My New Shop ~ Monica Rudy Jewelry

Monica Rudy Jewelry

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I am excited to share with you the opening of my new shop Monica Rudy Jewelry.

Blue Rose Cabochon Statement Ring available here.


About two years ago I started designing and making jewelry and haven’t been able to stop. {Of course, you already know this because of my many jewelry tutorial posts. } This shop was created so that I could continue my love of working with […]

Couponing Tips – 4 Easy Steps to Follow for Maximum Savings


If you’re a busy mom like me, you probably don’t have tons of time to invest in cutting out and organizing coupons or researching sales adds. Recently several friends have asked me how I “do the whole coupon thing”, so I thought I would share my method with you.

It really does pay off to invest a little time and effort. Your savings will add up!

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Goals Update ~ June 2013

Goals for 2013


Thanks, dear readers, for following me on my journey of completing my goals for 2013. I can’t believe the year is almost half way over. A lot has been accomplished so far, but there’s much yet to be done.

Here’s what happened in May.


Personal Goals


Complete a Bible Reading Plan. Missed a few days this month. I let myself get distracted by all the goings on, but I’m back […]

Goals Update ~ May 2013

Goals for 2013


Well, better late than never, right? I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to sit down and review April’s progress. Especially, since I’m so excited about the progress I’ve made on one of my personal goals!

Here we go…


Personal Goals


Complete a Bible Reading Plan. This is working out very well for me. Easy to keep up so far. Check out the plan I’m following here.


Memorize Ephesians. […]

Goals Update ~ April 2013

Goals for 2013

Sorry for the delay in getting this update out to you. Spring seems to be such a crazy time of year…recitals, evaluations, projects, yard work, etc. I can’t believe a quarter of the year has already passed. Some of my goals are progressing nicely, others, well, not so good. Check it out.

Personal Goals

Complete a Bible Reading Plan. Still on track with my Bible reading plan. I missed a couple of days, but […]

Goals for 2013 ~ March Update

Goals for 2013

It’s time for another update on how I’m doing with my goals for 2013. Every time I sit down to write my goals update post I get nervous, thinking that I totally failed. But when I get a chance to look over what I did accomplish, I realize that I am moving forward. Not always as fast as I would like, but it’s still forward progress and that’s what counts.

Here we go.

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Goals for 2013 ~ February Update

Goals for 2013


Here’s an update on how I’m doing with my goals for 2013. Some are going super and I’m totally failing with others. Overall, I’m very happy with the forward momentum. I am convinced that I wouldn’t have made as much progress, had I not sat down, thought through and written down some goals.

Personal Goals

Complete a Bible Reading Plan. I’ve been doing very good with this so far. I missed a couple […]

Grab my Blog Button!

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I am so excited to share my new blog button with you. Please feel free to copy the code and add my button to your blog. I would really appreciate it and thank you very much in advance!

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I also want to thank Amy over at Blogging with Amy for her step-by-step tutorial on how to create a blog button. I couldn’t have done it […]

Ephesians Memorization Plan ~ Chapter 1

Ephesians Bible Memorization Plan

One of my goals for the new year is to memorize the book of Ephesians. Motivation for memorizing Scripture can be found in the following verse.

Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You. Psalm 119:11 (NASB)

The book of Ephesians is divided into six chapters and I am attempting to memorize one chapter every two months. This adds up to memorizing anywhere from 2-4 […]

A New Year ~ Goals for 2013



We had a super fun time ringing in the new year with friends, enjoying lively conversation and traveling the world through board games.

This morning I was even able to capture our little cardinal friend in this photograph. He comes and visits us every morning right outside the kitchen window looking for a little berry snack. A fun first photo of the year.

Over […]