Start Doing

By |May 19th, 2015|

Walt Disney was a genius.

Really.

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I’m convinced this one belief is what distinguishes us entrepreneurs and inventors and doers from, well, not being those people.

There is a time for talking, for planning, for dreaming.  But after that’s done, get started.

Time’s a wasting.

Growing Slowly

By |April 13th, 2015|

I’ve had one of those months.

Things aren’t really lining up perfectly at work…sales are a little slower, some systems aren’t as efficient, and I’m most certainly more scattered & unorganized.  Some of my ideas aren’t panning out, and the ones that do seem to require a lot of my time–which is a little limited right now.

This doesn’t make […]

Dynamic Pursuit

By |February 5th, 2015|

Since starting this blog five years ago, I’ve shared most of my life out here.

There isn’t a whole lot you guys don’t know when it comes to my disheveled, imperfect life. The last 2 months have been hard for me.  I took a little step back from blogging.  I needed a little down time with […]

You, Me, & A Road

By |November 11th, 2014|

Sometimes life is hard.

Sometimes it rips you apart, and having flair for the dramatic notwithstanding, it kicks your butt and knocks you out cold.

Work gets hard, and marriage gets hard, and raising these kids?  It gets hard.

Life. is. hard. sometimes.

And sometimes, hard is all the time.  Hard is the new norm.  And during those times, […]

The Kind of Family Who Makes Cinnamon Rolls

By |October 6th, 2014|

When I showed you the kitchen reveal last week, I showed you how it really looks 90% of the time… Something about it–the mess, the kids, the Nana rolling out dough.  It makes me happy.  And I want to be the kind of family that makes homemade Cinnamon Rolls.   Ree’s glorious, buttery, […]

The Time I Exposed Myself in Publix

By |September 26th, 2014|

You know how it feels when you make a change?

For you, I mean.  Not the house–that’s different.  But when you tackle your health or you start flossing or you cut your hair off?  Or maybe you do a little of all of those things.

Or maybe it’s just a couple of changes.  Nonetheless, you make them and […]

Clearing Out The Rest, & Upcoming Photo Shoots

By |September 16th, 2014|

Remember that time when I foolishly said I’d be completely organized in 3 months??

Well, needless to say that was a bit idealistic.  I will say, however, we continued all spring and summer to purge and organize, purge and organize.  I think we’ve covered everything minus one closet (that’s partially done) and the garage.  Because we […]

Are You a Bird Feeder?

By |September 9th, 2014|

When Matt and I met, I was going through a bit of a rule follower phase.

Mind you, I’d just come out of a major rule-follower-by-day-rule-breaker-by-night phase before that.  I was due some major boring rule following.

The first summer we were dating (back in 2001), we headed to the beach with my family.  I remember lying […]

Our Place in the Evening

By |August 28th, 2014|

I realized the other day that I’ve never shown our house in the evening.  Usually I have my light boxes and we are shooting bright white interiors with loads of natural light filtering in.  There’s something pretty magical about light and shadow, especially in a room and especially when the warm light is pouring in…

These […]

25 Things

By |August 26th, 2014|

1.  I’m convinced I have sort of lost my mind.

2.  No, really.

3.  I seem to misplace my head these days, and that’s just the start.

4. My keys and my phone charger–well, they’re even worse off than my head.

5.  Is that an age thing?  I’m only 32 for crying out loud.

6.  I’d like to think that […]

Setting up Our School Room & Truths We’ve Learned

By |August 18th, 2014|

Three years ago, when we began homeschooling, I didn’t know how it would all turn out.  Didn’t know if we would always homeschool or if I’d go red with rage and lock myself in a closet somewhere.

I still don’t.

We will re-evaluate from year to year, and for now, this life works for us.  School is […]

Opportunity

By |August 11th, 2014|

Last week was tough.

There have been big decisions weighing on my mind and my heart.  The last few months seem to have picked me up and whipped me around with the winds, and while there is certainty in my life, there has also been question.

The most important things are not in question. There’s such rest in […]

What I Love About You…

By |July 23rd, 2014|

To my littlest.

I hope your birthday was so much fun, and was a time you’ll remember fondly.

I love your quiet moments.  You can be so calm and reflective.  You were my lap baby, the one who likes to hold my hand when we walk into a store or into a crowded room.  I love how you […]

Our Week in Instagram

By |July 21st, 2014|

The last couple of weeks have been a happy blur, filled with parties and life and work and some stress, but I am so grateful for it all.  I wanted to share some snippets from our Instagram account to document them all here…

Some reclaimed canvas bags we will be carrying in the shop and will […]

Today…

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….

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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 […]