kicking summer out

gray dress and scarf

But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and … [Read More...]

forever 21 blouse

last summer hurrah…

It's definitely chilly here in the mornings now. I put on an extra layer to head outside and I'm not ashamed to say I've used the heat in my minivan a lot in the past week. By the … [Read More...]

how to do Indy like a local

how to do Indy like a local while attending the Influence Conference…

(Not going to The Influence Conference this year or have no idea what I'm talking about? Stick with me, there's plenty of things for you in today's post too!) Later this week, … [Read More...]

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

weekend read: Horrorstor…

If you walked into our house today, you'd find at least one piece of IKEA furniture in every room of our house: my dresser, the girls' shelves, the bookcase in my office, and the … [Read More...]

Dr. Brandt laser fix button

reversing sun damage with Dr. Brandt Laser FX…

The truth is I love the sun. I love being outside, I love sitting by the pool reading a book, I love sun-kissed skin. But as I get older, I've had to take a little break from my … [Read More...]

Skinny Girl popcorn this teacher is poppin'

helping teachers with a balanced lifestyle…

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SkinnyGirlSnacks #CollectiveBias Teachers are notorious for not taking … [Read More...]

old navy print tee

not a big pronoun crowd, are we?…

Coincidentally, I was teaching pronouns when I wore this t-shirt to school. I thought I was so clever that it just happened to be worn on the right day and I could make a lesson … [Read More...]

The Cure for the Modern Life by Lisa Tucker

weekend read: The Cure for Modern Life…

I have no idea where this book came from. I'm not even sure what made me buy it, there's nothing compelling on the cover or dust-jacket summary. But I was feeling risky one summer … [Read More...]

how to fit in a workout

fitting in some fitness when it’s the last thing on your to-do list…

Working out. In theory it sounds so easy: I get to feel and look better, I sleep easier, I have more energy, and I gain mental clarity. And for those of you that aren't good … [Read More...]

making good out of ugly

He made good out of my ugly. Again.…

I had the honor of baptizing my boyfriend's mom. I was in my early twenties and not exactly livin' for Jesus, but somehow she saw through the junk I was doing and felt like there … [Read More...]

gap shirt torn jeans

when fall comes I’m gonna wear all the button downs…

There's something so classic yet fresh about a button-down shirt. I don't know what has gotten into me recently, but I just keep buying them. So be ready for a million outfits with … [Read More...]