5 on Friday: Let the Holidays Begin

Whew, this week has to be waving a white flag or maybe it’s crying out UNCLE! It was so full and full of goodness. Just what the holidays are made of. There was so much joy in this week, celebrating the holidays, making new friends, talking about Jesus and what He’s up to over pie, making [...]

Today, Tomorrow. Gratitude & Goals (Nov-Dec)

I wondered if I would make it through all of the commitments slated for November. Some were self-imposed, many were work projects, nonetheless the load felt heavy. I’ll make it if I can just get past this one, I told myself. The good news is, well, I survived and I’m here to talk about it. I [...]

Ornaments: More Than Just Decorations

Has your home taken on a new look like mine has recently? My living room has been rearranged and Christmas has moved in. The Nutcracker stands guard on the fireplace and our stockings are hung above the chimney. Scout, my 8-month old beagle has made her home in the Christmas throw on the couch. I [...]

Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving

I don’t know about you but my kitchen was turned upside down this afternoon. It was like I was an Iron Chef or something. Tomorrow will be a great day of feasting, being with family and friends, and counting blessings. I made the green bean casserole, the stuffing and yes, this jello dish [...]

10 Gifts That Keep Giving: A Christmas Gift Guide

It’s that time of year when gift giving is on the top of our minds. The last thing I want to do is walk into a mall and buy something for someone special from a big box store. Why would turn to the corporate giants when we can support mission minded businesses who support people globally and [...]

A Merry & Bright Night: Event Review

If you’re looking for a unique Christmas gift or something for that hard to buy for person in your life, The Junior League of Austin’s A Christmas Affair is the place to find it. Whether they’re into home decor, raising babies, cooking, or sports, or they’re a boot wearing [...]

10 Takeaways From the Blog Elevated Conference

I’d been looking forward to my first big bloggers conference all year long, Blog Elevated and it finally happened a couple of weeks ago. I was curious about the level of speakers and what I’d takeaway. Let me tell you that I was greatly impressed with the quality of speakers. They were all [...]

Day 31: My October

I can’t believe tomorrow is November. Thankfully my Christmas shopping started in July but I must confess I’m ready to put my tree up now. Time this month has just flown by so I won’t speed things up. For now I’ll just take things day by day. October was a very busy month. [...]

Day 30: When Lies Are Louder Than Truth

The weight I’ve felt over the past couple of days has felt like a pair of 110lb bar bells resting squarely on my heart. The weight of past hurts and wounds came rushing back like a high speed bullet train. Shame took the center stage of my heart as shards of unworthiness and feelings of not [...]

Day 29: Return To The Backyard

It’s been six months to the day marking my last visit to my very own back yard. The last time I was back there my first dog, a 12 year old beagle named Skylar had run back there during her morning routine to do her business. I was taking my usual route and walked through the house to meet [...]
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