February 28, 2015


when icy rain and snow changes your plans for the day, you cuddle up for hot drinks, games and relaxing with your favorite man...it's a good life, folks!

A question for you today....What inspires you? I would love to hear.

Honestly, I struggle to know what to write. Cooking? Well, others are better at that or the recipes disappear. (and for those wanting the blueberry muffin recipe - the link that was the original recipe disappeared on me. Weird. So it will come when I make them again to make sure I remember the ingredients right. Sorry!)  

DIY projects? Umm, well those happen about as rarely as you'll find the ocean in Kansas. (Okay, maybe not quite but why do I get so many ideas and do not do a one of them?) Lessons I'm learning? That's raw. 

*reading alert - this is a very honest post*

To my readers, what gives you inspiration for your blogging, passions and life? 

As I try to chart new roads with this blog, I'm seeking to find just where I want to be. First, I want this place to glorify my Jesus and be a channel for others to see His grace. But I'm scared to write often. I really haven't had much experience in life. I'm still learning. I have a long ways to go in living a life driven by His grace, not my performance or regulations. Living a life embracing joy and the adventure of living.

Should I blog? How much longer will I blog? There are so many beautiful places out on the internet. 

Why do I write? Because words speak to me. I am encouraged, blessed and inspired by the ladies who share their lives and thoughts here on this internet world. But those ladies are brave. Am I brave? 

Where is balance between sharing and saving? There's such a need for authenticity in this world. But there's also a line to not just spill it all.

So my friends thank you for coming along. This blog will likely never have a clear theme. I want to be real. Which means that off line life is the most important (um, yes that's why the new blog design isn't done and posts are not regular), which means that things will change from time to time. 

This blog is also a place for me to experiment in learning design.

God is doing beautiful things showing me the joy that is in this life and the beauty of living it full. But it's a long journey. Lessons, photography, stories, books - here you will see snippets from my passions, from what I'm learning and discovering in this adventure into discovering His beauty and grace. 

February 20, 2015

a snowy day

perfect for making blueberry muffins...(gluten and sugar free for the win!)

 capturing pictures of the snow draped back yard

journal time, coffee, reading, lots of discussion 

and a hike in the woods with my man

sigh...I love these unexpected days home with my man and I love slowly learning how to use my ipod better for pictures! :)

February 5, 2015

currently - 2.2015

I've seen these posts on other blogs and while I'm really not trying to copycat, I do love the springboard these ideas give me and the small glimpses of life they let you see of others.

Where did January go? For a month that started out looking calm it turned crazy and full! But it was filled with fun times with friends, planning, work and memories. 

heartingthese gorgeous flowers from my man (to celebrate one year since we got engaged!) #marriedliferocks

pinningfilling it up with all sorts of recipes I want to try. Tried 4 in January and we loved them all. Finding healthy yummy recipes just makes me happy. I'm always looking for crock pot ideas for the days I work. This month I so want to try this.

eating - these cookies. Healthy, full of good fats and oh my!

anticipating a dear friend coming to visit this weekend. I am so happy! hello coffee, long talks and seeing this beautiful woman! and February travels. There is some fun ahead!

reading - Favorites of Jan were Mended (Angie Smith) and Life is Mostly Edges (Calvin Miller - this guy can write!) Already diving into ones for this month. I have lots of deep books and autobiographies but I'm looking for a few good new novels. Any suggestions?

and an extra - 

planning - my blog redo. So many thoughts and ideas running around and lots of studying to figure out how to do it. It will be a work in progress for sure but I love what I'm learning.

Happy Thursday!

linking up with Jenna and Anne