photography: Bryan Grayson   One of the most frequent questions I get asked is, “What products do you use to clean your home that are safe around children?” Well, I can OFFICIALLY publish this blog post and I’m so excited because five of you sweet readers will walk away with free, non-toxic floor cleaning kits … Continue Reading

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Perfectionism sounds glamorous, but it’s really just an illusion. It doesn’t exist.   What exists is real life.   The day to day. The meals, the memories, the songs that make you sing in the shower, the people you share it with. Real life should not be consumed with expectations of what should be or will … Continue Reading

Keeping my feet pampered is just another way to love on myself and treat my body with respect. My routine includes a foot rub, a foot soak, and my favorite foot cream. I only do this once or twice a month so that it truly feels like a day at the spa, and it’s something … Continue Reading

Weight loss can be tricky (especially if you don’t know the human body)! Most people think diet and exercise will cause them to burn fat and lose weight…..but that’s not true for everyone. Diet and exercise stimulate a hormonal gland in your body to produce one of six fat burning hormones. These fat burning hormones … Continue Reading

One of the ways I stay inspired in this media-saturated, digital age is by reading physical books. Books takes me on an adventure. The visuals aren’t there so I get to create them by using only my imagination. Everything is up for interpretation and I enjoy that. Today I thought I’d share 4 books to … Continue Reading

Coming back from vacation was difficult because South Lake Tahoe was an absolute dreeeeeam. My sister-in-law and I were both annoying our husbands about moving there. Every single day. I was slightly serious though….. Here’s some of the highlights for those of you that DM’d me on Instagram: 1). open air train to carson city nevada. (The … Continue Reading

The officiant began our wedding ceremony with these words of wisdom, “Marriage is a holy estate given by God to fulfill us as individuals and as a couple and to conform us as maturing believers into the image of Christ.” I see that so vividly now. I’m living the bible verses that I’ve grown up reading. … Continue Reading

I love books. Especially right before bed. Reading books allows me to connect with my imagination and helps me wind down and relax. Sometimes I read lying next to Paul in bed, but most of the time I read in the bath using my favorite bath accessory – my bamboo caddy (and drinking hot tea of course). In … Continue Reading

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Paul and I are leaving for a 5-day trip to Cozumel with Carnival Cruise tomorrow! I’ve never been on a Carnival cruise before so I’m excited about the idea of spending time on the ship, and eventually…..the sea! We’ve arranged for a babysitter aka: grandparents, took a week off from work, cleaned the house, watered the plants, fed the pet, asked … Continue Reading

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