Clearing the shop, The kids, & a Party

By |July 8th, 2014|

What a full week this is turning out to be!

We are gearing up for the Book Launch Party this weekend–in full force.  Shop displays are being cleared, inventory stored to make room for flowers and yummy food, and people.  Kids are going with me to work, which is always a little challenging, but so much […]

Live Your Intentional Life

By |June 27th, 2014|

I’ve heard it at least five times this week.

I think it’s meant as a compliment–most of the time.

“You must be so busy with all the projects you have going on.”  Or… “You do so much…how do you do it all?”  Or even sometimes… “Your kids will only be small once so you better slow down […]


By |June 14th, 2014|

Today I have the day to all to myself.

I slept in until 9.

I had breakfast in bed, boiled eggs and a whole grain waffle.  The kitchen is still gutted so quick, healthful food is the key.  I’ve been sick all week so today I gave myself permission to be […]

Health/Weight Loss Update

By |June 6th, 2014|

Well you know how you feel when you get punched in the face?

I’ve got a bit of that going on, in the way of a sinus infection disguised as a head/face bulldozer.

I’ve used my essential oils and medicine and all the things, but I still feel like a woodpecker […]

Make Room: the 2014 Toyota Highlander

By |June 1st, 2014|

We had a blast last year on our May trip to the beach–it’s the perfect time of the year to go, and so when Southeastern Toyota asked if we wanted to “make room” by testing out the 2014 Highlander, I said sure thing!

We were planning a little beach getaway […]

When Life Gets Hard

By |May 31st, 2014|

Someone forgot to tell me.

That even when things are good, even when there’s so much to be grateful for, life gets hard.


It’s messy.  It’s overwhelming, unforgiving even.  Days float along and if we’re lucky, we see life for what it really is.  It’s a gift.

But it still gets hard.

The […]

Think Big

By |May 29th, 2014|

There’s so much on my mind.

So much I want to say, and so much I need to work through.  I have this little dream, and it just won’t let me shake it off any longer.

Well, I have lots of dreams, and sometimes I just make notes of them, jotting the wish down on paper so […]

South Africa, Part 4

By |May 27th, 2014|

Psst…first Read Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3 of our trip to South Africa….


I had packed the night before, slowly wrapping up each piece of my clothing, my mind wandering.

To say that Africa had moved me was an understatement, and I couldn’t completely put my finger […]

South Africa, Part 3

By |May 22nd, 2014|

Hopefully today we’re done with any server issues we had as of yesterday.  If you tried to get on the site and couldn’t, so sorry about that!  All should be resolved today, and if you missed Part 1 of our trip click here, or Part 2 of our trip (yesterday) click here.

South Africa, Part 2

By |May 21st, 2014|

If you missed Part 1, Click Here!

We ended our first night at Sabi Sabi with a delicious dinner around campfire and belly laughs with new friends from nearby and those far away (we miss you, Joffers!).

Crawling in the slick sheets never felt so good, and I felt like the minute my head hit the pillow […]

South Africa, Part 1

By |May 20th, 2014|

Okay, listen.

There are trips, and there are vacations, and there are experiences that change the way you see the world.

I remember feeling that way the first time I traveled to Honduras–my view of God grew just a bit bigger & His canvas stretched further.  I understood the world better, […]

The Time I Wrote a Book…and it’s HERE!

By |May 16th, 2014|

Good Lord.

Last July, I wrote the post announcing I’d gotten a book deal.

It was a crazy humbling time, and I couldn’t believe your outpouring and responses…it was only fitting that I teared up you came up in the Thanks section of the book.  The book wouldn’t have […]

Crooked Photos & Jet Lag

By |May 13th, 2014|

Now before I begin, let me give you some background.

Our trip to South Africa was amazing (and I promise I’m filling you in soon!), and it was busy, busy.  We landed in Johannesburg on the 1st of May (after leaving April 30th), had an hour to shower before the welcome dinner. […]

Holiday Weekends

By |April 28th, 2014|

Around here, Easter holidays are slow.

They are lazy and the sweet tea is paired with plenty of porch time.  We do egg hunts & prayer & ham & egg dyeing.

Even when we only have 4 eggs left.


We do bows and photos […]

The Only Story

By |April 19th, 2014|

I was in my freshman year of college, dreading speech class that day.  The class wasn’t boring or useless, because I recognize the value of speaking well, but it was just blah most days.  We spoke about widgets (what’s a widget anyway?!), and things that didn’t matter to me at all, so really, it was […]

Painting & Room Makeovers

By |April 14th, 2014|

Last week was a blur.  We spent the seeking working on a special makeover for Julie.  It was a ton of fun, and we were so grateful to work on a space for one of our employees and best friends.

We created such a fun space for her (I think!), […]

25 Things (Running a Creative Business)

By |April 8th, 2014|

It’s been a while!  I love these list-posts and random brain dumping is good for my soul.


Since we’ve been talking creative business lately, I thought we’d bring back 25 Things with a creative bang…

1.  Business is thrilling.

2.  No, really.

3.  I don’t […]

Change is in the Air…More than Ever

By |April 7th, 2014|

It’s one of those days when I cannot focus on one thing at a time for anticipation of the next thing entering my brain.

Behind the scenes today, we’re getting ready for a major blog/site update (more on that below).  But every single day the last few months, I’m working on so […]

Live in The Light

By |April 3rd, 2014|

There’s something about a hauntingly sad story that gets me thinking.

I watched a self-indulgent episode of Nashville this morning (I’m a sucker for cowboy boots and Connie Britton), and the scenes of Scarlett & her good-for-nothing mama got me thinking.

It made me think of a time when things were dark for me.  When I was […]

It’s the PI Girls Today!!

By |April 1st, 2014|

Hey Everyone!!

Shaunna is out today; we think with a kidney stone! 🙁 (say some prayers for her, please!!)

So we are taking OVER her blog!! 🙂

Don’t forget to head over to Joss and Main, it’s the last day of the sale!!

SOOOO since Shaunna always does 25 things, we have decided to give you 10 things about […]