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FAITH

As a child of God, my identity rests in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Through his sinless life on earth, death on the cross, and glorious resurrection, he paid for my sins and the sins of all who believe in him. Through faith in him, I now have a right relationship with the God of the universe. What a good and loving God he is!
Read my story here.

* A Christmas Message (& Reading)

* A Good Day

* A Praise Song and An Ordination

* A Refuge in Transition 

* Baby Boy's Smile

* Content with Today

* Finals Encouragement 

* Guess Who Passed His Ordination Exams Today!

* Lessons from Dancing in the Kitchen

* Mark Got Himself Ordinated

* POST 100 ... An Important One! 

* Pray for Those Who Mourn

* RUF at Winthrop University

* The Gospel in Life 

* The Left Behind Series ... and Glee

* The Problem of Transition 

* The Van Vlake's and the Sovereignty of God

* These Senior Girls (Heart Emoji)

* Thoughts on Aurora

* Where We Go From Here (Part 1)

* Words on Elisabeth Elliot


PARENTING

With a surprise first pregnancy, we become parents before we were ready. Even still, I would never trade this stage. I am the happy mama of Samara and Hudson.

* A Beary Merry Birthday 

* A "Fancy Nancy" Birthday Party

* A Hokie Highlight

* A "New" Night Before the First Day of School

* A Princess Party, Oh My!

* An Unexpected Mirror

* Baby Boy's Bedroom

* Baby Boy's Smile

* Baby Boy Turns One 

* Cars (& Trucks & Things That Go) Activities

* Cars (& Trucks & Things That Go) Decor

* Eggos and Ice Cream 

* Ford's First Birthday Party

* Little Boy Turns Two (Tomorrow)

* Momma Black Market

* My Kids Eat Dirt

* Purposeful Paranoia. Legitimate Letting Go.

* Samara's Best Friend

* Simple Birthday Bunting

* Spinning Laughing Dancing

* Ten Sore Parts 

* The Soccer Mom Blues (and Other Issues)

* Things We Find

* Today's Moms are Fine

* We Chose Montessori Because ..

* Wednesdays


LESSONS

* 2013 Goals

* "2013 Goals" Check-In 

* 2014 Book List 

* 2014 Goals Check-In and Revision

* 2015 Book List

* 2015 Goals

* 22 Items of Clothing = 30 Outfits

* A Lesson from My Dad

* A Meal Plan

* A New Definition of Adolescence

* A Party for 100

* A Really Gross Lunch

* An Update on the Lazy Couponer

* Baby Encore

* Birthday Presents for You Who "Don't Have a Clue"

* Changing My Profile Picture

* Christmas Shopping with Rewards 

* Cleaning Out

* Cleaning the Casa

* Documenting Today

* For All You Non-Sewers Out There

* Girls ... This is the Most Important Post You'll Ever Read

* Grown-ups Go to the Dentist 

* Guest Preference Card

* Happy Faces

* In 2013, I Learned ... (By Mark Ashbaugh)

* In 2014, I Hope To ... 

* It's Final Countdown

* My ALS Awareness

* My Entrance to Pinterest

* My Journey of Style and Fashion

* My Political Rhetoric

* Non-Pin-Worthy Costumes 

* On Mother's Day 2014

* Our Family Philosophy

* Pro-Think 

* Public Speaking

* Reflections from 2013

* Shop Local This Christmas 

* Snow, Frozen and Thoughts on Love

* Steve Jobs and Me

* The LAST Paper

* The Lazy Couponer

* Wells Fargo Bonus Points 

* What I Learned In Seminary 

* Why I Don't Want to Turn 30

* You Must Remember


HOMESTEADING

* A Battle in the Kitchen

* A Clover Moment

* A Miracle ... NOT From Our Garden

* A Mobile Garden

* A New Year, A New Garden 

* A Surprise in the Woods 

* A Wagon Project

* An Anniversary Gift in the Wood 

* Ashbaugh Garden 2015

* Blueberries, Y'all. Not a Baby!

