My Merry Message

Merry Christmas [and merry everything], my sweet readers! My family and I are spending the morning together eating too many sweets [oopsie]. My note to you is short today. Simply, I wanted to send you my love. Whether you’re wildly happy, terribly heartbroken, overworked, or underworked — rest your mind and indulge in gratefulness. Find peace in knowing how capable you are; in knowing how purposeful you are; in knowing you’re not…. Read more

Silent Superheroes: Happy Mother’s Day

Mothers are silent superheroes. I say silent because they have this special ability to quietly change a child’s world in seconds. Mothers build dreams, squash fears, and fulfill hearts — all while scrubbing spit-up, tackling tantrums and handling homework. Even on a child’s worst days, mother’s create clarity and calmness. My mom [mama, as I call her], is still scrubbing spit-up + tackling tantrums. Not because I’m stomping my toes in my…. Read more

Coffee Talks + Confidence Boosts

Ever have a “what am I doing with my life” moment? [Raise your hand]. Sometimes, those moments require a little midweek boost from a bestie. Someone who will listen to you ramble, who will empathize with your tears, who will encourage you to spike your coffee. Friends fill voids that no partner, no job, and no self-help book ever will. Cue Sarah [Boyd]. She’s the brains behind Simply Stylist and my first…. Read more

Use Your Damn China

Right now, I have precisely 62 pieces of overpriced china sitting in a glass cabinet. Once, my husband used one of those beautifully stacked plates for a Tuesday night dinner of canned chili. Canned chili on our overpriced china. I [calmly, of course] said our china is not for canned chili. Fast forward to a recent run-in with the woman who helped us register for all of this fancy hardware. She…. Read more

Mind Ready Monday: Bottle Up the Bliss

I’m writing to you this morning from the corner of my bedroom, curled up with a cup of coffee. My heart feels grateful and all grown up. My husband and I celebrated our new house over the weekend. We moved in months ago, but it took time to get settled. Our family and friends made our place feel like a home on Saturday. It was full and happy. Really, really happy….. Read more