A bit of an update, some upcoming news, and the Aprons & Pearls Linkup

Well, life has been intense lately.

Our youngest was diagnosed with oral ties, so the past few weeks have been about nursing him more, appointments for weight checks, and appointments for setting up revisions for it. It has left little time for much else. I hope to share some information on the process at some point.

We are officially starting school today. I plan to share about our curriculum, and how we are using various things along with it.

We are also starting a reschedule.

Story time starts next week, as well as science time. We have our schedule worked to include them.

The children are enjoying karate

I am excited about some upcoming posts. I really want to get back to writing more regularly.

Tomorrow the 2018 Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle goes on sale. I am very excited about this year’s bundle. There are several resources that are worth more than the bundle itself, and they are ones I will definitely use.

Summer is not officially over, but I am turning my attention to this autumn. I will be sharing our bucket list.

Our summer bucket list was not a complete wash, but we did not quite get everything done. Honestly, I am pretty happy with what we did. Memories were made.

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On to the linkup!

The Aprons & Pearls Link-up

“If you want to experience consistent victory and see it played out in the atmosphere of your home, continually look for areas in which the Holy Spirit is leading to greater obedience, and ask God what your part is in making that a reality.

Cynthia Carrier

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“If you want to experience consistent victory and see it played out in the atmosphere of your home, continually look for areas in which the Holy Spirit is leading to greater obedience, and ask God what your part is in making that a reality.

Cynthia Carrier

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    • I would like to encourage you to browse through the links and take time to visit some and comment when lead.

    The link-up will run Tuesday at 6am-Sunday at 5pm. Please come back through Sunday and check out some of the posts!

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“If you want to experience consistent victory and see it played out in the atmosphere of your home, continually look for areas in which the Holy Spirit is leading to greater obedience, and ask God what your part is in making that a reality.

Cynthia Carrier

Aprons & Pearls Link~up @godschicki
This is a Christ-based weekly link-up to encourage others in their walks, and help Christian bloggers get their work out there.
Leave links to posts that are:
Homemaking/natural living/parenting/Christian walk related.
This could be natural living posts, recipes, cleaning, parenting, devotions, lessons, homeschool, Christian living, mentoring, modesty, gardening, homemade, diy, marriage, relationships, frugality, etc.

Linking Guidelines:

    • Link directly to your post (not to your homepage).
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    • While I personally do not see anything wrong with a glass of wine every once in a while, please do not include alcoholic beverage recipes. It is a stumbling block to many, and I am not comfortable including them. They will be deleted.
    • Feel free to include old posts that need some love, relevant link ups and giveaways.
    • Leave as many as you like.
    • Link back to the Aprons & Pearls Linkup, either using the button below or a text link on either your post, sidebar, or link party page.
    • Use the hashtag #apronspearls when posting on social media so we can find your posts as well!
    • I would like to encourage you to browse through the links and take time to visit some and comment when lead.

    The link-up will run Tuesday at 6am-Sunday at 5pm. Please come back through Sunday and check out some of the posts!
    I have made a Pinterest Board for the posts that you link-up, feel free to send me a message over on pinterest to be added. You can click here to check out the board.
    As time allows I will pin some links from the linkup (unless you have already added them to the board), share them on social media and comment.
    Please note: View expressed in linkedup posts do not necessarily reflect my own, and I reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts.
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Martial Arts, Frustrations, & The Aprons and Pearls Linkup

