Is the weather gorgeous where you are right now? Here in Denver, we’ve had a mix of dreary downpour and sun-filled days taunting glimpses of summer. And I’m aching to get out and work on our new yard. (source unknown…if someone knows where this pretty photo came from, please tell me!) Truly, I’m the anti-gardener. […]
People rarely admit they pray against Africa. But we do. We’re scared of the poverty, the extreme without. We’re afraid of the disease and the children whose faces are covered ...
I leave this morning for a weekend away. So weird to be traveling without a troop of kids clipping my heals as we walk. Hopping on a plane to Hope ...
Are you needing a little inspiration for your Easter table? This is one of my favorite diy’s from last year. It’s so simple and beautiful that I thought I’d share it again! ...
I adore party supplies. They’re bright and fun and whimsical and best of all…they’re inexpensive. I used party decor here and there in our old house but now that we’ve recently moved and don’t have much of a budget for anything new right now, it’s my perfect little go-to decor idea. And it’s all over the […]
note: portions of this post are actually excerpts from my book. After trusting God in our big move from San Antonio to Denver, the year continued and the children thrived. We all did, really. God had brought us to the place where we belonged. Though things finally began to feel settled as we got into […]
My memory of this verse is so clear, I could practically hear our high school choir sing the hymn as I played around on Illustrator last week, trying to get the image for our lock screen just right. As the deer panteth for the water, so my soul longeth after thee. You alone are my heart’s […]
Remember awhile back when I posted how to make your Instagram photos better? Well, this past year, I have fallen in deeper love with this form of social media and quite honestly have met some pretty amazing friends through it. Not only is IG a great way to meet like-minded people, but it’s a huge platform builder […]
Every single day, I receive emails asking about our adoptions: How did we decide on a country? How did we know what age? How did we afford it? How has it affected our marriage? How have the other kids settled in? How do we do it? How, what, why, and so many other questions. But […]
A few months ago, I posted this photo on Instagram with the following comment… I was given an advance copy of Scary Close by Donald Miller (remember Blue Like Jazz??) a month or so ago. I kept putting off reading it because I don’t feel like I have problems with relationships & finding true intimacy…but it is […]
I’m going to admit something to you…I never kept a baby book. For any of my kids. I don’t know why the idea of this memory gathering book overwhelms me. But it does. A few years ago though, I was introduced to two books that work so much better for me and where I’m at in this season! […]
Before I was married and prior to having kids, I was great at doing my devotions. Living in Seattle, I would just grab my Bible and journal and head to one of my little spots in the city. Typically, I’d walk to my favorite coffee house or the charmingly quaint private garden built for the neighborhood to enjoy. Sometimes I’d even […]
Have you ever read a book you made yourself put down for a few days…simply because you didn’t want it to end? That was me with this book. I wasn’t sure what to expect, truthfully all our books previously were ones I’d already read and loved. But this one, I don’t know…this one just seemed […]
I remember one singular thing about our pre-marital counseling. Our friend and pastor told us, “You can tell a woman is loved well, simply by looking into her eyes.” That’s always stayed with me and as I’ve met with girlfriends new and old, I sometimes look into their eyes and see it. More than anything […]
Since there has been such a dumping of snow all over the US, I figure more families are snuggled up together on the couch watching films together. So I thought I’d share several of the favorites in our home. Some you may have heard of, but hopefully here are a few new ones to add to […]
I can’t believe we’ve just moved out of this house and I never showed you the After photos of my office redo. For that, I am so sorry! It really is/was a gorgeous room that inspired me to write and create and be myself. But first…a few before photos. Now I realize this is not […]
Good morning! If you’ve been following along via Instagram or read my post earlier in the week about my friend Heather, you know I’m hosting an Instagram Auction today! I just wanted to make sure…absolute sure…you knew about it so you could bid, if you’re interested! Remember, all proceeds go to Heather’s ministry as she […]
Have you ever received an unexpected dream or vision from The Lord? Well, meet my friend Heather. She sure has. We met years ago when I lived in San Antonio. She had three boys right around the same time I did…our husbands have the same name…and we both love all things pretty & creative. And […]
Good morning! Goodness, I still can’t believe Valentines Day is only a few days away! I kept putting off posting these Bible Verse Lunch Notes because I absolutely cannot find the cords to plug in my printer. Sigh…a downside of moving, I suppose. I had planned on printing them out and taking photos of them […]
I spent a lot of time praying about what verse(s) God wanted me to both dwell upon this month, as well as to share with you. And as always, He made it abundantly clear what I was in need to put to heart and memorize: Ephesians 4:2-3. I’m hoping it’s something that He will speak to […]
Ok friends, be excited. I was trying to decide what book to choose for this month and this morning during my quiet-time I found it. Ok, admittedly I got a little distracted toward the end of my devotions and started playing on Instagram. I know, I know…I should’ve had my phone in the other room. […]
I’m not gonna lie, it’s pure craziness over our way right now. Boxes. Dirty clothes + no way to wash them. Stray items that we somehow “need” but don’t yet have a home. I’ve done so many loads to Goodwill, they know me by name. Ok, not really…but wouldn’t that be fun? Last Thursday night was […]
Whether you’ve read this book, read part of this book, or have simply heard a ton about it and have wanted to read it, keep reading. Why? Because The Nesting Place is one of those books that gets-ya. It’s like a punch in the gut and a kiss on the forehead at the same time. One […]