law school & seminary & marriage

This weekend,¬†Jonny will don a cap and gown and enter into a new season¬†of life, graduating from seminary with his M.A. in Christian Thought. It’s an end of an era, and as I reflect on our journey together during his post-graduate education, I’m humbled by the way he has continually served and loved me, how […]

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big news and diaper duty

(I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of MomCentral Consulting¬†for Huggies. I received product samples to facilitate my review and to thank me for my participation.) I have big news — Asher is walking! (When he has the need for speed, he still stops and drops, but for the most part, my baby is […]

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easy style for busy moms

Style for busy moms means choosing¬†pieces that are aren’t only fresh and fuss-free, but comfortable and versatile, too. Inspired by some mixing and matching from my own closet, I came up with a little inspiration for you mamas out there who might be finding yourself in a spring style slump. Spring weather in Iowa is […]

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when beauty blooms

As I sip my coffee and watch the sun rise above our quiet town, I think about the beauty that surrounds me. The rainbow of tulips¬†blooming, my one-year-old’s wobbly steps, the dripping¬†icing on the cinnamon rolls. These beautiful things are¬†gifts that often blur into the business, splashes of color that get muddled on the canvas […]

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when are we old?

  Jean jackets are all over this summer.¬†I recently dug through my closet and unearthed a light, cropped Levi’s jacket I had in high school. Praise the Lord, it still fit. I was feeling pretty awesome about myself when it dawned on me that I am now old enough for a trend to happen and […]

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cultivating a happy mother's day

I’ve been wanting a vegetable garden for awhile, and this weekend, Jonny and Joseph are¬†building me a custom vegetable garden for Mother’s Day. It has been so sweet to see them work together, and it has really been a labor of love. And Joseph has been really fascinated¬†by the tomato thingies. (Thingies. That’s the best […]

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first birthday circus theme party

It’s pretty tough to believe that Asher James¬†is already a year old. (It seems like I just wrote this.) To celebrate, we had a circus first birthday party¬†with a few friends and family. Asher loves to give us his ROAR, so we went with a tiger as inspiration for his first birthday bash. Our life […]

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