10 Minimalist Gifts for Families

Christmas is coming people!! Can you believe that it’s December already? Because I can’t…. (cue the fast chugging of chai tea)

I don’t know about you, but each year I find myself more and more drawn to minimalistic ideas for gifts.

Gifts that don’t leave so much clutter behind. Gifts that are meant to be used, instead of stored after one month.

But what does that look like?

I’m glad you asked, because I’ve been putting together a few themed lists that hopefully will help you out! (so stay tuned for more!) Continue reading “10 Minimalist Gifts for Families”

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A Letter To My Sons

My precious boys,

There are countless things that I wish to tell you, to teach you, before you are grown men. I know that day will arrive sooner than I feel today. Today you are all so small, full of innocent passions and ideas, giggling smiles and grubby hands.  Continue reading “A Letter To My Sons”

I Didn’t Say “I Do”

Like most young girls, I thought about my future wedding now and then-what my groom would look like, the dress, the lights, the flowers-all the small things that set such a day apart from all others. But more than all of that, I wondered what it would feel like to say “I do”.

Fast forward several years to a rainy August evening where I did stand before God and witnesses, and spoke holy vows to the tall man in front of me.  Continue reading “I Didn’t Say “I Do””

A Tale of Birth

I find birth stories to be breathtakingly beautiful-a window into one of the life changing moments of a family. So this is one of ours. It was very different from my other births, and found it difficult to write. But I did. It may be raw, unexpected, and a trifle long….but it’s ours. Part of our family history now. And I would like to share this small window with you.  Continue reading “A Tale of Birth”

What You Can See…When the Clutter Is Gone

 

A row of tiny, shiny rubber rain boots. The lyrics of a song that bring back memories of anticipation and romance. The way light pours through old, decrepit windows. A gallery wall of creativity. A hallway, that, although not decorated or changed at all, happens to be one of my favorite rooms in this rental.  Continue reading “What You Can See…When the Clutter Is Gone”