Marianne Mitchell

Wife, Momma, Follower of Jesus

BeHappyChallenge

Day 22 #behappychallenge

You would think that with being a new mom I wouldn’t have much time to read, but actually I’ve averaged a book a month over the last 5 months. It helps keep me sane. It helps me escape. It helps me breathe. And this book, Surprised by Motherhood by Lisa Jo Baker, is one I highly recommend to any mom- new or seasoned. I loved this  ...

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Day 9 #behappychallenge

So it’s hard to know if I should do all 30 days in order, even if I miss a day, or if I should just pick up on whatever day it is and (possibly) fill in the missing ones later? In this case, I am going to just pick up on what day it is. There are so many quotes and sayings that come to mind that it’s hard to pick my favorite. For  ...

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Day 4 #behappychallenge

It’s been a struggle to be happy today. Baby didn’t sleep well last night, which meant Mommy didn’t sleep well last night. Plus she had a doctor appointment this morning and we were rushing around to make sure we weren’t late for that. There was a comment on Facebook that left me rattled. The weather was overcast.  ...

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Day 3 #behappychallenge

What I Wore, (in detail): From Top to Bottom: Hair down, washed and blow-dried Small “diamond” stud earrings Wedding ring White nursing tank (that I got for FREE from Milk thanks to Aimee at Captivating Corner) White 3/4 sleeve shirt from Old Navy, that has a small brown stain near the bottom, and I think coffee stains from today  ...

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Day 2 #behappychallenge

Morning Routine…is there such a thing with a four month old baby? Well, yes. Sort of. The events in my morning are usually the same. The order in which I do them depends largly on what time the baby first gets up. Today, she was up at 5:46, ready to eat. Her cry is more of an “aa-aa-aa” as opposed to a  ...

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Day 1 #behappychallenge

It’s been a rough week. My Grandma had been in the ICU for 2 weeks and on Sunday I got a phone call that my sister was flying to Florida to see her. Basically, it was “if you want to see her this side of heaven, the time to see her is now.” And so, we went. We were able to see her and spend some time with her before her  ...

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Goals, Homemaking, Uncategorized

4 Things I’m Going to do Everyday…

…or at least try to do everyday. It started with this post over at one of my favorite blogs, Money Saving Mom. In it, she outlines 5 things you should do every day, even when life is stressful. They are: 1. Write a short to-do list. 2. Make your bed. 3. Get dressed in something that makes you feel great. 4. Do one load of laundry from  ...

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Homemaking

You Saved How Much?

I have a confession to make. I have an addiction. I am addicted to a good deal. Whether it be at the thrift store, or an online sale, or even a free bag of frozen vegetables- I LOVE a good deal! I can’t seem to help it. Last week I was able to snag some amazing deals at the grocery store and had tons of folks asking “How did you do  ...

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BookList

Book List 2014

Last year, I read 10 books total, after setting a goal of 13. This year, I have 10 books on my list, with hopes to read 14. A few are “junk food” books, or books read purely for pleasure, while others are to help me grow in my relationships with God and with others. I also tend to skim books related to my profession, but  ...

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BookList

2013 Book List Recap

Last year I set out to read 13 books. I enjoy reading as a hobby and often look forward to relaxing with a good book. I didn’t do as well as I had hoped, but that’s why there is grace, and I’m thankful for another year to try again. Here’s the original list: The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Martin Love and  ...

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