I realize most people are in full-blown Pumpkin Spice mode these days, but we just can’t get enough of apples. Our family has a little tradition of driving to an orchard every fall to pick our own apples and berries, and learn more about life as a farmer (see the post stories from (their) past). […]
I am over the moon excited to introduce you to my sweet friend Deana and the amazing concept of her new planner. Don’t doze off on me…this isn’t your normal ...
I’ve been in a bit of a rut. I’ve hitched my train to the amazing wisdom of so many Bible teachers and have spent the last decade engulfed in Beth Moore, ...
(click here if you’re having trouble viewing the video)Shortly after bringing Ezekiel home from Ethiopia, Ben’s job began to change and he began traveling back and forth from San Antonio ...
In the past, on my birthday I did things like this. This year though, in honor of my birthday… I thought it’d do a fun GIVEAWAY of a bunch of my favorite things! Let me walk you through all the items real quick, before you scroll down for the rules. Oh! And if you add everything […]
For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. Matthew 12:15b I love how this passage reads in The Message: Let me tell you something: Every one of these careless words is going to come back to haunt you. There will be a time of Reckoning. Words are powerful; take them seriously. Words […]
Investing in our children to help them understand there’s life outside their little bubble, is beyond important in our family. Where’s my Thesaurus? I need a word bigger and dreamier than important… Crucial? Imperative? Paramount? Whatever it is, that’s how I feel. I think sometimes people assume that since we’ve opened our arms to four incredible […]
I’ve been hearing about Beautycounter for awhile. Seems tons of my friends from across the country were both using it and selling it. I did’t get what the big deal was. I was content going to the mall to buy my makeup and since I’m a creature of habit, never really had any intent of switching what I […]
A few weeks ago I was walking the kids to school and saw this headboard on the side of the road. I looked over my shoulder because surely someone must’ve seen it before me and I was going to have to fight them for it. Because it was SO beautiful and cried out to me… “Paint me grey! Paint […]
I’m supposed to be working on big project that has a deadline zooming up quicker than I’m ready for. But I wanted to take a minute and pretend we were sitting across from each other with a cup of coffee or something chilled and delicious. I want to tell you something. I’m just going to […]
I wanted to find a bunch of vintage hats for all the girls coming to Imani’s tea party birthday party this weekend, but I couldn’t find enough. And those I could find…were like $35!! Ridiculous. (photo sources here + here) So instead, I decided to make headbands that are sort of a mix between the flower […]
A few months ago while I was praying for deeper friendships, a dear friend asked if I’d be interested in starting a Prayer Group with her that just met one evening a month. You know I jumped at it. We knew we wanted it to be small and intimate. We didn’t want it to be […]
I can’t believe sweet little baby Imani is nearly five. I mentioned the other day in my post about the new (amazing) ChariTea that she is wanting a tea party birthday. I almost jumped up and down when she brought up the idea…I have so many ideas myself!! I knew I wanted to design her invitations […]
How is it almost Fourth of July?! No seriously…how is that possible?! I don’t know if you’re like me, but though it’s so very fun having the kids all home for summer…I’m struggling to get anything done! But that has meant being a little inconsistent with blogging. It’s such a blessing to rest within a group […]
A month or two ago my sweet friend Brandi invited me to have lunch with an incredible group of women here in Colorado called, Ladies Who Lead. As I sat at lunch hearing their mission and stories, I thought “I should not have been invited, what am I even doing here?! This is so cool.” I […]
Having a servants heart and a great work ethic are huge in our family. And though my Evening to Nourish events are geared around us grown-ups having the ability to have time away from the pull of our children, my kids help throughout. It’s become sort of a family event, really. Though some things take […]
Earlier this week I shared our Evening to Nourish table decor…today I’m sharing our menu and recipes! Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog via email so you have access to the printable menu (both the above version as well as a blank one) and printable place cards, as well! I’m SO sad I didn’t take photos […]
Last Thursday night was June’s Evening to Nourish! And ohhhhmygosh it was amazing. The theme (if you want to call it that) of the evening derived from finding this gorgeous wrapping paper over at Tiny Prints. And…get THIS…it’s editable. I realize the paper is supposed to say something like “with love, the Anderson Family“. Or “Happy […]
What we do on the last day of school is hands-down my favorite family tradition. I’m not sure when I thought of it…or how it came to be…but as the kids walk home from school, we pelt them with water balloons. Those of us who are home wait outside, all sweet and unassuming. Maybe even hide behind […]
Admittedly, this was supposed to have been posted Friday. But I was traveling and had the hardest time with a wireless connection, so….as much as I try to plan things, sometimes they go awry. So…here we are, Monday June 1st!! Love, Skip, Jump was amazing. And when I say that, I actually mean A-MAZING!! I had a […]
My best friend texted me this morning, asking how to make an image to use on her Instagram page…but didn’t know where to start. She had some really fun ideas in her head that she wanted to create, but didn’t know how. You too?? You see all these great graphics on Facebook, blogs, Instagram, etc but don’t […]
We had the most fun time at Anton’s Carnival Bday Party last weekend! I made these adorable grown-up slushies for the parents who stayed….everyone loved them (even the guys). Here’s the recipe! Ingredients: 1 bottle champagne 2 frozen from concentrate cans of strawberry lemonade 1 cup vanilla vodka orange juice to taste (use more or less […]
When this sweet eight year old was turning three…we planned a Carnival Bday Party (inspiration here). Not only did it rain, however. IT POURED. So this weekend, years later…we did a redo. And what did the forecast call for this weekend? Rain. Every day for the next week, in fact. But we hit our knees […]