Inspiration On My Chalkboard

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I would not consider myself artistic. I would not consider myself good at drawing. But I love having pretty things around me-in my house, on my screen saver, wherever I can squeeze in something pretty.

After all, I live in a house with all males which comes with it’s own scents, sounds and things that aren’t pretty. In a world filled with super heroes, video games and futbol (soccer is not a sport in our house) I love a pretty frame with some encouraging words on it. I love a vase with some pretty flowers in it on the table.

In the past I have tried different items to put an important quote on or to display a favorite Bible verse and they haven’t worked out so well.

I am a fan of a good dry white board, because they are easy to clean, the markers write well and they even come in different colors. The problem is they are too easy to erase and my 3 year old thinks every dry white board is a blank canvas for his drawings.

I use a dry white board on the fridge to write a grocery list as I need things so I don’t forget as the days go on. It is getting a little frustrating because my little one pulls a stool up to the fridge and erases what I have on it.

A chalk board with chalk markers is a great option. It looks nice, the markers write well and it needs something wet to erase it, so it won’t be as easy for little hands to just wipe off.

I just received my new chalkboard from and a pack of amazing Chalk markers-there are so many amazing colors! The package arrived safely since it was wrapped in bubble wrap and in placed inside a cardboard box. We just moved into a different house and it arrived safely to our new house!

What a beautiful chalkboard! I had so much fun unwrapping it. I decided that during this season I could use a reminder to do all things with love. Who am I kidding? I can always use a reminder to do things out of love. So I chose to write a Bible verse on my new chalkboard so that I can have a regular reminder to do things with love.

1 Corinthians 16:14 says, “Let all that you do be done with love.” I did the best I could to write the words in an elegant, decorative way. It was so easy to use the chalk markers and they wrote very smoothe.

As I mentioned before, I’m not an artist but I love my new easel chalkboard. I placed it by the stairs on a ledge so I will see it regularly through out my day. Thank you Chalkola for such a beautiful and practical addition to my decor!

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3 Things I STILL Love About My Hubby After 15 Years

As a Mom of three kids, it is important for me to remember and look back on the things I love about my Hubby. With the kids in tow it can be hard to focus on my marriage, but I truly believe that a healthy marriage is the key to kids being raised in a loving home. So here’s to celebrating 15 years of marriage to my best friend!

May 28, 2005

I met my hubby in 2003 when I went to Mexico to practice speaking Spanish. He always says, “She found the best teacher ever.” After 18 months, only 4 in the same location, we got married. May 28, 2005 was the day we got married and started our family.

Two short weeks after our wedding I found myself driving in a car from Minnesota to Mexico with my new husband. My hubby jokes that it was the best honeymoon ever but I didn’t agree! I had never dreamed of road tripping and staying in cheap motels for my honeymoon, but we had to get to Mexico somehow.

Although we saw many great sites as we drove across country, it was also some what stressful. We were strapped for money and staying in people’s homes as newlyweds-it was somewhat awkward to say the least.

What I didn’t know at the time was that the road trip was just the first of so many adventures. We have been on so many adventures together, which have included 18 different countries, and I hope we have many more ahead of us!

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 2005

Today, I choose to share the things I love about my husband after 15 years of marriage….

1. The first thing I love about my hubby is the way he pushes me to try new things and to go out of my comfort zone. Sometimes it’s as simple as trying new food and other times it’s more complicated like traveling from the United States to France when I’m 6 months pregnant with our second son. It ended up being a great trip and a much needed break from being Mom- the grandparents watched our other son for us.

Paris, France 2011, 6 months pregnant

2. The second thing I still love about my hubby is his smile that brightens every room he walks into. His sense of humor and laughter have made many tough situations easier to handle. His laughter has made our marriage and life together more fun. And of course his smile is one of my favorite features about him- muy guapo!

2019 we went to Israel

3. The third thing I still love about my hubby is his willingness to learn and grow. This includes maturing in his walk with the Lord and in his faith. He has also grown in his roles as a husband and father. Even his leadership style has molded and changed to lead others more effectively. I’m thankful that he has a desire to learn new things and is always striving to be and do better.

He was certified for Myers Briggs in Spanish

In 15 years, we have had many ups and downs but our love has changed and matured. I’m so grateful for my hubby!