Author Archives: An American Expat

About An American Expat

A 30 something mom and wife who currently lives on an island.

God is not dead, nor doth he sleep

Each year I pick out a Christmas song for the season.  The year that our life was in the midst of uncertainty, with my husband without work, his brother dreadfully sick, and our family of four living with my in-laws, I choose … Continue reading

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Summer Bucket List

Last year we had a bucket list for the summer and it was a lot of fun!  We didn’t get to do everything on the list but it was a nice reminder of all the fun that is to be … Continue reading

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Super Duper, Easy to Make, Laundry Deteregent

Well, my Spring Cleaning Challenge isn’t going exactly how I had originally planned.  That’s ok, though!  Slowly I am checking of the things that I wanted to share with each of you.  Like last week, when I share my DIY flop. This one isn’t a … Continue reading

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Headlight cleaning: Tried and True or Hoax?

You can’t tell how awful my headlights really are by this photo.  They have this yellow-y film on them,-uh, gross.   That’s why I was so glad to find this awesome pin on Pinterest a while back about cleaning your … Continue reading

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When Christ Who Is Your Life

Colossians 3:1-4 “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have … Continue reading

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Look what I found in my mailbox!

I actually won something and I love it! After a tough week (a few weeks ago) of my family being sick, I got all these items in my mailbox. Victoria from Snails Pace Transformations  hosted this give-a-way and she made … Continue reading

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Preparing for sickness: How to help your family when you can’t get out of bed

Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici and   No one likes being sick.  It feels terrible, you can’t do anything- ha! as if you felt like it, and as a mother, you can’t take care of your family. As I was laying … Continue reading

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Book List for 2013

Image courtesy of admar  I’m a little behind is putting this up compared to others in the blog-o-sphere, but I still wanted to share it. Besides, comparing myself to others won’t do anything for me aside from make me feel inadequate. … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites: Declutter your home!

How’s your decluttering coming?  Yesterday, I found 25 things to give-a-way.  Half way to my goal of 50 things! Here are some great, worth reading, posts about decluttering your home and life:) Hope you enjoy! 10 Creative Ways to Declutter … Continue reading

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March Focus: Spring Cleaning

  Image courtesy of Kibsri- credit Welcome to the March Challenge! I’ve always loved spring.  I love the smell of the flowers, the birds chirping  and the soft daylight that comes after a gray sky winter.  I love the soft breezes and warmer temperatures. … Continue reading

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