It’s really true how you don’t miss something until its gone, right? I took a break from this space because I just felt so overwhelmed, but then this morning as I was sitting and eating my toast I was reminded of this place. This post came to mind and as I sat and read through it, I was reminded how this place served as a creative outlet for me for so long. My days are now filled with homeschooling my… Read more »

I have been kind of struggling lately with all the things of this world. Friends, my faith is secure, I know who made me , who loves me, and where I am going, but I am human and I have good old (or maybe bad old) human thoughts. I think it may be partially from my rebirth on Facebook. You see and are bombarded with so much life stuff at such a high rate in such a small amount of… Read more »

I wrote a brief caption about this last night on my Instagram but I can’t help but speak on it a little more here. Comparison is something I have struggled with for a very long time. It’s so easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing and forget about what you have, isn’t it? I spent the last week trying to figure out why my eye was twitching. It wouldn’t stop, in fact it bothered me so… Read more »

It’s been so fun jumping back into a regular presence on this space. I have loved getting my creative juices flowing and starting back up with my food photography, did you catch this recipe and this one? I think one cancels out the other, hopefully. Currently I am enjoying that all my shows are back, I was slowly mourning the end of Parenthood, I feel like I am good and content with closing that chapter because the past two episodes have left… Read more »

Well hello. It’s been a hot minute since I have popped in here. December was busy, yeah?! Christmas, New Year’s, and now we are here, at this fresh new start. At church on Sunday they said how God was pretty amazing at thinking of how much we would need and want fresh starts. Between New Year’s and Birthdays, we just get to hit that refresh button. We get to refocus and see what needs to change. I, like many others,… Read more »

We haven’t had a real Christmas tree in quite a few years. As a matter of fact we haven’t even had a fake one. We sort of went on a tree hiatus, but this year….well, my husband and I wanted to put a little more magic in the traditions. So we not only did a real tree…we went to cut down our own. Yea, yea, yea…. In most states this is a totally normal thing…in fact in most states there… Read more »

Every year at Thanksgiving I make all of us get together for one family picture. It’s kind of a tradition and you can see through the years the way our family has grown. I love it. And even though most years I cringe seeing myself in the picture….because most years the pictures are of me postpartum (curse of having four babes I suppose;)) I love seeing us all together. But, I am beginning to realize exactly how difficult it is to get… Read more »

This past week while walking through the aisles of Target I began to pick and choose my kids holiday outfits. Seriously, I always question my sanity when I do this. Mainly because I usually have all four kids with me and two of the four are too big to be strapped down in the cart, and the other two…well I can never seem to get the straps tight enough. But that’s a different story for another that I think requires a glass of… Read more »

I don’t usually take to this space and talk about controversial things. This place is a place of encouragement, a place for hope, and for love, and for honesty. But today, I had to step away from any and all forms of social media. I had to rid myself of the hate and evil of this world. I had to just make it go away. I wasn’t promised this life would be easy. I don’t believe in a God that promises sunshine… Read more »

We are home. I didn’t think that I would ever be writing that on this space, or even saying those words really. It was a long road, one that took us over nine months from start to finish. Why nine months? Well, a lot of the reasons are very personal, some that I probably won’t ever share, but they were a part of our journey nonetheless. We put our beloved first home on the market in April and it sold shortly… Read more »