This blog is full of ramblings on the glory of grace, and peppered with “Style Tuesday” posts all about embracing the everyday happiness of play. I’d like to introduce on more kind of post that will be far less frequent but still exciting: Creative Simplicity. Can I just mention how totally, ridiculously bad I am at… Continue reading Homemade Laundry Detergent
6:30 is prime time for my brain. Yes, I mean 6:30 in the morning. Yes, I know how unfortunate that is for Caleb when my alarm goes off. I wake up, switch on the kettle, and immediately I’m ready to go. My best brain work is always done before 10am, and slowly deteriorates in quality… Continue reading 5 Nightly Habits for Grace-Giving Mornings
Happy Tuesday! I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little bleurgh this week. It’s the first full week back into real life after Christmas and MLK day, and I’m feeling the total panic/ calm before the storm of when deadlines really hit. What better time to step back from responsibilities and have a… Continue reading Style Tuesday: The Book Dress Look
I’m a runner, but not in the heavy-breathing, outdoors, sweaty way. My version of running isn’t nearly as healthy, and it feels like a treadmill that just won’t stop. I’m all too often running from regrets, difficult feelings, and constant, nagging guilt and shame. I run to avoid the insistent whisper from that dark place inside that asks, am… Continue reading Everyday Grace for Anxious Hearts
“You know,” she insisted. “You have more space than you think.” It’s funny how that particular afternoon in October came rushing back to me on this bone-cold January morning, looking for a mug. My mother-in-law had come to stay , and we were giving her the tour of our apartment, ending in the kitchen. Before really deciding… Continue reading Mismatched Tupperware, and Other Beautiful Things.
After a long weekend, I’m so glad to be writing again! The look: I know it might not be the most “creative” way of dressing, but I really enjoy matching exact colors. Lipstick, cardigan, earrings… I feel like I have it all together when everything coordinates. Most of what I own is red. This results in… Continue reading Style Tuesday: Pop of Cherry
When does mascara become a mask, and shimmer a shield? I’ve been trying to be more in tune to my makeup usage lately. As you can see in my last Style Tuesday post, I’ve been opting to go sans-mascara more lately. That’s also called “naked and totally unprepared for the world” in my head, all… Continue reading Everyday Simplicity: Barefaced Grace