25 Ideas for Thanksgiving Stocking Stuffers

Thanksgiving stockings. Yes, you read that right. It's my favorite tradition here at the Underwood abode. Scott and I were trying to remember when we started it ... and we're just pretty sure it was within the first year or two of our marriage.  Here's the gist: We realized there are all sorts of little Christmas-y goodies we loved to gift but it seemed silly to put them into Christmas stockings because what fun are Christmas socks on Christmas morning?  So, we started our Thanksgiving ... [Read More]

Coming in 2015

Well, here we are … the second Friday of 2015. Wow! Already I sense this year is going to fly by. Before everything gets totally out of control, I thought I’d take a minute to share a few of the things I have planned for this little online spot during the coming months. 31 Verses to Pray for Your Marriage. I’m very excited about this series, especially after the incredible response to 31 Verses to Pray for Your Girl. We’ll kick it off January 15 and end on Valentine’s Day. And of course, I’ll ... [Read More]

For Your Weekend {a little early}

{This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through them, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.} Oh my word, y'all! This week has been crazy busy for us ... and the weekend looks even more chaotic. {Can someone please tell me how to be two places at once???} My preference is to share some of the goodness I've found through the week on my Facebook page over the weekend. But I'm afraid that might not come to fruition. So I gathered them up here for you in one ... [Read More]

28 Days, 28 Ways: Fix a Favorite

Thanks for joining me for 28 Days, 28 Ways: Investing in Your Marriage. If you have missed any of the previous posts, you can find them all listed here. You know those old sayings ... the ones we joke about but they're funny because they ring true.  One we hear a lot in the South is, "If Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!" {Can I get an amen?} Well, there's another one that we're going to apply today ... The way to a man's heart is through his stomach. I don't know about you, but my guy ... [Read More]

Life Coaching, Laundry, and Learning to Focus

  Once upon a time there was a girl who was Type AAAAAAA. Schedule and routine were her BFFs. She nurtured her relationship with them and gave them plenty of attention. She consulted the mighty duo before accepting any obligation. She paid attention to how she spent her time and took pride in accomplishing her daily goals. All was well in her world. Until ... She had a three-week-long headache due to stress. Her husband started a new job at a church in a new community. Her daughter ... [Read More]

What Monday Really Needs

Dear Monday, I really need another day to prepare for you.  Could you come back tomorrow and let's try this again? Mmkay?  Thanks! xo, TL Wouldn't it be awesome if I could really do that?  Just add in 24 hours between Sunday and Monday?  Because, seriously, I really need a day to recover from the chaos of Sunday before the totally different but just as chaotic day we call Monday. Don't you?  I'm sitting here in my office/study right now.  I've had my quiet time this morning ... ... [Read More]