(listen to Housefires II Come to the River) It’s huge on my heart often. Today I’m being so bold to share it here. This is for one (or all) of you today. Oftentimes in the church/body of Christ we are expected to have it all together or pray away our emotions and feelings. We like tidy… Continue reading Jesus is a safe place.
August 2017 it finally came to a head: I needed to take charge of my family’s health. I knew we needed a total reset. We were still “young” yet our health was rapidly declining to a point which was debilitating, specifically for my husband. I’ve actually known I needed to do this for years, but… Continue reading Taking back ground…
Oh Atlas – our Wonder-boy. YOU ARE SUCH A JOY. So incredibly sweet, extra snuggly (especially with daddy), you’re quite inquisitive and tend to awkwardly stare at people until you figure them out and then give your best toothy little grin. You’re turning out to be a hilarious character and you’re shockingly soft spoken (so… Continue reading Atlas’s first birthday
Ev turned FOUR this year. How?! Time is so crazy fast. She asked for a Beauty and the Beast party – which is funny because she doesn’t actually really like the movie – but she loves the book and just loves to dance. Chase made her cake topper – he still LOVES to help me plan… Continue reading Everly’s 4th Birthday
Today was beautiful but also really hard and it got me thinking more about how I want to raise our kids. I don’t want to hide our brokenness (we actually can’t – it’s pretty much out here for them to see) but what I hope is that they someday accept others and their brokenness. They… Continue reading Brokenness
I’ve been avoiding clutter in our life in more ways than the physical and to be honest I thought it was all unorganized because life is busy and I don’t have time: time to sit and go through it all, time to figure out what to hold on to and what to let go of.… Continue reading Our Clutter, Our Grief
One thing I’ve learned as a parent is to hold expectations with open hands. To go into holidays/seasons knowing yes there are traditions I/we love but also recognizing it won’t always be as pictured. And that it’s really okay if we aren’t able to do XYZ. Soaking up and enjoying what we can in this… Continue reading Expectations.
FRIENDS… I downloaded the app Think Dirty in September and it’s changing my life. You can see how many toxins are in things you use daily – it’s mind blowing. I’m slowly but surely replacing all the chemical laden junk with toxin free things. And I decided to share what I do for perfume now!… Continue reading DIY Chemical Free Perfume
Oh, Ever. To be honest, I struggled battling with these preconceived ideas of what it would be like to have a daughter versus who she is. Which sounds horrible I know (You don’t think you have ideas of what if looks like to be a mom, have a daughter or son, but you do). she… Continue reading Ever.
Heyyyyy there!! Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve done a DIY on here. It’s funny to think back to when this was mostly DIY blog. Feels like a lifetime ago. But I’m aching to have this creative outlet again. So here we are!So let’s make some (suuuuper easy) awesome bracelets. First, what’s the heck… Continue reading DIY Diffuser Bracelet