• Faith,  Lifestyle

    Bedtime Routine

    This post contains affiliate links, meaning that I will earn a small commission if you shop through them, at no additional cost to you! If you follow me on Instagram or know me in real life, you’ve probably heard me complain about my issues with sleep. For years, I’ve struggled with falling asleep or staying asleep. It was so bad that I slept every night in my parents bed until I was like 13, because being near my mom was the only way I was calm enough to fall asleep and stay out. When we were in high school, Cole suggested that I start taking ZzzQuil which knocked me out…

  • Family,  Fashion

    Sunday Best Dress: Proverbs 31

    This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through it, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! Welcome back friends – I’m so happy you’re back on my couch for the third installment of our new weekly series Sunday Best Dress, where we talk Faith + fashion! I love this corduroy jumper dress from 3 Brunette’s Boutique – click here to read all about it! But today, I want to focus more on the Faith part of our Sunday series, so let’s just dive right in. When I was 17, I really started thinking a lot about marriage and the kind of wife I wanted…

  • Faith,  Fashion,  Lifestyle

    5 Minute Face

    This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through them, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for the support! After studying oncology last semester and processing my cousin’s cancer diagnosis, I became really interested in the ingredients of the products I was putting in and on my body. I stopped drinking, I started thinking more about the medications I was taking. And I became even more paranoid about sugar. It just really gave me pause and made me want to take better care of myself. The scientist in me thrives on clinical research, and I was completely disgusted when I realized…

  • Fashion

    Desert Tide Boutique

    Over on Instagram, I partnered with Desert Tide Boutique to give away a beautiful floral-printed maxi dress, in their signature buttery soft fabric! We announced the winner today so head over to the post to find out! If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry- Desert Tide Boutique has a special offer just for you. They marked this Bouquet of Blessings Floral Dress down to $36, just in time to order for Spring! I know it feels icy in most parts of the country, but Easter is only 80 days away. My favorite part of this dress, aside from how soft the 96/4-Polyester/Spandex blend is, is that it has pockets!…

  • Fri-Yay Five,  Wedding

    Young + Yoked

    This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through them, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.  Raised in a small Baptist church, when I hear the term “yoked,” I don’t think of Matthew 11:29-30. Instead, my brain automatically displays an image of a sad ox and I think about what it means to be unequally yoked. I hear the advice of so many pastors, well-meaning family friends and youth leaders – above all, do not find yourself in an unequally yoked relationship. With this in mind, my requirements list was short. This isn’t to say I didn’t have standards; I just knew what was…

  • Fashion

    Sunday Best Dress: Anxiety

    This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you purchase through them, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! Photos by Jenna Roman Photography.  Earlier this week on Instagram, I shared about my most recent panic attack and how Cole and I handled it together. Today, I want to share a scripture that I’ve committed to memory and cling to during these times of anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with these moments – the shaking hands, the chest pains, the unexplained red-hot hives – but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I finally received a…

  • Fashion

    Valentine’s Day Sweaters

    This post contains affiliate links- if you purchase, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! Thank you so much for shopping with me! A couple of days ago, I shared several pink dresses perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day- no matter your plans! Today, I’m back with more casual options- sweaters + tees for those of us who’d rather lounge than get all dolled up! As always, just click the picture to shop + let me know if you have any questions. ‘FLOELLA’ HEART SHAPED POM POM KNITTED SWEATER $32 code: XOXOSWEATER ‘TRUDY’ HEART PATTERN SWEATER (2 COLORS) $30 code: XOXOSWEATER ‘FIA’ POM POM CHUNKY KNIT…

  • Fashion

    Sunday Best Dress: Why

    Good morning everyone, and happy Sunday! As a little girl, Sundays were my favorite. We’d wake up early, clothe ourselves in the best we had and attend Sunday school, taught by my great-aunt, at Central Missionary Baptist Church. courtesy of: Coffee with the Pastor’s Wife I think I was related to everyone but the preacher, and my sweet great grandparents sat on the front row. Often, my papaw Charlie would open or close us in prayer- praying Angels of Protection over us all. That, and so many other lessons have stuck with me all these years. I was baptized there, sung Sunday Specials there, and pray Angels of Protection over…

  • Fashion

    It’s Pink Season – Let’s Celebrate!

    This post contains affiliate links, meaning that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you purchase. Thanks so much for the support!         A few days ago, I shared my latest MonoBox pieces from I Love Jewelry over on Instagram, and my sweet friend Jo commented about how she loves all the festive items that come out for what she calls Pink Season. So from now on, I’m dubbing January 2 – February 14 PINK SEASON. Growing up, my dad reluctantly bathed my bedroom walls in a bright Pepto Pink. In fact, my entire middle school friend group had pink bedrooms,…

  • Faith,  Lifestyle

    Your Guide to True Crime

    The first Forensic Files I vividly remember watching was an episode on Darlie Routier. I was about 7-years-old and taking a sick day from school, home all alone. Most 90’s kids remember laying in bed with their chicken soup, binging The Price is Right and taking comfort in Bob Barker’s soothing voice – like his warm, grandpa-esqe appearance would keep the bad guys away. A True Crime freak from the start, I openly welcomed the bad guys. Darlie Routier stood accused of stabbing her two sons to death, and even at 7, none of the gruesome murder details frightened me. These days, I’m super picky about the ways I get…