What I Wore and More

Hey y'all! I've gotta be honest ... I still haven't mastered taking a good selfie. And I'm always the last one to get ready at my house so selfies are my only option. But, I'll figure it out one day. {maybe} Anyway, I'm still working with my fall capsule wardrobe. And, for the most part, I'm still loving it. I put up the navy shorts and pulled out the leggings this past week. Here's hoping that wasn't a mistake — north Alabama weather can be pretty crazy in late September/early ... [Read More]

My Fall Capsule Wardrobe {an experiment}

{This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase through them I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.} Okay, so I'm definitely not a fashion blogger. However, I do love to look cute AND I have a limited clothing budget {and what I do have typically ends up being spent on my girl ... can a momma get an "amen" on that??}. I mentioned last week my interest in developing a capsule wardrobe.  I have several reasons I wanted to give this a go — but the biggest ... [Read More]

Simple Christmas {Guest Post from Tricia Goyer}

Oh y'all ... the amazing Tricia Goyer is here to encourage us today.  What a gift is that??  I adore this woman who has a heart bigger than Montana and a passion for encouraging others.  She's one of those people you meet and immediately know you're in the presence of someone who loves Jesus.  I'm thankful to call her friend and to have her share her words with us today. Please make her feel welcome .... Do you ever wish for a simpler Christmas? Maybe you're in the midst of a troubling ... [Read More]

{Joy Day 28} To Be Content

I rejoice in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me.  You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity.  Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am in to be content.  I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound.  In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.  I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:10-13, ... [Read More]

What Distracts You?

Eons ago ... January 19th, to be exact, I began a sharing the ten controlling principles of simplicity as outlined in Richard Foster's Celebration of Discipline.   We should have completed that study a month ago ... but sometimes living gets in the way of blogging and that has definitely been the case the past several weeks. Today, we'll finally wrap up those principles. Shun anything that distracts you from seeking first the kingdom of God. (95) I think a quick word study might be ... [Read More]

Yes, It Really Does Matter Where You Shop!

A few weeks ago we were in Charleston and I wanted one of those gorgeous handwoven seagrass baskets from The Market.   But since the teensy ones were around $25, I did not purchase one.   I did however, purchase this one from the store at Hyman's Seafood. Made in Vietnam, this basket looks very similar to the ones available at The Market ... but only cost me $12.  It's perfect for holding all my stationery.   I also bought this etched stone {from India} for only $4.  Both of these items, as ... [Read More]