Life Lately – Summer Fun

Life Lately – Summer Fun

As the school year slowly approaches, I wanted to take a look at our summer so far and recap what’s been happening with us lately. It’s been an incredible summer, and I am so grateful for this season. So here’s a recap on what we’ve been up to. Travel We camped earlier in the summer, but […]

All Shall Be Well

All Shall Be Well

Sometimes God gives these little winks. These little nods that let us know we’re heard. During a particularly tough time in the spring for me, Katrina from Rose Harrington happened to reach out to me. Her work is beautiful and was inspired originally from traditional Mary Gardens. It’s evolved to handcrafted works, prints and other items […]

Personal vs. Private (Sharing Online)

Personal vs. Private (Sharing Online)

Our generation was faced with navigating the new frontier of the digital world years ago. We grew up with social media and what role it played in our lives. And we were met with an unrelenting challenge- understanding what to share online, and how much is too much? Much of the online world hinges on […]

Self-Care

Self-Care

How many times have you heard this word in the last year or so? It seems like world is finally realizing how important it is to put your own health and happiness first sometimes. It’s like when you are on a plane and the flight attendants remind you to secure your own oxygen mask before […]

Margins for Success

Margins for Success

If you would have asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up at the age of say 10 or 11, I probably would have said a mom and a teacher. I’ve accomplished the latter, and the former will happen at some point in the future. So, in many ways I am living […]

Boosting Productivity

Boosting Productivity

When I am at school, I am so on it  Always super early mornings and some late nights grading and prepping lessons. I’ve got my workday down, but when I get home, that stamina peters out.  I can’t seem to find that creative productivity to get other work done when I need to. When the […]

Meaningful Hearts

Meaningful Hearts

My big goal for 2018 is to live meaningfully with intention to make the world a better place.  So with Valentine’s just days away, here’s a few ways to love with meaningful hearts: Gift Experiences- Gift giving/ receiving is some people’s love language. It’s really not about the value or worth of a gift, but […]

2017 Year In Review

2017 Year In Review

We often get so caught up in the day to day that we forget to take a step back and look at all of the amazing things that have happened in our lives. I’m guilty of doing just that so I took some time to look back through the ~12,000 pictures that Kell and I […]

One Year Married

One Year Married

December 31, 2016. Every single detail is forever in my heart. The early morning silence when I woke up that day, the deep breaths I took before the church doors opened, the smell of the flowers, the way the clouds hung perfectly, the Guinness at the pub, the hundreds of candles, the faces of all […]

Embracing Change

Embracing Change

“This tree holds fast to the earth as it turns, its leaves know when to let go.” This lyric by Katie Dahl, a Door County singer songwriter, serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of change. Leaves are changing.  Even in the unseasonably warm Wisconsin weather, they know when to let go and push […]