back to reality + what is to come.




Hey friends! We are BACK from our summer break of sorts. It has been too long, huh? In case you are new to this blog and have no idea where I have been the past few months, let me get you up to speed:


1.) I shared with you all in (this post) about my desire to be more present with my children this summer, so taking a break from blogging and social media and all that entails was good for the soul. (Trust me.) With that being said, the Lord has convicted me greatly that even in our absence encouragement may be hard to find. There is so much total trash on the internet that if you can share one story, one piece of Scripture, one photo of your sweet family, it could uplift someone’s day in ways we cannot fathom. We have the world at our fingertips, folks. Share the Word.


2.) I have been reading a LOT this summer, and cannot wait to share some of these good reads with you! (If you are just on the edge of your seat, a list of “motherhood reads” is (here) until I can get around to posting books that both men and women would enjoy. )


3.) We have acquired several new farm animals this summer! Going to post soon about the happenings down on the farm and whom has joined the ranks. And there is still a mystery animal I haven’t shared with you online yet. Yep. Stay tuned for that.


4.) We will be launching a new series this September! For the four Wednesdays this month, there will be four local ladies guest posting in our “Small Town Gal September” series, sharing a snippet of their lives, their voices, and their stories. You will LOVE these gals, and I cannot wait to kick it off this week!


5.) We have been setting up at the local farmers’ market this summer, selling produce, fresh lemonade, and cookies. It has been a great learning experience for us and we have met some sweet friends along the way. If you want to read more about our (very small) family business, click (here) and come and see us on Saturdays!


6.) Finally, you may have noticed that I have updated the site a little! Do you like it? Yes? No? We also now have a Facebook blog fan page, so click the social media icons on the right (or below, if you are on a phone) or click (here) to follow along on Facebook.

So, can’t wait to spend the fall with you friends! Tell me, what’s your favorite summer memory? I will be sharing some of those on the blog soon. Grace + peace and happy Monday!


how do you make time for yourself as a mom?


Today I am over at the Knoxville Moms Blog, throwing in my two cents on how I make time for myself in our “Making Time for Mom” series. Read the post by clicking {here} and share in the comments how you carve out time for yourself as a mama!

Also, I will be back to blogging regularly on MONDAY, August 25th, so I hope to see you here! In the meantime, I have finally created a facebook fan page for my blog (as if anyone has lost sleep over the lack of one, right?) but if you feel so inclined, go and “like” it so you can follow all the blog fun by clicking {here}.

What’s Your End Game in Blogging?


I am over at the Allume conference blog today, posting about my ultimate goal in this whole blogging thing. There has to be a reason someone would be crazy enough to do this, right? Right. Join me by clicking (here) and say hello in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!


Quiet Bags for Kids


I totally forgot to tell you all last week that I shared all about quiet bags for kids over at the Knoxville Moms Blog. Where has my head been lately? Good heavens. You can read the post by clicking (here) and also? I should be back to BLOGGING REGULARLY the last week of August, Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.