This past week has been filled with activity and frustration.
Our second week of martial arts classes at our dojo (karate for the kids, krav maga for myself and my husband). There’s a bit of time between classes, almost too much to stay, but definitely not enough to go home. We will play around some with what we will do during that time. School work most likely once we really start, some reading of library books perhaps. If all else fails, the children love drawing, so I might just stock up on notebooks.
Krav was interesting. I am having to modify or sit out of some of the pre-defense portion of the class because it is a bunch of exercises that I can not do at the moment due to my diastasis recti (abdominal separation). I am also doing some core building exercises on my own to help with the DR.
Trying to get into better shape, but balancing it with getting enough calories to keep my milk supply up, and over tax my adrenals.
Life has been taxing enough for the adrenals!
Trying to get our religious exemptions from our children’s old doctor in time to register for school. I have been trying to get them for a month now and it has just been a nightmare. Our old doctor’s quirkiness use to be interesting, but now it is a huge source of stress. He does not have full-time office hours, so I only have certain days that I can go in. He shares an office that we have gone to, so he keeps records off site. He uses an answering service, so there is no direct calling him. You have to call and wait for him to call back.
I finally got up with him and arranged to pickup our records Friday. His office is across town, so it is a 30 minute drive. The children had lost their minds just before we left the house. We got to the office and no one was there. Call to the answering service, and waiting for him to call back.
Turns out he forgot a continuing education meeting that day and would not be in the office. He thought that when I said the 15th that I somehow meant the 15th of September (I specifically said Virginia requires the notice of intent to homeschool, along with required documents by AUGUST 15th), and we had plenty of time, so he was not bothered by urgency.
I nearly lost it. I informed him that when I first started we did have plenty of time. That I would already have to drag the children out to hand deliver it to the office because he had taken so long.
I get a twitch in my eye when I get really stressed. It has been a while since I have had one, but I got one that day.
After a stressful week, including a night of hormonal ugly crying and being physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted the next day, it was nearly the straw that broke the camel’s back.
We just had them redone. It is not hard, but still extra for me to do. We have yet to get the records. Good times.
That is all on top of juggling nursing most of the day,  getting homeschool stuff figured out, trying to get things around the room caught up on the house, and all of the other stay at home jobs.
I have plastered the house with verses on renewing my mind, putting on love and the garment of praise, and just to encourage me. Satan is great at using life to cut us down, to try to discourage us, to pile on the guilt. The Word is the best weapon we have.
We have decided on Konos for our main curriculum. We will supplement math and phonics with some other workbooks.
This past weekend we got in some good science lessons. We took a nice walk around the neighborhood at my grandma’s and while out at the park we talked about the different types of leaves that we found and found the trees that they come from, found a cicada shell (Danny loved it. For the record, I never would have picked it up before I had children!), observed how sensitive plants close up when touched, found mushrooms (and talked about how we do not eat wild mushrooms unless someone trained in identifying them has cleared them), observed gnats in spider webs (they are plentiful in that area!), talked about how acorns grow really big trees… learning does not just happen in the class room.
Tomorrow our youngest and I will be seeing a lactation consultant about his oral ties. She needs to see if she would recommend having them revised because they are affecting his nursing. I am fairly certain that they are. Once I have her recommendation the local pediatric dentist that does revisions will schedule having his ties released. Not something I am looking forward to, but if it helps him we need to have it done.
I really have had to start using a planner for appointments. We have so much going on, and it is not even autumn yet! If I do not write it down or put it in my phone I am sunk!
The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle Sale is coming up, so stay tuned! I will be sharing more about it in the coming weeks. There are some amazing resources, as always.
I have a couple more guest posts that I will try to get up this week, then I will try to get back to posting a new post at least once a week. We will see how that goes. While blogging is my creative outlet, it is rather low priority at the moment.
Yesterday, Lillie shared a bit about her journey.
I have noticed that clicks on the linkups are down, please, I am not going to put a number of how many links you much check out, but take some time to check out the content that others are leaving. Thank you for participating!
 On to the linkup!

The Aprons & Pearls Link-up

“If you want to experience consistent victory and see it played out in the atmosphere of your home, continually look for areas in which the Holy Spirit is leading to greater obedience, and ask God what your part is in making that a reality.

Cynthia Carrier

Aprons & Pearls Link~up @godschicki
This is a Christ-based weekly link-up to encourage others in their walks, and help Christian bloggers get their work out there.
Leave links to posts that are:
Homemaking/natural living/parenting/Christian walk related.
This could be natural living posts, recipes, cleaning, parenting, devotions, lessons, homeschool, Christian living, mentoring, modesty, gardening, homemade, diy, marriage, relationships, frugality, etc.

