A Little Fun · Uncategorized

Send a Little Love

I guess you could say that losing makes me sick. And losing the Super Bowl, made us, well, literally sick. I woke up at 1:30 Monday morning with food poisoning. David heard me in the bathroom and came in to comfort me not knowing he’d be back 30 minutes later getting sick himself. We were… Continue reading Send a Little Love

Motherhood · Uncategorized

The Milk + The Honey

I make a point of memorizing the license plates of cars in front of me at traffic lights. I always think that maybe I’ll be useful one day solving a crime. “Oh, ’95 Corolla with plates PEEN-15? Yup. Saw that whip at the intersection of Fullwood and 51 at 10:07. No, no, keep the reward… Continue reading The Milk + The Honey

A Little Fun · Uncategorized

Five on Friday

Last night Davey and I enjoyed a date night to Stagioni in Myers Park. It was delicious! We shared mortadella mousse, herbed ricotta and truffled devil eggs (the surprise standout of the night!) followed by Brussels sprouts pizza and wood fired broccoli for me and and sweet potato cavatelli for D. NB and I split… Continue reading Five on Friday

Tastes + Treats · Uncategorized

On Our Plates

Yesterday was basically the best Monday in the history of Mondays. As a Christmas gift, one of my clients treated our team of 9 incredible women to a day at the Ballantyne Resort & Spa. Oh my heavenly days. We kicked off with a planning session and Bible study before lunch at the Gallery Restaurant… Continue reading On Our Plates

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Grocery Budget Breakdown

My church is exceptional. They exemplify excellence from the parking lot to the auditorium, and I never fail to snag a few WintOGreen LifeSavers from the bathroom before entering the worship experience. This weekend I felt the onset of extreme halitosis (no doubt caused by my Diet Coke on the way to church). I grabbed… Continue reading Grocery Budget Breakdown

A Little Fun · Uncategorized

Five on Friday

I’m learning more and more about my responses when I’m out of my sweet spot of scheduling. This week has included multiple meetings every day, which hasn’t been ideal for this stay-at-home/work-from-home mama. I’ve felt scattered when I’m in my meetings and scattered when I’m home with Nora Beth. It’s been a great week but… Continue reading Five on Friday

Tastes + Treats · Uncategorized

On Our Plates

This weekend we were inside a lot… a lot more than I typically like us to be, but David was off on Thursday and Friday, which paired with the snow and ice, gave us the ideal family situation. We were all together playing, singing, reading, making animal noises, Sesame Streeting and cooking. It was perfect.… Continue reading On Our Plates

Infertility · Motherhood · Uncategorized

A Practical Guide to Infertility

Every day I wish I could be more articulate about infertility without sounding self-aggrandizing,¬†self-pitying or self-righteous. I don’t think I can express what infertility is like without weaving lots and lots of words and metaphors and analogies, but the day to day reality of walking through infertility is different than that. While my faith makes… Continue reading A Practical Guide to Infertility

Infertility · Motherhood · Uncategorized

Uprooted In The Garden

I guess it shouldn’t surprise me all that much that God has an affinity for gardens. In Scripture He uses gardens to signify new beginnings, but they are also fertile soil for sweet, poignant pain. From Eden where Creation, in its purest form, was birthed, and where the Creator was betrayed by the ones He… Continue reading Uprooted In The Garden

Tastes + Treats · Uncategorized

On Our Plates

Between my dog and my child, I can’t decide who is more of my spirit animal. Sadie (my 8 year old cocker spaniel) spends her days eating, napping, laying around, and silently begging for cuddles. That’s my aspirational spirit animal. Nora Beth spends her days napping, eating, dreaming of “CHEEEEEEE CHEECHEECHEE!!!!” (cheese, of course… give… Continue reading On Our Plates