36 Hours in Chicago

My husband and I used to go to Chicago all of the time. We loved going to Cubs games, Six Flags, and shopping downtown. It’s only a six hour drive from our house so it’s kind of crazy that we don’t go more often. Especially with how much we love road trips....

Surviving Christmas Eve: Church Service Edition

I’m baaaaack! Oh man, am I enjoying this time of the year. I’ve been trying to live in the moment and enjoy the heck out of every single second. I feel like I haven’t posted in forever! Which is why today I want to talk about surviving Christmas Eve: church service edition. It’s that time […]

I’m baaaaack! Oh man, am I enjoying this time of the year. I’ve been trying to live in the moment and enjoy the heck out of every single second. I feel like I haven’t posted in forever! Which is why today I want to talk about surviving Christmas Eve: church service...

17 Reasons I’m Thankful + 7 Corny Slogans

This is my favorite week of the year. I love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. I love that it’s all about being thankful. I love that it’s the start of the holiday season. I love all the get togethers and seeing friends and family. I love that it’s not a gift giving holiday. I don’t […]

This is my favorite week of the year. I love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. I love that it’s all about being thankful. I love that it’s the start of the holiday season. I love all the get togethers and seeing friends and family. I love that...

How I Unexpectedly Used My Platform to Inspire People

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ― Karen Lamb “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ― Karen Lamb Click To Tweet This quote came full circle for me this past weekend. A year ago my husband and I attended our first Toastmasters fall conference. We watched […]

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ― Karen Lamb “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ― Karen Lamb Click To Tweet This quote came full circle for me this past weekend. A year ago my husband and I attended our first Toastmasters fall...

10 Ways to Ensure You Enjoy the Holidays

And we’re off! Keep your hands and feet inside the rollercoaster at all times, folks. I don’t know about you, but this time of year goes so fast. From Halloween through Valentine’s Day, and especially Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, things fly by. It all just becomes a blur. Luckily, I’ve got 10 ways to […]

And we’re off! Keep your hands and feet inside the rollercoaster at all times, folks. I don’t know about you, but this time of year goes so fast. From Halloween through Valentine’s Day, and especially Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, things fly by. It...

The Startling Letter I Received From the Half Sister I Barely Knew Existed

You know that feeling you get when you receive a letter in the mail and you don’t recognize the sender’s name or address? Then you open it up and it is from the surprise half sister you vaguely knew you had? Yeah, so that happened to me this weekend. In college my friend found out […]

You know that feeling you get when you receive a letter in the mail and you don’t recognize the sender’s name or address? Then you open it up and it is from the surprise half sister you vaguely knew you had? Yeah, so that happened to me this weekend. In college my...