Confessions of a Kindle hypocrite

I have a confession: Whenever anyone bemoans the effects of Kindles as “ruining” the experience of reading or quotes studies about how much poorer the reading experience is on one of these devices, I get super defensive. In my head, I know that this means I’m probably a little unsure or uncomfortable about my own Kindle habit […]

Abandoning goals during the first trimester {April Goal Review}


I am just days away from officially welcoming the second trimester, and it can’t come soon enough! This has been my hardest pregnancy by far…a sinus infection magnified all of my pregnancy symptoms, leaving me bedridden and miserable for almost two weeks; I’ve spent much time huddled on the bathroom floor, alternately anticipating and dreading throwing […]

The power of home equity

The Power of Equity

This post was written and sponsored by U.S. Bank. Seems you’ve got a bit of a dilemma on your hands. That big project you’ve had in your head for what feels like forever is now actually coming together on paper and just waiting to be started. You have the time to do it and – best […]

Weekend reading: April 25, 2015

Road trippin'

We’re heading to the Outer Banks today for my sister-in-law’s wedding, a few days with Shaina and her girls, and our annual beach vacation, but we came down to NC a few days early to spend my birthday with my parents. It’s been a fun few days, including a Cheesecake Factory lunch date with my […]

It’s all sacred…even scrubbing the toilet

It's all sacred...even scrubbing the toilets

Last week I started a post about reducing the mundane parts of homemaking to make room for the sacred things in our life. I focused on the ways that clutter, excess, and waste become obstacles to living an intentional life, a theme you may have heard me talk about before. (And, don’t worry, I’ll have some ideas […]