• Travel

    The Great Tastes of Bordeaux

    This past June I took the trip of a lifetime celebrating the amazing wines that France has to offer. My husband, Jason, and I were invited to attend an exclusive tour tasting the greats of Bordeaux with wine specialist Ralph Sands. This is the first part of a series on my trip to France and will be followed by the beauty of Paris and the South of France and a packing guide for two weeks. We spent our first night on tour at estate Fifth Growth Chateau Cantemerle, also known as the Singing Blackbird, with a relaxing and casual dinner.  On our first full day we traveled to the Queen…

  • Intentional Living

    My Experience with SRT Therapy

    If you’ve been keeping up with my blogs or know a little bit about me, you might have found that I was diagnosed with PTSD as an adult after enduring many years of sexual abuse during my childhood. I have tried many techniques including traditional therapy, biblical therapy, EMDR, and SRT—the subconscious release technique.  According to Jenn Marie Smith, “your subconscious mind is 30,000 times more powerful than your conscious mind. Think of it as the central processor of your brain, controlling all the unconscious processes of your body. Your life experiences, especially in your early formative years before age 6, have a lot of influence on your subconscious. Your…

  • Home

    Interior Design at Blue Magnolia Farm

    As many of you know, my family decided to build our new home from the ground up, making every little detail unique to us. A few months ago, we were finally able to move into Blue Magnolia farm, where I was thrilled with being able to take charge of the interior design of our home.  I will admit that it was overwhelming, so I decided to reach out to multiple companies to help me do the job. One of the businesses, Havenly, told me that they would have designers assess the space and present curated items that fit the vibe of the farm. They did a wonderful job on my…

  • Essential Oils

    My Journey With CBD

    If you actively follow healthy living blogs or keep up with the trends on health, skincare, or wellness, chances are you have heard about cannabidiol—widely known as CBD. As someone who struggles with mental health and past trauma, I have tried countless methods to improve my headspace and finally feel like I have found my solution. I sat down with Marlies Ledbetter, a good friend of mine and certified cannabis consultant who specializes in wellness—also known as the CannaBoss—to discover the amazing benefits and uses of CBD. What is CBD? To start, CBD is a part of “hemp”, the parts of the cannabis plant that cannot get you high. Although…

  • Events

    Love and Compassion Blossom at Pine Cove Summer Camp

    As a homeschooling mom, the thought of summer vacation can be a little overwhelming when you’ve As a homeschooling mom, the thought of summer vacation can be a little overwhelming. The first few summers were hard as I was trying to separate school life from personal life. I spent my days doing activities with them as if they were still in school. I wanted my kids to get the social interaction they needed to become community-oriented and develop interpersonal skills. I was trying so hard to find a social setting for them to thrive outside of our home. That’s when I discovered Pine Cove Camps. Pine Cove is a Christian…

  • Clean Eating

    Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living

    Living a healthy life isn’t an expense, it’s an investment! With a new year comes new goals and aspirations to better myself as a mom, wife, friend, and individual. Through my passion for intentional living, I decided to participate in Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living Program, which has been rewarding in all aspects of my life! Purposeful living, eating well, and shopping sustainably and ethically has led me to Arbonne, whose approach — “healthy living to improve mind, body, and skin” — resonates with me. I’ve been using Arbonne for years and love it, but I didn’t realize how deep their commitment to bettering bodies and the environment went.…

  • Fashion

    5 Ways to Style Spanx Leggings

    When you think of Spanx, you might think of the shapewear and undergarments that celebrities rave about, but did you know that they have clothing too? I decided to order the Faux Leather Moto Leggings to see what they are all about! Not only do I now LOVE them, but they hug my curves in all the right places and are so comfortable to wear out and about! Here are 5 ways that I style my Spanx leggings: Casual Errand Run Whether it’s a stroll in the mall or grocery shopping at my local supermarket, these leggings are so comfy and easy to style for a simple look. I paired…

  • Home

    Organizational Tips For The Garage

    There are so many fantastic ideas to use for improving and organizing our home living environment, but what do you do when it comes to the unsightly mess that becomes of the garage? Towering and toppling cardboard boxes, overstuffed tool boxes, or multiple lawn and garden tools strewn all over the place don’t exactly instill a sense of neatness do they? Never fear, help is here! Below you’ll find an easy to follow list of tips and hacks for getting your garage area in tip top shape. Labeled Bins: Getting organized begins with having a proper place to store all your needed items. Cardboard boxes can be known to attract roaches…

  • Gift Guides

    10 Great Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Traveler

    As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect present for everyone on your list. If you’re shopping for someone who loves to travel, you’ll find plenty of inspiration in this list! From little things to keep your favorite traveler comfortable in flight to practical presents they’ll definitely put to good use, these ten great gift ideas are sure to delight: 1 – A map. A map can make a great addition to any traveler’s home. Opt for a classic print or choose a fun scratch-off map that’ll let them uncover destinations on their map as they explore more of the world.  2 – A travel…

  • Gift Guides

    10 Gifts Your Mother-In-Law Will Love

    Finding the perfect Christmas present for your mother-in-law can be tough, but as one of the most important people on your holiday shopping list, you want to make sure she ends up with a gift she’s certain to love. If you’re feeling stumped, I’m here to help! Any one of these ten gifts is sure to satisfy even the pickiest mother-in-law out there: An electronic photo frame. While a classic framed family photo is always a thoughtful gesture, you can kick it up a notch and present her with a digital picture frame, preloaded with a collection of your family’s favorite memories. She’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness behind this gesture –…