An Eco-Friendly Gift For The New Mom by Marleys Monsters

photography: Bryan Grayson Marleys Monsters immediately came to my mind when one of my best friend’s told me she was pregnant. After squealing and tears and excitement of course… They carry the cutest things that are machine washable/reusable/eco-friendly. You can customize products to fit your family’s style (they offer over 100 different prints)!     … Continue Reading

How To Thrive & Live Like You Matter

Do you ever feel like you don’t really matter? Like all of your effort is for nothing. Thoughts like this go through my mind from time to time, “Ciara, there are 7 billion people in the world….do you honestly think you have anything to offer.” And then I realize it’s Satan trying to mess with … Continue Reading

Women of Faith – New Year Sale

Women of Faith is having a BIG SALE right now to start off 2018 with a bang……. and I had to tell you guys about it! Everything in the store is an additional 20% off the currently advertised price until 11:59pm CST January 14th. Here are the nine products that I’m most excited about (broken … Continue Reading

Keep On Dreaming

Dreaming. Isn’t that an interesting word.  What do you think of when you read it? I think dreaming is for the audacious.  Not for the faint at heart. Dreaming is for the ones that truly believe the “impossible” is within reach. The ones that would rather risk everything for a dream that no one can … Continue Reading

What Is Your “Why” – Finding Your Purpose in 2018

photography: Bryan Grayson   Hi friends, As the new year approaches, I want to encourage you to focus largely on your “why” Your “why” is your purpose, your motivator, your reason for doing what you do on a daily basis.   Reflect on these questions for the rest of the month: What are you doing … Continue Reading

My Favorite Planner for 2018

photography: Bryan Grayson   “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” – Ben Franklin If you’re looking to invest in a planner for 2018, I recommend the one I use. It’s my favorite planner on the market. You can read my full review on this post. Or if you need a last minute gift item, this … Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

As mentioned on Instagram, I’m overwhelmed by blessings. Thankful for grace. Grateful for love. Paul is such an amazing gift from God and Audri brings me SO much joy and laughter! My parents, friends, and extended family add a tremendenous amount of value to my life. I’m so thankful for my people. That includes you.   … Continue Reading

The Thankful Tree – Craft For Toddlers

photography: Bryan Grayson   Shop My Post:     This is my third year in a row to do “The Thankful Tree” craft with Audri. Does that mean it’s officially a family tradition? I hope so! 🙂   “The Thankful Tree” is a great craft for bonding with any child 2 or older. It’s really … Continue Reading

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie For Fall

I love all things pumpkin during the fall months, but sometimes I need a little variety. Because I’ve been enjoying this amazing cinnamon apple smoothie for breakfast lately, I wanted to share it with you!     Audri and Paul love this smoothie so much that I make a ton at once and store them in … Continue Reading

Faithbox – A Monthly Christian Subscription Box

faithbox is honestly one of my favorite subscription boxes, because it radically improves my walk with God! When I come home to the little box sitting on my doormat, I get excited to see what surprises are inside! photography: Bryan Grayson   This month’s box came with these spiritual goodies: 1). A book and online study … Continue Reading