saldana fam cam: the end of a journey, redecorating on a budget & vegan cooking + more!

If you happen to follow me already over on my  YouTube channel (and if you don’t, nows a good time to subscribe!), you may already know that each week our family does this little thing we call, The Saldana Fam Cam. Basically, we film little snippets of our day to day life, and at the end of the week we put it all together to make one little vloggy family video.

If you’re new to my blog or YouTube channel, or to vlogging period (vlogging = video blogging, for the newbies!), this whole concept of what appears to be slight over sharing might just seem a little weird to you. Even if it’s not new to you, the whole thing STILL might seem a little weird.

I get it. I mean, filming our personal life and then sharing it PUBLICLY is just a little bit out there.

So, before I get into updating you on the last few weeks of crazy life changes, I just wanted to share this quick reminder on why we do these videos, and where our heart lies behind them:

“But learning to live well in ordinary time isn’t a call to elevate moments, its a call to draw close to Christ. What gives moments meaning is not the moments themselves, but the presence of Christ with us in the midst of them.” -Oswald Chambers

This is why we vlog, and this why we share.

In hopes that by capturing the seemingly insignificant and ordinary moments, we will be prompted to look back and see God working and moving in ways we might possibly have missed otherwise. God never created us to walk this journey alone, and we are incredibly thankful to have this community, and most importantly the love, grace and mercy of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

That shared…lets move into these last few weeks, because clearly I haven’t been the best at updating here on my blog!

THE END OF A JOURNEY
It’s the end of an incredible journey (foster care) for us, and my goodness, did we ever go out with a bang! This was by far an incredibly challenging week in so many ways (we share more on why in the video…but let’s just say it includes a little mini breakdown…of mine), and yet we know that even in the tough stuff, God is still good!

With this Fam Cam we took a little break from the normal day to day vlogging to instead share a little more in detail about our experience through foster care, and all that God has done and is continuing to do.
(Plus, little previews of my daily vlogs on snapchat! Find me there! ‘summersaldana’)

 

REDECORATING ON A BUDGET
As we enter this new season of life, I felt this really overwhelming need to make some changes around the house, so I got busy redecorating on a budget! (+ a Home Goods Haul, Chloes Birthday, Church Chat and lots more!)

 

VEGAN CROCKPOT COOKING
This is the latest vlog & pretty much brings you up to date with our life. We have Chloes Birthday Party, a Target & Costco Haul, New Makeup, 10 Myths Moms Believe, the YUMMIEST & Easiest Vegan soup in the crockpot (can you believe I cooked???), my new bible reading plan, workout of the day (Tracy Anderson + other YouTube goodies), and of course…Church Chat + MORE!

 

PRODUCTS MENTIONED

Our Church Podcasts
Hoodwinked
Vegan Crockpot Recipe
Eames Chairs

And as always, thank you so much for supporting us by watching and hanging out with us on our weekly vlogs! We are so thankful for your love & friendship!

xo

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