The Journey Of Fostering

It's been a long time since I've shared about our journey as a foster family. As I was looking through my blog post drafts, I found a post I wrote ten months ago but never shared. We had fostered a beautiful little boy for almost a year. I wrote this post the night we found ...

All In A Day

My mom has an amazing knack for stating quotes at just the right time. There's one quote I am very familiar with. Oh the difference a day makes! Yesterday you might have read this post and I'm so relieved to say, the fog is finally lifting. The stress is still there, but it's bearable. The weight of expectations feels heavy, ...

Encouragement For Today

Reader, The word exhaustion doesn't even do justice to how I feel right now. I'm tired, I'm weary, and I'm mentally spent. I found myself wishing I could go back to bed at 10am this morning. How sad! I barely have the energy to eek out a post, but I know I'm not the only one feeling ...

Real Estate Investing: Top 5 Things You Need To Know

As a young real estate investor, I get asked a lot of questions from first-time home buyers and potential investors. I started fairly young and have had my fair share of learning opportunities. Not only is it a passion of mine, but real estate investing is something more and more 20-somethings are beginning to do. In ...

Here To Stay

It's been a long time since I've written. I'd like to blame it on the busyness of life. I'd like to blame it on not having anything to write about. But if I were honest... I'd say I've been scared to write. You see, writing makes me vulnerable. It exposes a side of me and my heart that ...

Blue Eyes – Part 2

This is a continuation of the fictional, short story "Blue Eyes." To read part 1, click here. Tiffany turned to Martha and after a deep breath, began to ask what had been on her heart to say. "Martha, I know we've just met and I'd completely understand if you were uncomfortable with this...but, would you like to spend ...

Sunday “Must Haves” – Christmas Pillows

Happy Sunday friends! The last few weeks have been absolutely insane with the holidays upon us. Have you been feeling the chaos joy of the holidays too? I recently decorated my room for Christmas and one of my favorite pieces this year is the Christmas pillow from Amy at Paper Finch Designs. Amy has so many amazing decor items! ...

Blue Eyes – Part 1

She stood there at the bus stop, waiting for her bus to arrive. The morning was cold and snowy. She tried to enjoy the weather as she watched people hurriedly walk by. The bench she decided to sit down on was empty, except for the grocery bag she held between her hands. Life wasn't bad for her, but it ...

Sunday “Must Haves” – Lip Balm Essentials

Hey you! If you've been following along each Sunday for the products I'm enjoying most, this is one you definitely don't want to miss. I received Rodan + Fields Essentials Lip Shield in the mail this week and knew I couldn't wait to share it with you. This time of year, my lips get ridiculously dry. I ...

Beautiful Change

Change is inevitable beautiful. As the warm summer weather leaves us, it becomes clear that the season is over and fall has begun. Fall is a season that will teach us many things, if we're willing to learn. It's nature's way of showing us how to gracefully let go of the old and accept the beginning of ...