Favorite Things Friday #16

It’s been a rough couple days for all of us, I know. I always struggle at times like this to talk about light topics, when so many hearts are broken. And I hate that I actually used the word ‘always,’ because that means it’s happened far too many times. But one of my friends said […]

Why We All Should Watch This Is Us

Gah. You guys. It’s the morning after the Superbowl, and if you’re a This Is Us fan, you know what also happened last night. I’ll try my very hardest not to spoil anything in this post, but I’m guessing most of you have heard about this epic episode, even if you don’t watch. And if […]

Faith Over Fear: Lessons From a Morning on the Sand

We returned over the weekend from our annual trip to the Outer Banks. It’s a week I treasure for many reasons – it’s full of relaxing and toes in the sand and family. Our kids are in the sweetest spot right now – old enough to go off by themselves, hit the pool if they […]

Off to Haven!

Oh MY am I excited to tell you where I’m headed! Been planning and packing outfits and emailing with my mentor and reading about workshop schedules and writing and checking off lists and I cannot even believe I will be in Georgia on THURSDAY for the Haven Conference!! I’ve wanted to go every year, but there’s always been […]

June 2017 Roundup!

Wow, feels like it’s been FOREVER since I’ve done a round-up post…not sure why?! When I realized it’s the last day of June today, I thought maybe I should bring the round-up posts back. I mean, we’re all busy people living our busy lives and I’m sure you don’t check this page every day…or every week…or […]

Another Chapter Begins…

I caught a glimpse of you this morning. You were standing outside, waiting for the bus a few minutes early. Just like me, you woke up early with anticipation for today and had time to spare. It’s what we do. You had a bag with your sweater – in case you get chilly – and […]

Thoughts on Spring Cleaning, Simplicity, and Not Wanting a Bigger House.

So it appears that Spring has sprung early in Maryland this year. We had the windows open with temps in the 70s this past weekend, and the seven day forecast shows much of the same. And as a result, I have been going a little overboard with Spring cleaning – particularly de-cluttering. So much so […]

A Health Update After a Scary Month…

Hello friends. And I do mean that:) I feel like I’ve gotten to know so many of you through this blog – when I sit down at this laptop and start typing, I always feel like I’m about to talk to old friends. It never feels like an obligation, or anything other than sitting down […]

Repurposed Shelves in My Daughter’s Room…and Realizing I Need To Start Acting More Like My Mother.

Remember my little DIY Coffee Bar we made a couple years ago? (By the way, how was that TWO YEARS AGO??) I loved that thing. But as all things seem to do in this house, the dining room evolved and I rearranged and things changed…I bought a mug rack that I ADORE for that spot: […]

That Summer We Let Go…

Long time, no blog, huh? This is typically my ‘off-season,’ since the kids are off school, but this year it seems to be even more so. I mean, there a MILLION and one projects waiting here for me – our family room is a hot mess, what with the wall coming down in early June […]