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…

Becoming a Great Christian Woman

Over the past few weeks, as I have been gathering up material about the lives of great Christian women throughout history, the thought occurred to me: “what is it that makes a great Christian woman?” After all, we are not all called to the same path as amazing missionary women, such as Elizabeth Elliott. Can…