Advent 2015: We Are A Waiting People

Guys, I’ve been a little more tender-hearted than usual in the last week. I’m trying to figure out what to blame it on – am I over-tired? The little cold I’m fighting? ...more

How We Discovered the Peanut Allergy

A few months ago I started a season where some new friends phased in – new stay at home mom friends, mostly, either from church or from Liv’s new elementary school. It was the first new wave since Piper was diagnosed with a peanut allergy, and I realized I needed to bump up my efforts... Read more » ...more

For Reflection – November 15

Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man…It is the comparison that makes you proud; the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone. CS Lewis As long as we continue to live as if we.. ....more

Favorite Things – 11/13

It’s probably been a year since I’ve done a simple Favorite Things post but THERE ARE SO MANY AWESOME THINGS. So let’s talk about them! Seriously, it’s like a little coffee date ....more

Homemade Taco Seasoning

So sometimes I post recipes here simply because I want to have them all in one place. I know Pinterest serves this purpose and I use my dinner inspiration and recipes boards all the time, but this taco seasoning mix is something I have to look up every time, and I’d like to have it... Read more » ...more

For Reflection: November 8

Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths. Charles Spurgeon Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the.. ....more

For the Mom Who Needs a Push – Thrive Moms

My latest post is up at Thrive Moms and I want you to go read it. Especially those of you in the trenches – smack dab in the middle of the little years, wondering if you’ll ever pick up a paint brush or a notebook or even the remote to turn on something other than... Read more » ...more

Waiting Songs – An Advent Giveaway

I’ve seen a few posts breathing relief that we can finally start listening to Christmas music, now that it’s November. I’m not usually in that crowd, but I come to you today with some music I’m SO excited to be sharing. I’ve written before about my love for Rain for Roots, when they released their.. ....more

October Stitch Fix Review

In the last few weeks Stitch Fix has come up in more of my conversations. People have asked about pricing, how often I do it, and how they can reclaim their wardrobe so that they feel good about what they’re wearing. I’m not a style expert by any means, but I was kind of surprised.. ....more

What’s This Beauty For?

The other day my oldest was at kindergarten and I was staring down a long, empty day alone with my two younger girls. One had a fever so we couldn’t go to the gym, or meet-up with friends for our toddler knitting circle or artisanal donuts or beekeeping club; you know, our usual outings. So.. ....more