What I Want My Children to Love about Christmas


Christmas time is my favorite time of year, and as far as I can remember, it always has been. I always looked forward to Christmas time. I remember doing an advent calendar with my parents, and getting to be part of the advent readings at church. I remember matching Christmas Eve dresses, going … [Read More...]

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Soup’s On! 5 yummy soups for Fall

Hi friends! As soon as the weather get's cool, I start craving soup! It's a tricky matter in my house because my husband is super picky about his soups. (Souper picky? No. Heather...just stop!) Broth based soups aren't filling enough for him. Basically it needs to immediately clog your arteries … [Read More...]


Mason Jar Light Fixture

This project was like canning sunshine!  What better way to add some farmhouse flair to my dining room than a mason jar light fixture.  Join me as I show you how! The materials that I used for this project are five 1x4x8 firring strips, six 1/2 gallon jars, four quart size jars, two of these … [Read More...]

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Because you are a good mom

My three year old, Harper, loves to play dolls. She loves pretending to be a mommy and mothering things. She has countless dolls she feeds, takes shopping, and wraps in blankets for bedtime. She likes to remind everyone in the house multiple times a day that she is Blue's mom (Blue is our … [Read More...]


3 Tips for Pattern Mixing

I will admit, I am the first person to be timid about pattern mixing with my clothes. It's sometimes tough to do, and I am brainwashed in a matchy match kind of way. I have been branching out and fall is my favorite time of year to pattern mix. Tons of options, even if you want to ease into it. I'm … [Read More...]

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My Biggest Lesson As a Mom: Remembering To Forgive Myself

As a Mom, a working woman going to school full time, and also writing a book I'm exhausted most days. To be honest I probably invest too much time in making sure the house looks spotless and my son's clothes look perfect. I make sure I spend time doing devotionals and teaching my son about God and … [Read More...]


Pumpkin Paleo Style

I was walking through a store today and was greeted by an inviting, warm aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, apple and spices. There was a display of the new air freshener scents for fall. Even though I think summer went by too fast and I'm not ready for fall and cooler weather to be upon us, those familiar … [Read More...]

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Perfect Party Foods: Homemade Buttercream Frosting

Hi friends! I don't know why it took me so long, but I finally learned how to make buttercream frosting this summer!  I don't make a ton of cakes, so I've always just defaulted to the frosting in a can. It's always gross, and I'm always disappointed, so I decided to do something about it. This … [Read More...]


Carry Into Fall

Fall is on the horizon, and the trend I am seeing popping up a LOT is the leather tote bag. SO stunning, versatile, and classy! Here are a few of my favorites to get you inspired for your own... Deux Lux' Elle Tote Mamuye Tote Transport Tote The Perfect Tote From work to nights out, to … [Read More...]


Nailhead Farmhouse Table

As I prepared to, and while I was making this table, I prayed over it.  I prayed not only for it to be sturdy and look nice, but that it would host many, many hours of my family sitting at it.  That it would be a gathering place and the heart of my home.  That the relationships that are forged there … [Read More...]


The Declare Conference: What I Learned About Wild Obedience

I recently attended The Declare Conference in Dallas, Texas. This year's theme was Wild Obedience and those words really have been what God has been calling me into in the last year. First I want to tell you about last year.  Last July I found out about this conference and that a Literary Agent … [Read More...]