Inspiration for your busy life….

What are you Proud of from 2017?

What are you Proud of from 2017?

Hi Ivy and Sprig Friends! I've missed you and look forward to connecting with you again this year!  How are you? I hope well. I took a break for a while. I have been a blogger at REST.   I don't know if this has ever happened to you when you set some goals but I...

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URGENT Update on the Cat!

URGENT Update on the Cat!

The cat came home! YEA!! Ivy and Sprig readers, I am not lying ....like I think you were all asking God for that kitty to come home in unison and she did.   It was irony. It was symbolism.  It was like reality wrote the fictional story. Last night my husband came in...

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Eliminate Decisions: Tip Tuesday

Eliminate Decisions: Tip Tuesday

Hi Friends, on today's Tip Tuesday I wanted to tell you about something I've heard a lot about on different productivity websites.   Eliminating decisions.   I have heard multiple times in multiple ways to....the recommendation to try to eliminate decisions during...

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The Drink of Poison – Gossip

The Drink of Poison – Gossip

My friend Lynn had been trying to reach me and we are an hour's time zone apart.  She had something she wanted to hash out and since we are in different cities..... ....AND different social cultures, we often run things by each other when we need help.   She had sent...

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Tip Tuesday – Getting Veggies Down Your Kids

Tip Tuesday – Getting Veggies Down Your Kids

Hi friends! Well, we had a really dramatic weekend.  My youngest son came down with appendicitis and ended up in surgery on Friday.  As some of you may know, appendicitis comes on pretty quickly and is really painful.  It's an infection in the appendix and if the...

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Tip Tuesday – Tokens For Your Diet

Tip Tuesday – Tokens For Your Diet

Hey everybody!  Happy Tuesday.   We are getting into the school routine again after being out for Spring Break at my house.  It's so nice to throw out the routine for a week and indulge in longer lazy days.  You know what else I indulged in?....great food, wine and...

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Tip Tuesday – Making A Spot To Be Still

Tip Tuesday – Making A Spot To Be Still

Do you guys have a cozy spot where you can go and sit to be quiet?  I once heard that the missionary Elizabeth Elliot's mother used to sit at the kitchen table with a dishtowel thrown over her head just to have peace and quiet to pray while her five kids ran around at...

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Sunglasses To Steal The Show!

Sunglasses To Steal The Show!

Hi friends!  It's starting to get bright out there....well, some days anyway.  So guess what?   Neiman Marcus offered me a collection of their hottest new sunglasses  for 2017 to show my Ivy and Sprig friends!   Can you say Awesome?!   What could I do but call for a...

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Stephanie aka Ivy Welcome to Ivy and Sprig, where I blog about life, parenting, family, faith, what’s for dinner, and how to find peace and inspiration in the middle of your busy life.

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