Big News!

May is one of those months where we seem to have 5000 things to do, and not nearly enough time to do it in. This month has completely flown by for us! This is a post that I wanted to write last week, but time just got away from me. We’ve been keeping a little…

A Note to Young Moms

“These are some of the best days of your life, and you don’t realize it til they’re gone. I would do anything to be a mother of little ones again.” These words from a middle-aged stranger hit me like a train as she watched me struggle with my defiant, almost-two-year-old, who absolutely and completely did…

Are You Being Scammed?

Someone shared this super interesting article with me this week about the ways that the women’s fashion industry is scamming us. I’ve heard rumors about many of these things, but it’s interesting to come across them again. The biggest surprise, to me, is that designers make clothes specifically for their “outlet stores” that are lesser…

When Your Soul Feels Dry

Prior to the past few months, I was going through a season of spiritual drought. It was brought on by several things, but I mostly contribute it to being so consumed by the difficulty of daily life during that season that my glance was taken away from God. Have you ever experienced a dry soul…

Eating Healthier One Step at a Time

Like pretty much every other American, one of my New Years’ Resolutions was to start eating healthier. However, I knew from past experiences that I was not going to be able to sustain my resolution if I tried to cut out everything all at once. I came up with a plan at the beginning of…

Present in the Storm

In February, we bought a little 1940s cottage in a town just northwest of Louisville called New Albany. We’ve really fallen in love with it–our street is quiet and peaceful, and the house itself is cozy and full of charm. It has a good-sized backyard with a detached garage that backs up to an alley…

Getting Great Manicures at Home

About a year ago, I was working 60-80 hours a week as well as selling LuLaRoe during any free moments. During that season, I would go get a manicure every few weeks as a method of stress relief from the craziness of life. It was a great way to have some time to myself for…

Keeping a Spiritual Journal

Have you ever been digging through old keepsakes and come across a journal you started when you were little? I particularly enjoy those from when I was 7 or 8, where I talk about the deep struggles of broken friendships over the way someone acted during a make-believe game. Life was so rough back then….

A New View of Gratitude

I frequently see mantras as I’m exploring Pinterest or Instagram illustrating things that, in one way or another, relate to gratitude. These reminders tend to frustrate me, because as much as I desire to pursue gratitude, I find it a difficult concept to relate to everyday life. I understand that we are to thank God…

My Ten Favorite Opalhouse Items

Have you heard? Target released a new home decor line yesterday! It’s called Opalhouse, and it is absolutely amazing. It reminds me quite a bit of Anthropologie Home. When I registered for our wedding, I registered at Anthropologie because I adore their home collection so much! However, we’ve been really disappointed by the quality compared…

10 Ways to Kick the Rainy Day Blues

We are having a rough early spring here in Louisville. We’ve had constant overcast skies and rain since last week, and you guys…there is no end in sight. There is only one day of sunshine predicted in the next two weeks!! Last week, I got hit hard by the Rainy Day Blues. It was pretty…

Easter Week: The Gospel is for Outcasts

For some reason, I feel like I am seeing more marketing and promotion around the celebration of Easter than I have ever seen before. Maybe it’s because I’ve always been so busy in past seasons, or maybe stores really are trying to make up for a dip in Christmas sales. Either way, it’s something I’ve…