becoming, chapter two

By |April 13th, 2011|

To say that I was overwhelmed by the response you guys left after I wrote Becoming’s Chapter One last week is an understatement.  I tried to sit down that day and reply to each of your 150+ comments, and I just honestly couldn’t.  I felt so raw, so exposed.  Wonderful.  I teared up on and […]

ebook behind the scenes

By |March 20th, 2011|

I feel like this post should be titled, “ebook: the good, the bad, the ugly.”  It was SUCH an undertaking, and one I enjoyed every single second of.  I thought some of you might want a look into behind the scenes.

It all began some time ago last July when I had an idea. […]

Getting Out

By |February 25th, 2011|

There’s an in between this time of year.

When the temperature warms a bit, and spring peeks around the corner.

I’m thankful that before the plague of whatever sickness we’ve got around here hit, I was able to get out into the world a little.

Breath a little fresh air.

Check out some places that were.

The kind of places […]

The Best Craft We’ll Ever Create

By |February 22nd, 2011|

It seems as if baring my soul to you guys comes naturally these days.

Some time ago, I told you about our work in Honduras.

I shared with you about the people, their poverty, and yet, their filled hearts.

Matt has been to Honduras 12 times in his life and we now lead groups whenever we can to […]

The Valentine Notes

By |February 14th, 2011|

Yesterday I share with you a bit of my story with Matt.

And how I would recreate the Valentine’s Day we shared a decade ago.

If you haven’t read that, you might want to.  These pictures probably won’t make much sense without knowing.
So, in pictures, here’s how I pulled off a super simple, super inexpensive, and absolutely […]

My Kind of Love Letter

By |February 14th, 2011|

We just can’t escape love this week.Which is totally fine with me since I’m convinced the world needs a bit more in it.A long, long time ago I was a freshman in college.  I pretty much vowed to wait until I was a sophomore to date.  It may have had something to do with the […]

The Letters of A Visual Life

By |January 30th, 2011|

After a week like the last one, it would be quite simple for a driven person like me to get swept up in the business of blogging.  To think day and night of improvements, readership, efficiency.And while I wish to make this place your favorite spot on the web, more than anything, I wish to […]

I’ll Take Some More

By |January 29th, 2011|

Of THIS.and THAT.”This and that” referencing the last week of way too much laughter,Sarahand seriously silly thrifting.laylarhoda, ashley, chris, kateArtful browsing,layla, myra, ashleyadvice from the best of girlfriends,chris, rhoda, sarahlots of den-mother hugs, and maybe some more vintage Pyrex.definitely more of the Flowerpatch Farmgirl,traci, laylaand maybe another cold Coke.More great finds…bethdid i mention the laughs?marian, ashely, and […]

Hangin with the Girls

By |January 26th, 2011|

“After all, a girl is – well, a girl. It’s nice to be told you’re successful at it.”These girls in Nash-vegas certainly are the bee’s knees.  And so was my lunch.Miss y’all!:-)


By |January 20th, 2011|

never gives upcares for others more than for selfcelebrates the success of othersis not prouddoes not boastis not easily angeredkeeps no record of wrongs of othersdoes not delight in the badbut rejoices in truthalways protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.never fails.Until completeness, trust steadily, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly.–1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13What if our whole world loved […]

The Object of Art…

By |January 16th, 2011|

is to give life a shape.~William ShakespeareFor today, this is my shape…what’s yours?:-){TO ENTER THE DARBY DRAKE GIVEAWAY, ENTER HERE}

Some of The Best Moments

By |December 28th, 2010|

in the morning or after naptime when they’re super cuddly,the giggles they get from “this little piggy,”those rare times when sharing seems easy,when they smile for photos, (man, i love this one)the moments they sleep soundly in the bed beside me,(these are usually rare and often accompany a serious virus, so I dislike these moments as […]


By |December 22nd, 2010|

Since my post last night, I’ve been in tears and prayer on and off.  I’m so very moved that you would share stories with me, and ask of such honest prayers….I’m so blessed by your requests and it’s my absolute pleasure to share in prayer with you this Christmas.  And thank you for your offers […]

The First and A Question

By |December 21st, 2010|

When I began this blog one year ago on Christmas day, I had no idea where it would take me.  It honestly began as this emotion inside me, watching my children on Christmas, cuddling with Matt on the couch, and laughing with my parents and brother.  My feelings just seemed to spill out onto keys, […]

Say a Prayer for Matt…

By |December 20th, 2010|

Morning, friends.I meant to post a tour of our home by now, and do many other things, like host “Cookies for a Cause” today at our home, but it’s just not all working out.If you would, say a prayer for my husband.  He’s got an obstruction in his intestines (this is a complication from our […]

I Realize…

By |December 18th, 2010|

Hey there.It’s me, Marco.I am still here, I promise.No need for you to wade through any pool yelling my name.:-)Just wanted you to know I realize I said the Christmas Challenge winner would be announced today, but I’ve been hanging with some kids in their pj’s.No, not really.  Not all day, at least.  We’ve had […]

Happiness and A Gift Wrapping Idea

By |November 27th, 2010|

I read this quote about happiness recently and I have no idea exactly how it goes or who to credit it to, but it struck me as a simple Truth.”We spend so much time pursuing happiness, chasing it…when all along we should realize it is simply a choice.”I think we agree.Recently I’ve been in a […]

A Mac, A Trip, and My Ramblings

By |November 22nd, 2010|

This post is a bit like talking to me in person.  Whole lot of talking.  Kinda random.Definitely rambling.It’s how I talk to my friends if it makes you feel any better.So I got an early Christmas present from Matt today.He got me a Mac!! Even though I’m into all the artsy things of the world as […]

One on One, or Two on One

By |November 10th, 2010|

One of the ways we decided to do that was to spend a night (or weekend) away with just one of the kids around the time of their birthday each year.Grayson had never been before, and we just knew he’d love it.  Keep in mind that we had zero intention of sleeping in a tent.  […]

Breaking the Rules

By |August 15th, 2010|

And, I mean, really dream of?A fulfilling career?If you’re like me, it was a little bit of all….or, rather, “I’ll take it all, please.”I’m thinking about you guys.Yes, I miss my husband, and his absence makes me a bit of an insomniac (and a maniac, but don’t tell), but that’s not what’s keeping me up […]