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Welcome to Inspire Me Monday Linky Party!! I’m glad you stopped over, please link up your posts, and stop over to check out some of the other great posts linked up too. Make sure to include the #InspireMeLink hash tag when sharing your posts on social media through out the week. I will be watching the hashtag and re-sharing the posts on my social media. Inspire-Me-Monday


Lately In Our Life

I hope everyone has had a wonderful time off for Christmas and New Year’s! We enjoyed our time off, and while we took our regular school studies off we stayed busy in other ways as we always do. We made TONS of Christmas cookies and other Christmas goodies that we handed out to the kids youth group leaders, our friends, coaches, and more. The kids made some Christmas crafts, that turned out to be some beautiful Christmas gifts for families. We have switched to a different science program and worked through the first unit in the it during break, it seems like it will be a better fit for us as I try to do the same program with all 4 of the younger boys.

I went into see my rheumatologist since I have been visiting him every 3 months lately due to the RA issues I have been struggling with. We had discussed possibly switching one of my meds to one that had a very high chance of very bad side effects, but we decided to just keep things the way they are thank goodness. We are waiting on X-Ray results to see what those show so we can decide what to do next with a couple joints that have been giving me problems. With the fact that I have Rheumatoid and Osteo Arthritis, Lupus and mixed connective tissue disease that really seems to make things more complicated.

We have our next competition coming up at the end of the month which takes place in Indianapolis. It is always fun for everyone to get to stay in a hotel for the competitions we make so many wonderful memories that for sure. We have our hotel already booked but once that hits we will be busy pretty much every weekend until after Easter. We were sad to find out our friends who we had a great time traveling with to competitions last year will not be joining us since their son is injured and will be out for the season.

I haven’t had much time to read through this wonderful blogging book, but am still sharing it for you. If you are a blogger looking to make money from your blog, I highly recommend this book, How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your Soul. It is such a challenge to make money from your blog without spending way to much time doing it. This book will help you do just that!

My Posts From The Last Week

OK with the holidays upon us getting blogging work done has almost been non existent. I have a couple posts in the works and they should get published in the next couple weeks, but we will see how that all works out.

  • Inspire Me Monday #111 ~ Last weeks Inspire Me Monday post, with 2 of my favorite posts and the most popular of the week. Stop over to see if you were featured!!

The Inspire Me Hosts

Each week we share the most clicked on post as well as choosing our own 2 favorite posts. Stop by each of the co-hosts blog to see if your post was featured by them this week!! Also follow each of them on their blogs or social media somehow.

Nicole – Mama Of Many Blessings (ME)

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Emily- Simple Life of a Fire Wife

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Janice- Mostly Blogging

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BonBon – Farmhouse 40

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Last Weeks MOST Popular link:

For last weeks Inspire Me Monday party there were 430  links that were linked up last week the most popular post was….

  • #10 ~ DIY Holiday Gifts ~ These DIY Holiday gifts are not only great gift ideas for the holidays, but many of them would be great for birthdays, Mother’s day, and more.

My Favorite Posts Of the Week:

Below are my 2 choices for the favorite posts of last weeks party.

  • #305 ~ 30 Quick and Easy Soup Recipes  ~ This time of year we eat a ton of soups. This post has 30 different soup recipes that are quick and easy to make perfect for these cold winter days.


  • #9 ~ How To Make A Dreamy DIY Bookshelf ~ This DIY bookshelf really is dreamy. There’s just something about built in bookshelves that get me every time, maybe it’s the fact that I have just a slight book addiction and we have our own library just of kids books. Either way check out this amazing DIY project.


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Inspire Me Monday Linky Party

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Thank you for sharing!!



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