February 28th: I awoke in the night and knew the answer was, is, and always will be, YES. The question is irrelevant. The questions are almost always irrelevant. The questions are just meant to push me to the ultimate answer of YES. Here is life's grand secret: Yes. It's always the answer. Yes. One Yes … Continue reading YES

strong heart

11.22.2017 Being strong has nothing to do with armour and swords, it has nothing to do with fighting. Rather, being strong means navigating life with your shell completely cracked open, with your heart totally exposed to the world. The great reversal of life is that we perceive ourselves to be weak and vulnerable, and therefore, … Continue reading strong heart

My Ideal Lifestyle: Beginning My Spark Joy Journey

I recently wrote down my vision for our home and went into great detail. Being as specific as possible is the only way to reach a specific result. ENTERTAINING My husband and I are both seriously interested in entertaining more, in hosting parties and simply having company over. We are very relational people and love … Continue reading My Ideal Lifestyle: Beginning My Spark Joy Journey

Spark Joy: The KonMari Method of Decluttering and Organizing

I was recently introduced to the books of tidying expert/guru Marie Kondo (KonMari), and as soon as I read the brief excerpts on her website, I knew I needed these books in my life ASAP. Being somewhat of a dejunking/organization nerd myself, the joy I felt inside of me as I looked over her website … Continue reading Spark Joy: The KonMari Method of Decluttering and Organizing

my girl

Tonight, after I put my kids to bed, I found myself hanging streamers and blowing up balloons when I'd prefer to be asleep (or maybe watching Parks & Recreation).  Ah, yes, I have finally succumbed to the stage of parenthood where I do stuff for my kid's birthday. Truth is, it's really fun. I'm super … Continue reading my girl