surviving to thriving: pick your 5

We left off with repurposing. There is no way to get more time in the day, but we can repurpose the time we have. That would lead us to, prioritizing ....more

surviving to thriving: repurposing

So here’s where things started to shift for me. When I looked at how I spent my day, I wasn’t exactly shocked. I did manage to check a ton of things off of a to-do list that was too-long for any hope of sanity ....more

surviving to thriving: who stole my time?

I debated about whether or not I would post on weekends throughout this series, for the first few days, it just didn’t work to post on the weekends. It would have put two extremely important posts on a Saturday and Sunday, and...more

surviving to thriving: holding pattern

For too long, I’ve been stuck in this sort of holding pattern. With family and work, jobs and children, dinner and housekeeping, friendships and faith, I feel like I can’t ever quite get where I desire to be in those areas. Do I come close? ...more

surviving to thriving

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fall style: Gray Monroe

My friend, Jenny opened an online boutique, Gray Monroe and I picked out a few favorites to round out my fall wardrobe. I actually minimized the amount of clothing in my closet drastically,...more

cream cheese filled pumpkin muffins

This post originally appeared on Every Day Cheer, it is hands-down one of the easiest and most delicious pumpkin recipes you’ll make all fall, I promise!...more

normal day, you are a treasure

A few months ago I came across this quote: “normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow ....more

home tour tuesday: the back deck

I haven’t done a Home Tour Tuesday in sometime, but if I can get my act together, I might just deliver three in a row. Our house already had an...more

s’mores brownies

As the temperatures drop, I can’t help but think of fun things like back yard camp fires, roasting marshmallows over an open fire and enjoying the fun that a camp fire brings. Except, I’m not really a huge fan of camp fires or camp outs for that matter. I really just want to roast a marshmallow and eat a s’more ....more