positive Outlook

17 easy ways to develop a positive mindset - The power of a positive outlook is great and far-reaching. Inspiration and motivation for healthy thinking at work and at school. These activities, tips, and ideas work for women and men and even kids and teens. Lots of Christian life thoughts for making you happy through prayer, scripture, and more.

I wrote in a post in 2013 called 13 Bible verses to overcome disappointment. I said that I was not born an optimist, and I don’t think anybody really is. What a depressing thought, but it was 100% true for me at the time. I have good news for you. In the years since that, I have grown into an optimist. Mostly. I have developed those skills, and now I usually see the world through rosy glasses, though I will be the first to admit that I still have snarky and sarcastic moments once in a while. Why does a positive … Read more

25 Bible Verses on Joy & Happiness

25 Bible verses on joy & happiness. These encouraging scriptures will bring gladness and lasting joy to your life. The words and truths of The Lord God and Jesus Christ will lift you up and give you strength. Beautiful Christian thoughts for my heart.

There have been times in my life when I had joy and times when I had no joy. Looking back, the times when I had no joy are much more clear and well-defined: When my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and up through (and beyond, if I’m being honest) her death nine months later When I got laid off from a job I loved When I was on pregnancy bed rest and had to lie down 23 hours a day for more than 8 weeks When I had postpartum depression, up through being diagnosed with bipolar disorder after a … Read more