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Never Say Never

I remember the summer of 2005 like it was yesterday. I was 18 years old, and moving 335 miles from everything I ever knew. We packed up my dad’s Tahoe and headed east to St. Louis. I, like most college-bound freshmen, told myself I was never coming back. I had no idea how life can completely change what’s important.  I had […]

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Me and Skye inside Thorn Crown at Sunset

Eureka Springs, NWAs hidden treasure

Onward Ho! Eureka Springs! I’ve “done” Eureka Springs many times. And it never disappoints. But something about going there with someone who’s never been is really special. I recently had the privilege of hosting a handful of some of my favorite people for a few days, all from out of town. The Friday after Thanksgiving I made […]

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Hot Mess Homemaker

Let’s just be honest for a moment. I’m not a great homemaker. I’m not the kind with the chore charts and gold stars, the kind who has the schedule outlined perfectly on a wall sized calendar, the kind who has each meal planned for the week on Sunday, the kind who exercises before the kids wake […]

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Christmas Gifts for Teacher

With the holidays upon us, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for all the special people in our lives. Coming up with gifts for teachers these days can send you into a Pinterest searching frenzy and cost you way more money AND time than you were wanting to spend. When buying gifts, I try and […]

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How My Kids Ended Up in My Bed

I told myself I’d never let my children sleep in my bed. (I also told myself a lot of things during my pre-Mommy days). The things I swore I would never do quickly changed when my first child was born. When my (now) three year old entered the world, we told our friends we would never let our kids sleep […]

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Finding the Chaotic Peace

I remember being one of those people before I had kids. A child would act out in a public, whether it be a restaurant, a grocery store or church, I didn’t care: my child was not going to act out like yours. Fast forward 4 years – I am in sweatpants because it’s pretty much […]

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