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...

the God who sees AND shows

I received a text last night that reduced me to tears. It said this: I was so excited when the UPS guy dropped if off RIGHT after I got off the phone with you!...

oh the places you’ll go… with frankincense

Oh, the places you’ll go with Frank!⠀⠀ Frankincense, that is. This is an essential oil that came in my starter kit years ago. It was from that day forward we began a lovely relationship....

grain free crispy breakfast quesadilla

Oh, hi there. Happy Wednesday, indeed! Cause I got a nice little crunchy, healthy breakfast quesadilla in my hand that’s about to get in my belly. Wednesdays are my long writing days at home...