Surprises

I usually don't love surprises.  I'm a big time planner - even if those plans change. For me, some of the fun lies in the planning! Last summer though I got a good surprise- I saw my Bennett fall deep in love with kids with special needs.  We were volunteering at our church's VBS and …

In my earbuds…

There just aren't enough hours in the day for all the podcasts I want to enjoy.  My gateway drug was, of course, Serial, but since then I've become obsessed with streaming content through my earbuds! My gushing today is all about Jamie Ivey- She blogs every now and then at jamieivey.com and her podcasts drop …

Balancing Act

2 in, 3 out.  That's how we've been rolling this year.  The big girls have been back at home this year and we only have a month left of this balancing act with the little two in our local public elementary school. It's been a redemption year for the bigs as so much needed time and …

In the Books

As always its a hodgepodge of variety.  Here's where I landed this week....   The Book of Hygge- After a dinner with a lifelong friend she started talking "Hygge" to me and I was lost.  It's a Danish word that evokes a sense of "contentment, comfort, and connection", but also has erupted in the style …

Candles…

I'm a candle lover. I haven't always been this way.  Mostly because I think I didn't choose well.  Now, I reach for the matches as I'm stumbling in the darkness waiting for my coffee to steep in the press.  A good candle just helps lift my mood. Here are some of my go to's: Ella …