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Austin

I love my city so much!!! We moved here in 2008 and I hope that live here forever. There is so much culture and amazing food in this city. One of Aaron and I’s favorite things is to eat amazing food and we have yet to run out of places to try here. On this page you’ll find places we love around town.

Adoption

Happy Hour #52: Kirsten Dickerson

By On September 3, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Happy Hour #52 is with Kirsten Dickerson.  Before starting Raven + Lily, Kirsten’s career was divided by her passions for social justice and fashion. She spent… Read More

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Happy Hour #48: Susie Davis

By On July 26, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Happy Hour #48 is with my friend Susie Davis. Susie Davis is an author, blogger, speaker and church founder. Susie has been married to Will Davis Jr.,… Read More

Austin

Date night with Deacon

By On July 20, 2015

I tell Aaron all the time that there’s one kid that I’m just always trying to figure out. Most of the time I’m not sure what he’s thinking. He’s quiet and introspective,… Read More

Austin

Day 2 of Summer Break

By On June 2, 2015

Well friends we have officially started summer break and let me tell you I’m gonna need a few chill pills if you have any. We had an amazing family vacation last week.… Read More

Books

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

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Happy Hour #39: Aaron Ivey

By On May 6, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Happy Hour #39 is with my favorite person in the world … my husband! Since I started the show I’ve been wanting to have him… Read More

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I am loving: Christy Nockels, Just Mercy, LuLaRoe

By On April 28, 2015

Last Friday I forgot to do my FUN FRIDAY posts, and so today is a TERRIFIC TUESDAY post. Okay I know that’s super dorky, but whatever, it’s my blog and I can… Read More

Food

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

Food

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

Food

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

Austin

Sexual Abuse Awareness Training

By On February 15, 2015

Sexual abuse is something that is a very real threat to all of our families, and yet we think this would never happen to our kids. Studies show that 1 in 4… Read More

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Friday Fun: 3 things I’m loving

By On February 13, 2015

Friends we made it to Friday. If you are like me, that is a huge accomplishment because Aaron was gone all week, and that means I was running this ship solo. Many… Read More

Austin

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