You all have been so supportive with the HAVE FAITH MAMA t-shirts, that I thought it was only fitting to create another t-shirt… AND, you don’t haaaaave to be a Mama to wear this one! Although you also do not have to be a Mama to wear the HAVE FAITH MAMA tee either! I digress… Here it is:

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I am super excited about this shirt because it is so true for me. I am a stay at home Mommy and days can almost always get crazy fast! When I put God first and rely on Him everything feels lighter and seems to fall into place! Adding some coffee into my routine always seems to be the perfect pick-me-up as well!

Whether you are a Mommy, a student, a teacher, or simply anyone in this crazy place we call life… it’s so important to prioritize. Putting your Faith first and foremost is always going to help and pay off in the long run! Coffee is just an added perk! Being a Mama of 2 under 2 has seriously been the most amazing, rewarding and tiresome gift I have ever been given. So by relying on Jesus daily, I am able to focus on all the beautiful moments that occur right in front of me every single day! Like I said, coffee is just a perk but seems to really help me kick it into high gear when I need an energy boost!

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And Honestly… who doesn’t love a cute coffee tee! Here are some of my favorite ways to wear this shirt:

I can’t wait to see how you are going to style this tee! Make sure to hashtag: #havefaithandcoffee and tag me so I can see how great you look in yours!

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I seriously cannot THANK YOU enough for the love and support! I hope you love this shirt as much as the last one! Go to the “shop” tab and it will take you to my Etsy shop to purchase!

Have Faith Mama(s)… all you need is FAITH + don’t forget a little COFFEE always helps too!


Marie Lynn Skincare.

My sweet new friend Sara recently sent me these amazing products and I have been loving them ever since! In todays world it seems everyone is seeking out products that are all-natural, organic, non-toxic, pure and simple… Well, these products can check all those requirements off your list! Not only are all her products beautifully packaged they also are truly good for you and won’t harm you OR your children. All of us Mama’s know how delicate and sometimes sensitive our mini’s and their skin can be, so the last thing we want to do is irritate them, these products are just what we have all been looking for and more!

eucalyptus | grapefruit S P R I T Z:

This refreshing + multi purpose mist fills the room with the most glorious fragrance! When I first received this package in the mail, this is the first product I reached for. I immediately sprayed it in my car and fell in love! My husband even agreed that the smell was not too strong, yet refreshing. That’s a win-win in my book!

organic S A L V E:

MMM! MMM! MMM! // all purpose + skin-loving salve for the whole family! This was the second product I reached for after basking in the refreshing scent of the spritz! I took a tiny smudge using my index finger and smoothed it over the top of my hand. It’s true! It really is “buttery soft and ready to love on your skin!” I proceeded to apply the salve to a couple of mosquito bites I had gotten from the night before and it drastically made a difference; no scratching and the redness completely vanished by the following morning! This product is also safe on our sweet sweet babies! I applied it to my 6 month old daughter who had a dry patch of skin on her belly and it is doing the job wonderfully with no signs of irratation! I slipped this little guy right into my diaper bag so I will always have it on hand (no pun)! 😉

cocoa~mint L I P  B A L M:

I have always loved trying out new lip balms, literally ever since I’ve been a young girl! I was THAT daughter that always asked Mom to buy me a new sparkly something-or-other (typically lip gloss) from the store! So this item probably won’t last long in my hands! It is so smooth and glossy, I feel like it melts the second it touches your lips. Leaving you with a subtle yet beautiful shine, all while repairing your dry, cracked lips! I should also mention, you are going to be tempted to eat it, as it has a light smell of chocolate because of the cocoa seed butter ingredient. Y U M!

clay facial mask F R E N CH  GREEN:

If you have never had the chance to try a clay facial mask, here is your perfect opportunity! This mask feels completely luxurious when its applied. You’re going to want to slice a cucumber and place them over your eyelids and take a nap when using this spectacular product! It was worth taking a little extra time after my shower to apply this to my face. My husband has put in his request that I do his face next!

