How to run a #shopmycloset on instagram

It’s 2015 and one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get organized, minimize your belongings, and rid your home of excess stuff. Am I right? That’s definitely been my main goal for this first month, and after some concentrated effort on each room in our house, a massive trip to the Goodwill donation center,…

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…

Disconnect //A Day Unplugged

“Grant me to feel thee in fire, and food, and every providence,  and to see that thy many gifts and creatures are but thy hands and fingers taking hold of me.”  Valley of Vision p. 11  The past 6 months have been an especially difficult time with a lot of ups and downs. And seasons…

Thanksgiving Round Up

Thanksgiving is in two weeks! My advice? Read THIS, and enjoy every day of the next two weeks. Don’t get lost in the hurry. Store up Moments. Keep things simple. I’ve begun a collection of Thanksgiving inspiration on PINTEREST that you’re welcome to browse if you’re looking for ideas. Here you’ll find a few of…

DIY Tote Bag + Picnic Blanket

Hello. My name is Susanna. I’m 27 years old, and I’ve never been to a public beach. Until last week, that is. Shocking, I know. Beaches just have never been my thing. I’m more of a mountains and rivers kinda gal. But when my mom and sisters suggested a day trip to the beach during…

Urban Gardening – For Your City Apartment

Happy {finally} Spring! A few trees on our street are in bloom and I’ve spied a few kids riding around on their bikes. Our heat quick working for the third time this season, but this time it doesn’t matter because winter has packed its bags. All I can say is, thank goodness we’re renting! We…

Chicken Stock + How to butcher a whole chicken

I don’t know what the temperature is where you are, but here in Baltimore winter’s reign is still going strong. I’ve been making soups just about every week, and loving every sip and spoonful. I’m a comfort food kinda gal, so I like my warm broths and flavorful stews, but I’m also dedicated to keeping…

Simple Thanksgiving Tabletop

  “When it comes to holidays I tend to stress over the details. There are days of check lists, menus, schedules, and plans that I make in hopes of arranging the perfect atmosphere and the most treasured memories. Because everyone knows that anything worth doing is worth doing well, right? That’s what I was told, what I…

Gifting Your Baked Goods

‘Tis the season friends! The season for flour and spice, for baking and sharing, for hugs and gifts. If you’ve followed  my own blog for any length of time, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that making food and making it pretty is a love of mine. I’m sure that comes from my mother. “Presentation…

Living On Budget :: Books

Ever since my mom required I read David Copperfield for school one semester, I’ve been hooked on reading. Biographies and Christian living have been my main digest for years, but I’ve gotten sucked into a few fictional series now and then. Remember Left Behind? Yeah, I’ve read them all, twice. Don’t judge. I realize they’re…