DIY Kitchen Upgrade – Transforming a Townhome, Part 3

Apr 20, 2017 | Posted by in DIY Home, Uncategorized | 0

Oh man, before we dive into this kitchen reveal, can I first give a shout out to my husband?! He has been waiting to give me my dream white cabinet, granite counter top, cute back splash kitchen…for…years. Seven years to be exact. The kitchen reno in our first home was BEAUTIFUL but we waited 3 years to start it and it ended up being A LOT more work than this one. And then…we decided to sell our house and move out only a month after it was completed. So much for getting to use my new kitchen…but sometimes change comes when you least expect it, right? Although, that made my husband all the more determined to complete our next kitchen early on. That way weRead more …

Marriage Goals: Emulating Christs Love for His Church

Mar 29, 2017 | Posted by in Lifestyle, Married Life, Uncategorized | 0

I have always found that when I put something in writing I hold myself more accountable to achieving it. AND I remember it better too! Plus, it helps me prioritize the things that matter to me in each stage of life. And when I prioritize things, I use my time more intentionally. So when this time of year comes my husband and I make a list of goals we’d like to work towards and achieve during the year. Until this year, most of our goals have been focused on our own physical health, spiritual growth, giving of our time and money, and of course paying off debt. But this year we decided to do something a little different in addition to those things – weRead more …

Iris’ Black Bean Brownies

Mar 22, 2017 | Posted by in Lifestyle, Uncategorized | 0

My grandmother, Iris, was known for a lot of things. Line dancing probably the most though. Once she started dancing she couldn’t stop. Literally up until a month before her death at 91 years old, that lady was dancing. She taught classes in both Delaware and Florida and competed in competitions and pageants. She was an amazing lady to say the least. Because she was so physically active she took eating healthy pretty seriously. Besides the occasional ice cream sundae, she was always researching new super foods to try and different replacements for sugar. And everything she cooked was delicious too, even if that new ingredient she was trying didn’t sound so good on paper. And once she tried something, if she loved it enough,Read more …

Why I started Journaling and How You Can Too

Mar 10, 2017 | Posted by in Faith, Lifestyle, Uncategorized | 0

I get asked by a lot of different people how I journal. And usually they are asking that question in one of two ways: 1) what do I write about and how do I come up with my content? Or 2) literally HOW do I have time for it with a young child? Getting started… I started journaling a few years ago after I took a class at our previous church on Lectio Devina style bible study. If you aren’t familiar with this style, it’s a mix of scriptural study, meditation, and prayer. Basically, I take an area of scripture of my choice or per my devotional and read it a few times while underlining the areas that stand out to me. Then, I meditate on it andRead more …

DIY ‘Paint-Dipped’ Stools

Feb 27, 2017 | Posted by in DIY Decor, DIY Home, Uncategorized | 0

Recently my husband and I finished re-purposing THIS gorgeous church alter into a super unique kitchen island. After creating THIS DIY butcher block counter-top we realized we hadn’t even thought about what kind of stools we wanted to add to our breakfast bar. And being that I am a stickler for deals and saving money, I immediately started looking for “free stuff” ads that contained bar stools. But it just so happens that my parents had a pair of stools that they were trying to get rid of, so BINGO, problem solved! However, they were in need of a head to toe “makeover” so I decided to give them a really simple “paint-dipped” effect with grey and white paint. Pre-dipping before shot:   In orderRead more …

Inconvenient Growth

Feb 18, 2017 | Posted by in Encouragement, Faith, Uncategorized | 4

I recently spent 3 weeks of my January in Florida. I know what you are thinking, “wow, that sounds pretty awesome in mid-winter!”. Well…any other time I would agree with you, but it wasn’t awesome, in fact it was a complete interruption in my life. And did I mention I left the husband at home but took my 18 month old with me?! Yeah… In all seriousness I went to Florida to help my mom care for my grandmother. At the time of my departure I had round trip airfare booked. Eden and I would go to visit my grandmother who’d been in the hospital for a month, give my mom a little break from being at her bedside, then return to Maryland in aRead more …