reversing sun damage with Dr. Brandt Laser FX

Dr. Brandt laser fix button

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 love affair with the sun. It's been a painful separation, but it's for the best. It started about a year ago when I … [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...]

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

weekend read: Wintergirls…

Haunting. That's the only word I can come up with for Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. Just haunting. Lia and Cassie have been best friends since elementary school, fast … [Read More...]

tie them on your hands and forehead button

tie them on your hands and forehead…

Write these commandments that I've given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home … [Read More...]

stitch fix fall sweater

why I don’t want to rush it…

I had breakfast with my friend Kristen recently and we got on the topic of living in the moment versus planning ahead to the point where you aren't paying attention to the now. We … [Read More...]

run word of the year button

run update: August…

Eh. So August. That was a tough month. School was back in full force for both Ellie and me, Chris started working three days a week, and Harper went back to preschool. So it was … [Read More...]