January 2, 2015
Goals and Grace |

My one word for 2014 was Quiet. Over the past year, I have learned how to exhale, sit with a cup of tea, and just be for a moment. Quiet was exactly what I needed. This year, what I need more than anything is grace. I’m tired of beating myself up at the end of the […]

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Procrastinator’s Gift Guide that Gives Back (no gift-wrapping required)

December 20, 2014
Gifts that Give Back - Procrastinator's Edition

Oh hey, it’s only a few days until Christmas. Are you finished shopping yet? Or are you a procrastinator like me? Instead of fighting the crowds at the mall or paying through the teeth for overnight shipping, how about giving one of these gifts that give back? You don’t even have to wrap them (just […]

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It’s a lot harder to be awesome when you’re trying to be someone else.

August 29, 2014
Be you. Be awesome. |

Have you ever noticed how much harder it is to be awesome when you’re trying to be someone else? My friends and I have been talking about fear and weakness lately.  About what happens when we focus on our weaknesses, when we think about all the ways we don’t measure up to others, when we […]

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Thoughts on depression.

August 12, 2014
Thoughts on Depression |

I’ve been coming across some incredible posts on depression and suicide since the tragic death of Robin Williams. I wanted to share some of them with you. Please feel free to leave comments with other links you have found helpful this week. Thoughts on depression, suicide, and being a Christian by Nish Weiseth But there’s […]

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What does “local” mean to a gypsy like me?

July 30, 2014
How do you define "local"? IF:Gathering

I met my husband Jeff in college a few weeks before he signed a professional baseball contract. He spent seven years working his way up the minor league ladder with a few cups of coffee in the big leagues, and I was right there by his side. We moved around. A lot. Five moves in […]

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5 Ways to Add Peace to Your Day

July 22, 2014
5 Ways to Add Peace to Your Day |

When I think about finding peace, I tend to jump to the big ideas like spending a few days in the mountains, getting a massage, or drowning myself in spiritual music.  But I don’t often have time or money for that.  So how do I weave peace into my day-to-day life? Here are 5 (free) […]

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Reality Check

July 16, 2014
Reality Check |

I love photography and sharing pretty pictures and inspiring others…and sometimes my highlight reel becomes just a little too rosy, and people ask me how I do it all. Well friends, I don’t. Not even close. Some days I struggle to get out of bed, and the kids yell at each other too much, and […]

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Far too easily pleased…

June 27, 2014
We are far too easily pleased |

This quote always stops me in my tracks.  So I thought I would share it with you today in my own messy handwriting. Are you far too easily pleased? I am.  Far too often, I am.   Originally posted on June 21, 2013

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Choose Joy

June 8, 2014
Choose Joy

After my post last week about our move to Montana (sorry local friends, our TRIP, not our move), a few people told me that I have an adventurous spirit. I do? Me, the one who tiptoes into the pool instead of jumping in? The one who hyperventilates at the thought of breaking any kind of […]

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Learning to hand over the day…

March 30, 2014
Learning to hand over the day...

Being able to work for myself is a blessing. And sometimes a curse. What I struggle with most is truly setting down the work. Switching my brain off at the end of the day to focus on my family. Letting rest and peace and quiet fall. My brain races. Ideas pop, deadlines flash, iPhone beckons. […]

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