The Kitchen of my Dreams

This kitchen project was a collaboration of companies and contains affiliate links. But mostly it is just me sharing my favorite things in my favorite room. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Five years ago I was scanning the real estate listings daily. We loved our teeny tiny little rental house nestled back on an Angus cattle farm, but we…

The Nagging Question

This morning a mama walks beside a hospital bed bound for the operating room. It’s called the walk of honor, because that is just what it is. The last walk she will have with her child, because his little body has finished fighting. Now his fight will be passed on to other children, his heart…

A Thousand Words: A Children’s Picture Book Round Up

They say “A picture is worth a thousand words,” and I believe them. Better yet, well chosen words paired with powerful art is a timeless way to tell a story that will stay burned in a person’s mind. This post contains affiliate links, which if you click on and purchase through  I make a small…

The Blurry Moments

We strive for clear photos. For capturing perfect sunset moments. We wipe faces and tuck hair and get kids into church clothes at the very last minute. Now that I have a spitting baby again who I nurse minutes before tucking into his car seat, even I stay in comfy pajamas till the last sensible…

Reminders Between My Eyes

The moment just happened, and I just happened to have a camera in hand. The warm sunlight was quickly slipping beyond the trees across the field, and my kids laughed and ran in the magical light. The oldest leaned down and whispered something to the fourth and she giggled. “Hey, do that again!” I said…

Motherhood, my teacher

Motherhood has a way of stripping you bare, peeling back to reveal insecurities and silent wounds carefully covered before. As a mother, I’ve stumbled into things in my heart that I never even dreamed were there. I’ve looked in the mirror and been taken back by the tired woman staring back at me. There have…

When it’s more than we can handle…

Four years ago we were just dipping our toes into this journey of Daniel going to school. I don’t think either of us had a glamorized view of what school would take in this stage of life. We knew it would be hard. We knew it would take sacrifice. I knew this would involve long…

He was here all along

It was a pregnancy that lasted 87 million years. It truly felt endless. False labor for weeks, measuring big the whole way through for the first time, going 12 days late, baby jammed from my hips to my ribs- I was just so uncomfortable. “This too shall pass” kept taunting, from the other side of…

My husband, My hero

The first time I ever saw him, he had a baby in his arms. He looked so natural that I assumed it was his, and only later did I realize he was holding a friend’s baby. That he wasn’t, in fact, married. I watched him from afar, admired his passion to take gospel hope back…

The Hidden Beauty in the Barren Places

This post contains affiliate links, which if you purchase through I make a small percentage. I dug my toes into the cool sand and closed my eyes, the salty spray whipping my hair against my face. The peach-hued sun was just slipping into that fuzzy line along the horizon. We had the Mexican beach, scattered with…