The Best.

My brother texted me earlier this week and asked me when I was going to write a blog post about our family's trip to the lake house in Texas.I said I'd get to it eventually and asked him why he wanted to know."Because I like it when you blog about our family," he said.That, my friends, is why I blog. New followers are always fun, and the $1.76 a month I get from Google ads buys me a chai at Starbucks every now and again. But one of the best parts of blogging is knowing that my family enjoys it.So, Austin, this one's for you ....more

The Lady Okie's Closet Confessional [Vlog]

Hello, friends!...more

Nicaraguan Adventure // The Vet Team and Eye Clinic

In my last post, I shared an overview of our time in the village, but I don't feel like I actually talked about anything that happened in the village. This post is about specifically what Jordan and I spent our time doing, and if you don't read anything else, please know that I am collecting old/outdated prescription glasses to send to the people of Nicaragua. I'm trying to get the word out about donating so BMDMI has more options to offer the people who come to the eye clinic ....more

Runners Tell All Linkup: Where I Take You Running with Me!

"Runner's Tell All" is a monthly linkup for runners of all ages, skill levels, and experience hosted by...more

How to Kill a Basil Plant (in 10 easy steps)

Step 1: Buy a basil plant You obviously can't kill something unless you have it. The real key to fully embracing Step 1 is to get really excited about buying the basil plant. You should probably tell your friends and maybe even blog about it ....more

Blog Talk #5: Why Do You Follow?

Welcome to blog talk!...more

Nicaraguan Adventure // The Medical Clinic

*I didn't take this picture. This was taken by our associate pastor after one of the church services.When I left off in part 1, it was Sunday morning, July 20, and we were headed from the mission house into the village. I've gotten a few questions about our trip that I'm going to go ahead and answer now so you'll have a better idea of things before I dive into a recap of our week in the village ....more

Win the Cutest Bag Everrrrr.

So, how cute is this bag? Answer: so cute. Lucky for you, I'm partnering with 3 other lovely ladies to give this adorable Rouge and Whimsy polka dot and leather tote to one of you! ...more

Nicaraguan Adventure // Planes and Automobiles

"We're on an adventure together."That's what we said to each other all week long. An adventure, we called it, because that's what it was. An adventure to a third-world country with forty other members from our church to set up a medical clinic in a remote village ....more

Currently Stiff and Speaking Spanish

This is quite possibly the strangest book I've ever read. I was walking through the library, as one does on a weekday at lunch, and I spotted this on a display shelf. The cover definitely catches your eye ....more