• A new beginning

    The Closer he got the further I fell

    The story of how I met my husband is one for the books. It started out one day where one of my friends and I were hanging out playing cards in my room. I had just gotten through a pretty bad breakup, then more breakup after breakup. I could not get myself to get over this guy that I thought I would marry and be with for the rest of my life… That is until I met Ryan, my husband, my whole world changed for the better and the day I said I do was the best day of my life. So back to how it started, I was up…

  • Home Improvement

    Next steps for the house

    There were several steps that we took into creating our dream home, my husband did such an excellent job and him and my father in law did the remodel on their own. Taking several months to finish and most of you know when you own a home, the house is never finished, but where we were at the beginning and where we are now, this house is finally our home. Our living room was another big process for us, the stairs were not to code and the front window was oversize, full of mold and needed a lot of TLC. Well come to think of it, the whole entire house…

  • Mission Trip

    Why should you go on a mission trip??

    When my sister and I were offered to go on our first mission trip, the pastor told us we were going to Panama City. Well being that I was never very good at geography, I had told everyone that I was going to Florida for a mission trip (how weird right)? My sister had to explain and let me know that it was actually Panama City, Panama, not Panama City, FL. So my sister and I did a garage sale, and some fundraising to get the funds needed to go on this mission trip. The day was finally here, we left early in the morning with all our bags packed,…

  • Appointments

    The care provided to you when you choose Mary Free Bed

    Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation This morning I had my 3+ hour appointment at Mary Free Bed, a local one that we have here in Michigan.  I went in already not feeling the greatest, but it was better than my “normal day” so I decided to give it my all.  The first hour of my appointment is usually an Occupational Therapist consult. I work with my legs mostly because they are weak. Throughout all the workouts I got really sick, the FLARE went from a 3 to a 10 on the pain scale in a matter of seconds. Let’s just say I freaked my therapist out quite a bit, she wasn’t…

  • Tech Savvy

    Why I decided to purchase the apple watch

    (This post contains affiliate links, please see disclosure policy if you would like more information) With technology changing constantly it can be hard to stay in touch with all the new trends.  They can get expensive and sometimes you get it, you really wanted it.. but then you use it once or for a few months and never use it again. So why not buy a product that you know will come in handy and be something you will want to use for several years to come?? Well, that is just what I did, I have been researching and wanting to get a smartwatch for several years now. I just…

  • Season's changing

    Spring Cleaning begins

    (This post contains affiliate links, please see disclosure policy for more info) Spring Cleaning!!! Can you believe it?! Today is finally the first day of spring, although we have a beautiful sun out here in Michigan it is still a little chilly. Perfect weather for some of us though. With the first day of spring here, you know what that means?? Spring cleaning… Although if you are anything like me you absolutely hate cleaning because bending down, or even being on your feet too long becomes a week or two bedridden.  So today I wanted to show you a few easy steps and cleaning products that I use that help…

  • DIY

    DIY gift with a heart felt meaning

    (This post contains affiliate links, please see disclosure policy for more information) This past week my mom was gone to go get my sister (Kristina) and bring her back from England. She was there making a difference in the world with Youth With A Mission (YWAM).  While they were gone I wanted to do something special, something that let them both know that I missed them very much but also to let them know they were coming home to my dad as well… Back in 2014, we lost my father to a brain hemorrhage, it happened very suddenly and without warning and brought us through some trials during and after.…

  • Game Time

    Did someone say Game Day?

    ( This post contains affiliate links, please see disclosure policy for more information) Did I hear you say you want to have a game day? No, I am not talking about a super bowl party or anything like that. I am talking about getting friends together playing cards, board games, hanging outside and playing corn hole toss. Just relaxing and spending time with each other, but also being able to have a competitive side too. Just don’t get too competitive and make it turn into that movie Game night. Although, yes it is a very good movie, there are ways to have fun without the murder and kidnapping part right?…

  • Gift of Life

    Becoming a donor

    In December of 2014, my family and I went through a tragic time in our lives, it changed us in ways we could never imagine. My father was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance and we all raced there right after him.  I can still remember to this day the phone call I got from my mom, “Kayla (her voice was very unsteady and she was freaking out), you need to go to the hospital right now! Something happened to your dad and he isn’t doing good at all.” I could hear the panic in my voice when I told my fiance now husband that we need to leave…

  • Give it all back to God

    Anger to Love

    (This post contains affiliate links, there will be no extra charge for you.  I may receive a small commission that will help keep this site running. For any more information please see disclosure policy) How did I get from having hate and anger towards God to love and admiration, being truly inspired by how mighty God is?  Well, it all started with realizing being angry all the time was not the person I wanted to be. This actually reminded me of a quote in the movie A Walk to Remember by Warner Home Video. There is a part of this movie that gets me every time when Mandy Moore tells the…