“For Christian Couples Devoted to Intimacy”

Married women, would you like a place to shop for lingerie that doesn’t sell pornography or distribute catalogs of models wearing the product? I found out about Devotion Lingerie during my personal shower before I was married. I loved the idea that my fiancé(now husband) could shop online for me and not be worried about…

The Whole30

I had a friend from college try Whole30 last year in January. Whole30 attempts to change the way you think about food, tastes, habits and cravings. It could, quite possibly, change the emotional relationship you have with food, and with your body. It has the potential to change the way you eat for the rest of your…

A Weekly Workout Schedule

I ran my first (and probably last) half marathon this summer and although training was tough, I learned that I thrive with a structured workout schedule. Since the race, my workouts have been a little of this and that. I found the following workout schedule to be very helpful for its specificity and adaptability. Don’t…

Hot Yoga

Hot yoga has become popular among health enthusiasts in recent years. Since learning about Santosha Hot Yoga in Sioux Falls, I have been very eager to give it a try. My brother recently became a member at Santosha and invited me to come to a class with him. Santosha was running a special where for…

Myers-Briggs Fun

Not sure what your Myers-Briggs type is? HERE‘s a quick way to help you find out.

“Color Me Beautiful”

Ever since I can remember, the women in my family have lived by a code: “Color Me Beautiful.” The retro-looking book was passed from girlfriend to girlfriend as my mother would testify to the book’s genius. She indoctrinated my sister and I and the cycle continued. When the book would get too worn to read…

Blogs are NOT for Perfect People

Our generation has been called the “Me” generation. To evidence this, Oxford Dictionary claimed “selfie” the word of the year in 2013. Depression levels in those who spend ample amounts of time on social media are through the roof. They see everyone else’s lives around them as perfect, and of course comparatively theirs as less…

Vera Bradley Backgrounds

It’s no secret that “The 301” loved Vera Bradley. Christmas 2012 was pretty much a Vera  gift exchange, and we loved it. At one point last January, “The Hipster” went on sale, so we each got one (pictured below). Kayla’s pattern: Watercolor Jacklyn’s pattern: Ribbons Kristin’s pattern: Floral Nightingale Although not easily found, Vera Bradley…

ViBella Jewelry

This past Thursday evening, I was invited to a ViBella Jewelry party hosted by sister-in-law. Let’s be honest, please. Who actually likes getting invited to sales networking parties? I don’t know of many people. Most women will host parties for their friends as an excuse to get together(like we ever NEED an excuse), but even…

My First Dinner Party

I had the very exciting honor of hosting my first dinner party last Friday evening. In my “About Me” section, I mentioned that my mixer is my favorite kitchen toy. I must say that my crockpot came in a very close second. With a full time job, working out, having a quiet devotion time, and desiring to…

Here I Raise My Ebenezer

So here it is, my first blog post. Naming a blog is probably one of the most daunting tasks. I wanted it to reflect me as a whole person, since this won’t be a blog specifically about cooking, marriage, or fashion. But instead, I hope to incorporate all of my hobbies, interests, and loves into…