100!

100!

As I was editing a recent podcast and creating the blog post for the episode, it dawned on me that over the past year + of blogging, I have over 100 posts! It is so fun to see the change in my writing style and even the spiritual change that has occurred in this past year. My “lifestyle” blog posts are becoming fewer as my focus has shifted more towards sharing the Lord and people’s testimonies. When I post, I want it to be more about God than about Friday Favorites. 😉 It is still fun to read those lifestyle blog posts and I will still occasionally post them (like today!), but the majority of my posts in recent months have dramatically changed.

So I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the TOP TEN posts that YOU have liked the most (based on the number of visitors/readers via WordPress) AND the TOP FIVE podcast episodes via Anchor).

Thank you for being here for over 100 blog posts and for always supporting, sharing, and commenting. I so appreciate you!

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TOP TEN BLOG POSTS OF 2020/2021

I Am Not Alone

“Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it.”  1 Peter 3:15 (NLT) Searching and searching for something to watch on TV while my youngest napped, frantically trying to find reprieve from the day of giving and giving,…

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My Top 4 Favorite Cookbooks

I have been battling systemic candida since November 2019. My diet is very strict and doesn’t allow much wiggle room. I have been living a gluten-free lifestyle for many years, however, trying to kill off candida takes more than abstaining from gluten. Since November of 2019, I have also cut dairy, caffeine, sugar (even from…

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Who Is Your Daddy and What Does He Do?

PSA: My husband is an Arnold fan, thus I am an Arnold fan, so I had to throw that GIF in there…and the fiting title for this blog. Love ya, dear! My sweet husband, Stephen, gifted me an Ancestry DNA kit for my birthday a few years ago. To most, this is just a cool…

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Why We Turned Down HGTV

Who would turn down an HGTV remodel show?!? Well, we did, sadly. First let’s back up and recap what all happened … Back in June of 2020, I was scrolling on television websites looking for shows that could help me in my hunt for my DNA siblings and father, which led me to look on…

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What is Candida?

My Healing Journey I’ve stated in the past that I have been battling many health issues. One of which is Systemic Candida…that means it is in my blood. Everyone, EVERYONE, has Candida. However, it is contained in the gut and in a good balance. However, as soon as you add antibiotics, sugar, gluten, stress, anxiety,…

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Delicious Sugar-Free Fat Bombs

These fat bombs are DA’ BOMB! Haha! No, seriously, they are the perfect sweet treat but also pack a protein punch! All you need is carob powder, coconut oil, almond butter, collagen peptides, and salt. I love using carob powder for many reasons! First and foremost, it is allowed on the candida diet. Secondly, it…

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I Quit…

Over the last couple of months, I have been deep in prayer asking the Lord to guide me and help me (and ultimately my husband) make a tough decision – if I should walk away from my job at Frisco STYLE Magazine. I was in the Word and praying for God to guide Stephen, as…

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Human Trafficking is Happening Right Next Door

I was scrolling through Instagram when a story stopped me in my tracks. This was what I read: View this post on Instagram PART 1/2: ⁠ “Emily” was 6 months old when she was advertised for the first time on Craigslist to be raped. ⁠ ⁠ Her middle-class family had a film studio set up…

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Target Homeschool Haul!

I haven’t been inside of Target since March (so I think I got carried away!) Haha! I needed to make a return so decided to go and get a few snack items for our boat outing on Saturday…then walked away with a ton of homeschool items as well! As soon as I walked in, the…

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I’ve Got Some News!

I have some exciting news to share! Before I share, let’s back up a bit… As I mentioned when I launched the blog, this was something that I had started crafting and working on a couple years ago. I had some posts saved and things written, but never took the plunge and launched the site.…

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TOP FIVE PODCAST EPISODES

There is a three-way tie for 5th place!! How fun is that?!? Here are the 3 that made the 5th spot of the most played episodes:

Lifestyle with Lauren Podcast: Episode 9 with Kimberly Partain

My guest for the Lifestyle with Lauren Podcast Episode #9 is Kimberly Partain and boy did we have a great conversation! She opens up and shares about her past abusive relationships (even how one pulled a gun on her), how she battled an eating disorder and has risen above all of the challenges she has…

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Lifestyle with Lauren Podcast: Episode 2 with Kortnee VanCleave

My guest for Lifestyle with Lauren Podcast Episode #2 is Kortnee VanCleave. Kortnee VanCleave is a mom, entrepreneur and hairstylist featured in Voyage Dallas, RAW Artistry Showcase and Shoots Model Magazine, with a passion to help others and build relationships with everyone who sits in her chair. I am so thankful Kortnee took time out…

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Lifestyle with Lauren Podcast: Episode 4 with Janell Marsh

My guest for Lifestyle with Lauren Podcast Episode #4 is Janell Marsh. She and I go WAY back! We knew each other in high school and have stayed connected through good ol’ social media. Janell recently posted about her journey with IVF and how God has worked in her life through the years. Her story…

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Go & Tell Podcast with Lauren Greci: Episode 16 with Alisa Hauser

My guest for the Go & Tell Podcast with Lauren Greci: Episode 16 is Alisa Hauser. I found Alisa through a mom’s blog where she shared a very eye-opening article with four tips about finances from a widows perspective. Alisa’s husband tragically passed away when her babies were little and through her own experiences, she encourages other women to know where and how the finances are kept.

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THANK YOU, again, so much for all the love you have shown me through this fun little blogging and podcasting world. I have so much more coming your way and I cannot wait to share what is on the horizon that the Holy Spirit is doing in my life.

Have a blessed week friends and I’ll see you here next week!