* Coming This Spring ... (We Hope)

* Coming This Summer ... (We Hope)

* Homegrown Heaven 

* Homesteading Wrap-Up

* I'm a Miller (Teaser Post)

* Inside My Fridge

* It's A Miracle 

* Life and Death on the Farm

* Manageable Home Gardening

* My House, The General Store

* Rock Hill Garden Time

* So About This Flour ...

* Spring in Clover

* The Blueberry Progression

* The Fruits of Our Labor

* The Harvest Is In!

* Weekend Projects

* We're Composting

* What We're Working With


STORIES

* A Change 

* A Series of Unexpected Events 

* A Weekend with Teenagers

* Christmas in Clover

* Cleaning Under the Fridge

* Climbing Croagh Patrick Pregnant

* Feeling Like Myself

* Five Years

* For Love of the Beard

* Goodbye Blue Bell

* Great Expectations ... and Amusement Parks

* Greatness (Not Sweetness)

* Happy Birthday Marcus Van Vlake!

* Happy Birthday, Tyler!

* I Married the LOML on 10/10 

* Minimalist Travel to NYC

* Moving Images

* Our 2nd Wedding

* Paradise Lost

* Ready for Next Season

* Roses and Thorns

* Ten Ten Ten

* The 26.2 Club

* The First Day of School

* The Number 48

* The Story of My Hair

* You Can't Take What, Where?
 

BLOGGING

* A New Look 

* A Post About Posting About Food

* A Time For Everything

* Blogging Strategy

* Happy Birthday Blog 

* In 2013, I Learned ... Link-Up Party 

* In 2014, I Hope To ... Link-Up Party

* Introducing "Back to School"

* Month Three Evaluation

* My Blog Baby Becomes a Toddler

* My Entrance to Pinterest

* New Hobbies

* One Liners of Wisdom

* Picture Perfect(ish)

* So You Want to Support the Blog ...

* Vote!

* Welcome, Miss Minimalist Readers!


DECORATING

* A Moo-ving Update

* A New Surface 

* An Empty Hallway 

* Baby Boy's Bedroom

* Christmas in the Pretty Room

* Excellent Postage

* Ford's Nursery (and Artwork)

* How I Learned to Decorate My House and Save Money 

* Just One Organizing Post

* Let the Filling Begin 

* Pinterest in Print

* The Evolution of Our House

* The Importance of Table Linens

* The Mantel (Take Two)


SERIES: 

HOUSE HIGHLIGHTS

* House Highlight 1: An Introduction

* House Highlight 2: Displaying Samara's Treasures

* House Highlight 3: Cleaning Out ... Again

* House Highlight 4: My Rainbow Reading Room 

* House Highlight 5: A Simply Decorated Fireplace

* House Highlight 6: Quirky Weird or Quirky Cool?

* House Highlight 7: A Christmas Edition


THE WHITE SERIES
 
* Introducing White (The White Series)

* White in the Background (The White Series)

* White as the "Glue" of a Room

* White ... and Children

* White Disclaimers


LAUNDRY ROOM / BATHROOM EDITION SERIES 

* My New Granite

* Visualization

* Holes in My House

* Let There Be Light


MAKING TIME AT HOME MATTER SERIES

* A Master's Degree and Two Babies: Part 1 

* A Master's Degree and Two Babies: Part 2

* A Master's Degree and Two Babies: Part 3

* A Master's Degree and Two Babies: Part 4

* A Master's Degree and Two Babies: Part 5 

* Developing Transferrable Skills 

* Do The Next Thing 


A MEAL PLAN SERIES

* Introduction to "A Meal Plan Series"

* Dinner Week One

* Dinner Week Two

* Dinner Week Three

* Dinner Week Four

* Seven Days of Breakfast

* Lunch at Home

* Lunch for School

* A "Meal Plan Series" Totals

 
TEN QUICK THOUGHTS

* Week 1

* Week 2

* Week 3

* Week 4

* Week 5

* Week 6

* Week 7

* Week 8 

* Week 9

* Week 10

* Week 11

* Week 12

* We Bought a House Edition

* 3rd Baby Edition


QUOTE ON (Not Famous But Awesome)

* Marriage





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