2018 was the year I stepped into the light. I dealt with something deeply buried and allowed God’s grace to wash over my dark places. I reached out for help, letting those closest to me in on my pain. I cried a lot of tears, held a lot of hands and walked through a season of fresh grief with those I love. There were moments I thought I wouldn’t make it to the other side, moments I wished to go back to what was. There were days on end that left me foggy headed and sad. But sti
This is one of the easiest and most delicious weeknight meals I make on repeat! My kids love it and, surprisingly, eat their veggies with this. Well, all but the little one but he doesn’t count because he doesn’t eat anything that doesn’t come in a box. I hope your family enjoys this as much as ours! INGREDIENTS 4 Chicken Sausage Links, halved and sliced in 1/4” half rounds 1 Bunch asparagus, cut into thirds 1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks 1/2 red onion, cut into chunks 1
Sunday night we got home from a pool party and if I'm being honest, I was beat. Jeff was traveling, we had a packed weekend and I was just ready to curl up on the couch with my book. But it was Sunday night which means we now have school so there was still stuff to get ready. Lunches, backpacks, do we even have clean clothes? But I decided to say "whatever" and no matter how much I tried to convince myself to go ahead and do it, I just couldn't muster up the energy for it. So
Last week we traveled to my our favorite place : Watercolor, Florida. Part of what is called the Emerald Coast, it's known for it’s waters that change all sorts of colors turquoise to dark green. It is breathtaking and dreamy and we look forward to it every single summer. This year, though, we did things a bit differently as my entire family traveled with us there. It was a gift to share our special place with our growing little tribe. Since there were so many people (read :
Tuesday I turned 36. Thirty. Six. It was a wonderful happy-filled day. I woke to the smell of bacon and coffee, lovingly prepared by my sweet husband and three crazy kiddos. We opened presents (that our youngest thought were all supposed to be FOR him, not FROM him) and lingered a bit before the school day began. The day was beautiful and filled with all of the things and people I love most. Family, friends, all things Anthropologie and Calloway's, gardening, painting, writin
It is absolutely no secret that meatballs are a crowd pleaser in our family. If you follow along on Instagram, I probably make a version of meatballs once a week. But now that my sister encouraged me to make them this NEW way, we might be having them even MORE than that!! This is basically a meatball bar, okay? I mean, what could be better than that, right? Turkey Meatball Bowls INGREDIENTS One bag frozen turkey meatballs 1/2 cup harissa sauce 1 cup bbq sauce 3 sweet potatoes
A few months ago we were introduced to a mentor couple for our small group in Sunday School. They are the most precious couple, a few years ahead of us, and they are chalk-full of wisdom and good ideas when it comes to parenting our kids, loving our spouses and walking with the Lord. One of the things they are so passionate about is serving with their family. They have two kids and have desired for a long time to teach them how to serve others by - get this - serving others!
It might seem silly, but I actually am incredibly saddened to lose my beloved space of nearly four years. It has been home to my most grand dreams and also the most failed ideas. It has cultivated my love of painting, it was the place I felt the Lord lead me to write words and dare to dream bigger. This space saw me through a season of wilderness, provided comfort to my late night painting sessions during the lonely periods of session and gave my children a space to create wi
Shop Sign Here Well, summer is here and there is nothing like those loosey goosey days to get your kiddos all out of whack, am I right? I sat down early last week to determine what I need to make the MOST out of summer, having the MOST fun but also not going crazy in the process!!! Here are my tips (to myself) for one successful summer! MAKE A PLAN
One of the worst things to hear in the summer time from my kids is “Mom, I’m bored!!!” Or how about “what are we going to do to
Yesterday was the sweetest, most emotional mother’s day I have had in a long while. We dealt with four complete (and PUBLIC) meltdowns all before lunch. I had definitely not had enough coffee for that, y’all.
By the time we sat down in Sunday School, my nerves were shot and I was already on the verge of tears. Then a precious mother, a season ahead of us, delivered a message of God’s faithfulness in her children’s lives. She shared about not being perfect, but being a mothe
I told one of my girlfriends when session started this year that it was going to be my goal to do one “fun mom” thing a week. One. I know that sounds totally, but any mom understands that your energy is easily drained almost all of the time. There are just simply some days where even when you have the groceries and the supplies and the actual time, getting dinner on the table feels absolutely daunting. That is fact, y'all. But what if I tried to thrive not just survive? What
With Jeff being in session, there are many times where I feel overwhelmed by the duties of the day ahead of me. Making meals, doing homework, running carpool, giving baths and - let's face it - just keeping these little people alive in general. So this year I have tried to implement a few changes that simplify everything for me, keeping me on task - or at least close to it. 1. A Load a Day After I had Charlotte, I found that one more small person brings a lot more laundry and