More Than the Trend: Why Jesus and Minimalism Go Hand in Hand

When E and I first got married we settled on a “life motto” to live by together– “When you have more than you need, build a longer table, not a higher fence.” It’s kind of mind blowing when I think about who I used to be. Do you ever do that? Catch yourself staring at an … Continue Reading

10 for Your Weekend!

Do you believe in miracles? The Cubs won the world series! Holy guacamole. That was quite a game! Despite my husband’s die-hard love for the Tribe, I’m happy the curse has been broken. Miracles really do happen 😉 It’s a fun time to live in Chicago.  I wrote a guest blog post on the season … Continue Reading

Cranberry Citrus Shortbread Cookies (+ Weekend Recap!)

I can’t believe it’s already October! September didn’t really happen, did it? This weekend was wonderful. Of course there were a few hiccups because that’s life, but those resolved and when I reflect on the last few days I just smile. E and I left the city to head back to our hometown so that we … Continue Reading

All Things Fall (Chili Recipe, Flannel Shirt, Candle, & Book)

‘Tis the season for throwing on a scarf, ordering the pumpkin spice latte, and consuming your weight in chili while tailgating at the football game on Saturday. Despite how cliche it is, I don’t hate it one bit. Fall is my absolute favorite season. (And not just because my birthday is in September.) Isn’t it funny … Continue Reading

Just Grateful

You never know what life is going to be like when you undergo major life changes. Moving cities, selling your car to rely solely on public transportation, and taking on an entirely different job are all things that can be rather difficult, let alone all of them at once. However, it’s honestly been one of the smoothest … Continue Reading

A Small-Town Girl’s Perspective Of Life In The City

Hey friends! You guys were so sweet in regards to my latest post revealing our teeny, tiny apartment. I felt really loved and every person that’s been to our humble abode in person says, “This is so cozy!” and “It’s actually a lot more spacious than what I imagined!” so that always makes us feel … Continue Reading

Our Teeny Tiny Apartment Revealed!

We moved, y’all! Finally. The time came and we took the plunge. I’m sitting here typing this while looking out my window (we’re on the 20th floor!) at the beautiful city. It’s surreal. Ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to move to a big city and see what life could be like. Now, I’m finally here … Continue Reading

My Inconvenient Friend, Daniel.

If you have no idea who my friend Daniel is, you can play catch-up by reading this. My husband also posted this Facebook update the next day: “In regards to my wife’s recent posts, here’s an update on our friend Daniel…This morning we went to his intersection and hung out with him for a bit. … Continue Reading

Frustrations, Obsessions, & Invitations.

Hi y’all. Thanks for continually coming back to the space I use to share creative and inspirational messages, as well as for my own self-therapy. Ha! That’s what writing does for me. It allows me to process things in a way I couldn’t otherwise. I think my husband feels this when he’s creating music for hours … Continue Reading

A Letter To My Nieces & Nephews

I have written and deleted and re-written this post about nine times already. NINE times y’all. I’m struggling to find the words because new life is too beautiful for words. The emotions I’ve felt can only be compared to the emotions I have when I am with God. Maybe that’s what I love so much … Continue Reading