Linking Guidelines:

    • Link directly to your post (not to your homepage).
    • Please, no marketing posts (Plexus, Jamberry, MLM Oils or the like). Affiliate links to relevant items okay.
    • While I personally do not see anything wrong with a glass of wine every once in a while, please do not include alcoholic beverage recipes. It is a stumbling block to many, and I am not comfortable including them. They will be deleted.
    • Feel free to include old posts that need some love, relevant link ups and giveaways.
    • Leave as many as you like.
    • Link back to the Aprons & Pearls Linkup, either using the button below or a text link on either your post, sidebar, or link party page.
    • Use the hashtag #apronspearls when posting on social media so we can find your posts as well!
    • I would like to encourage you to browse through the links and take time to visit some and comment when lead.

    The link-up will run Tuesday at 6am-Sunday at 5pm. Please come back through Sunday and check out some of the posts!
    I have made a Pinterest Board for the posts that you link-up, feel free to send me a message over on pinterest to be added. You can click here to check out the board.
    As time allows I will pin some links from the linkup (unless you have already added them to the board), share them on social media and comment.
    Please note: View expressed in linkedup posts do not necessarily reflect my own, and I reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts.
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Life Update, Guests Posts, Homeschool Prep, and the Aprons & Pearls Linkup

I completely spaced the linkup last week until Thursday night! We had some family come in Thursday night, so last week was a blur trying to get things done. I do apologize.
It has been busy around here.
We found a curriculum for our homeschooling that will kickoff the Tuesday after Labor Day. It is all a bit overwhelming. I am trying to pin down a schedule. I have never really cared for schedules, but we will definitely need one this autumn. I will likely post more about starting up in a while.
I ventured to the local homeschool book store last week and inquired about Konos curriculum. They had the first volume. They held them for me while I discussed it with hubby. We decided to give it a try. When I went back to get it, the lady brought out volumes 2 & 3. Someone had brought them in to give away. So, for the (discounted) price of one volume, we got all three. They are older editions, so I will be hole punching and putting them in a binder. Because I need another project! But it will be a lot easier to use. The first volume is coming apart.
The children have started karate. Last week was our first week. Two days a week we will end up spending quite a bit of time at our dojo. The children have their classes from about 3:45-4:45. Hubby and I have  Krava Maga classes at 6:45-7:45. So I will be packing dinner for our family to eat there since there is not much time in between and loading and unloading the children into the car is silly.
It really is a great dojo that we have found. It is a Christian business. It actually started in our church’s fellowship hall. They pray before and after each class.
Registration for story and science time is coming up as well.
Last week we took the children to Ripley’s Believe It or Not (mainly because our oldest wanted to see the Iron Man that was on the flyer). There was an interesting tunnel that I plan to share about later. And a 4D theater. It was a fun day, but a very full one! We also made stops at some favorite places on the way back.
Last week was the last week of our library’s summer reading challenge. I utterly failed with the children this year. We logged only a small fraction of what we read, and I even logged some of them wrong.
We did not make it to a single special event at the library.
The mom guilt has been a real struggle, that is for sure! I have to keep reminding myself that guilt is one of Satan’s favorite tools.
I also discovered that our newest little has upper lip and tongue ties. We have a consultation with a lactation consultant next week. We will see if getting them release is going to be an option. Hopefully it will allow him to nurse more effectively.
Also, if baby is fussy when you set them down, start up your vacuum. No lie, I might have left my vacuum running some this week! I got a small noise machine, but he does not seem to like it as much (maybe it is because the next to youngest keeps taking it?).
On to the linkup!

The Aprons & Pearls Link-up

“If you want to experience consistent victory and see it played out in the atmosphere of your home, continually look for areas in which the Holy Spirit is leading to greater obedience, and ask God what your part is in making that a reality.

