Hi, my name is Simone and welcome to my blog! I am a mama of 4, wife to one, and I blog about the joys and experience of living life as a large family. I love trying and experiencing new things (as my parents always encouraged us to live outside the box), I am learning to use a filter for my brain and mouth, and I am an absolutele girlie-girl at heart. I adore all things new, exciting and pretty.
Our journey to this blog started long before we even knew we were heading this way. We have had to make huge sacrifices, giant leaps of faith, and sometimes had to learn the hard way during the last decade+ . But through it all, we have seen God’s handprint in all we do. And it is by His grace alone that we are able to raise four children, have a fun and love-filled marriage, 2 successful businesses, and still be able to keep our heads above water with a smile on our faces.
It is our (continual) journey of faith. Of learning to raise independent, loved, well-behaved children. Keys we have discovered to a successful marriage. How we manage our finances. Products we love, and work for us, and most importantly; how we shop, save, and budget as a large family.
We do not have all the answers. This is only our experiences, our opinion, and our journey. But we hope we are able to inspire you, impart wisdom, shed some positivity and light, and encourage you to live a full life.
1-2 By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.
3-5 There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!
Romans 5:1-5 MSG