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 […]
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. ...
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 ...
Need a couple last-minute ideas before Sunday? Me too!! (I made this one a few years back…there’s also a printable for Grandpa!) (how cute is this pillow case idea?!) (what dad ...
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 […]
Anton’s birthday was admittedly back in April. I could tell you we’ve been waiting for the weather to warm up so we could have the party in our backyard…but truthfully, it’s just taken me this long to plan it. Been there? Yikes. Sometimes having six kids is just crazy. (source) No. It’s always crazy, haha. […]
If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed my excitement a few weeks ago as I announced I will be speaking at Pursuit next spring! It is a complete honor to be counted with one of these INCREDIBLE people…truly, I’m still pinching myself! I mean…Jon Acuff. Seriously?? Jessica Turner. What?! Karen Stott…my sweet […]
Did you absolutely LOVE the beautiful tribute my sweet friend Shalene wrote about motherhood earlier this week? She entitled it Beautifully Brave – A Tribute to Moms. If you haven’t read it yet, do so…I received so many emails about how precious her words were to so many of you. Well today, I’m thrilled to share […]
I was chatting with my sweet, sweet friend Shalene Roberts over at Faith & Composition the other day. She was telling me about a post she was writing, asking if I’d be interested in collaborating with her by doing a free printable. After reading her email with the beautifully written words of this blogpost, I knew I […]
Ok listen. You must read this book. I mean you have to. I’m so excited to share it for our (virtual) book club selection for May! It’s about a woman from California who owns a talent agency in LA (one of her closest friends is Candace Cameron’s mother. How fun is that?!). While hosting a party in her own […]
I absolutely love setting a beautiful table. Like seriously…it’s one of my favorite things in the world (is that weird?). And I think many people think it takes a lot of money to make it look lush and elegant. But you know what??? It totally doesn’t. A few tips and reminders before we delve in… […]
Earlier this week I shared with you my dinner party I called An Evening to Nourish. Well, today, I’d love to give you the recipes from that evening. I love throwing parties. Kid parties, dinner parties, play dates, it doesn’t matter. BUT…it’s the food part that always puts me over the edge. I didn’t want to be […]
Remember last fall when I had my Let’s Party Like Girls night (here + here)? Connecting with women has been on my mind before that evening and has stayed there every day since. I knew God wanted to use it for something…for more than simply us girls having an excuse to dress up in the chic clothes […]
Hey friends! I’m over at Glow:Live as Light today. Here’s a little teaser of the post! xo As I sit at my desk in the kitchen, attempting to work, I watch through the window as our preschool-aged girls play in the backyard. In a gentle, rhythm-like cadence—almost hypnotizing—their dark little knees pump as they go […]
Ok first of all, I want you to know that this post is about how I do NOT have it all together! Paper clutter is my nemesis. I hate it and I truly think one day it’ll swallow me whole. It’s truly overwhelming how much paper is piled up every afternoon after our five school-aged kids empty […]
Today I thought I’d share one of my favorite recipes EVER. It’s ideal for brunch celebrations and after church lunches. And absolutely perfect for all those times you wish you could prepare breakfast the night before because you really. really. don’t want to wake any earlier the next day. I know I should have photos of the process. Sorry, […]