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Behind the heart of S&L is a desire to glorify God with our time and talents.  We hope you find our devotionals to be inspirational and as much of an encouragement in your life as it is in ours.

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We love to DIY. From building and decorating, home decor and crafting to recipes and kids activities, these tutorials are what we’ve tried so far!

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S&L Devo: Do Not Worry About Tomorrow

June 3, 2016 | No Comments

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. ~ Matthew 6:34 One area of worry that I struggle with most is worrying about the future. The unknown and “what ifs.” It’s a constant struggle. We recently went through a period of […]

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Homemade Guacamole Recipe

Homemade Guacamole

June 2, 2016 | No Comments

Guacamole is one of those things either you love or you hate. My dad can’t stand the stuff. On the other hand, I could probably eat guacamole every day and not get tired of it. {Okay, maybe that’s an overstatement.} I passed that on to my daughter, too, apparently because she literally sucks the guacamole […]

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We Don’t Worry About Our Children

May 31, 2016 | No Comments

We don’t worry about our children. That may sound strange, or even ridiculous! Most parents will tell you, worrying about your kids just comes with the territory. Before we had children, people told me I would never get a good night’s sleep again – for worrying about what could go wrong with my children. I’ve […]

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S&L Favorites: DIY and Home Decor Blogs

May 28, 2016 | No Comments

Does anyone else get lost on Pinterest and Instagram sometimes? By get lost, we mean lose an hour of time because you keep coming across these amazing home decor photos and blogs that you can’t believe you never stumbled on before. This happens to us more often than we’d like to admit – usually when we’ve set […]

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S&L Devo: Surrender Isn’t Really Defeat

May 27, 2016 | No Comments

Ever since I was a little girl, I have wanted to sing. Not just in the shower or in my car when no one’s around, but really sing. I trained for it, I went to school for it… and I graduated college with a music degree that seemed to get me nowhere fast. So I […]

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DIY Counter Height Desk System

May 26, 2016 | No Comments

Don’t let power tools intimidate you.  Once you start to use them, they get really addicting really fast.  My first build was a few years ago: a simple cupcake stand for my sister-in-law’s bridal shower.  I’ve been hooked ever since.  Y’all, I had no idea what I was doing when I first started. But the […]

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Healthy Pancakes Recipe: Kid Friendly!

May 24, 2016 | No Comments

My toddler started out eating everything, just like her 8 month old baby brother does now. Somewhere along the line she started getting more and more picky and preferring sweets and junk. Once in a while those things are ok, but especially for the first meal of the day, it would be nice to give […]

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DIY Custom Tote Bags

May 21, 2016 | No Comments

Who couldn’t use an extra tote bag? We are pretty much always in need of extra totes for groceries, diapers, travel bags, et cetera. When we started Salt & Life Blog, we knew we wanted to offer totes for a couple of reasons including giveaways and, of course, so we’d have something handy to represent […]

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S&L Devo: My Weakness is His Strength

May 20, 2016 | No Comments

I like to think of myself as strong. But in all honesty, I know I am weak in so many areas. Every time that I mess up in one of these areas, it’s hard to not beat myself up on the inside. I shouldn’t have yelled at my child, I should have remembered to do […]

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When to Rest

May 19, 2016 | 2 Comments

I do my best work at night. It could be that the latest episode of Fixer Upper got the creative juices flowing a little too close to bedtime… or maybe it’s the cup of coffee I just couldn’t say no to at 8:00 p.m. while watching said episode of Fixer Upper… or more than likely it’s the fact that […]

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I’m not Amanda, I’m Mommy

May 17, 2016 | No Comments

I’m not Amanda. I’m mommy. Nice to meet you ;-). At least, that’s what my two year old tells me. That is for sure the way it feels sometimes too. The moment I became a mother, my previous identity faded into the background, and my sole purpose in life became caring for that tiny human. […]

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Launch Party

May 14, 2016 | No Comments

One week ago today, we officially launched Salt & Life Blog, and we kicked it off the best way we know how… with a launch party! We were thrilled to host giveaways all week long on our social media pages, culminating in a party in the park with some of our closest friends and biggest supporters. […]

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S&L Devo: Overcomer

May 13, 2016 | 3 Comments

“Come to me, all you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” -Matthew 11:28 Quitting is so easy.  I don’t always go to the gym because I’d rather just sleep that extra hour.  I don’t always eat what I should because that slice of cheesecake is calling my name. […]

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Easy DIY Pallet Planter Boxes

May 12, 2016 | No Comments

Pallets are all the rage, am I right? It seems like every other Pinterest tutorial I see uses reclaimed wood to create something beautiful and rustic. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. I guess I’m just officially joining the ranks of reclaimed wood upcyclers everywhere by writing this post. So, hi. My name is Jessica, […]

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Simple & Easy: Cold Brew Coffee

May 10, 2016 | 3 Comments

I’ll never forget the first time I realized that caffeine, in the form of coffee, was in fact addictive. It was Tom Hanks in You’ve Got Mail telling his business partner they would sell “legal addictive stimulants” in their massive book store. Now, I was 14 years old, so cut me some slack for not realizing […]

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