bold: vision


It's so easy to jump on the "one word" train and then completely forget what your word is a few months into the year. Last year I chose the word "Thrive" and man oh man, did God ever use that word. I will never forget how 2013 rocked me in so many ways. I decided to focus on a different area of my life each month for my word this year. My word this year is BOLD. There are so many areas of my life I want to be more bold in and I'm excited to see how God uses me as I break free of some bondage … [Read more...]

taking time for the game of chase

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I would say over the last year I have transitioned into a work at home mom. As my blog has continued to grow over the years (hey, thanks guys for putting up with me!), and I now co-run Thrive and am a part of The Influence Events Team and am about to launch my shop....well I do a lot. So, I spend quite a bit of my time working and writing. I always thought I would be a working mom. My mom was, and I couldn't wait to have a career. But after working many years as an event planner and learning … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Things: Blogger Gift Guide {and giveaway!}


Welcome to Our Favorite Things: Blogger Gift Guide! Ten Bloggers, tons of gift ideas & 10 incredible giveaways (each blogger is giving away their entire basket of favorite things!!). Be sure and go check out each gift guide & giveaway and get to know all of these fun bloggers! the busy budgeting mama  |  jenny collier  |  the mom diggity  |   just a girl and her blog  |  house of rose view from five two  |  blue eyed bride  |  dance parties in the rain  |  chasing big dreams  | … [Read more...]

preparing: hearts, minds & circus-like lives


With Influence around the corner in just a week (AH!), I have a lot of prep to do. It's an honor to be a community leader again this year, leading a workshop and be coordinating the volunteers. Thrive is also helping out and we are doing all of the name tags, so I've been pouring over the list of attendees and designing & printing name tags for everyone! So, yeah. Lots of good stuff going on! And not to mention attempting to not ignore the tiny humans in my house and prepare my home for 5 … [Read more...]

planning for influence


I've been praying over and preparing for my upcoming workshop I will be leading at The Influence Conference next month (eeeeek, next month!!! can I get an AMEN!?!?!). I feel like the Lord has put a huge responsibility on me for what I will be sharing and a huge burden on my heart for the moms of the Influence Network. I have a passion for seeing moms thrive (shameless plug!!), and I'm thrilled out of my mind that I will be able to share all that God has put on my heart with these ladies at the … [Read more...]

$100 Target Giveaway!


I've joined forces with some amazing ladies to bring you a fuuuuun giveaway. I mean really, who doesn't want a $100 to Target? If you're new here, HI! Be sure and follow me on bloglovin, twitter, Facebook & instagram! Have a beautiful day! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

embracing summer {life lately}


I'm usually pretty whiney about the summer heat. I mean, you can't really blame me since it's typically over 100 degrees every day in Oklahoma. I would be much happier sitting under my ceiling fan every day and staying clean. But what fun is that?? I'm embracing summer. I actually just got my girls a sandbox. One of those things I said I would NEVER do. I'm loving the chaos and madness that my house is. I'm thankful for the dirty footprints on my floors and enjoying the tan I'm getting from … [Read more...]

i’m over there today


If you are anything like me (and most likely you are), I battle with wondering if I'm a good enough mom. Do you battle with this too? I'm sharing my heart on this today at Project Afterbelly for The Mamahood series. Go over and visit and say hi! I hope and pray you are encouraged in the season you are in, whatever that may be!! Happy Monday!   … [Read more...]

vlog: coffee date & introducing makenzi!

Happy Friday! I'm linking up today with Alissa at Rags to Stitches for Coffee Date Vlog. We are discussing how to balance life and writing. Something that I always struggle with, so I don't have much wise advice. I feel a bit scatterbrained on the subject to be really honest! BUT I am showing off Makenzi for her vlogging debut so watch to see how adorable she is! Please ignore my puffy eyes. Oh. So. Tired. I'd love to hear how you balance life + blogging! Tell me some of your favorite … [Read more...]


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