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A Year of Faith Testers, Doubt Busters & A Dream Come {A Look Back & Moving Forward}

The other day I was chatting with my mother in law about this year. We were discussing God’s provision and timing this year. This year has been full of ups and downs. I said it had been a year of “faith testers.” She said “or doubt busters.” I love that! Yes it was BOTH! Here is a short recap:

We updated the kitchen to get ready to sell it.

We moved with the plan of reaching financial freedom.

The people backed out and did us wrong.We moved back into our home to find vandalism

We spent the next 3 months living in a hotelwhile our home was renovated.


We moved back home.  YEAH!!!!

And  we had a car accident

We had marriage problems during this time. Who wouldn’t? I spent a lot of timing driving back and forth and taking care of the kids alone while my husband dealt with work and all the house problems.  I went into a bad place. My faith was very strong but that didn’t keep me from falling into a depression. It was very hard on us all. Yes all of those very challenging things happened this year. BUT my husband and I kept the faith! I decided my life motto should be :

“God I don’t get this…but I trust you!”

By September we had moved back home and tried getting back into a normalcy. Our marriage was stronger than ever. I slowly came out of my depression. I was thankful! I knew that God brought us home for a reason and he would provide a way for this house. I told everyone that. I believe in speaking things into your life. If you believe it you can see it!

That is when miracles began to happen in our lives. We were literally living on LOVE and CENTS! We received monetary and non monetary gifts that showed up at just the right moment. When we needed something the most it appeared from people that didn’t even know how much we needed it. People were so giving in ways that they could give. That was GOD!

There were times that this blog was serious therapy for me. It kept me busy and YOU, the readers, made me smile and gave me joy!

I started working as a Campaign Leader for Collective Bias and shortly after started working wit the AMAZING cbSocially team. Read all about that journey here.  I have said over and over how much I love  this company! This was an ANSWERED PRAYER! It is a way to do what I love every day, work with amazing people and bring in an income for my family. I KNEW God would provide a way!

Living on Love and Cents as grown and now I have other very talented bloggers bringing your creative content. I am so excited to have them on this team! If you are interested in joining our team we are always taking applications here.

I like goals because they give you something to work toward. This year I want to really focus on this site and making it what YOU want it to be. I want a community of mom that are hear to help each other. That is why I need your help! Over the last year I started new topics and series. I want to know which to start again, continue, or stop. Also, I want to know what giveaways you would like to see more of. So PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS below letting me know your thoughts.

This year is about YOU and creating a blog that YOU and I both love! Thank you for your thoughts, advice and suggestions.

Blogging goals for the year:

Start up a new weekly link up to connect with bloggers

Bring YOU, the readers, more of what YOU want!

Personal Goals:

Lose this weight!

Be a better wife and mother.

Give to others more through charity, church and the blog.

Lastly thank you so much to all of my loyal readers! You all add so much joy to my life! I have made some incredible friends through blogging. Thank you very much for all of your support!

Heather Brummett

I am Heather Brummett . I'm just a real mom, sharing my real life experiences with the world. Thank you for being a part of my world. Here you will find recipes, crafts, fun ideas for the kids, how to work at home, encouragement, inspiration, and the latest news in and around Houston. To be featured or for information on freelance work contact me at [email protected]


  1. Yay, Heather! I’m so glad the year ended well for your family. You know, when you trust Him, things seem to have a way of working out. I can’t wait to meet you in person at SoFabCon! 🙂

  2. Wow! That is a lot to go through! I’m so glad that things have turned around and your positive perspective on things will reach and help many people! 🙂

  3. This is a beautiful story! I need to look back on everything that has happened to my family and my blog this year. I have a hard time focusing these days…I love your heart and your writing and I’m so happy to see that subscribe button!!!

  4. We are so happy to have you as a part of the cbSocially team Heather! You are a fantastic Campaign Leader and a big help to Sandy! I’m glad your life has turned around and is moving toward something positive! Here’s to 2013!!!

  5. Heather,

    Thanks for sharing your truly inspirational story. We are humbled to have you as a member of Social Fabric. Best of happiness and success in 2013!

  6. Heather.. you’re the bomb! I love when people can make lemonade out of the lemons they’ve been given. I am thrilled to have you on the cbsocially team and you are rockin’ it!!

  7. Heather, you truly live by the quote I do my best to live by… “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” So proud to have you as a colleague, and honored to call you a friend. Make it a great 2013 🙂

  8. Heather,

    I am so glad to have you on the SoFab team.

    I love that you kept your faith through all the hard times you experienced this past year. It is amazing how God has provided for you, and now you are part of the Collective Bias family.

    I look forward to meeting you.

  9. This year has been a wild one, hasn’t it?! Thanks so much for jumping in and helping out so much over the past year. Looking forward to working with you through 2013!

  10. Heather thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us all to focus on the big picture and not sweat the small stuff. I look forward to working with you in 2013 and hopefully meeting you in person soon.

  11. So glad to have you as a member of our community. Your passion for your community members and open way you share your journey and feelings will assure your success
    keep the faith

  12. Heather,
    It has been more than a pleasure to work with you! May 2013 bring you all the happiness and joy you deserve! Thanks for all you do for us!

  13. Heather, thank you so much for sharing your story. We are blessed to have you as part of the Collective Bias team. Thanks for everything you do!

  14. Heather – you are such a joy to work with! Thank you for sharing your story and I know that 2013 is going to be a fabulous year as well. We are so lucky to have you on the cbSocially team, thank you for all you do!

  15. Heather,
    I’m so sorry to hear that this has been a tough year with you. It has been such a pleasure getting to work with you this past year, you have actually made some of my days better 🙂 You are such a good person and I hope that 2013 will bring you many blessings!

  16. Heather – Wow. So sorry to hear about your 2012. (I had a tough year too. I’m glad I have my friends and my new job at Collective Bias!) Happy to hear that you’re part of the CB team and that you’re going to make 2013 a great year. Sending you virtual hugs and wishes for a wonderful new year!

  17. Heather, I’m so sorry for the rough year you had, and I wanted to tell you that your positive outlook is so uplifting. 🙂

    Make today the best day yet. Hugs!


  18. Heather, I had no idea you were going through all of this; you always have such a bubbly, cheerful spirit about you. That’s one thing I’ve noticed on every single conference call I’ve been on with you; you always bring happiness. I’m so happy that you’re on the cbSocially team now. We are so excited to have you on the team. Happy New Year, Heather!

  19. I had no idea. Thank you for sharing and glad you are with us on cbSocially!

  20. Here’s to wonderful things in 2013! We greatly appreciate your contributions to the community! Thanks for sharing your story.

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