Hello, World, As pretty much anyone who would likely stumble onto my site will know, Hurricane Harvey came and left devastation as it went. Southeast Texas, Houston, East Texas, and Louisiana have all felt its power and its wrath. Let me start by saying that we’re fine. We blessedly were spared. All of my closest friends are fine, my family is fine, and my husband’s family was mostly untouched. We all had a few scary nights, though. I never thought… Read more »

This might be the most controversial thing I’ve ever put on my blog, but I am going to say it anyway. I’m trying to view Monday as a gift. Trying. Praying. I woke up in a horrible mood. Tired, grumpy, so not ready for another week in the daily grind. My fuel tank feels empty and more than anything else, like the toddler I secretly am, I just don’t wanna. However, my prayer this morning was and is to be… Read more »

Good Morning, Party People! It’s Wednesday! How are we feeling? I should so totally be a hype man. Is that a career? This would totally be me: Anyway, all is rather quiet on the Western front. I’ve been meeting deadlines like a champ. I did yoga yesterday. I’m just trying to live my life. I seriously have nothing to report. I haven’t been sleeping well, so my mind isn’t being very creatively forthcoming. I’ve mostly been Pinteresting “how to clean… Read more »

It’s not a secret. In fact, I’ve definitely alluded to the fact that I’ve been in kind of a funk/depression about writing since my birthday. I’ve flirted with quitting forever, but writing won’t let me give up. It’s like drugs or Diet Coke. I’ve just felt like time is moving too quickly and all I do is my dumb job and suddenly I’m 26 and I have nothing (artistically speaking) to show for my time. And then I feel like… Read more »

You know that phrase “back in the swing of things?” I guess that’s where I am. Kind of. I still have some house unpacking to do, and, yes, the Christmas tree to take down, but I also have three and a half more seasons of Gilmore Girls to watch and books to read, etc., etc. Speaking of reading books (queen of the segue!), I think I’ve stumbled into a quiet time that will work for me. I told y’all before… Read more »

If you follow me on Insta (warning: it is like 99.999% food pics these days. Usually I feel like dinner is the only remarkable thing I’ve done worth documenting. I did order some new necklaces recently, though, so stay the eff tuned!), then you’ll know that I recently started reading this little guy: The Kingdom Woman Devotional. I really like it so far, but more importantly, I’m actually devoting part of my morning to God again. It’s not as much… Read more »

Hello. This post is late. Yesterday was a shambles. I was in a funk all day and I just got myself to bed. I’m not sure what spurred the funk. I’m thinking it might just be general exhaustion and frustration. And the fact that my birthday is swiftly approaching and my 25th year of life has been… interesting. I’m looking forward to the holidays, but I am REALLY looking forward to kissing 2014 goodbye. And by kissing, I mean murdering… Read more »

Good Morning! Trying to stay positive. The end. Okay, just kidding. I am trying to stay positive, but I’m not overly grumpy or anything. I feel, as usual, that there just are not enough hours in a day to do everything I need to do. Join the club, right? I know in this busy day and age, we all feel like that. Last night for instance, I left the office a little after seven, drove home, made dinner with The… Read more »

We’re friends, right? I can tell you a story and you’ll laugh with me, not at me? (Side note: Yes, I know I’m weird. Deal with it.) So one day in college, the picture of a couple popped in my head. Newlyweds, most likely in the past. Farm workers. The husband waits at the table, and then his bride enters with two cups of coffee. “Guten morgen, Jimmy Borgen,” she says, handing him his coffee. (#sexist) “Guten morgen, Mrs. Borgen,”… Read more »

Did you know that God left us instructions for how to deal with haters and internet trolls? Because He did. Enter Proverbs 9:8: Let’s dive a little deeper, shall we? “Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you.” To me, this means two equally important things. 1) Just don’t. Don’t even bother. 2) No matter how right you are, they will hate you. When we engage haters and trolls and even people who poke fun at us “all in… Read more »