It's a good thing I wrote down some thoughts about perspective a few days ago... my daughter currently has croup and I was awake at 5-am before an all-day roadtrip because my dog ate another pup's food at family dinner yesterday... let's just say I'm going to be spending my Christmas money to get our … Continue reading 12 Days of Blogmas: I’ll Be Home for Christmas
I've been bustling about, trying to get things ready for a family Christmas dinner tonight. It hasn't been a hurried hustle, and that has been a different experience this year. Last year I got behind, and it made the whole holiday season stressful. I remember feeling like I was drowning in wrapping paper and eggnog. … Continue reading 12 Days of Blogmas: Perspective
That's probably not something you'll hear from anyone who puts any kind of time and energy into their blog, and you're maybe a little confused. You can't know how many times over the past few months I have tried to write this post and then deleted it. I'm getting super tired of doing that, so … Continue reading You Might Need to Stop Reading My Blog.
Some of the recipes I post are healthy, and let's just be clear that this is not one of those. This is "It's 5:51pm, my children still need baths and food, my lawn-mowing husband is going to be inside in 20 minutes, I spent an hour talking to the neighbors when I could have been fixing … Continue reading Chicken Taquitos: To the Rescue!
SPRING IS HERE! (And I am really sorry for the corny alliteration. I couldn't help myself...) I am so excited. Being cooped up in the house with a busy boy and a newborn is not my idea of a good time. We are spending every possible moment outside. The latest "activity": I dig up a shovel … Continue reading Spring: On Scripture, Sleeping, & Sowing.
Christmas is my favorite holiday, and I look forward to decorating every year. Making old stuff fit into a new space can be challenging and I thought I had "a lot" of Christmas décor until it just didn't go very far in this house! But, I have managed to come up with a few festive vignettes in each … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
Confession #1: I have a woodpile. Pallets. Windows. Doors. Boxes. Random scraps. Old furniture. Right now, my pile is in our garage and it drives my poor husband crazy. Confession #2: I started this project last Christmas and didn't finish in time for Advent. Confession #3: This isn't nearly the detailed, Pinterest-worthy pallet wood Advent calendar you can find online … Continue reading Pallet Wood Advent Calendar
I took Mac to spend some time with my parents in North Carolina last week. It was an un-rushed, relaxed trip with very little on the to-do list - my favorite kind of time with them. I love watching them enjoy their grandson. Trips to NC always include shopping (and loads of coffee!) I haven't posted … Continue reading Charlotte Thrift Haul
Oh-my-lanta... It has been a busy two weeks. Andrew has been busy on call with a bunch of screaming, laboring women. I bit off a big chunk of writing work and literally have been burning the sunrise and midnight oil trying to get caught up. My mom's 60th birthday is on Labor Day this year, and my parents are flying … Continue reading Painting Hallways & Reaping Contentment.
The home inspection is complete (and went relatively well!!). We are now in the process of negotiating those details, and even closer to an actual move. So, of course, my mind immediately runs 1,000 mph figuring out when I get to pick up my first paint brush/demolish something. The dining room of this new house … Continue reading Feed Me.