Reveal // Lent 2018 Week 2

“You make beautiful things; You make beautiful things out of the dust. You make beautiful things; You make beautiful things out of us.” – Gungor, Beautiful Things A similar “desert” season to the one...

7 things I wish I knew before my wedding day

Our wedding day was magical–truly gorgeous, better than I dreamt–and yet there are things I wish I had known to do beforehand! The following is my gift to you, bride-to-be, to help you as you...

Thieves: steals the sickness!

We’re still trudging through these winter months. We had a fake-out with some warm weather these last couple of weeks in sunny Santa Monica, but winter is back with a vengeance! It’s like 64...

Reevaluate // Lent 2018 Week 1

I’ve experienced chronic pain over the last fourteen years in my back and stomach. It’s been a long and difficult journey and one I would not wish upon anyone. In particularly difficult seasons, I find...

valentine’s day.

Today is Valentine’s Day. My Instagram feed is flooded with photos and videos of couples and gifts and flowers and all sorts of expressions of love. I’m sure yours is, too. And that’s great....

three years today

This is a photo of my husband, Clay, and my three year old nephew {as of today!}, Sawyer. It might look like an ordinary birthday photo, but to me it means so much more. You...

Spring is coming

My sister told me “Spring is coming” toward the end of a conversation when she had texted me early Monday morning to chat about something else, and yet I had ended up breaking down...

savvy minerals makeup

did you know? American women put an average of 168 chemicals on their bodies each day? Federal regulations on personal care products have barely changed since the 1930s?! And cosmetics {aka makeup products} are...

instant relief for achy muscles

I have a tendency to get achy muscles when I’m out of my regular routine of healthy eating, exercise, and a good life/rest balance. It usually lands in the place just above my knees...

pumpkin spice smoothie

One of my go-to breakfasts is a smoothie. I make them a million different ways. Only recently did I discover the goodness that is adding Young Living Cinnamon Bark essential oil to them! I’ve...