Cynthia Carrier

Aprons & Pearls Link~up @godschicki
This is a Christ-based weekly link-up to encourage others in their walks, and help Christian bloggers get their work out there.
Leave links to posts that are:
Homemaking/natural living/parenting/Christian walk related.
This could be natural living posts, recipes, cleaning, parenting, devotions, lessons, homeschool, Christian living, mentoring, modesty, gardening, homemade, diy, marriage, relationships, frugality, etc.

Linking Guidelines:

    • Link directly to your post (not to your homepage).
    • Please, no marketing posts (Plexus, Jamberry, MLM Oils or the like). Affiliate links to relevant items okay.
    • While I personally do not see anything wrong with a glass of wine every once in a while, please do not include alcoholic beverage recipes. It is a stumbling block to many, and I am not comfortable including them. They will be deleted.
    • Feel free to include old posts that need some love, relevant link ups and giveaways.
    • Leave as many as you like.
    • Link back to the Aprons & Pearls Linkup, either using the button below or a text link on either your post, sidebar, or link party page.
    • Use the hashtag #apronspearls when posting on social media so we can find your posts as well!
    • I would like to encourage you to browse through the links and take time to visit some and comment when lead.

    The link-up will run Tuesday at 6am-Sunday at 5pm. Please come back through Sunday and check out some of the posts!
    I have made a Pinterest Board for the posts that you link-up, feel free to send me a message over on pinterest to be added. You can click here to check out the board.
    As time allows I will pin some links from the linkup (unless you have already added them to the board), share them on social media and comment.
    Please note: View expressed in linkedup posts do not necessarily reflect my own, and I reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts.
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The Week in Review and The Aprons & Pearls Linkup

Rather frustrating week.
After wrangling the (four) children for a 5.5 hour sales pitch (that was supposed to be 90 minutes) at a time share place for a few vouchers for stays at their facilities, we found out that, while they knew since phone call #1 that we are a family of 6, the vouchers are only good for 4 people. No one told us during the first phone call. No one told us during check in. No one told us during the 5 hour sales pitch. No one told us when we checked out. Honestly, if it had been up to me I would have passed from the beginning, but hubby agreed to it. If anyone from Vacation Village Resorts and Affiliates offers you anything, just pass. It is not worth it.
Nothing much has gotten done around the house either. I am feeling motivated, but littlest man is nursing a lot, which is normal. It is a season that will pass. So this week has been filled with much cuddling, nursing, and Netflix. Chipping away at laundry one load at a time. Everything bottle necks at the dryer, and it has been raining since Saturday (and has a good chance of rain all week).
We are also pretty far behind on our summer reading challenge. The goal has been 20 minutes a day and 100 books over the summer. I am trying to be okay with it, there is only so much that we can do. We have read daily, but I have not paid attention to the clock when we do.
We did get to check out the Lego Americana Tour. The White House, Supreme Court Building, Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, Old North Church, Washington Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial in Legos-in pretty amazing detail. And a fun snow scene with a lot of the children’s favorite characters.
I am very grateful for all of the guests posts that have allowed me to not worry about the blog on top of everything else going on. This week the guest posts have been Biblical Encouragement For The Weary Mom, Slayed Yet Vindicated, and Don’t Judge Someone Based On One Piece of Their Puzzle.
There is an amazing sale going on over at Flirty Apron (check out the link in the sidebar). Up to 70% off, and one of my all-time favorite aprons-the Lindy- is included in the sale!
On to the linkup!

The Aprons & Pearls Link-up

“If you want to experience consistent victory and see it played out in the atmosphere of your home, continually look for areas in which the Holy Spirit is leading to greater obedience, and ask God what your part is in making that a reality.

Cynthia Carrier

Aprons & Pearls Link~up @godschicki
This is a Christ-based weekly link-up to encourage others in their walks, and help Christian bloggers get their work out there.
Leave links to posts that are:
Homemaking/natural living/parenting/Christian walk related.
This could be natural living posts, recipes, cleaning, parenting, devotions, lessons, homeschool, Christian living, mentoring, modesty, gardening, homemade, diy, marriage, relationships, frugality, etc.

