Some Weeks are Harder Than Others: On Bedbugs, Assault and Influenza

It’s been a rough week. And there just isn’t time right now for a rough week to happen. There are gifts to be bought. Presents to be wrapped. Parties to be thrown. Cookies to be baked. Lights to be seen. And more.  But regardless of my holiday to-do list, this Continue Reading

Confessions of an Addict

*This originally appeared in August 2015 on my blog mylifesettomusic. I came across it today and found myself motivated once again to put my phone down. I am challenging myself to be more present. More engaged. To take in my surroundings without feeling the need to reach for my security Continue Reading

Beth Moore, Do NOT Go Home (and other thoughts on John MacArthur’s comments)

Yesterday, a friend of mine sent me a clip from a Q&A session that took place at the Truth Matters Conference.  In this clip, Todd Friel asks John MacArthur, and other panel members, to give a one-word answer in response to the name Beth Moore.  His answer was not one Continue Reading

Let’s Get Cozy: Five Items That Warm a Room

I recently started an interior design business. It has been a blessing and joy to see my clients’ dreams for their homes become a reality. Since starting my business, I have gone shopping for furniture, lighting, curtains, shelving and household decor; rearranged rooms and spaces; organized children’s toys; and even Continue Reading

My First Weeks As a Preschool Art Teacher

When I was a kid and someone would ask what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would often answer art teacher, or writer. I never imagined one day I would be able to call myself both. Since having a home of my own, my love of art Continue Reading

When Your Day Doesn’t Go As Planned

Have you ever felt like a hamster stuck in a wheel? Your legs are moving and you’re working hard, but you just aren’t getting anywhere? That was me yesterday. I tried to go for a run, but the heat got the best of me. Instead of the long run I Continue Reading

This Little Lady Went to the Market

Have you ever met someone who doesn’t like the farmer’s market? I haven’t. Or at least I don’t think I have. I’ve never run across a super vocal anti-farmer’s market person ranting about how they “just can’t stand all the fresh foods being sold at the market.” I mean, does Continue Reading