All this blog’s posts about my sweet family.

Our Great Big American God: Why You Need This Book

by jessicaturner on August 19, 2014

As a Christian, it can be very easy to live a comfortable faith journey, resting on the laurels of worship music, community groups and Sunday services. I know I have done this in my own life. I think that is why I am so thankful for my husband, Matthew Paul Turner – because he is […]

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Balloon Gender Reveal: It’s A….

by jessicaturner on August 13, 2014

Yesterday we had our 18-week ultrasound. We found out the gender of the baby right away and are so excited. Everything looked perfect on the ultrasound, which we are so grateful for. A healthy, normal baby with a “beautiful brain” according to the technician. We decided to do something extra special to tell the kids […]


A Box of Memories: The Joy of a Card

by jessicaturner on August 11, 2014

I get my propensity for memory keeping from my mom. Growing up, she made a photo album for every year of my and my sister’s life, as well as had several keepsake boxes for mementos like cards, coloring and school play programs. When Mom came for a visit earlier this summer, she brought with her […]


Who Loads the Dishwasher “Right”?

by jessicaturner on July 31, 2014

Disclosure: This is the second in a two part sponsored series with Haier, who provided our family with a new dishwasher. This week I had a lively discussion on Facebook discussing the important question of who loads the dishwasher “right” in your house. Here are some of the responses: Nancy: This is so funny….me and […]


Target 70% Toy Clearance Tips and Haul

by jessicaturner on July 31, 2014

Twice a year, Target clearances a bunch of its toys to make room for new inventory. This sale typically happens the last Thursday of July and the last Thursday of January. Today is the day for this incredible sale. I went to Target right at 8 am (before work) to snatch up as much as […]


Y’all I just found out about this secret sale that DaySpring is having and I am freaking out! You are going to be able to get all your gift buying for the year done in about 5 minutes and save up to 90%. I can’t even get over it. Everything is $5 and you can […]


A Letter to My Son: Lessons from Day Care

by jessicaturner on July 30, 2014

Dear Elias, Today is your last day of day care. I can’t believe it. I remember your first day, almost exactly six years ago. You were six weeks old and I bawled when I dropped you off. You did great that day and every day, and we figured out a new normal. In that first […]


Carter’s Coupon, Fall Kids’ Fashions & a Giveaway

by jessicaturner on July 28, 2014

Something I didn’t expect about motherhood was how much fun it would be to dress my kids. I love all aspects of it – the little sizes, the timeless style (I try not to go too trendy), the creativity of putting together sweet outfits (especially for Adeline) their reactions to new clothes, etc. – it […]


If Pregnancy Were a Shoebox Greeting Card

by jessicaturner on July 24, 2014

Disclosure: This post is the fifth in a six-month series sponsored by Hallmark. All thoughts are my own. Are you familiar with Hallmark’s hilarious Shoebox card line? They are my favorite, especially for birthdays. I stopped in Hallmark last night and couldn’t believe all the fun Shoebox cards they had. However, one topic was missing. […]


Hot Deal: Free Kiwi Crate Sampler

by jessicaturner on July 22, 2014

I was SOOOO excited when I received this email about this freebie to share with y’all (affiliate links included). Kiwi Crate is offering a free trial for new subscribers! Just pay $3.95 shipping and handling to get a sample kit (one project) for your child to enjoy. The sample kit includes the Starlight Lantern, which […]