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Ordinary Graces (Book Review + $75 Giveaway)

I believe wholeheartedly in the glory of the everyday ordinary. The morning light through the window on the hardwoods of my kitchen floor. The coolness of clean sheets after a long, weary day. The colors of peppers and onions caramelizing in a cast iron skillet. In her new book of everyday devotions, Lucinda Seacrest McDowell… Continue reading Ordinary Graces (Book Review + $75 Giveaway)

amelia · Christmas · giveaways

"God Bless Our Christmas": A Giveaway for the Day Your Child Gets a Diagnosis

My sweet friend Hannah who ate chocolate chips out of the bag with me on the last night of the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference and won the award for best blog is an actual real book-on-the-shelf writer. She wrote this sweet story and its accompaniments: God Bless Our Easter and God Bless You… Continue reading "God Bless Our Christmas": A Giveaway for the Day Your Child Gets a Diagnosis

giveaways · motherhood

Mom Guilt: I’m Getting Over It {Special Guest Post and Giveaway from Lisa Jo Baker}

Y’all. Seriously honored to have Lisa Jo’s words here on my little space today. To celebrate she’s letting me give away 3 signed book plates to accompany your copy of her beautiful story Surprised by Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected about Being a Mom. To enter, all you have to do is leave me a… Continue reading Mom Guilt: I’m Getting Over It {Special Guest Post and Giveaway from Lisa Jo Baker}

giveaways · linkups · motherhood

Surprised by Motherhood {The Launch and the Giveaway and How I Stalk Lisa Jo Baker}

The first time I met Lisa Jo Baker she was totally cool about the fact that I was stalking her via twitter and the Dayspring booth at the MOPS convention.  This incredible woman who put my heart into words on her blog about motherhood and how it can break us into a million little pieces… Continue reading Surprised by Motherhood {The Launch and the Giveaway and How I Stalk Lisa Jo Baker}

faith · giveaways · linkups · motherhood

What You Can Give (and get) From Your Kitchen Table {Falling in Love with the World Next Door: Part 2}

My baby boy is spooning oatmeal into his face faster than I can say hot-hot! He’s sitting at our kitchen table that my husband helped me sand and my children helped me paint and he’s just eating instant oatmeal out of the pack.  It’s not even the good homemade baked kind my kids are liking… Continue reading What You Can Give (and get) From Your Kitchen Table {Falling in Love with the World Next Door: Part 2}

birthdays · faith · giveaways

Birthday Wishes with 163 Design Company

I wore it like a talisman all those long days and nights that went by impossibly quick slow that last week of last year into the first days of a new beginning. Jennifer, who was my roommate at Allume, and shares more than just a corner of this big internet with me, offered them up… Continue reading Birthday Wishes with 163 Design Company

amelia · giveaways · motherhood

What She’s Taught Me In Four Sweet Years {and another birthday giveaway!}

She’s four today.  It’s really hard to believe. She wasn’t sure after so many days of counting down if today was really it. But it is. Today she’s four and in four sweet years she’s taught me how to live better. She’s taught me that it’s okay to wear whatever I want, or rather, to… Continue reading What She’s Taught Me In Four Sweet Years {and another birthday giveaway!}