LIGHT : february

February 27, 2015

Here is this month’s update with my relationship to one little word (light). spiritual I feel kind of weird discussing my spiritual “progress” or lack of, since it’s a matter of the heart. I know that my actions matter, but I am not necessarily judged by them. Anyway, in the future I might leave this section off of these monthly updates unless I really have thoughts. For now I just want to note that Scripture memory is harder than it seems, and I still believe it all comes down to prayer (which I am not very good at). physical what’s been going well : I am done with long-distance races for now, and I’m pretty happy about it. David and I had…
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updates to my natural beauty routine

February 25, 2015

Last year I wrote a long post about all the natural personal care products that I use. Recently I’ve made a few changes and wanted to share those with you. I still stand by all the products in my original post, and if a change is not mentioned, I still use them. Face The only change I’ve made to my facial care is that I’m now using handmade body butter as a moisturizer at night, and in the morning too if I feel extra dry (which is often, during the winter). I also started using a tinted moisturizer during the day, but I consider it more of a makeup item. Makeup My skin has been too dry recently to use powder…
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taking time for yourself

February 23, 2015

I have alone time on the brain this morning because I have a day off work, during which I planned to get lots done on my projects that I can’t do with the kids around, but Liam has perfectly timed his second round of pinkeye to coincide so instead I’m on motherhood duty again. Recently David and I both took a personality test and we had a date to discuss the results. It was fun! One of the aspects of personality it measured was introversion/extroversion. This has to do with what energizes you – alone time, or being with other people. Unsurprisingly, I scored high on the introversion scale. (Yet my personality type – ISFJ – is usually very social,…
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link roundup / 24

February 20, 2015

My planner and my favorite pen. >I love this new series of inspiring items. >I never have time to watch TV but I’m addicted to reading recaps of The Bachelor by Ashley (hilarious) and Sharleen (former contestant, very insightful). >Some of my new favorite lifestyle/crafty blogs: Green Fingerprint, The Lovely Laura Life, Azzari Jarrett, Lily and Twig. >This post on blogging by my friend and founder of Texas Style Council hit home in so many ways. >I’m inspired by these journaling cards. They add so much interest while still being simple. >I love this easy quilt by my friend Becca. I should have started with one like this instead of the one I did! >Purse organization is one of the nagging tasks…
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my memory-keeping framework

February 18, 2015

I thought it would be helpful (for me, at least) to write out my memory-keeping framework. I wanted to settle on an overall system to make sure that I’m capturing the big picture, the celebrations, and also the everyday details and stories of our lives. I also think that setting these boundaries will give me the freedom to say no to new projects (like this or this – both of which I love). It’s taken me several years to develop, and I don’t doubt that it will continue to change, but for now here is how I’m approaching memory keeping. Project Life >This is our family album and the foundation of my entire system. All of our everyday life stuff goes in…
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