Baby Chicks, Llamas, and One Cool Parrot

March 25, 2014

I’m so honored to welcome Marie to the blog! She’s an amazing woman and has been the dearest encouragement to me over the years.  I admire her writing and her swoony farm life.  I so want to take a trip to Oklahoma to meet her.  I know you’ll love her too! Happy springtime! I am […]

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DIY Arrow Jewelry Holder

March 24, 2014

Welcome Sasha from Lemonade Makin’ Mama to the blog today!  She has a great blog, full of beautiful words and eye candy galore and a shop that will quickly become one of your favorites.  I’m so excited about the project she’s sharing today and  I can’t wait to make one for myself!  I know you’re […]

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An Afternoon With The Nester {5 Things I Learned}

March 23, 2014

You can go ahead and call me Ellie May Clampett, what with me hauling couches down the interstate and trying to keep from being impaled by a chair sitting very precariously in the passenger seat, all the while holding 3 chickens.  Okay,  it was one sofa and I wasn’t holding chickens, but it wouldn’t made […]

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Weekend Grace

March 22, 2014

My friend Jan amazes me.  She has six of her own kids, WHICH she homeschools and now they have foster kids.  Her husband is a Lutheran pastor, which if you don’t know how cool they are as a collective bunch, you should watch Raising Helen.  Jan is a great cook, an awesome photographer, a beautiful […]

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Happy Spring and Happy Birthday to the Baby!

March 21, 2014

I finally made it home safe last night and I’m gonna tell you all about my trip to Charlotte very soon, but today is a very special day. My baby turns 12! TWELVE.  THE BABY. Oh, I get all teary eyed just thinking about the way she has changed me and made me a better […]

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Mountain Cottage {Modern Rustic Design Board}

March 19, 2014

When Steve bought forty acres of land in the Clinch Mountains ten years ago, I couldn’t see the vision.  He had gotten his first raise from work and decided not to add it to our normal budget.  He set up a separate account for the extra money and then bought a farm in the mountains. […]

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A Day in the (very exciting) Life

March 17, 2014

Since we took a break from homeschooling this year and my girls are at a Classical School, I’ve had to figure out what to do with my time during the day.  I DON’T do it all and for everything I say yes to, I say no to twenty more things.  I am loosely organized with […]

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Weekend Grace

March 16, 2014

+I LOVE this photography, this story—the rawness and grit of my people.  I can’t wait for this book to be on my coffee table. +This poetry?  So very beautiful and so very true as we think of passing the faith onto our kids. +I’m having a Noonday Trunk Show with PAIGE!!! She’s coming to my […]

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That Time I Was Phil Vischer’s Very Bad Bouncer

March 14, 2014

(photos all by  Lisa Price Photography) Remember back in October when I spoke at Allume?  Well, some of my friends from home came to the conference, both to support their scared friend and mostly to hear the likes of Ann Voskamp and Phil Vischer in person.  You know Phil, right?  The creator of Veggie Tales. […]

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A Father to the Fatherless

March 12, 2014

I drove to Knoxville while the sun was still trying to peak over the horizon, listening to Ray LaMontagne and Scott Avett.  The hour’s drive passes easy when there’s good music.  I looked down at my list trying to figure out how to do the ten things I had scribbled down before time to truck […]

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The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Taming Paperwork

March 10, 2014

This is an update on a post I did about paperwork and since I’m a right-brained, creative, ADD, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-skinny-jeans kind of a girl, I thought you’d like to know that tax season didn’t stress me out at all. This system has worked well for me for the past two years, so I think I finally […]

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Happy Lent?

March 7, 2014

The first time I read Chesterton, I was on a flight with 2 friends for a girl’s weekend. Yeah, it’s not exactly chick lit, if that’s what’s you’re wondering.  I was in a stupor when we reached Tampa, because well, CHESTERTON.  If you haven’t read this book, it’s probably in the top 5 of my […]

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March Meal Plan

March 4, 2014
March Meal Plan via lifeingrace

I hope you enjoy this meal plan, which honors the Lenten season with fish or shrimp on Fridays and honors the Irish on and around March 17!  It’s a little brighter and fresher in celebration of oncoming Spring.  Happy cooking and happier eating! Week 1 Tuesday,  March 4—Asian Pot Roast Wednesday,  March 5—Fiesta Chicken Salad Thursday, […]

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Fishing with Daddy

March 3, 2014

I must have been about 7 years old when I rode in Daddy’s red Ford truck over to the Little River to fish off the train tracks.  He used corn right out of the can for bait.  I mostly ate the corn and asked a lot of questions.  Daddy shushed me and showed me over […]

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When God Showed Up Wanting Waffles

March 1, 2014

I did a radio interview with Issues, Etc yesterday on the dignity of vocation.  I was nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof, but after the brilliant editing of Jeff Schwarz and the genius interviewing skills of Todd Wilken, I survived and it turned out okay. Todd said something during our interview that […]

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