Mrs. Minimalist – A Different Way to say Tha...

May 21, 2015 by

It’s PURGE WEEK (all caps because it’s that intense): that blissful institution of evaluating, purging, organizing, donating, and delighting in new space in our little house. I’m a growing minimalist (oxymoron?), drawn to a sort of material and temporal simplicity. It’s...

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Faith & Good Counsel radio interview!

May 12, 2015 by

  I’ve been blessed with now four(!) opportunities to speak on the Faith & Good Counsel Show on South Louisiana’s Catholic Community Radio and my third and favorite interview thus far is airing TODAY. If you’re interested, tune in at 3:30 pm CDT to hear me speak about...

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Financial & Marital Peace

Apr 7, 2015 by

After years of scrimping, countless setbacks, and a handful of slip-ups, Andrew and I recently hit a major financial milestone in our marriage – completing an emergency fund by setting aside enough cash to equate three months of bare-bones expenses. I can hardly articulate the peace and sheer...

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Advice for a Blushing Bride

Mar 8, 2015 by

My best friend Erin is GETTING MARRIED!!!! By the time this post goes out, she will have been engaged for just over 12 hours and will undoubtedly still be glowing in the sparkle of her diamond. The world of wedding and marriage prep is a vast one and so I’m asking you, fabulous readers, to...

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Lent for the Married

Feb 17, 2015 by

Andrew and I were passing ideas back forth – sweets, alcohol, eating between meals. What should we give up for Lent? While I have one or two possibilities floating around, I think I’ll choose my Lenten sacrifices based on God’s will for our marriage, which will undoubtedly yield a...

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“Old Fashioned” Review: Love is an Ope...

Feb 12, 2015 by

Finally! after resurfacing from  the holidays, family-spread influenza, and newborn hours, and guzzling all the coffee I could handle, I saw Old Fashioned in its entirety including credits. I’m so glad I did. Indulge me while I establish a profile: Elizabeth Roberts has a stellar...

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WoWW: Navigating Rough Waters in Marriage

Feb 11, 2015 by

At this stage of writing, I’m not reading many blogs because I need to keep my head down, nose to the grindstone. But these…these posts from the minds and souls of others need to be spread out and taken in. For those seasons of marriage when the storms rage a little harder than...

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The Holy Blaze of Real Romantic Passion

Feb 9, 2015 by

I relish in St. Valentine’s Day – my favorite non-Christmas holiday the whole year long. It’s a spark of warmth in winter’s chill; a day culturally dedicated to romance. With all the hype about V-Day, the upcoming release of 50 Shades, the chase for surfacey romance and infatuation, do we...

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Introducing The Family Friendly Aisle Campaign

Jan 28, 2015 by

The Family Friendly Aisle Campaign is a new effort born in Lincoln, Nebraska, where two moms have asked that magazine covers featuring sexual or immodest images be concealed from consumers’ eyes, especially to protect the innocence of children. Its mission is protect families by holding...

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