• Because Kids Outgrow Diapers, Not Messes*

    Because Kids Outgrow Diapers, Not Messes*

    Since Ridley has turned one, he has slowly changed from baby to boy. Instead of his usual scoot-crawl, he began to pull up. Pulling up led to a few timid steps and a big smile once he reached my arms. Soon, his little body was …... READ MORE >>>
  • a letter to the moms of graduates

    a letter to the moms of graduates

    Hey mom, Yeah, you. The one with the camera around your neck and the tissue in your purse. Your child is not so small anymore, is she? I see you watching her, with a mixture of pride and sadness. It’s okay, to be both happy …... READ MORE >>>
  • why you need to share your heart {what happened to me on mother’s day}

    why you need to share your heart {what happened to me on mother’s day}

    This past Sunday, I got to do something I’ve always wanted to do. I shared my heart to our congregation. It was scary. Exciting. Intimidating. Thrilling. Amazing. Our pastors invited me to speak about being a mom on Mother’s Day. It was such an honor …... READ MORE >>>
  • women are scary {+ mother’s day giveaway winners!}

    women are scary {+ mother’s day giveaway winners!}

    One thing that I love about writer’s conferences is you meet other writers. Seems obvious, right? But, it surprises me every time. This past year at Allume, I sat at the same dinner table as Melanie Dale and instantly fell in love with her wit …... READ MORE >>>
  • my mom drives me crazy {but I love her anyway!}

    my mom drives me crazy {but I love her anyway!}

    Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. My freshman year of college, there was this vacant study room just down the hall from my dorm room. I was extremely homesick that year and experiencing a lot of growing pains so often I would retreat …... READ MORE >>>
  • there is a time for everything

    there is a time for everything

    How we spend our time will determine how we live our lives. Like pixels that form a picture, motherhood is made up of a million little moments. These moments are both hard and happy, significant and mundane. Some moments are captured on film, other are treasured …... READ MORE >>>
  • changed. {happy 5th birthday Adeline & Maralee!}

    changed. {happy 5th birthday Adeline & Maralee!}

    “This is SO. MUCH. FUNNNNN!” my twins scream as the waves chase them to the shore. Back and forth they run, giggling as the water tickles their feet. Adeline’s braids are wet and Maralee’s hair curls even more around her face. Both of their eyes …... READ MORE >>>
  • chris10’s monthly must-have’s {with a deal & a giveaway!!}

    chris10’s monthly must-have’s {with a deal & a giveaway!!}

    My husband caught me a few weeks ago in my organizational-nerd mode. It felt SO good putting all of our craft stuff into storage containers for our playroom. But, there is still so much to do. Right now, I’m sitting in my office surrounded by …... READ MORE >>>
  • it only happens once a year! {giveaway day!!}

    it only happens once a year! {giveaway day!!}

    Y’all, I can’t believe that we are wrapping up our Living Well series. Have you enjoyed it? I hope you have learned that living well is a lifestyle that begins with baby-step choices. For me, living well begins each and every day. I hope that over …... READ MORE >>>
  • motivation for moms {family fun friday}

    motivation for moms {family fun friday}

    So, I’m a little obsessed over the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle and if you are a fan of Family Fun Friday, you will be too! This bundle is full of incredible advice on all things homemaking: faith, food, crafts, homeschooling and so much more. The bundle …... READ MORE >>>
  • the purpose of life {living well}

    the purpose of life {living well}

    The blaring of the alarm begged me to get out of bed. But, I didn’t want to. The night before was still too fresh and I wanted nothing more than to stay under my covers and not start the day. I knew that once I …... READ MORE >>>
  • how to lose the baby weight

    Right after Ridley was born last February, my friend Heather set up a meal plan for our friends to bring us food when we got home from the hospital. Since Ridley was born early and we were packing to move into our new house, these …... READ MORE >>>
  • 10 ways to have a home you love

