So, this is definitely a more personal post than I usually post, but I couldn’t see a way around it. Not with the month that we have. Not only are we expecting our second child, a baby boy, in just a few short days, but Josiah and I will also be celebrating our 4 year wedding anniversary on the 10th. So, with two big personal celebrations coming up, it didn’t feel right to pass by without something a little bit more personal. Read more
With the holidays coming up, there are always parties to plan, and people to be in touch with. It also includes a lot of travel, planning ahead, and people being hard to get ahold of. I have always loved the practicality of e-vites, for these reasons. People always have their phones, which means they can get their emails anywhere and anytime these days. However, I never felt like e-vites had the same impact and intentionality as a paper invite. That is until I came across Paperless Post. Read more
The other day while I was watching TV, a commercial came on that grabbed me instantly. There were a bunch of people walking around living their daily life, but over everyone’s head was a battery bar. It looked just like the one on our cell phones, and it showed how much “battery life” or energy they had. Read more
There is something to be admired about simple lives. Not to be mistaken with boring or basic, but simple. Lives that are so full, but only full of things that are intentionally filling them. Lives that are mindful and allow people to do things that other people would see as impossible.
Today I am sharing my first post of a new series called “Simple Lives: The Women Who Create Them.” Each month I am going to be highlighting a different woman that I admire for the life she leads. A life full of intentionality and simplicity. A life that she has created due to her desire for something more. More time, more space, more freedom, more control, etc. Read more
Financial struggles can be some of the most stressful and shameful situations to be in. They can also be some of the hardest and most heartbreaking ones to watch your loved ones go through. Either way, it is distressing, and at times leaves both sides feeling helpless. Read more
“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” – John Dryden
I bet it’s safe to say that everyone has things in their life that they wish they did more of. Whether it is eating better, exercising, reading, investing in people, or even taking baths, we all have those things that we would love to have as healthy habits in our life.
We want more of those things because we know they are good for us. We know that they will improve our life and be good for us in one way or another, yet it is so hard to adopt those habits and stick with them for the long run. Read more
” Money is tight right now. We can’t spend the extra. Financially we can’t afford that. We don’t know what next month is going to look like, so we have to be very careful.”
These are all things that we probably have either said, or heard someone say in the past month.
According to CNN Money, “Wages are finally rising. Unemployment is the lowest it’s been since 2007. Inflation remains muted. But 31% of American adults, or 76 million people, say they are struggling to get by or just barely making it.” Read more