Easter Reflections 2018 to Lift Your Gaze

Happy Easter! Just a quick reflection about the holiness of Easter and some pretty scriptural quotes you may wish to refer to later or share…

White Decor Around My House & Reflections on Living More Beautifully …

Since I never tire of beholding beautiful interior design, you might think I would enjoy snapping and sharing pictures of my own home and sharing…

Breast Cancer, BRCA Mutation, and Butterflies

A few months ago, I shared reflections on a friend’s blog about breast cancer, and in case you missed it, I’m returning to the topic…

Thanksgiving & Christmas Tour {2017}

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s were all spent in Arizona with family (36 of us) from all over the country since it was my mom’s…

Luminosity, Mystery, and Christmas in the Desert {2017}

This magnificent palm below thrilled me on a hike through a park in central Arizona the other day. Yet it did little to summon the…

A Deepening Hope During the Holidays

Are you humming “Santa Claus is Comin to Town” with a batch of Christmas cookies in the oven? I HONOR YOU. You are adorable and…

Peaceful Christmas Decorations & Gifts

It was nutty shopping for a few gifts in suburbia today. Oh my lord, crazy cold, and in a lapse of better judgment whilst starved,…

Personal Reflections: Inside my Artist’s Heart

I am loving all the fall guest posts from my friends in blogland, and one of my pals (Joan) is saying “goodbye, blog,” and “Hello…

Fall Inspiration: Apples + Spiritual Reflections

Apples and autumn are best friends where I come from, and here in Northern Illinois, their deliciousness is celebrated reverently across the prairie heartland where…

A Prayer for Houston

It has been too long since I shared real life updates around our house, and I have pretty pictures to share with you very soon!…

A Favorite Decor Piece in My Home

Ya know that saying “if you want something done, ask a busy person?”Pretty much how this timecrunched blogger rolls nowadays. (In the past, my perfectionist…

Ode to Pajamas from The Pajamanista

Well, kittens, at 50-somethin’ and post-mastectomy, a swimsuit model I may never be, but pajama couture/luxury sleepwear supermodel? You can call me The Pajamanista. Pajamas suit me…