Pre-kids Kayla took on-a-whim trips all the time. Two littles later, my spontaneity has waned. But when I got an email about a ticket to the Go Blog Social writing/blogging conference in Kansas City — with just a week’s notice — I knew it was something I wanted to make happen. Because I have an awesome […]Read More be the 3 percent: a leadership lesson we all need
Who doesn’t love an awkward selfie every once in a while? I’m packing up and heading to Indianapolis to attend The Influence Conference at the end of this month, and I’m linking this little post with other attendees as a chance to introduce ourselves and get connected before our weekend away together! So, hi! I’m Kayla. […]Read More when mama leaves the nest: influence conference edition
Today marks the start of a new month, and really, a new season. Blogging can feel like a vacuum. It’s easy to forget there are real people behind the keyboards, real hearts behind the screens. I try to be genuine and authentic in my online outlets, and part of what helps is connecting with a community […]Read More if i wrote a novel
I was in college when we got engaged. (I know, right? Apparently Jonny was really eager to put a ring on it.) Being the overachiever that I am, instead of going out for a dinner celebration that night, I attended my late-night Drake Magazine editing session. (It was a weeknight! We went out that […]Read More facebook official
This might be the best video I’ve ever seen that echoes our feelings on international adoption.Read More This might be the best video I’ve ever seen that echoes our feelings on international adoption.
This might be the best video I’ve ever seen that echoes our feelings on international adoption.Read More This might be the best video I've ever seen that echoes our feelings on international adoption.
I took an unplanned blogging hiatus for most of the summer/early fall. Amid packing, planning to move, moving, unpacking, working, entertaining a toddler 24/7, diving into a new ministry, and discovering that we are expecting (!!!), there hasn’t been a lot of leftover time to write. Though all good things have kept me from blogging, […]Read More back in the [blogging] saddle.
Statistics and numbers and pictures of sad + lonely children can overwhelm us. We feel disconnected. We know that the multitude of orphans is sad and it’s wrong and it’s not what God intended, but we feel a disconnect. A void. How could we possibly help? How do we do more than put a band-aid […]Read More an easy + real way to help.
Through some Instagram stalking, I recently found myself at Oh So Lovely Vintage. I am now officially obsessed, and if I lived in Canada, I’d go into their shop every day until we became besties. Is that creepy? The blog/shop/mobile vintage shop in a renovated 1956 camper trailer is exactly what I would dream + […]Read More new fave blog: oh so lovely vintage.