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at home hair mask

Whether it’s from the sun in the summer, the cold dry air of winter, the effects of bleach and harsh hair dye or even just years of styling with the heat of straighteners and...

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waiting for the sun to rise

This season has been a rough one health-wise. I have felt like I am broken inside waiting for healing. I have felt like I’m at the end of a long tunnel waiting to see the...

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how to make toddy cold brew coffee

Summer may be over, but it’s never too late to start drinking cold brew coffee! (And side note: Just because it’s called “cold brew” doesn’t mean you have to drink it cold. Most mornings...

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fall fig salad

It’s Friday. You’re at the end of your week. Maybe you’re at the end of your rope… I don’t know about you, but by Friday I am tired of cooking. I am ready for...

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bring the rain.

I recently went camping for the first time. You don’t have to have been camping to know that rain is not ideal. On our third and final night, there was a huge storm. I...

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snakes in the water.

When we won Best Film at the 168 Film Festival, I had no idea we were going to get to say anything. And I had no idea that I’d be the one to do...

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never be daunted: from dreaming to reality

What does it take to turn your dreams into reality? To make your vision into actuality? There are so many dreams that run through the streets of my mind – both when I’m awake...

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blank space.

Welcome to my blog 2.0. Welcome to my fresh start, my new beginning, my new space. (It also just so happens to be a new season – it’s the first day of fall!) I...

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free.

I went for a walk this morning as the sun was rising. I looked up and thought… how appropriate God would make the sky so beautiful on this particular morning of September 11.  As...

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Riva won 7 awards.

Riva won 7 awards.  And I could not be more proud of my fellow filmmakers, Chris Wiegand and Alan Tregoning. It was both a joy and honor to create this film with you.  Also,...