y husband and I recently took our first child-free vacation! I didn't have much of a preference when we were deciding where to go because, honestly, anywhere for a few days without a toddler around 24/7 sounded amazing. I'm not exactly sure how we even decided on Charleston but I'm so glad we did!Read More
My friend and neighbor introduced this adorable door hanger to me the other day. She saw it on Pinterest but the crazy thing is that there is no tutorial on how to make it! So since I've kind of exhausted different ways to make wreaths I decided to switch it up and make this door hanger!
My baby girl just turned two! She has been super active basically since birth. Even as an infant she hated being contained in a wrap. She always wanted to be moving and got frustrated easily if she was left in one place for even a few minutes. Now as a toddler, she doesn't sit still unless she's reading a book or watching a tv show (and yes I do let her watch an occasional show for my sanity.) Having a high energy child can be fun but it also comes with some unique challenges. How do you keep them entertained? How do you get all of their energy out without being utterly exhausted all the time yourself?Read More
Some of you may already know this but I'm a huge fan of Emily Ley. I've read both of her books "Grace Not Perfection," and "A Simplified Life." What I appreciate most about Emily and her books is her vulnerability, humbleness, and her priorities. Reading her books is like talking to a friend. She's relatable and funny while also giving practical advice. She also shares how she puts her faith and family first while still building her business. She is truly an inspiration.Read More
“Faithfulness begins at home.” -Ruth Chou Simons
This line really resonated with me this week. As a creative soul and the wife to a minister, I often feel pulled in many different directions. I have passions and dreams that I want to pursue while also raising an active toddler and serving my husband. When life becomes especially chaotic, I often have to let go of a few things in my life, and usually, it’s something that I am personally pursuing. (ex. my blog) But when I become discouraged and feel like all I’m doing is mundane tasks I have to remind myself of what Ruth said, faithfulness begins at home. If I want to use my gifts and passions to create and serve others well, I have to first serve my family well.Read More