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 [...]

Day 28: 5 On Friday

I’m so glad it’s Friday and Halloween weekend at that! We’ve decided what costume Scout is wearing, it’s pretty much a head band of antlers. That’s all she’ll take! Here’s what I’m excited about this weekend. 1. Serving Refugees This weekend my church [...]

Day 27: Enjoy Her While She’s Young

These words of advice hit me like a torpedo as I lamented Scout’s season of teething. My friend said, you know you really should enjoy her while she’s young, she won’t be this way forever. I don’t think it matters whether we’re talking about a child or a dog, our time [...]

Day 26: Pumpkin Chip Bread on Ntl Pumpkin Day

Don’t tell anyone, but I made this recipe three times last fall! I couldn’t get enough of it. It’s the kind of tea bread that when you have one piece you want another. So on October 26th, recognized as National Pumpkin Day I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than [...]
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