Christmas Breakfast: Pomegranate Dutch Pancake

Holiday mornings with all the presents, scattered wrapping paper, dinner prep, and travels to Grandma’s house can be wonderfully packed full of awesome craziness and busy hands. And having a quick, easy, filling, and festive breakfast can be key to helping the day go more smoothly. This protein, egg rich dutch pancake studded with pomegranate arils […]

Natural Christmas Crafts for Kids

Photography done for Relay Foods Christmas crafts with children is a way to slow down in a hurried season, to sit and create with those most special to us, to observe their process, to see their hearts being worked out with their hands, their creativity being made into something tangible and concrete. It’s where memories […]

Day 12: The Herb Garden Soaps Giveaway

12 days. 12 shops. 12+ hard working women. And 12 dreams. That’s what this series has been about, making their talents and efforts known, encouraging small business support, and showcasing jobs well done. I’ve had a blast introducing each and every one, and today is no different. For our final feature I give you, The […]

Day 11: e&e home decor giveaway

Can I just say how thankful I am for each and every one of you? I set out to promote and support 12 small businesses and hard working women this Christmas, to share their stories, applaud their efforts, and showcase their talents, and you all have responded so kindly and supportively! Thank you for sharing […]

Day 10: Phoebe Flock Giveaway

Let me introduce you to Joanna, enthusiastic momma and inspiring creative from Greenville, SC. She’s the kind of gal that will change your life in one conversation. I’ll never forget her words about bold and gracious motherhood followed by her wisdom on creativity and freedom she shared with me over my first cup of loose […]

Day 9: Hey There Design Giveaway

  Ladies and gentlemen (wait, are there any guys that read this blog?), I give you the talented, creative, generous, long-suffering designer of my new logo, Jordan Boesch! No really, there’s a thread of 58+ emails in my inbox of us going back and forth over the perfecting of my logo. The fact that she stuck […]

Day 8: Mama King Studios Giveaway

Mary Lekoshere is a resident doctor’s wife, momma to two crazy cute kids, and an incredibly fun and talented artist, trained in 2-D art and gifted in illustration. If she didn’t have such a knack for art, she would definitely have a solid career as a comedian. I’m just sorry for all of you who don’t […]

Day 7: Arbonne Cosmetics Giveaway

//1 blush //2 mascara //3 mineral powder foundation //4 powder brush //5 lipstick //6 eye liner I remember the first time I was allowed to wear make up. It was my 16th birthday, and my big present was my very own set of cosmetics. Oh how I had waited and longed for that day, thinking that it would never come, that I would never be allowed […]

Day 6: Local Parity Giveaway

I’ve never liked elaborate patterns, animal print, or overly cutesy designs. Since I was young, I’ve gravitated towards solid colors, earthy tones, and simple lines. There’s something romantic about them I think, something timeless. So it was no surprise that when I stumbled upon Local Parity I immediately fell in love with her handiwork and began […]

Day 5: Ornaments 4 Orphans Giveaway

With every heartbreaking news segment on the plight and suffering of those around the globe, the displaced families, the impoverished, the orphaned children, I find myself asking the same questions. “What can I do to help? How can I make a difference?” And then I discover companies like Ornaments 4 Orphans whose whole goal is to connect […]