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  • Our Weekend: Unauthentic Seder Dinner and All

    Ya’ll, I present to you the most laid back, inauthentic Seder dinner in the 3454 year history of Passover celebrations. Ritz crackers for Matzo. Steak bone for Lamb shank. Celery for Parsley. Kimchi for Horseradish sauce. But you know what? It worked. The purpose of celebrating this Jewish feast is to remind ourselves and our children…

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  • An Invitation in Disguise

    For a while I resented the call. I worked on the book, I prayed a lot about the book, I talked with God about the book, but deep down I resented that He would call me to something that would require so much going to Him, so little of my actual abilities. Because it’s kinda easier…

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  • Redeeming Childbirth Winner {and a bit of an update from our house!}

    It was so fun to hear all of your redeeming moments in motherhood and childbirth in the comments of this post! Our winner, chosen by Random.org, was commenter #8–Amy! Amy, please email me at trina (at) trinaholden(dot)com so I can get your book to you! Today, for the first time in 4 weeks, I write…

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  • Christmas Past

    It’s all over now, but I couldn’t resist posting a few more pictures of our Christmas before taking the tree down and jumping into the New Year! I’m one of those that loves to have a themed tree. This year, thanks to a delightful thrift store find (beaded pears!) I actually carried my theme of…

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  • A Visit with the Tiny Twig {Interview with one of my fav bloggers!}

    Edited to Announce: The winner of a copy of the No Brainer Blog eBook by Hayely Morgan is….Emily Fontes! Congrats, Emily! I have that shivvery feeling you get the morning of your birthday when you can hardly wait for the day to begin ’cause you know it’s just gonna be so. much. fun. What? You…

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  • My New Favorite eBook {It’s a No Brainer!}

    Ya’ll know I’m passionate about ebooks. For that reason, I have a lot of them in my to-be-read pile file and can’t possibly tell you about every one. Only the books I feel would most serve my readers, only the books you and I can both get equally excited about actually find their way onto…

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  • So, this is the last chance to get your Healthy Living eBook Bundle. The sale ends at 8:00am Saturday morning. It’s only $29 so go ahead and get yours now (you can tell your husband Jeremy said it’s ok ;-)). Then share the video using the buttons below so all your friends can get theirs…

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  • Hi, this is Jeremy, Trina’s husband. I’m writing in response to Jesse’s challenge to blog or vlog about how blogging and attendance at the Allume conference has had a impact on me and my wife. I have seen profound change in my wife since she first started blogging. I have seen her transformed from being…

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  • Guardians of Purity {what I’m reading this week}

    Raise your hand if you googled a how-to question when you were 10. Just as I thought. You didn’t have internet when you were a kid, and neither did I. That’s why you and I are understand an amazing phenomenon: one CAN live without the internet. Have you ever realized that our kids may not…

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  • Very {P}interesting, Indeed

    Last week I was excited to get a copy of the new ebooklet, “Pinterpretation” from Stephanie Bryant and Holley Gerth (I’m a huge fan of both of these encouraging ladies, and reviewed Holley’s book “You’re Already Amazing” this spring). This week the ladies have challenged those of us who’ve already read the book to tell…

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  • Big News I’m {just a little} Excited About…

    Then there was that time I got asked to speak at a blogging conference and I was scared, honored, excited, and pretty much freaking out about it. I thought and prayed and dreamed and called my ‘board of directors’ (the wise, older women I’m privileged to blog alongside{who I will not link to because they…

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  • Those of you enjoying my serial, cliff-hanger series about how I met and fell in love with my Man may enjoy my post over at YLCF this week. I’m talking about the truths the Lord taught me on my journey to the altar. “I’d like to state right here, for the record, that there is…

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  • It’s been a while since I’ve had time to do a real, down-to-earth post around here. There’s so much cool stuff I want to share with you, I don’t often find the time to just be ME. Today’s Five Minute Friday post was an irresistible invitation to get real…(and to break rules and go overtime.…

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  • Stones and Linen

    I love to give handmade gifts, not just because they usually save money, but because when I give my time, I feel like I’m giving a bit of myself in the gift. Last month I was short on time, but really wanted to make a special gift for a special bride-to-be, so I called my…

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  • Celebrating {Life Events}

    I have never dreaded age milestones, because my mother always made age look like a beautiful achievement, and each year she has grown in grace, style, and a fuller living out of who God made her to be.  All my life I’ve wanted to grow up to be like her. This month I’ll be a…

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  • The Gift

    Today I reveled in the gift God has given to me in my man. And the gift He gave us when he paired us together. My man is your typical ‘steady’ guy – quiet, practical, hard working, and dependable. But there’s this side to him that comes out–just often enough to be fun, and not…

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