Linking Guidelines:

    • Link directly to your post (not to your homepage).
    • Please, no marketing posts (Plexus, Jamberry, MLM Oils or the like). Affiliate links to relevant items okay.
    • While I personally do not see anything wrong with a glass of wine every once in a while, please do not include alcoholic beverage recipes. It is a stumbling block to many, and I am not comfortable including them. They will be deleted.
    • Feel free to include old posts that need some love, relevant link ups and giveaways.
    • Leave as many as you like.
    • Link back to the Aprons & Pearls Linkup, either using the button below or a text link on either your post, sidebar, or link party page.
    • Use the hashtag #apronspearls when posting on social media so we can find your posts as well!
    • I would like to encourage you to browse through the links and take time to visit some and comment when lead.

    The link-up will run Tuesday at 6am-Sunday at 5pm. Please come back through Sunday and check out some of the posts!
    I have made a Pinterest Board for the posts that you link-up, feel free to send me a message over on pinterest to be added. You can click here to check out the board.
    As time allows I will pin some links from the linkup (unless you have already added them to the board), share them on social media and comment.
    Please note: View expressed in linkedup posts do not necessarily reflect my own, and I reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts.
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Guest Posts and the Aprons and Pearls Linkup

This might be a short post this week since I am writing it on my phone on the car ride home from a long day out.

We have been going hard since Friday with various activities, and I am hoping to take it a bit easier today. Hopefully catch up on some laundry, dishes, and sleep. Not really holding my breath on the sleep.

This past week we knocked out a few things on our bucket list. Checked out a local modern art museum. Had a water balloon fight. Still have not cooked veggies from the garden… mainly because the kids eat them while we are outside. I am sure that I am forgetting something, but my brain is fried.

I am so thankful for the ladies that have contributed to Timeless Mama this summer. If you missed the posts this week, they were When Anxiety Threatens Your Personal Peace, Joy & Sorrow and Viewing People As God Does.

There are some more guest posts scheduled for Wednesday (tomorrow), Friday, and Monday, so please come back to check it out!

On to the linkup!

The Aprons & Pearls Link-up

“If you want to experience consistent victory and see it played out in the atmosphere of your home, continually look for areas in which the Holy Spirit is leading to greater obedience, and ask God what your part is in making that a reality.

Cynthia Carrier

Aprons & Pearls Link~up @godschicki

This is a Christ-based weekly link-up to encourage others in their walks, and help Christian bloggers get their work out there.

Leave links to posts that are:

Homemaking/natural living/parenting/Christian walk related.

This could be natural living posts, recipes, cleaning, parenting, devotions, lessons, homeschool, Christian living, mentoring, modesty, gardening, homemade, diy, marriage, relationships, frugality, etc.

Linking Guidelines:

    • Link directly to your post (not to your homepage).
    • Please, no marketing posts (Plexus, Jamberry, MLM Oils or the like). Affiliate links to relevant items okay.
    • While I personally do not see anything wrong with a glass of wine every once in a while, please do not include alcoholic beverage recipes. It is a stumbling block to many, and I am not comfortable including them. They will be deleted.
    • Feel free to include old posts that need some love, relevant link ups and giveaways.
    • Leave as many as you like.
    • Link back to the Aprons & Pearls Linkup, either using the button below or a text link on either your post, sidebar, or link party page.
    • Use the hashtag #apronspearls when posting on social media so we can find your posts as well!
    • I would like to encourage you to browse through the links and take time to visit some and comment when lead.

    The link-up will run Tuesday at 6am-Sunday at 5pm. Please come back through Sunday and check out some of the posts!

    I have made a Pinterest Board for the posts that you link-up, feel free to send me a message over on pinterest to be added. You can click here to check out the board.

    As time allows I will pin some links from the linkup (unless you have already added them to the board), share them on social media and comment.

    Please note: View expressed in linkedup posts do not necessarily reflect my own, and I reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts.

