How Do You Choose A Word For The Year?

    A word of the year, a motto, a Bible verse, a thought, a feeling, an emotion, a resolution…

    These are all different things that people try to “nail down” for the new year, and stick to! If it’s a resolution it may be multiple things that you want to accomplish that year. A motto? Something you refer to throughout the year when you are having a bad day, or maybe a good day!

    For me? Resolutions never worked. I tried! I got out my journal (always new, because is there any better reason to buy a new notebook than to start the new year off right?), and started writing down what I wanted to accomplish that year. It always ended up looking something like… Read more


    Christmas Family Traditions

    Christmas and holiday mood board.


    Christmas family traditions, this is one of my favorite things to learn about my friends. I love hearing what they do! Christmas is my favorite time of year (if you hadn’t gotten that already), so bring on the hot cocoa and let’s talk traditions! Read more


    Thanksgiving in Lynchburg, VA

    If you had asked me a couple of weeks ago what we were doing for Thanksgiving I would’ve told you it would be much different this year. Brannon and I had it in our heads that we would be in our little home, we’d make a run to Trader Joe’s for our Thanksgiving Feast, and we’d spend the day relaxing and watching Christmas movies. Sounds fun, but it would be the first time we wouldn’t see any family for Thanksgiving. We are big family people so while we’d be fine, we were both a little bummed.

    Due to a last minute change in our schedule, the week before Thanksgiving, we found ourselves in Virginia the week of Thanksgiving. Guess what? I have a first cousin – once removed (someone has had to explain this to me so many times), that lives in Lynchburg, VA with her husband and 3 kids! We actually work together on a magazine that she owns in Lynchburg, VA, and we had planned on stopping by during our travels, but never did we think it would land on Thanksgiving. They graciously took us in – and we had such a wonderful time.


    Holidays while in an rv


    So, the magazine that we work on together is all about the community of Lynchburg (and surrounding towns). I am Read more


    It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

    winter mood board


    A tradition in my family is to start decorating for Christmas on Halloween or the day after. Yes, we are THAT crazy Christmas family. You can thank my mom for that, and I don’t even mind it. It’s the beginning of November and my Christmas vibes are shimmering like tinsel.

    This year is a bit different though because this year I am living in a RV. . . by choice.

    ok, she starts Christmas at Halloween, and she is living in an RV by choice. Yep, it’s time to send her to the loony farm. 

    If you haven’t read the full story about why we are living in an RV, you can check it out here. For now, though let’s focus on Christmas. Our current home is definitely a tiny home, i.e. 108 square feet. Not exactly a whole lot of room for Christmas decorations! So, to satisfy the Christmas part of me that must get out or I will be depressed all winter, here is my plan: Read more


    Hello, November

    Autumn-fall mood board.


    Some interesting things that have happened since I last blogged here:

    • I now live in an RV. (yes, by choice. yes, to travel. yes, I’m 1/2 crazy.)
    • I had a job and I lost it, and it still bothers me even though it wasn’t my fault. One day I hope to write an amazing story about how because of that xyz happened.
    • Thrive is getting ready for its 4th annual conference, and it’s growing to be an online resource.
    • Since we’re traveling full time, I’m not sure where we are going to live after the trip. As in – which state.
    • Freelance graphic design and Thrive are still where it’s at for me right now.
    • I became the Creative Director my second cousin’s print publication – I still do this, but it’s freelance.
    • I got a business coach and it has been one of the best things for my business.


    Things that haven’t changed: Read more