Brownie Batter

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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 feel like going to the store: NOT GOOD. Having a friend that will share brownie […]

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 thinking a lot of the fresh start that comes along with each new year new […]

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 here today. This first one isn’t really an “after” yet, but we’re having some friends over […]

Word of the Year – 2013

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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 back, and after she wrote something on all of them, she gave it back to […]

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 about my comfort zone nowadays, I think of it as being a bit on the […]

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 taking the scenic route is an absolute must around here. We flew past that field […]

More Than Our Casserole

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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 love with them.” She writes so much joy into the world on that blog of […]

The Box


A few weeks ago, something really wild 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 the blog today. Before I get to the moment though, I should start by […]

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 closer to Kev’s family! They live in the next town over (about 40 minutes from […]

Compassion Bloggers

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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… His name is Shaun Groves, and he works with Compassion– a child sponsorship and advocacy organization. […]

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 around since Friday night. Short story gross– there’s a bloody/cyst-y mess the size of a […]

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 for us in the comments section of this post this week. They were incredibly moving, […]

Rope Bridge Moments

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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 a wobbly walkway that I was positive I’d never be able to cross. (source) It was […]