The Baby That Never Was

It seems funny to refer to you as ‘you’, because you never were. Months have passed since I found out the truth and knew the science, but still I think of you.   The pregnancy test was positive. We were thrilled. It wasn’t like we were actively trying for a baby – but we also […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving, we’re keeping it simple. One small turkey (the smallest we could find). Three sides, and a single pie. For our family of three, it’s really all we need- and then some. I grew up quite differently – with three siblings, my parents, and occasionally a relative or two, we had quite a few […]

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In The Unknowing

2018 is shaping up to be a year full of transition and uncertainty. It won’t be the year we thought it would be just a few months ago– and in a lot of ways, it’s truly a wonderful, liberating thing. In the middle of this change we’re seeing form in our hearts and in circumstances […]

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Joy Is Two

This past week, I wrote out Joy’s birth story. It had been long overdue. I’ve let two years go by with the majority of my memory floating around in my mind, with a few notes scattered here and there on my phone and scrap pieces of paper. Caught up in my baby turning TWO and […]

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Where I Am

writings about home

I’ve been changing. I don’t know if the past few months of questioning and hardship have re-shaped my dreams, if I’m hitting a quarter life crisis, or what. But there’s no question that my priorities have shifted, that my wants have changed, that I’m going a different direction. I think. I say ‘I think’ because […]

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The Definition of Living Simple

How to Live Simply

What does it mean to live simply? It sounds easy, doesn’t it? I mean, ‘simple’ is right there in the name. Yes please, give me a simple, easy life. But what does that look like to actually live it out- to change your lifestyle and pursue simplicity? Is it minimalism? Is it ethical purchases and […]

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Packing Your Toddler for a Weekend Getaway

Packing toddler's clothes for a short trip

Picture this: Your family is finally getting to go on a weekend getaway after some stressful months at work. You spend the night before packing ferociously, and bright and early you load up your toddler in the car and make the day’s drive to your destination of choice. But once you get there, you realized […]

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Taking Time to Rest

How to rest in a busy society

I can’t be the only one who falls into this work-a-holic kind of trap. It’s easy to get caught up in all the things to do and not take time for ourselves, am I right? Being intentional about rest is something I’ve learned before and continue to re-learn over and over again.

Isn’t it funny how ‘learning to rest’, or ‘self-care’ seems to be a conversation we all have but never follow through on?

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Happy 4th of July

The 4th of July is the perfect opportunity to practice thankfulness. This holiday is just one of the reminders that we live in a First-World country with so many benefits and opportunities. “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” is what our forefathers wished for us years ago. Praise God that many of us are living the dream intended for us!

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Why We’re Hitting The Road: Thoughts on Full-Time Travel

family travel bloggers road trip across USA

Traveling full-time has been a goal of ours ever since we’ve gotten married. The logistics look different and our family dynamic has changed, but nonetheless this is a dream we’ve always had and hoped one day to pursue. This idea of a nomadic lifestyle was one of the main motivations behind building our Tiny House back in 2015, and followed us when we moved to Asheville.

In short, we’ve always desired to live simply and see the world. That’s really all there was to it.

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