The Rock

The Rock

If we’re Facebook friends, you may remember having seen this update I posted back in June. If you read the text, you’ll see that the first picture was taken just after the boys and I had finished walking prayer circles around the lot. When I say we walked prayer circles, I mean to say that we quite literally joined hands and walked round and round in circles around our lot, taking turns speaking aloud our … Continue reading The Rock

Just shy of home

Just shy of home

Every once in awhile I’ll browse the archives of this blog in search not of anything in particular but rather a snapshot of what life was like in a given month. It always makes me want to go back and tell my then self thank you for writing that down. I would have forgotten otherwise. Future self is on my mind today as I write this one. She’ll thank me for it someday. We moved. … Continue reading Just shy of home

How to choose coordinating light fixtures for a custom home

Let’s talk lighting

There is exciting news on the home building front, my friends. That is: our lighting choices have been officially recorded! Admittedly that news isn’t as exciting as, say, the house has been framed (it hasn’t) or the sheetrock is up (it’s not), but exciting nonetheless. Exciting because I kid you not when I tell you that it took me no less than two full weeks to nail down my choices. It’s not that I’m indecisive–okay, … Continue reading Let’s talk lighting

Birthday cake margaritas? Um, yes please.

Birthday cake margaritas

In honor of my firstborn daughter’s 21st birthday, I’m sharing a very special cocktail that you are definitely going to want to make the next time someone you love adds another candle to the birthday cake. This, my friends, is the ultimate in celebratory margaritas. Made using boxed cake mix, our birthday cake margarita is not too sweet but definitely allows a cake-y flavor to take center stage. Rimmed with powdered sugar icing and sprinkles, … Continue reading Birthday cake margaritas

Family travel : London, Denmark, Norway, Iceland & Scotland

Family travel : London, Denmark, Norway, Iceland & Scotland

Did I mention that we went on amazing trip over the summer? Because, yeah, there was that. I’m normally a total Type-A when it comes to planning for vacations but with the Alabama move on the horizon and selling a house on one side of the country while simultaneously building a home on the other side, well, the truth is that this trip waylaid me. Really. I went into it having planned practically nothing. It … Continue reading Family travel : London, Denmark, Norway, Iceland & Scotland

Five generations strong

Five generations strong

Every once in awhile a something comes across on my Facebook that makes me cringe: a post or a share or a dramatic declaration that oozes feminism. To be clear, I should say that I don’t believe feminism to be a bad thing, strictly speaking. Different but equal, if you will. Modern society, though, has bastardized the concept. I liken it to the ripple effect of hazing. Like when upperclassmen spend a year or more … Continue reading Five generations strong

Gorgeous ideas for a travel-themed home office

Back to You with Wayfair

This post is sponsored by Wayfair. I was compensated for writing it, though all opinions are my own. Hello, pretties! How are ya’ll doing? <— Did you catch my pronoun usage there? Our Alabama move is creeping ever so slightly closer; I hope you’ll excuse my trying the vernacular on for size. I also hope you’ll excuse my excitment about the move. I’m sharing a photo of the building progress later on in this post … Continue reading Back to You with Wayfair

Visiting the Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Al

A visit to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama

**Special thanks to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center for hosting my family’s recent visit. All opinions and experiences are genuinely mine.** During our most recent trip to Huntsville, we made visiting the U.S. Space and Rocket Center a top priority. Given my husband’s field of expertise and my son’s inclination to all things engineering, I suspected it would be a destination we would all enjoy and indeed I proved to be right about that. … Continue reading A visit to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama

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