6 Steps to Sanity for the Anxiety-Driven Woman

A few items mentioned in this post were gifted to me. As always, all opinions are my own. I had an epiphany this weekend—you know, one of those ah-hah moments where all of life’s frustrations suddenly make perfect sense (or at least most). In order for you to fully understand this moment of enlightenment I experienced, here’s what you need …

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How to Whitewash a Brick Fireplace

I am not usually the crafty type. I want to be, but sadly, I am not. Recently, I thought I’d be real adventurous and whitewash my brick fireplace. I know, right? What was I thinking?! (See my post explaining my love-hate relationship with Pinterest crafts like this DIY project for further explanation.) Me, the non-crafty one decided to embark on …

How to Simplify and De-stress At Christmastime

A special thank you to Shutterfly for the beautiful Christmas cards featured in this post. As always all opinions are my own. When did Christmas get so darn stressful? It wasn’t too long ago that the only responsibilities I had around Christmas time were singing carols about Jesus, kicking back in my mom’s car to gaze out the window at …

6 Fun Christmas Traditions for the Holidays

There are two types of people in the world: those who listen to Christmas music in November (spreading cheer and sunshine to all they meet) and those who prefer to word vomit “bah humbugs” across Facebook posts that depict Christmas décor hung before Thanksgiving Day. Answer me this: are you even a Christian if you fall into the latter category? …

10 Reasons Why Fall Is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Thank you to the various shops for the complimentary items.  As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Fall, Autumn, Harvest—no matter how you say it, this time of the year is sincerely scrumptious. The rich hues of reds, oranges, browns, and golds and the savory scents of pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon make my heart go pitter …

How Pinterest Ruined My Life

That’s it. I’m breaking up with Pinterest. In the beginning, it was all new and exciting and filled with hopeful promises of high class 3-course meals using just 4 easy ingredients and tutorials on how to transform my trailer into a mobile mansion with a countryside cottage feel and educational tips that guaranteed my children to be Beethoven-playing prodigies before …

What Your Friend With Infertility Really Needs From You

I take far too much for granted. As I sit sunken down in the sweet spot of my couch with legs tucked in and blanket snugly wrapped around me while typing these words, I realize how spoiled I actually am. I have a home with running water, electricity, and a refrigerator filled with food. I have clothes, shoes, and every …

When Love and Tolerance Become Hate Behind a Mask

In a country where “love and tolerance” is the sounding mantra of the time, why do I feel so unloved and so untolerated? As a conservative Christian, I find myself fearful of speaking my beliefs… fearful that I will be lumped into categories with racists, homophobes, or anti-feminists—all of which I am NOT. The insults flying over social media depict …