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What Sparks Joy

Hello! I know. It’s been ages. Life has been busy and crazy and a tad bit insane. Besides all the usual home upkeep and school shenanigans and family adventures, we got placed with a beautiful newborn baby girl named Mikayla right before Christmas. More on her sweet face later. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of …

Our Texas Wanderings

Last week was our 10 year anniversary! We’ve had our crazy years, our good years, our years full of adventures and the tough years.  Man, I love this man! Jerad surprised me with a 5 day trip to Waco, Texas! I’ve had a few people ask, “Why Texas?!” To that, I say “Why not!”  Besides grabbing connecting flights in Dallas, …

From Dump Zone to Sanctuary

Your master bedroom is supposed to be a sanctuary, a place of refuge and rest from the whirlwind of the world. Ours is a dump zone.  Literally piles of laundry and technology and baskets of randomness we threw in there before company showed up. You’re welcome, company. Not exactly the place that brings breaths of fresh air and romantic moments…more …

“I found this cute thing, but I have no use for it.”

I here this comment a lot: “I found this super cute thing at the thrift store, but I have no use for it.” I’m really good at justifying buying that cute something at the thrift and finding a use for it later.  Not saying that this is a good character trait, but it works to my benefit most of the …

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Hey there, Stranger!

Hello there! I know it’s been awhile since I’ve been on here (like, since last December) but life happens, and adventures happened and well honestly, blogging wasn’t a huge priority! #sorrynotsorry We’ve entered a new stage of life in the Hill home and it’s providing a “bunch” of extra time on my hands: 3 days a week all the Hill …

I caved to the dang Elf

Being a mom can be a challenge. Especially when you don’t want your kids to miss out on all the fun moments of childhood….but you also don’t bury yourself under stress of creating every magical moment. thank you to Pinterest, I think we’ve gone off the deep end. Particularly with The Elf on the shelf.  I watch so many friends …