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Guest Posts, Bucket List, and the Aprons & Pearls Linkup

A bit late today, sorry about that!
It has been a busy week. Yesterday was my first day on my own with all four children. It went well, though we ended up back at urgent care for nursemaids elbow with Danny, and we had a chiropractor appointment.
Our bucket list is going well. Wednesday we went to our local fireworks display. We also knocked rolling down a hill off the list. We kind of did our scavenger hunt. I ordered some liquid water colors to do bubble and water gun painting. We went to our first dollar movie. If you have a local Regal Cinema, you should check to see if they are participating in the Summer Movie Express. I am going to brave taking the four out to another movie on my own today. We will see how it goes.
Today is Cow Appreciation day, so if you have a Chick-fil-a, check it out (and get a free entrée).
The next couple of weeks is all about guest posts here. Yesterday’s was Biblical Encouragement for the Lonely Wife. Friday was Learning to Make the Changes You Need to Live Intentionally. Again, a big thank you to the contributors!
On to the linkup!

The Aprons & Pearls Link-up

“If you want to experience consistent victory and see it played out in the atmosphere of your home, continually look for areas in which the Holy Spirit is leading to greater obedience, and ask God what your part is in making that a reality.

Cynthia Carrier

Aprons & Pearls Link~up @godschicki
This is a Christ-based weekly link-up to encourage others in their walks, and help Christian bloggers get their work out there.
Leave links to posts that are:
Homemaking/natural living/parenting/Christian walk related.
This could be natural living posts, recipes, cleaning, parenting, devotions, lessons, homeschool, Christian living, mentoring, modesty, gardening, homemade, diy, marriage, relationships, frugality, etc.

Linking Guidelines:

    • Link directly to your post (not to your homepage).
    • Please, no marketing posts (Plexus, Jamberry, MLM Oils or the like). Affiliate links to relevant items okay.
    • While I personally do not see anything wrong with a glass of wine every once in a while, please do not include alcoholic beverage recipes. It is a stumbling block to many, and I am not comfortable including them. They will be deleted.
    • Feel free to include old posts that need some love, relevant link ups and giveaways.
    • Leave as many as you like.
    • Link back to the Aprons & Pearls Linkup, either using the button below or a text link on either your post, sidebar, or link party page.
    • Use the hashtag #apronspearls when posting on social media so we can find your posts as well!
    • I would like to encourage you to browse through the links and take time to visit some and comment when lead.

    The link-up will run Tuesday at 6am-Sunday at 5pm. Please come back through Sunday and check out some of the posts!
    I have made a Pinterest Board for the posts that you link-up, feel free to send me a message over on pinterest to be added. You can click here to check out the board.
    As time allows I will pin some links from the linkup (unless you have already added them to the board), share them on social media and comment.
    Please note: View expressed in linkedup posts do not necessarily reflect my own, and I reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts.
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    Now, to the link-up! Just click on the blue button below to add your link, and to check out all of the links left by others! Links are sorted randomly, so no need to worry if you join us late in the game!


Aprons & Pearls Linkup

Later this week will begin the wonderful guest posts that I have lined up.  I was hoping to have a few other posts done and up this week, but we have been taking it easy.
We are working on our summer bucket list. Today was are going to see a dollar movie at the theater. Tomorrow we will be knocking out a lot of things at our traditional Independence Day celebrations. Rolling down the hill, fireworks, scavenger hunt and bingo, watermelon… it should be a lot of fun.
Yesterday we got the kids helmets and took them to ride their bikes after a picnic. We did not realize how hot it would be (we had a heat advisory apparently), so we did not stay long, but we had fun.
On to the linkup!

The Aprons & Pearls Link-up

“If you want to experience consistent victory and see it played out in the atmosphere of your home, continually look for areas in which the Holy Spirit is leading to greater obedience, and ask God what your part is in making that a reality.

Cynthia Carrier

Aprons & Pearls Link~up @godschicki
This is a Christ-based weekly link-up to encourage others in their walks, and help Christian bloggers get their work out there.
Leave links to posts that are:
Homemaking/natural living/parenting/Christian walk related.
This could be natural living posts, recipes, cleaning, parenting, devotions, lessons, homeschool, Christian living, mentoring, modesty, gardening, homemade, diy, marriage, relationships, frugality, etc.

