march 31 . 2017

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I am a birthday-loving person.

I have always believed in taking the entire day to celebrate. It wasn’t until a couple years ago and working a professional job that I realized – oh – it’s not normal for other people to take the day off from work on their birthday? Whomp-whomp. There goes that tradition.

Luckily, this year my birthday fell on a Saturday. And there was never a more perfect birthday. I do find myself saying that every year, so I guess they just keep getting better and better. Continue reading “march 31 . 2017”

october 21 . 2016

being present : seasons

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My commutes on Thursday mornings are eeaaaarrrrllllyyyy. I fondly refer to myself as a “morning person” but a 5am alarm can be jarring at times, even for me.

The drive time from my home on the mountain to the little school where I recruit, enroll, and advise is anywhere from 18 to 45 minutes. This particular Thursday, I took a different route to work and pulled up a podcast I recently discovered (I know, sooo late to the party). Continue reading “october 21 . 2016”

october 14 . 2016

 

being present : the phone

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I have a favorite bookmark.

This bookmark was given to me by a dear friend from my season of living in California. I became the fourth and youngest member of a prayer group/book club, made up of ladies who loved Jesus and wanted to know Him more. Debbie, Grace, Justina and I met for 2 years, every Thursday, reading and discussing incredible books like Intercessory Prayer by Dutch Sheets, The Utter Relief of Holiness by John Eldredge, and The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer. One Christmas, Justina made us each a gorgeous ribbon bookmark. I had never seen one before and was completely captivated. I think this is maybe where my obsession with gold began. Continue reading “october 14 . 2016”

august 18 . 2016



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// flirting with “minimalism”

I’ve decided that I just want to live with less. I have more than enough clothes, make-up, toiletries, jewelry, decor. I disliked having clothes that I never wore (did the whole, backwards-hanger-if-it’s-not-forwards-in-a-year-you-won’t-wear-it-again deal and WOW too many!) in my closet because I might need it someday. I hated knocking over bottles of unused beauty products under the bathroom sink when I was putting folded towels away. So I started purging stuff! Continue reading “august 18 . 2016”