When Mockingbirds Sing

Why did it take me so long while reading When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey to realize it was the prequel to In the Heart of the Dark Wood? It could have prepared me for this crazy ride and the disappointing ending."What marks the boundary between a miracle of God and the imagination of a child?Nine-year-old Leah’s invisible friend seems harmless enough until he aids her in upsetting the tranquility of her new town, a place where her parents desperately hoped she’d finally be able to make friends and fit in. Hidden within a picture she paints for a failed toymaker are numbers that win the toymaker millions ....more

Our Baby Boy has Arrived; Henry’s Birth Story

Henry Lyle C. joined us on Wednesday, May 20th around 3:20 pm. Weighing in at 9.1 pounds and 22 inches long ....more

Not all those who wander are lost

Hey friends, I have some super exciting news to share with you today! Let me first warn you that this post will likely include A LOT of rambling, so grab some coffee {or wine} and let’s chat, sha’ll we? A little back story… If you follow my blog then you may already know that Eric […] This is a post from Upcycled Treasures ...more

Wandering Rome: An Open Letter Home

So I have decided the only way to stay sane and also keep a decent record of what we are doing (both for my sake later and my friends’ and family’s sake now) is to have some posts without food. So this is one of those. After the food tour, we took our hotel’s bus...more

Sunday vegetarian surprise!

Dear friends,Tonight dinner choice was another typical dish from the northern region of Emilia Romagna : The Erbazzone.Erbazzone ( literally translate as herb mix) is a savoury vegetable flan whose recipe is a true local speciality from the city of  Reggio Emilia. This delicacy is made by lining a dish with a layer of short crust pastry made from flour, water, olive oil and rock salt. ...more

Sunday Sweats Vol. 21

May 18–24 Monday: restI ran a half marathon yesterday, so.Tuesday: studio yoga class (75 min)Last week as I left class I shared with Donna that I was running a half this weekend and wanted to request some hip/hamstring work, if she could squeeze it in this class. DONNA DELIVERED, Y'ALL. Such delicious stretches all up the IT band, into the hip flexors, and down the hammies ....more

Memorial Day Post Round-Up

On Memorial Day, we honor those who have died in service to our country. ...more

Grilled Eggplant with Sweet and Smoky Tomato Sauce

Happy Memorial Day!!! I hope you all are spending lot of quality time with your family and close friends this weekend. I know that many of you will be getting in that QT with your loved one overe a BBQ somewhere and I wanted to give you a side dish idea that is a little outside the box- but totally delicious and quite a looker if I do say so myself! ...more

My Art Print + Wall Art Wishlist from Minted! #minted #art

Hey Everyone! Every since the 1st of the year, I've been searching for a new piece of art for one of my bedroom walls. I did a huge purge of my things in January and a mini one this month because transitioning into more of a minimalist lifestyle ....more

On faith, manipulation, and the healthy faithful response to the Josh Duggars in our worlds

Let's talk about the Duggars.I don't want to, and I'm sure you don't either. ...more