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I’m so excited to be back with another set of book reviews! You may notice the blog is looking a bit different, by the way! I recently re-designed my site and re-organized my blog content and ended up archiving a lot of old posts. For the last five years, this blog has been a cross […]

Books, Personal

What I’ve Been Reading | March – July ’19

I can’t believe I’m sharing the FINAL post from our wedding–the actual WEDDING! (And the reception and exit.) I wish I could include pictures of every single family member and friend, especially those that were in the wedding, but for this post I’ve decided to just select a few highlights from the end of our […]

Personal, Wedding

Our Wedding | Ceremony & Reception

 I love our portraits so much and Linda’s work is so lovely that I wanted to share all of these. We had a first look at my church and then drove over to St. Mary’s College to capture the rest. For me, this was one of the happiest moments. I’m so glad we were able […]

Personal, Wedding

Our Wedding | First Look & Portraits

This post has been so much fun to put together. Pretty details bring me so much joy, and on our wedding day, there were many beautiful and thoughtful touches–thanks in no small part to my sisters. There is NO way I would have been able to do this without Rachel and Lydia. The creativity and […]

Personal, Wedding

Our Wedding | Details, Dresses and Pretty Things

For the past few years, I have picked a ‘word of the year’. I enjoy doing this in lieu of making New Year’s Resolutions. Choosing a word is more inspirational for me than trying to reform all bad habits at once and stays with me as a helpful reminder throughout the year. It is a fairly […]

Personal

The Funny Thing About My Word For Last Year

Oh hey friends. It’s been an interesting summer—to say the least. As this summer progressed and Drew and I knew we were headed towards getting married, I intentionally decided to work very little this summer and savor the last of my Indiana days with my family. I’m so glad I made that choice, because meeting, […]

Personal

A boy, a book, and the craziest story of my life

Hello Mornings Wow, I really loved this book. The subtitle is “How to Build a Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Morning Routine” and it does explain just that. I feel like sometimes we bash books if they don’t contain information that is completely new to us, but sometimes being reminded of the basic in a fresh way is […]

Books, Personal

What I’ve Been Reading | February & March ’18

This year I’ve decided I wanted to read about 24 books (2 per month) and select them at the beginning of the year. But, I ended up reading more than 2 this month. After all–I always read more during the first few months of the year anyway, right? Well, I read 10 books. Yes. 10. […]

Books, Personal

What I’ve Been Reading | January ’18

A brief message from a friend this past year made my heart sing. She said “Thank you for sharing all the things you do and encouraging women to pursue using the unique gifts God has given them even as they are young.” I might have cried a little. For the longest time, I hoped and […]

Business, Personal

What I’m Focusing On In 2018

It’s here! The last book review post of 2017. I thought it’d be fun to do not just a couple of reviews of books I’ve read the last few months, but also a sort of yearly recap of which were my favorites. Why do I like reading books so much? Well. There’s many reasons, but […]

Books, Personal

What I’ve Been Reading | Nov. & Dec. ’17

  Between teaching, design work and classes, September has been pretty busy, but I managed to work through some really great reads. Humble Roots Humble Roots takes examples from gardening and the Bible’s references to growth to weave together a narrative about building humility in our lives. I’ve never thought of myself as someone with […]

Books, Personal

What I’ve Been Reading | September ’17

All of the books I’ve read this summer have been great reads. I don’t think I’ve ever read so many good books at once–either it was a happy coincidence or I’m just getting better at picking books. I’ve also accepted that there are certain genres of books that I just don’t like and so I’m […]

Books, Personal

What I’ve Been Reading | Summer ’17

My goal of picking some lighthearted and fun books to read has paid off and this month’s stack was quite enjoyable and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you! Do Over While driving to my grandparent’s house this month, my sisters and I listened to Do Over by Jon Acuff. Even though I read […]

Books, Personal

What I’ve Been Reading | April ’17

It’s that time again. Book review time. Although I’ve been thinking that this corner needs a little livening up, so I’m going to work on making this monthly feature a more fun and inspiring. Oh, and since what I’ve been reading isn’t limited to books, I might also start including magazines and articles next month. […]

Books, Personal

What I’ve Been Reading | February & March ’17

It’s that time again. I debated with myself about whether or not I’d continue the monthly book roundup during 2017 but I figured this is the one thing I can consistently count on having enough material for–so why should I stop? However, I did make one resolution. I want to read books that are more […]

Books, Personal

What I’ve Been Reading | January ’17

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