    10 ways to have a home you love

    Need a gift for Mother’s Day or end of the year teacher gift? We are selling these adorable Love My State and Pride of Place tea towels by Coast and Cotton in our Etsy shop. Supplies are limited. Head here to place your order today! …... READ MORE >>>
  • tips for living well {family fun friday}

    tips for living well {family fun friday}

    My friend Monica over at Happy and Blessed Home asked me to join her as a co-host for Family Fun Friday to share six inspiring words of encouragement from other bloggers each week. This week’s Family Fun Friday is about tips for living well. Hope you enjoy! …... READ MORE >>>
  • how to be happy with your body

    how to be happy with your body

    The air was thick and sticky from the rain that was expected to fall late morning but the crowds still came, dressed up in their superhero outfits ready to run. My crossfit buddy Sibel asked me to join her, and our other friends Sam and …... READ MORE >>>
  • new products for living well!

    new products for living well!

    Happy Friday friends! One of my goals with this Living Well blog series has been to provide you not only with content for living well, but also products that can help you live well too. I’m delighted to announce that we have opened our Etsy …... READ MORE >>>
  • ways to be mentally healthy {family fun friday}

    ways to be mentally healthy {family fun friday}

    My friend Monica over at Happy and Blessed Home asked me to join her as a co-host for Family Fun Friday to share six inspiring words of encouragement from other bloggers each week. This week’s Family Fun Friday is about tips to become mentally healthy. Hope you …... READ MORE >>>
  • the secret of success

    the secret of success

    I’m a Netflix documentary junkie. Have you ever watched a documentary on Netflix before? It’s mine and Raleigh’s favorite thing to do on Sunday mornings as we eat breakfast before going to church. Some of our favorites have been Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Muscle …... READ MORE >>>
  • tips to fight depression {family fun friday}

    tips to fight depression {family fun friday}

    My friend Monica over at Happy and Blessed Home asked me to join her as a co-host for Family Fun Friday to share six inspiring words of encouragement from other bloggers each week. This week’s Family Fun Friday is about tips to fight depression.   Hope …... READ MORE >>>
  • the truth about Easter

    the truth about Easter

    One of my favorite memories of the past year was hosting our church’s small group Easter egg hunt. It was so much fun to watch all the kids run around our new yard searching for eggs and to capture their giggles as our sweet baby …... READ MORE >>>
  • are you living well?

    are you living well?

    Living well is living in a way that produces positive results for your mind, body, and soul. Living well is a lifestyle, where you make gradual changes to yourself so you can feel and live better. These changes might include home organization so your mind …... READ MORE >>>
  • 25 Reasons to Come Out of Hibernation this Spring

    25 Reasons to Come Out of Hibernation this Spring

    Happy Holy Week friends! As you prepare for Easter this week, might this post help you to fully embrace spring and all that this season has to offer. Make sure you download the free printable at the end. When it comes to spring, I have …... READ MORE >>>
  • how to find balance & peace at home {family fun friday}

    how to find balance & peace at home {family fun friday}

    My friend Monica over at Happy and Blessed Home asked me to join her as a co-host for Family Fun Friday to share six inspiring words of encouragement from other bloggers each week. This week’s Family Fun Friday is about finding balance and peace at home. …... READ MORE >>>
  • my little easter bunnies! {throwback thursday}

    my little easter bunnies! {throwback thursday}

    Joy, like sunlight streaming through the clouds, brings little glimpses of heaven to the earth. The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy – Psalm 126:3 Rejoice in the miracle of every day. Let us fix our eyes on …... READ MORE >>>
  • when time flies {happy 1st birthday Ridley!}

    when time flies {happy 1st birthday Ridley!}

    So, yeah, my baby boy is not such a baby anymore. A little over a month ago, he turned one. Since then, he’s gotten four new teeth and has discovered the awesomeness of toilet paper. He just laughs and looks at me like, “What? I …... READ MORE >>>

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