August | Must Have Box

August | Must Have Box

The kids finished their first full week of school, so I thought it would be fun to celebrate by having a little tea party. The “cheers” tray and Goodie Girl chocolate chunk cookies from my August Must Have Box were…

My Big Fake Wedding

My Big Fake Wedding

Hey Knoxville readers! Have you heard about My Big Fake Wedding? If you are engaged (or have a sister/friend who is) you won’t want to miss this! The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of…

Easter Egg Dinner

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…

Must Have Box with Popsugar

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…

How To Create A Photo Wall With Minted

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

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

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

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…

7 Reasons to Keep a Diary

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…

Eye Heart Glasses

Eye Heart Glasses

As a writer, my day-to-day consists of looking for and finding new things that inspire fresh creativity. A passion for words and stories seems to course through my veins. Curiosity hunts through books, papers, and blogs, wearing an ever watchful eye….

Kicking Off The New Year

Kicking Off The New Year

I love new beginnings and fresh starts! New Year’s day is exciting, and I love all the lists, plans and new ideas. But I’ve seen the clock strike midnight enough times to know that sometimes it is easy to drop…

Strawberry Chia Smoothie

Strawberry Chia Smoothie

Happy New Year!!! I’m so excited to be sharing this recipe with you today my dear friends.  It’s a simple and healthy smoothie that we make every time we want to reboot our digestive system and kick-start a healthy eating…

Fantasy of Trees

Fantasy of Trees

Merry Christmas Eve! One of the ways my family loves to celebrate Christmas is to go to Fantasy of Trees. A few weeks ago we bundled up and enjoyed our third year of attending! Last year I was BIG pregnant…

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