Gina G. Smith

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Adding Beauty in February, 2015

February 24, 2015

The month of February, for me, is a crazy whirlwind of love and birthday fun on top of all the responsibilities of home, school, and mothering. There are 3 out of 6 family birthdays plus Valentine’s Day during these few short weeks. It’s my biggest opportunity to show my family love and appreciation and I Read More

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No-Fail February

February 2, 2015

It happens every year. For the homeschool mother of young children and teens, there is often a silent, steady build-up of anxiety, like the watched pot that never boils. Only it eventually does boil and that mama spills over the edge of her pot, with all her feelings of failure and her overwhelming list of Read More

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The ‘Adding Beauty’ Project: Week 51

December 30, 2014

Christmas came on this 51st week of adding beauty. How blessed we feel to have celebrated with our sweet little family and enjoyed some quiet and relaxation. I started the week at my parent’s house. While my dad took the big kids all over creation and wore them completely out, my little snuggle buddy and Read More

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The ‘Adding Beauty’ Project: Week 50

December 23, 2014

We’re all embracing this season with simplicity and no guilt. We’ve done very little decorating, but everyone seems happy and excited anyway. This mama’s heart finds a whole lot of joy and relief in that. Here is just a little something I did to remind us of how much we have to be thankful for Read More

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Folding Me In

December 18, 2014

Can I just be real honest here and say that I’m a little tired? This season of our life has been wonderfully exhausting. No one can keep up the levels of excitement we’ve been experiencing while caring for young children forever. It just can’t be done. But seasons change and relief comes and I have Read More


Word Clouds and Mom Hearts

February 25, 2013

Have you seen those posters made up of word clouds? A bunch of words, some big, some little, some in caps, some in italics, all smooshed together to make a cloud? I feel like that is what’s going on in my brain. Our family took a little trip this weekend to a Mom Heart Conference. Read More


V-Day Fun 2013!

February 8, 2013

h+   is was me last year on Valentines Day. I gave birth the very next day! Needless to say, I’m so happy to be celebrating this year with baby on the outside.  I like having a day where we make a deliberate effort to declare our love for each other. Not just the sappy Read More


Diving Back In

February 4, 2013

I suppose there is no easy way to jump back into blogging other than to just act like I never really stopped. I could spend lots of time telling you where I’ve been and what we’ve been doing, but that would be boring and irrelevant. Suffice it to say that it’s never taken this long Read More


Come and Play

June 27, 2012

Last week I posted an Instagram photo on my Facebook page along with a link to the recipe we used to make sidewalk paint. What a fun little summer activity! My father-in-law commented that “come play” was a more inviting message to my kids than “go play,” and I agree. I also admit that not Read More

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