how to make bug spray using essential oils

Traditional bug sprays are full of chemicals and toxins* that personally I don’t want to put on my skin or the skin of my loved ones. Remember: what we put on our bodies goes into our bodies through...

what a difference a gelato makes

// on unplanned blessings in times of transition // When we returned from our recent trip to Europe, the question I kept getting was, “So, how was it?!” “It was the best of times;...

Thieves wipes

// a healthier alternative for germ-free travel // When Clay and I sit down on an airplane, the first thing we do is pull out our Thieves wipes. We wipe down the trays, the...

compassionately curious

“Be compassionately curious before you’re carelessly critical.” – Audrey Roloff The other night Clay and I settled onto the couch with our Navigator’s Council marriage journal from Beating 50 Percent {which has easily become...

behind the scenes

// how God is working behind the scenes writing our love story + in our lives // I found this faded concert ticket on a recent trip back home to Texas. On my bulletin...

all in

// on going all in—in your dreams, your visions, and your calling // “There’s no turning back now. I’m going all in; head first to the deep end.” – Matthew West, All In This photo...

our wedding day: part two

This post is the second half of our wedding day: part one! I wanted to recap the day for the purpose of remembering as well as helping other brides with ideas for their own...

an intro

// a little bit about me // He’s not only my husband, he’s tangible evidence of God’s grace and goodness in my life. I never thought I’d meet someone like him—handsome and godly. I...

I have this hope.

This song by Tenth Avenue North has affected me so much in this season of unknown that I decided to write a blog about it. “Was there purpose for the pain? Did I cry...