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I asked Sara to share a bit of her story and how she decided to create these wonderful products! Here is what she said,

“I’m a stay at home mom of 4 kids who range in age from 2 to 11 years old. My husband and I have been married for 13 years and we live in a small community in Nebraska. When my 4th baby was born, I got introduced to essential oils and fell head over heels. Some rashy skin issues with my daughter and some really bad blemish problems with myself pushed me into researching more about natural and organic skincare. The salve I sell today (with some modifications) was one of the first things I tried to make. It became addicting, looking through my mainstream products and thinking: “I could make that!”. I became increasingly convinced that skincare was a significant way that my family could reduce their toxic load and receive the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in a daily, convenient way. Every last one of my products contain essential oils in safe dilution rates, to boost the therapeutic nature of the product and speak to it’s intended usage.

A couple of my friends really encouraged me to make the products available for sale for other mamas who were in the same boat. So last August (2015), I did! Over this year, I have settled into the handful of products that I sell today. These products have been formulated and developed based on my own family and friend’s needs, so they are very dear to me, and I feel as though I pour my own heart into each jar and tin.

I’m currently studying essential oils and skincare through The School for Aromatic Studies (online) to continue to educate myself in this field.”

So thankful for Sara and all her hard work, determination and love that she puts into all her products! Make sure to check out Marie Lynn Skincare at: http://www.marielynnskincare.com/shop

Have Faith Mama(s)…a healthier you starts with you!



2 Promises my kids deserve that I plan on keeping forever + that’s a promise!

“Suuuuuure we will buy you a pony honey! I promise!”

“You want a four wheeler and a puppy? You got it! I promise!”

Does anyone else remember hearing their parents make silly little promises that you held onto for way too long!? I honestly thought my three brothers and I were all going to get our own puppy and yes, our very own four wheeler as well! To this day, we laugh at my Dad for making that promise, but ya know what… We had plenty of puppies growing up and we even had that four wheeler as well. All is good and now that I am a parent myself, I can look back and see how amazing my parents were and frankly, still are! I mean they really did get me the pony (horse) they always promised! Sorry if that ruins this a bit for all you ladies that never got one! Go buy one for your kiddos, they will thank you later… I promise!

Seriously though making promises, real promises, is something I hold myself accountable to. I made a promise to Paul (almost) 3 years ago to be his wife through good times and bad… He makes that promise easy for me! I love that man so much and he really is such an outstanding Dada! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… He still gives me butterflies to this day when he walks through the door! It really is true… I promise! Since our anniversary is approaching, I have been thinking about that marriage commitment we made to each other and the promises we made that day. I thought, I want to make clear promises to the mini loves of my life as well! So here they are, the 2 promises I am making to Lazar and Mila that I will never break!

**(This picture was taken right before nap time if you couldn’t tell by Lazar’s face haha)



to cherish the little things, the little moments. That means:

to take a step back and forget about the messy house that needs to be cleaned and just chase you and tickle you.

to always kiss and hug you even if its embarrassing (sorry I’m not sorry). I think about being old and grey and still reaching out for your hands to hold them and remember how much you needed me… But really I’m the one that has always needed you!

to pray for you forever… I know you are both going to grow up and I won’t be able to hug and kiss you every day (I WISH + I can’t think about that right now ((tears))) but I CAN and I will pray for you everyday! I will continue to ask God to watch over you, protect you and keep you both safe, happy and healthy!

All this… I promise you! The little things really can mean the most!



this one is short and sweet, but means the most of all…

to love you.

to love you unconditionally.

to love you to the moon and back.

to love you so you’ll know, no matter what happens in life, Mama loves me! You will never have to worry or question that!

to love you on your good days and yes, even on your bad or sassy days, as I like to call them.

to love you forever. And ever and ever!

Gosh, I really LOVE YOU 2!

In my head I promised myself these things before Lazar was even born. I’m so thankful God placed these thoughts and feelings on my heart to think about and write down! I will probably make many promises to my kiddos throughout their lives and they may even laugh at me one day for how unreachable those presumed promises were (although if I could, I would give them the moon and stars) but they can rest assured, Mommy isn’t breaking those 2 promises listed above: cherish the little things and my love!

Have Faith Mama(s)…what do you want to promise your kiddos? Think about it, it’s so heartwarming… I promise! 😉