February 10, 2016

I don’t come from a liturgical church background, but this year I am observing Lent along with other church holy days. As I get older and discover more about myself and my personality (ISFJ) I have realized that traditions, holidays, liturgy, and observances really inspire me. I’m leaning in to that and hoping to bring it into my home as well. I thought and thought about how I should personally observe Lent. Some things I considered giving up were sweets, social media of some form, caffeine (that was just a passing thought), and TV. I also thought about adding in some things: exercise, family time/activities, Bible study. This is what I settled on: I am going to do daily Bible…
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link roundup / 45 / birthday edition

February 5, 2016

Hey hey, it’s my birthday! I’m taking the day off work, heading out for a much-needed pedicure soon, and then I plan to do a little shopping and crafting. Tonight my family is meeting at Torchy’s Tacos and then we plan to walk over to the Nestle store for dessert. Pretty good plan I think. :) Here are some things that caught my eye recently! I love this quilt and it makes me want to get back to sewing the one I’m making for Meredith. (see above photo) This was a really helpful article about digital curation – make the content you take in digitally serve you and your goals instead of mindlessly accepting whatever is in front of you. I…
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February 2, 2016

loving the gorgeous 70-degree sunny days we’ve been having this week getting my 10,000 steps per day again eating a ton of salads but not planning dinners very well enjoying my kids so much; they have been surprisingly well-behaved lately thinking that I might want another one after all (I may be crazy) celebrating small holidays like Candlemas by gathering with friends buying a few things at Target I’ve had my eye on: candle holders, basket, sheets wearing some black high-waisted trousers and dark wash skinny jeans I got from Stitch Fix – I asked for a box of pants only and they totally delivered looking for an everyday pair of jeans, tall cognac boots, and some oversized sweaters spending more time…
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what i read : january 2016

January 29, 2016

Love Walked In by Maris de los Santos – I read this for postal book club, and it was a super sweet story. It totally lifted my spirits. There were some definite eye-rolly descriptions of characters that kept coming up but, I still really liked it. (4 stars) Wild in the Hollow by Amber C. Haines – I’ve been following Amber for a long time because I met her way back when I was in high school. I had heard that her first book was excellent and I finally got it from the library. Well, it was. It’s a short memoir of her life and how she was pursued by God despite all her brokenness. It was like poetry and also like…
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things i love lately

January 26, 2016

Hi friends! Today I wanted to pop in with something fun, just share a few of the things I’m loving lately. Let’s get to it! Aerosoles Landlock Chukka Boots – I have been on the lookout for casual booties for quite awhile now, but it’s tough for me since I have wide feet. My friend Maggie ordered these and let me try them on – lucky for me we wear the same size – and they are SO comfortable. The soft suede makes them great for wide feet, too. I immediately ordered some in black but went back to get the this taupe color as well! Madre Beads – I’m a brand ambassador for this awesome mama-run small business, so…
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