Wedding Day Photos



It’s been 8 years since our beautiful May 21st wedding day in sunny San Francisco and somehow, I’ve never shared a collection of our wedding photos before. I was 20 during our 10 month engagement and by that time had what I liked to call ‘my wedding binder’ filled with pages torn from magazines and books and hand written lists i’d been curating since my adolescence. This was before Pinterest (!!!) so all the ideas from a doughnut bar with shot glasses of milk to backpacks to keep my little flower girls entertained during the ceremony came from ideas that came to me in the middle of the night. There were some odd balls in that binder, sure (all gold everything, I’m looking at you) but my taste then was very similar to what it is now and I’m so happy with how the vision came together for that day. Our wedding was also featured in Brides magazine the following Spring so if you’d like to see the online version of that feature, click here. 

The Summer White Dress Edit

In honor of my baby sister getting married tomorrow, I’ve created a white dress round up for the warm weather seasons. If you catch me in summer, odds are I’m in a white dress.. I don’t care where I’m going, what the activity is or what the weather like–a white dress is always the answer. I wear one under a denim jacket more often than not, but don’t sleep on the trench coat option for a rainy day or the leather jacket to toughen up the most feminine of frocks on chilly summer nights. Here are my top picks at every price point:

5 Things I’ve Cut From My Diet That Made the Most Impact



I currently eat a very restricted diet-this isn’t new. I have thankfully moved out of the most restrictive phase and have now entered what will be my way of life. In the past year I’ve gone from being someone who ate a plant-based diet and avoided gluten for the most part to reintroducing animal protein and eating a fully Paleo diet. It’s been a JOURNEY, friends. And while I’ve prioritized clean eating and exclusively eating organic, as someone with an auto-immune disease I really needed to take the next step to eliminate things I never realized were just as bad as the obvious no-no’s I cut out years ago.

For Your Heart on Mothers Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday. What does Mother’s Day stir up in you? Before becoming a mother myself, it only sparked joy. Well, that “only” doesn’t include those awful teenage years where I felt apathetic at my best and distaste at my worst towards my own mom. Aside from those ugly years, this Sunday on the calendar always makes me smile. The mothers in my life and the children that made me a mother myself overwhelm me with gratitude for God’s kindness, but this is the first Mothers Day approaching with a tinge of sadness. Last Mothers Day, I was pregnant with our third baby. This Mothers Day, that baby is in heaven and I’m still not sure when another child will call me Mama again.

A Day in the Life: Laura Wifler



I am so thrilled about today’s Day in the Life post! It only felt fitting that the week of Mother’s Day we’d get a peek into the lives of of one half of the Risen Motherhood team. I discovered the Risen Motherhood podcast when I was knee deep in the baby stages with my littles and have looked forward to new episodes every Wednesday morning since. If you’re a mom and you’ve asked me for a resource of any kind,  there’s a 100% chance I sent you to RM. The gospel is at the core of every essay, podcast episode, and social media post and on top of that, Laura is just plain lovely. Enjoy!