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What can I say except that one of my love languages is for sure food. I love great food. Thank goodness I live in one of the best cities in the world for great food and am married to one fabulous chef.


Austin Staycation

By On June 27, 2016

You know what I love? Vacationing in my own city. We think Austin is one of the best cities in the entire world, and so why would we not choose to sometimes… Read More

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Happy Hour #74: Danielle Walker

By On February 8, 2016

Happy Hour #74 is with Danielle Walker, the voice behind the very popular site Against All Grain. On the show, Danielle shares about her auto-immune disorder and how she was able to tackle… Read More


Happy Hour #72: Rachel Hollis

By On January 20, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Oh man, y’all. This is one of my favorite shows to date. If you don’t already know about Rachel Hollis, you are going to love getting… Read More

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Happy Hour #40 with Shauna Niequist

By On May 13, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Happy Hour #40 is with my friend Shauna Niequist. Shauna is the author of Savor, Bread & Wine, Cold Tangerines, and Bittersweet, and is an… Read More


Whole 30 {Week Three}

By On April 23, 2015

{WEEK THREE} At the very beginning of this week I flew to DC to spend the weekend at the IJM conference. On the plane  I made the decision I had been needing… Read More


Whole 30 {Week Two}

By On April 20, 2015

{WEEK TWO} Goodness gracious day 14 was hard. Mentally it was hard. The entire day I was wishing I had committed to #whole15, which I didn’t even know was a thing until… Read More


Whole30 {week one}

By On April 8, 2015

Every since Christmas I have been looking forward to April 1st. Seems weird, but life has been a bit busy for myself the first three months of the year. I am a… Read More

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Friday Fun: snacks, prints & mayo

By On March 6, 2015

Happy Friday! Today is a good Friday around here because it starts our Spring Break. My kids attend a year-round school, and so we get longer breaks throughout the year, which I… Read More

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Where to eat in Austin

By On February 5, 2015

If there’s one thing that we love about this city is that it has amazing food to choose from! Aaron and I love to eat good food, and living here in Austin… Read More


Australia, casseroles, ballet, & hearts — Let’s look for love!

By On August 22, 2014

Happy Friday friends!!! I debated about telling you all that my husband is out of town for next 12 days because one of you reading just might be a psycho killer, find… Read More

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Happy Hour Podcast #9 with Ashley Benson

By On July 2, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday’s guest on THE HAPPY HOUR is my friend Ashley Benson. Ashley and I actually grew up together in Brownwood, TX and then reconnected later in life.… Read More

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Happy Hour #4: Wynne Elder

By On May 29, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Happy Hour episode #4 with is with Wynne Elder. I’m not sure how Wynne and I met, but I think she’s a great woman who… Read More

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Happy Hour Podcast #2 with Jen Hatmaker

By On May 16, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This podcast was super fun to record because I just love my friend Jen. She’s an author, speaker, wife, mom, and most recently a reality… Read More


Sweet Potato Vegetable Lasagna & Butterfinger Pie

By On August 21, 2013

Last night we had Meghan over for dinner and so I decided to actually cook.  Aaron is our cook around here, especially if we have guests, but last night was all up… Read More