Linking Guidelines:

    • Link directly to your post (not to your homepage).
    • Please, no marketing posts (Plexus, Jamberry, MLM Oils or the like). Affiliate links to relevant items okay.
    • While I personally do not see anything wrong with a glass of wine every once in a while, please do not include alcoholic beverage recipes. It is a stumbling block to many, and I am not comfortable including them. They will be deleted.
    • Feel free to include old posts that need some love, relevant link ups and giveaways.
    • Leave as many as you like.
    • Link back to the Aprons & Pearls Linkup, either using the button below or a text link on either your post, sidebar, or link party page.
    • Use the hashtag #apronspearls when posting on social media so we can find your posts as well!
    • I would like to encourage you to browse through the links and take time to visit some and comment when lead.

    The link-up will run Tuesday at 6am-Sunday at 5pm. Please come back through Sunday and check out some of the posts!
    I have made a Pinterest Board for the posts that you link-up, feel free to send me a message over on pinterest to be added. You can click here to check out the board.
    As time allows I will pin some links from the linkup (unless you have already added them to the board), share them on social media and comment.
    Please note: View expressed in linkedup posts do not necessarily reflect my own, and I reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts.
    fe0da277-145a-4965-b39e-a835bbc51409
    Now, to the link-up! Just click on the blue button below to add your link, and to check out all of the links left by others! Links are sorted randomly, so no need to worry if you join us late in the game!


Aprons & Pearl Linkup

I had a few more posts that I wanted to finish up last week and get up, but our newest edition arrived Wednesday morning. I might write up and share his birth story soon. Everything went extremely well, and it was probably the best birth yet. We are doing well.
I have most of July scheduled with guests posts, I may or may not get to doing some more posts for June soon.
Thanks for joining us!
On to the linkup!

The Aprons & Pearls Link-up

“If you want to experience consistent victory and see it played out in the atmosphere of your home, continually look for areas in which the Holy Spirit is leading to greater obedience, and ask God what your part is in making that a reality.

Cynthia Carrier

Aprons & Pearls Link~up @godschicki
This is a Christ-based weekly link-up to encourage others in their walks, and help Christian bloggers get their work out there.
Leave links to posts that are:
Homemaking/natural living/parenting/Christian walk related.
This could be natural living posts, recipes, cleaning, parenting, devotions, lessons, homeschool, Christian living, mentoring, modesty, gardening, homemade, diy, marriage, relationships, frugality, etc.

Linking Guidelines:

    • Link directly to your post (not to your homepage).
    • Please, no marketing posts (Plexus, Jamberry, MLM Oils or the like). Affiliate links to relevant items okay.
    • While I personally do not see anything wrong with a glass of wine every once in a while, please do not include alcoholic beverage recipes. It is a stumbling block to many, and I am not comfortable including them. They will be deleted.
    • Feel free to include old posts that need some love, relevant link ups and giveaways.
    • Leave as many as you like.
    • Link back to the Aprons & Pearls Linkup, either using the button below or a text link on either your post, sidebar, or link party page.
    • Use the hashtag #apronspearls when posting on social media so we can find your posts as well!
    • I would like to encourage you to browse through the links and take time to visit some and comment when lead.

    The link-up will run Tuesday at 6am-Sunday at 5pm. Please come back through Sunday and check out some of the posts!
    I have made a Pinterest Board for the posts that you link-up, feel free to send me a message over on pinterest to be added. You can click here to check out the board.
    As time allows I will pin some links from the linkup (unless you have already added them to the board), share them on social media and comment.
    Please note: View expressed in linkedup posts do not necessarily reflect my own, and I reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts.
    fe0da277-145a-4965-b39e-a835bbc51409
    Now, to the link-up! Just click on the blue button below to add your link, and to check out all of the links left by others! Links are sorted randomly, so no need to worry if you join us late in the game!