Release // Lent 2018 Week 3

This journal holds a special place in my heart. It’s probably the ugliest one I own. But I’m okay with that. Because there’s a story behind it. Meaning to it. Significance. When Clay and...

crockpot lemon chicken

I love crockpot dishes. They do all the work for you! And they just make good plain cozy comfort food for this chilly winter weather! The hubs and I had a bunch of leftover veggies...

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...