Entries by Shauna Blaak

10 Bible Verses to Help You SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE


What a perfect prompt word for this week. Isn’t that what we all want? A life that is simple and enjoyable. Absence of stress. Surrounded by loved ones and the favour of God.

As I write, I’m enjoying a cool breeze after a sweltering week. With my back resting on the stacking doors, wet dogs beside me, and kids swimming in the pool, it’s perfect. P E R F E C T.

Splashing and childlike giggles… I love these guys.

No longer children, but not quite adults. I smile as I watch them compete to see who can hold their breath the longest underwater. So far, David is winning. So cute!

Have I told you today how much I love my life? Even on the difficult days, I love being the mom in this family. I love being his wife. I love living here. I love this little oasis of mine.

But I’ve also been dreading 2018.

Simple life. What does that mean?

Top Posts of 2017!

As we wind up the final days of 2017, here are the MOST READ POSTS on the blog this year (just in case you missed them the first time around).

And thank you, dear friends, for welcoming me into your inbox and into your hearts this year. You are awesome, and I feel so privileged to share my words with you!

So, grab a coffee and a cozy little corner, and ENJOY!

Happy New Year from the Blaaks!

MERRY BELATED CHRISTMAS and a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR from the Blaaks in South Africa (and the Blaak in Australia)!

For the past two weeks, we’ve had radio silence on the blog because we’ve been Making Merry—eating, resting, partying, and enjoying our Joshua who has come ‘home for Christmas!’ Yaaaay!

This momma’s heart is almost full. The only thing missing around here is our other little chickie in Australia. Unfortunately, Raelynne wasn’t able to get away from work during the Christmas season, but we’re hoping to see her soon.

In the meantime, we’ve been doing some good soul searching around here. Before we can adequately start something new in 2018, it’s essential to FIND THE GOLD IN THE OLD.  

So today, on a road trip to Port Elizabeth, we discussed this question:  


Here’s what each of us had to say…