Grief Undone | A Book Review

I’m always a little scared to pick up a book about grief, because I don’t want to feel sad by the time I finish it. I am happy that “Grief Undone” was a breathtakingly honest yet hopeful account of how…

Easter Egg Dinner

Once a year, about a week before Easter, I have a nightmare that I can’t find anything to wear on Easter morning for church. Now I should clarify, this really shouldn’t count as a nightmare because at any given minute…

Life Lately According To My iPhone

Earlier I was scrolling through my photos and realized it has been a while since I’ve done a life lately post! And so much has happened lately. For starters, my new nephew was born yesterday! I made it to the…

Must Have Box with Popsugar

I love getting happy mail! There is something so fun about finding a package full of surprises on my doorstep. The Popsugar Must Have Box delivers the best in fashion, beauty, home, fitness, food, and more. And it all comes…

Water Park Fun

Yesterday we spent all day at the Wilderness of the Smokies water park. It is our spring break this week so we were all really excited to do something fun. And what is great is that even though it is still…

Eleanor Lois

When Eleanor was a newborn I put her in a pink tutu that nearly swallowed her up because she was so tiny. I had fun dressing her up again at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and now. She is…

Mama Don’t You Worry

Recently author Louie Lawent released a new children’s eBook entitled “Momma Don’t You Worry.” It is about a boy who is almost 6 years old and believe he’s too old to have to hold his hand when they’re out in…

How To Create A Photo Wall With Minted

Every once in a while I get the urge to redecorate. My most recent target was our family room. In a matter of days all the walls were repainted, the curtains and rug were replaced with new colors and patterns that added…

Berry and Avocado Salad with Grilled Onions

Hey daydreamers! I hope you all had a wonderful January! We welcomed a beautiful baby boy (Haddon Alexis) on January 8th and are completely smitten. We have also been incredibly busy. So much so, that we rarely have time to…

My Top 11 Valentine’s Day Tips

1. Know your date’s preferences. Do they like movies? sports? music? literature? Find what interests your date and build from there. 2. Make plans early. Things tend to run smoother if you plan ahead. Make reservations early. Or sketch out your plan….

A Few Favorites

A Few Favorites… 1. Running! It is officially Couch to 5K season. Last year I seriously only ran twice (in the frigid, lung burning, coldness of outside) before running the 5k. Bad idea. Oh! And to make the race even more fun, I had…

Cool New Find for Moms: Bumblebean

As a blogger I am always looking for new things to share. The holidays are over but many of us are still scouring the internet for the perfect gifts for our friends, kids, or maybe even ourselves! I’ve discovered a fun site:…

7 Reasons to Keep a Diary

Sipping my coffee, I turned over to a new page in my book Joy Unspeakable and Full of Glory reading the sentence, “Keep a diary…” That little idea sparked fresh vision for writing. When I read Pearce’s encouragement to “Keep a diary. Once a…

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