nathan-dumlao-287713

Confession: I like making everyone happy. And when one of my friends is hurting due to a situation that I can do nothing to fix? Well, during those times I tend to ignore the fact that I can do nothing to fix the problem and go a little crazy trying to do things to cheer them up: Jump through hoops. Attempt to juggle. Tight-rope walk. Join a circus ;) But in all honesty, I know there is nothing I can truly more »

kyle-broad-29486

Have you ever felt left out by people you thought were your friends? Me too. It was Spring Break 2016, and my family had a bunch of family friends from church over to our house for a great big get-together. After dinner, some of the kids (who were all teenagers lol) wanted to go to a local ice cream shop for desert. I heard a few of them mention this idea and then went into planner mode. I scurried around my house, more »

ian-schneider-42238

Dates aren’t just for boyfriends and girlfriends. After all, remember the playdates you went on when you were little? Those were great! Getting together with a dear friend and playing pretend. Let’s bring back playdates… only now let’s call them “Best Friend Dates.” Seems more grown up to me. :) Today I want to share four “best friend date” ideas with you. These ideas are targeted for the summer months, but you can adapt them for any time of year. more »

jorge-flores-223750

A year ago I wrote a post entitled, “3 Ways to Maintain a Long Distance Friendship,” which was basically a long distance friendship survival guide. Today, I want to share what to do before your best friend moves to help prepare yourself for the change. This upcoming December, one of my current best friends is going to move 7.5ish hours away. Not exactly a happy situation in my book. This will be my fourth best friend who moves away. So I have more »

joybecausegrace.com (36)

Need cheep date ideas? Suggestions of fun things to do with your friends? Ideas for solo-adventuring? I gotcha covered! :) Where I live in Texas, the weather usually fluctuates between two things: long unbearably hot summers and short but cold winters. The times when we have nice weather outside are few and far between, but when it does feel nice outside I jump on the opportunity to be out of doors as much as possible! Thus, I compiled the following more »