Olivia is 30 | studio session

A sweet friend from church is celebrating her 30th birthday today and last week we took some photos in my studio in celebration! It was fun. The first 29 years of life are HARD WORK and I think every person should wear a crown, throw confetti, eat cake and get swaddled (!) on their birthday….

Branch Basics // Cleaning With Eczema

When you have eczema, finding cleaning products you can use is hard. Not only is my skin super sensitive, but I am super sensitive to fragrances (even essential oils) and get headaches easily. Even natural cleaners like Young Living’s Thieves Cleaner often trigger a migraine for me and literally burn my hands. Truthfully, water in…

March Forth: Why I Became a Beautycounter Consultant and Why I Still Am

This is a big week for Beautycounter, March 4th (March FORTH!) is the company’s birthday and for this ENTIRE WEEK they are onboarding new consultants for FREE. If you’ve used the products and you’re interested in getting products that you love at a discounted rate OR you want to take a bigger stance in the fight for clean beauty this is your moment.

My Winter Morning Rhythm

A few months ago I shared about my summer morning rhythm and here we are yet, in a new figurative and literal season. Some things are different, some things are the same. Every day is not the ideal, but when we can have a few ideal days in a row everything goes so much smoother….

The Soul Work of February

Like the Februarys that came before it, this one taught me the lengths to which I am capable of mothering when sick. Also like the previous Februarys three of us were sick, and the one who never gets sick kept it all together. He should get overtime in February. February taught me that even at…

GIVEAWAY: I Am A Leader

I am slowly breathing life back into this space and honestly, this book I’m reading right now has been a major catalyst. I have been borderline obsessed with the topic of calling and how it intersects with motherhood, career and identity for years and this book has been permission for me to strive ceasing and…

Frozen 2, a Review (For You)

Let me begin by reminding you, dear reader, that Frozen 2 is a sequel to a children’s movie. It is a movie created for children, but it is very evident that the writers are well aware that none of these children can drive themselves and most (ok, probably all) of them will be accompanied by…

My Summer Morning Rhythm

Let me preface all of this by saying that I am not a morning person, but I really like mornings. I love to spend hours drinking coffee, sitting on a soft surface in a hoodie with a blanket. I have finally realized that if I wake up at 5am I can do JUST THAT. If…

Third of July

Tonight we had the opportunity to go to our town’s annual Fourth of July celebration that happens on the third. I kind of love that they do it not actually on the Fourth. I’m all for dragging out a holiday and getting a little pre-party in. It was truly all the things I love, and…

Back to Work and Wearin’ Shirts (and Undies)

The little one that started potty training herself yesterday ate five eggs for breakfast today. Five. Cinco. One Two Three Four Five. Needless to say, she didn’t eat very much lunch and is going on hour two of a nap because she’s CLEARLY growing– but, dang! Glad eggs are like a nickel at Aldi because…