favorites of 2017

i feel like the year of 2017 was a year of firsts and favorites. first time home owner. first gray hair (thanks a lot miller). first time actually enjoying a beer. first stretch mark. first time being “the patients spouse” vs being the nurse. first iced breve. first time pumping in the middle of a crowded U2 concert (yes . . . i specifically wore a cardigan so that i didn’t have the leave the concert to pump). first time parent. a majority of these “firsts” have quickly become some of my new favorites . . . besides the gray hair.Read More »

A Year to Remember

Let me tell you, this past year has been one to remember. After much discussion, prayer, and feeling lead in one direction, Brian and I started 2016 by packing up our entire town home and moving a state over to relocate beginning a new adventure in our marriage. Was moving an easy decision? No. Did I spend months and months crying wondering if we made the right move? Yes. Did I trust God and my husband? Yes.

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Better days are coming

I’ll be honest. My heart isn’t here today. My heart hurts. My heart wants to be with one of my closest friends who is soon to be at the feet of Jesus. I am so selfishly sad I will never hear her precious laugh again, but I am so joyously happy she is soon to be with her husband, loved ones, and especially our Lord!

Knowing I still wanted to share a fun post with you all today, I felt today’s outfit was fitting for how my heart is currently feeling. This outfit, as you see, is perfect for those when all you can think about is . . . the weekend. Read More »

DIY Harry Potter Wood Decor

With the new Harry Potter book coming out this week I thought it would be the perfect time to share this Harry Potter inspired DIY Wood Decor I made recently!

When invited to a bridal shower, wedding, or birthday party, I am that one friend who rarely looks at the wish list and/or registry. If I do, it’s to know the individual’s or couple’s common theme. I am “that person” because I can’t help but follow my heart which happens to be led by the love language of gift giving/receiving.

I want my gifts to others to be personal and unique to their style. This DIY wood frame was no exception.Read More »