Category Archives: Life

03.09.2015 nate sallie worship concert sbu piano feature

Nate Sallie in Concert!

Earlier this week, my amazingly talented brother, Nate Sallie, performed at SBU in Bolivar, MO. He hasn’t done a concert like this in ages, and I was so excited that it was close enough for me to go. Crazy little story for those of you who don’t know…about two years ago my brother miraculously started […]

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02.25.2015 deer in gym socks painting artwork wall decor renovation old house feature

Snippets from Life

1. One cozy snowy morning the kids came into our room and hung out together in our window seat while Jay and I tried to wake up. I love their friendship and love for each other. They’re my babies. 2. Deer in Gym Socks has returned to decorate a wall in our house. It originally […]

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01.18.2015 diesels new big boy heywood wakefield bed vintage afghan 3 feature

Diesel’s Room. Getting it Together.

I can’t believe how long it’s taking to get things done around here. It’s kind of crazy, and frustrating, and overwhelming, and infuriating, and sad…shall I go on? Anyway, I wish I had kept a daily log of each room in the house. It would’ve been boring most of the time since renovations happen in […]

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02.14.2014 homemade mini pie puff pastry strawberry pop tart hot pocket nutella chocolate sauce black white photo feature

A Lovely Start to Love Day

I kind of decided to go all out this year with Valentine’s Day. In the past I’d let a holiday come and go and end up feeling guilty afterwards for not making it special for the kids. When they’re young, it’s harder to make things happen. You’re just in survival mode those first few years, […]

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01.30.2015 second breakfast with diesel new friday tradition feature - Copy

New Traditions. Second Breakfast.

We’ve kept our tradition of Friday Family Fun Feast on Friday nights with the whole family. Lula talks about it, loves it, lives for it! But Diesel and I have added on a little bit. After all…it’s not called Friday NIGHT Family Fun Feast! So why not feast all day?! (If only I could stop […]

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11.27.2014 Thanksgiving day dinner feature

Thanksgiving Day Brunch and Dinner 2014. Glittery Leaf Place Card DIY.

We are so blessed. How do we even begin to count? Sometimes I feel guilty about it, but when I start to feel that way, I just thank God for anything and everything that comes to mind. Thanksgiving keeps you humble, grateful, real. This amazing Thanksgiving started with my parents moving into a little house […]

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Birthdays, Contemplations of Aging, and Church Bells

It’s my birthday today. I’m sitting on the balcony of my hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany overlooking the most beautiful scene…tiled roofs, colorful fall trees, majestic pines, and a snow-covered mountain peak. In the background church bells are ringing calling anyone who will listen to come worship. It’s surreal, peaceful, lovely. I’ve got my 100% sheep […]

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10.26.2014 trunk or treat 3 feature

Halloween Decisions: Two Elsas and One Mother of Elsa

So…as I mentioned yesterday, Lula was unhappy to discover that every other little girl in the world wanted to be Elsa for Halloween too. After her Party in the Pods, our next event was a Trunk or Treat at our church this past Sunday night. When I went to pick Lula up from Sunday School […]

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