Keep Moving/Haven Conference

By |August 9th, 2016|

I spent last weekend in Atlanta surrounded by good friends, a little wine, and a whole lot of inspiration.  Honestly.  It’s not just one of those cheesy things people say.  Or maybe it is.  But for me, last weekend, it was true.

I was in town for Haven Conference, and my friend and I…you probably know […]

NYC Travel Guide

By |March 1st, 2015|

For my birthday this year, Matt (who couldn’t have been any more generous/thoughtful), sent me to New York with two of my best friends and his sister, Lara, who happens to be one of my favorite people in the world.

I’m not totally sure who decides to tour New York in February in freezing temperatures, but […]

Favorite Troy Places & A Get Together With You

By |July 9th, 2014|

I love our quaint community.

I never thought I would.  Love Troy, that is.  But now that I have my own children, and now that I’m older, I appreciate everything about where I am.

Opening a shop brought about such a sense of where we raise our family, and how wonderful it is to really get to […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

My Brother, the Crazy-Talented, Up and Coming Landscape Photographer

By |February 26th, 2014|

You know that movie, My Father, the Hero??

I loved that movie.  I mean, y’all.  Young love, sweet father/daughter storyline, beautiful beaches…what’s not to love?

Sometimes, because of my love for said movie, in my quest to describe someone it simply rolls off the tongue.

“Jenny, the Delightful”

If You & I Went to Disney World…

By |November 11th, 2013|

If we could go to Disney World together, you’d be amazed at how much I can save for the last minute, the day before we leave.  I’d be packing and stuffing and sorting the snacks and packing each kid a “car kit.”  You’d watch in amazement, though, because somehow, we’d pull it all […]

Ikea, Anthropologie, & Book Projects

By |September 4th, 2013|

I’m all off because of the holiday.

I’m walking around calling it Monday and thinking about how yesterday we didn’t even think about going to church.  I’m thinking about how weird the day feels and how it’s one day closer to my book deadline.

Oh, and I can barely get out […]

shop talk & a trip to the nashville flea market

By |September 6th, 2012|

I honestly can’t believe 2 weeks have already passed since our weekend jaunt up to Nashville, TN. We headed up with two goals in mind:

See the fam, &

Get to the monthly flea market.

Here’s the deal.  Chances are that we’ll be opening our own studio soon, and we […]

haven happenings

By |June 25th, 2012|

I hope you guys had a fantastic weekend!

Last Wednesday, we headed up to Haven in Atlanta, and while I had fun, it probably wasn’t the kind of fun I expected to be having.

In a nutshell, within 2 hours of arriving to our hotel, I pretty much caught the mother of all bugs.

Virus bugs, I mean.

Poor […]

the trip of a lifetime | dubrovnik, croatia

By |June 2nd, 2012|

Welcome to another entry about our trip! If you missed them, you can go back to read part 1 and part 2. I hope you’re enjoying seeing some of the sights right along with us, and know that I took most of the 5,000 pics we snapped with you guys in mind!  Here’s another day […]

the trip of a lifetime, part 2

By |May 28th, 2012|

Thanks so much for all of your concern & comments after part 1 of our trip of a lifetime.  No worries, everything turned out just fine!  I’m pulling from my journal to tell you about our trip so I won’t miss any feelings I was having as we hopped from port to port.  I hope […]

the trip of a lifetime

By |May 25th, 2012|

The trip of a lifetime.  Matt and I, we were going on the trip of a lifetime.  That’s how it all started, anyway.  We began our day at 5:00 a.m., showering and packing last minute travel supplies and sunscreen.  The kids slept soundly in our beds, as they had the whole week.  Their mama couldn’t […]

Cotier in Coronado

By |May 16th, 2012|

My guy and I are off for a couple of weeks to hang together & soak up lots of sun and inspiration.  I’ll pop in from time to time, and I also have some wonderful friends/contributors filling in for me to bring you guys some decor eye candy.  Enjoy & can’t wait to […]

Nate air date & more of nyc

By |October 25th, 2011|

Our trip to New York was awesome.

Being on the Nate Show?

Out of this world.

We stayed at the lovely Lucerne Hotel on the Upper West Side…so quaint and charming.  It didn’t hurt there was this place called Insomnia Cookies right around the corner.  They baked these massive homemade […]

out & about in nyc

By |October 15th, 2011|

I just couldn’t wait to show you some of the sights we were able to see while in New York this week.

We’ll keep these to a minimum, but Matt loved snapping random photos of me throughout the trip.

Speaking of my mister, isn’t he […]