• Brownie Batter

    The following texts were exchanged between me and my neighbor/BFF on January 26th, at 8:52pm. My texts are green, hers are light gray: Getting a sweet tooth craving late at night when you’ve already got your PJ’s on and don’t … Continue reading

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    Simple, With A Hearty Side Of Significant

    “This year there will be more attention to the fabrics against my skin, to the companion that is tea, and the miracle of the mug’s solidity in my hand. There will be surrender to everything that curves. -Tara Sophia Mohr” I’ve been … Continue reading


    Before and After Photos

    Well, here we are on the last day of December 2012- happy New Year’s Eve! We’ve made a few more updates in our sunroom (a.k.a- my office) over the past month, so I thought I’d share some more before-and-after photos … Continue reading


    Word of the Year – 2013

    I keep a little book in the drawer next to my bed. It’s called ‘Mom- Share Your Life With Me‘ and it contains 365 pages of questions and places to share thoughts. I gave it to my mom a while … Continue reading

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    How To Build A Picture Frame (The Easy Way!)

    Kevin found a heart-shaped locket wedged in the seat back on the passenger side of our car a couple of days before we left for Peru… Neither of us knows where it came from, but strangely enough, I had been … Continue reading


    Things I’d Tell My Grandma Evelyn

    For some reason, as I’ve grown older, my comfort zone seems to have gradually gotten smaller. Maybe it’s hormonal? Maybe it just happens to some folks with age? Maybe it’s something else? All I know is that when I think … Continue reading


    3 Fall Favorites

    #1- This stuff: Fluffy cotton tufts, dotting rows of spindly sticks, can be seen by the field-full all over Alabama each Fall. And to make matters even more marvelous-looking, runaway puffs gather up into pillowy clumps in the ditches, so … Continue reading


    More Than Our Casserole

    My friend Shannan recently wrote, “I believe that God puts people in all our lives that He wants us to be in relationships with. He wants more than our casserole and our free babysitting. He wants us to fall in … Continue reading

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    The Box

    A few weeks ago, something goosebump-y happened at the church we’ve been attending. It caught me by surprise, and I was able to snap a photo of it right after it happened, so I thought I’d share it here on … Continue reading


    For Sale By Owners

    It’s been an interesting few weeks around here, and this picture pretty much sums up what we’ve got in the works… Yep. We’re putting our current cottage on the market and we’re hoping to start a new adventure a little … Continue reading


    Compassion Bloggers

    My joints and calf are feeling much better now, and of all my moments spent resting & reading on the couch last week, this one was my favorite: The moment my inbox said I had an email from this guy… … Continue reading

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    Jack and the Beanstalk

    Me and the fur kids are camped out on the couch again today… Long story short, my palindromic rheumatism (which flares up every few years) caused the big ol’ Bakers Cyst behind my knee to rupture, and I’ve been limping … Continue reading


    Love Stories, Rope Bridges and Precious Moments

    This is going to be a bit of a junk drawer post. Stuffed from top to bottom with random, yet important, little thoughts and things. First up- a thank you. We just loved the six-word love stories we found waiting … Continue reading


    Rope Bridge Moments

    Today’s an interior design post. And by interior design, I’m referring to the kind on the right side of the picture below… It’s about the day I decided to see Rock City and how I forced myself to move a mental mountain thanks to … Continue reading

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    Variety Is The Spice Of (My Lettered) Life

    Today’s a bit of a smorgasbord post. A little bit of everything…even Chuck E. Cheese pizza. (PS- There are 5 questions for you throughout this bad boy, too. If you feel like responding to  any of them, I’d love to … Continue reading