Apple Cake Recipe - Marty's Musings

Apple Cake Recipe: Perfect for Fall!

Can you hear it? Can you hear it? I can! It’s the wind calling to me saying, “fall is coming!” Okay, maybe the wind isn’t actually talking to me, but I do so love fall and am completely ready for its arrival. Well, maybe I’m not ready for fall decorating and projects and Christmas breathing […]

Accent Wall Ideas and Tips - Marty's Musings

5 Accent Wall Ideas and Tips

Disclosure: I was provided with product from Behr Paint but the opinions are all my own. When you have a dad who is a painting contractor and handyman and you move into a new house, you are hopeful that your dad will do a few “little” projects for you.  And if your mom is a […]

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Colton Dixon “More of You”: Simple Gift Sunday

Love the simple lyrics of this Colton Dixon “More of You” song. As a Christian artist Colton Dixon has come a long way since his “American Idol” days as a season 11 finalist. He won a Dove award for his first record and has just released  his second album “Anchor.” The lyrics speak to me of the journey […]

Inexpensive Sweet 16 Birthday Party Ideas - Marty's Musings

Inexpensive Sweet 16 Birthday Party Ideas

  It’s hard to believe it’s been over four months since my youngest daughter turned 16!  She is turning into an amazing young woman right before our eyes. I cannot imagine our lives without this tenderhearted, compassionate young lady. (She has since had her braces taken off and is even more beautiful!) Since she is […]

Organizing Home and Work with Sharpie Markers - Marty's Musings

Organizing Home and Work with Sharpie Markers

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #StaplesBTS http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” Over the years as a homeschooling family we’ve collected a lot of stuff. Twenty years of homeschooling STUFF. Everything from school papers to projects to textbooks, reading books, […]

For King and Country "Fix My Eyes " - video and devotion from Marty's Musings

For King and Country “Fix My Eyes”: Simple Gift Sunday

  My youngest daughter is an animal lover, to say the least. We walk around the block and she tells me all the names of the outdoor cats we see. We don’t know the owners but she knows the cats! She loves to tell us every.single.detail about the activities of our own two cats. My […]

Strawberry Smoothie Popsicles - Marty's Musings

Strawberry Smoothie Popsicles

  Have you had a great summer so far? Can you remember back to your childhood and lazy days when a fan and a popsicle were all you needed to withstand the blazing heat? Or does it seem like a distant memory? In North Carolina we’ve had a few days recently where the temps have […]

Gender Reveal Party Banner - Marty's Musings

Gender Reveal Party Banner

Disclosure: I received free product and compensation in exchange for creating a project using products from Consumer Crafts.com. All opinions are my own. The next few months will be exciting ones for our family. Other than normal school, work and church activities, my daughter Rachel and her husband are expecting our first grandchild in early 2015! (Read […]

Gray and Coral Bedroom Makeover - Marty's Musings

Gray and Coral Bedroom Makeover Reveal

  The day is finally here! Begun back in February, I’m finally finished and able to show all the details of our gray and coral bedroom makeover! Desperately in need of reviving and updating, this room has my heart and soul poured into it. We had lived with the same furniture arrangement for 23 years. Yep, that’s […]

TGI Fridays $10 Endless Appetizers - Marty's Musings-3

TGI Fridays $10 Endless Appetizers!

Have you heard about TGI Fridays $10 Endless Appetizers? I know it’s an amazing deal  because I took my youngest two kids and my hubby there last Sunday night. Typical girl, my daughter poses so sweetly. This was the most “presentable” pic of my boys. You know how boys are!   I had already perused the […]