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Our Twice-a-Month Spending Update



Last week I shared in an Instagram story that O and I limit spending aside from groceries to once or twice a month. We started this routine in the summer after realizing there was just way too much spontaneous spending going on (think lots of Amazon boxes and phantom “needs.”) I received so many questions on what that looks like, why we do it and how I feel about it so let’s dive in. 

Fall Favorites Roundup



If you were here last week, you know the drill! I am out of office to prep for my Holiday Collection of artwork, but I haven’t come empty handed. Here is a roundup of some of my favorite Fall posts since it’s October 10th and that’s Fall as Fall gets.

Let’s Chat, Shall We?



Okay friends, it’s painting time again. See that photo up there? It’s me contemplating all the things-namely whether or not I’d create a new Holiday Collection this year because the schedule just hasn’t allowed much time for it. But theres a phrase, isn’t there? That one we see floating around Pinterest and filling our feeds on Instagram? It goes something like this: Don’t say you don’t have time, say you won’t make time. And it’s true to some extent-although part of being a woman and a mother and a wife and a believer in general is laying down our lives, right? Trading in those hours we’ve spent on passions in the past-whether they be statistics or sleeping-in order to serve the ones around us?

September Favorites



September was a beautiful whirlwind of a month. Like most of you, it meant the new school year started and with it came a whole new routine to adjust to. Finally, at the very end of it, we are completely settled into the schedule and Fall just feels so wonderful already. Before we jump into October with both feet, I’m reflecting back on the things I watched, ate, read, listened to and wore in September. Here we go!

August Favorites

August was wonderful and beautiful and heartbreaking and confusing. Last week, my niece was born stillborn at 37 weeks gestation. Eden Jane’s story is not mine to tell- that belongs to her mommy and daddy.  I will say this-She was healthy and strong until one day her heart just stopped beating and we’ve been grieving and mourning since. She is so loved and we look forward to the day when we’re together again. Her life has spurred a deep desire in me to cling to the Lord in ways I haven’t before and I’m thankful for the ways He draws us near. The theme of August was traveling and enjoying family so here’s what I loved wearing, watching, listening to, eating and doing this month.