As you may know, I contribute over at GLOW: Live as Light from time to time. They’re an amazing Christian lifestyle blog who helps women strive to live as the light of Christ. The blog features authentic stories about Jesus loving women, encouraging each other as we walk through life together, daily pursuing Him. Today I posted over […]
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 ...
I have a few sweet friends who I haven’t seen for awhile. Friends I miss greatly after moving away from San Antonio and toward Denver. They’re the kind of women ...
Have you been reading The Nesting Place for our (Virtual) Book Club this month? Oh. My. Gosh. Doesn’t it have you seeing your home differently?! I’ve marked mine all up ...
I’m training for a half-marathon. I type that as I laugh to myself. I should actually say I am “training” because I’m totally not. Ben says it’s going to be the longest walk of my life. Sigh, so true. I’ve done two half marathons before. Not long after birthing Anton & Laith, if you can […]
Oh Lord Jesus, thank you that we live in such a time as this. A time where my family can actually BE a family. Thank you for Martin Luther King Jr and his dream. Thank you that times have changed…and continue to change. For years, I have heard of these flesh colored crayons…and finally found […]
Can you believe we’re still not officially in the new house?! Sigh. I’m tired of sleeping with mattresses on the ground…let’s get this show on the road! If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you’ll know the poor painters took so much longer than expected. And actually, I’m in Texas right now so although […]
Hi! I’m excited to tell you that today I’m being interviewed over at the (amazing) Kristin Schmucker‘s blog! Do you know and follow her? She is an inspiration, inside and out. She talks a lot about studying God’s word (she writes Devotionals/Bible Studies!!!) and life as a mom and woman of great faith. And her […]
Last summer I did a post on the chore board we made for the kids (and how amazing it’s been for our daily routine). Lately though, I’ve had tons of questions about the gold lettered magnets at the bottom of the board. So listen up all you ladies who hate the word diy (ok, the acronym) […]
Happy January! Thanks for bearing with me as we skipped Book Club for December. I had so many messages after our attempt in November saying you started the book or had wanted to start the book, but the Thanksgiving & Christmas season proved to be a little too crazy to participate fully. So…it’s a new […]
Happy (almost) new year! I thought I’d do a little round-up of favorite posts from this year but remembered that when I did my big blog-redo a few months ago, somehow I lost every.single.like on every.single.post. Sigh. Technology. A blessing and a curse. So rather than doing the most liked…I’m doing MY most liked! And if […]
Guess what?! We close on a new house today! I know what you’re thinking…weren’t they just remodeling a house? Ummmm yes. Yes we were (see pics of our current remodel here). As you’ll remember, we bought our current home shortly after moving to Denver. Back when we had four kids and didn’t think we would […]
Merry Christmas, a few days belated! Thanks for your understanding as I took this week off from blogging to spend some unplugged time with the family! My parents flew in from San Antonio and we spent some time in Breckenridge at a sweet friends home who was out of town herself. What a blessing generous […]
I had the opportunity to see the new Annie movie back in October while in Chicago for a writers conference + film festival. I almost purposely skipped the showing because I mean, how can you recreate ANNIE?! I’ve always loved the 1982 version (aside from the climbing up the bridge part, that always freaked me out) […]
It’s taken me awhile to get these photos up, but finally I can show you the gorgeousness of our Let’s Party Like Girls night! It truly was an evening of reconnecting and simply enjoying one another. I think as women, and moms in particular…we often get so busy that we forget to take time for […]
Being a Seattle girl who no longer lives in Seattle, I’m always on the search for a great coffee place who makes velvety foam like my favorite coffeehouses back home (this and this were my faaaaavorite spots). A few years ago though, Ben bought me a Nespresso machine when we realized how much I was spending […]
Ok soooooo…I’m not doing Christmas cards this year. I just had to let something go and that was it. Therfore, in lieu of the beautiful cards that have already begun to fill our mailboxes, I thought I’d at least show you our FANTASTIC photos by my sweet friend Katie (Katie Derus Photography) that would have […]
Yesterday was Abreham’s birthday!! I’m still laughing at the fact that we have a 15 year old. How did that even HAPPEN?! Our sweet boy has been with us for nearly a year and a half and it has been an honor to see the kid that he has become. Not that he wasn’t wonderful before…I […]
I’m asked all the time what Bible I use (in fact, I was asked twice this week alone!) so I thought I’d share with you what I use for my own personal Quiet Time and for studying. The Archaeological Study Bible is my day-to-day Bible. I absolutely love history so I adore all the little […]
Just like many of you, I’m a bit obsessed with fresh flowers. A few years ago I got rid of almost all my vases and decided to start thinking outside the box instead. And this has quickly become my favorite way to display them… Yep, it’s a candle holder. I grabbed several of them awhile […]
Can you believe the Christmas season is already upon us? Craziness. If you’re like me, you’re looking for pretty, festive, and unique party food & drink this time of year. This is a DEFINITE must-make. We tried it for the first time a few weeks ago at our Let’s Party Like Girls night. It was […]
Good morning! Today is the day of our first Virtual Book Club discussion! Did you love the book? It was a perfectly timed read for me. First of all, I don’t know how I missed this part but 100% of the book’s proceeds go to help some incredible Christian organizations, including an orphanage in Tanzania. […]
This is a repost from last year but I’ve had so many questions about it that I thought I’d put it up again. I realize it’s a tad bit early since Thanksgiving is this week, but if you’re anything like me…you’re already making lists of everything Christmas related! Ben and I have been mapping out […]