Your Day Of Rest

It’s been a little crazy over here lately. You can read about a little bit of the excitement, but let me just say we are so pumped about the future and the direction our family is heading. To get there, though, it means a lot of work and dedication. Our to-do lists are longer than our planners can keep up with, and we’re working nearly double then we were just a few months ago.

I can’t be the only one who falls into this work-a-holic kind of trap. It’s easy to get caught up in all the things to do and not take time for ourselves, am I right? Being intentional about rest is something I’ve learned before and continue to re-learn over and over again.

Isn’t it funny how ‘learning to rest’, or ‘self-care’ seems to be a conversation we all have but never follow through on? Continue reading Your Day Of Rest

Happy 4th of July

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
– The Declaration of Independence

July 4th is definitely one of my favorite things about summer. The watermelon alone sells the holiday for me, but once you add fireworks and the grilled food, I’m officially over the moon. Continue reading Happy 4th of July

Why We’re Hitting The Road: Thoughts on Full-Time Travel

Today, we shared some news. We’re selling everything we own, we’re packing our bags, and traveling across America.

In February of 2018, everything we own will be sold or given away, and the essentials will be packed with us in our car. We’ll be road tripping from destination to destination while renting monthly through Airbnb, living in the cities and towns that interest us.

Traveling full-time has been a goal of ours ever since we’ve gotten married. The logistics look different and our family dynamic has changed, but nonetheless this is a dream we’ve always had and hoped one day to pursue. This idea of a nomadic lifestyle was one of the main motivations behind building our Tiny House back in 2015, and followed us when we moved to Asheville.

In short, we’ve always desired to live simply and see the world. That’s really all there was to it. Continue reading Why We’re Hitting The Road: Thoughts on Full-Time Travel

4 Ways to Beat the Rainy Day Blues

It’s summer time, and summer means sunshine and beaches and all things outdoors and warm, right? I’ve already written up a summer bucket list and have spent every sunny day possible out and about.

Unfortunately, summer time is not guaranteed sunshine. My family is in the mountains of the Appalachia, and the bright sunny days are doomed to be surrounded by thunderstorms and lots of grey, dreary days. I’ve spent more time indoors listening to the rain beat against the windows wishing than actually spending time outside in these lovely Blue Ridge Mountains. Continue reading 4 Ways to Beat the Rainy Day Blues

Sometimes, I Suck at Minimalism

It’s not really a secret that I consider myself a minimalist. I’m notorious for bagging up things to send to thrift stores and more likely then not I always have some bag to send away in my car. There’s close to nothing on our walls, and often you’ll find me going through out household items just for fun.

Although I’m passionate about living a simple, intentional life, there are some ways that I’m not really a ‘good’ minimalist. I don’t have the picture perfect home you see on Pinterest, or have a perfectly hand-picked life. Yes, I cut back on clutter and am crazy about what I put on my walls – but there are areas that I allow myself to splurge, and items that I give myself room to enjoy. Continue reading Sometimes, I Suck at Minimalism

A Collection From Boone, North Carolina

This one’s a bit of a throwback. For my birthday in February, we booked an overnight Airbnb trip to Boone, North Carolina. This was a special trip for us. Two years ago, for our first anniversary (where has the time gone!?) we went to the nearby town of Blowing Rock. Although we had a blast and enjoyed our stay, we always felt like Boone, a bit bigger of a town, would be a place we could call home in a region we adored.

Almost two years later, we finally made a visit to Boone. And as it turns out, it’s pretty awesome. Continue reading A Collection From Boone, North Carolina

Summer Reading List

This summer, one of my main goals was to start reading more. Between running our own business and raising a free spirited toddler, it’s incredibly hard to take the time to sit down and read. It’s easy to think there’s not a place for reading in my life and that it’s not worth the fight. However, knowledge is power, or so they say, and there have been some books I seem to be continually bumping into that have peeked my interest and I feel will add some wisdom and value in my life. Continue reading Summer Reading List

3 Marriage Lessons We’ve Learned in 3 Years

I don’t write about marriage much. Jeff & I have only been married three years, and although we’ve learned a ton since those first few days, for sure, it’s nothing compared to the people married 5, or 10, or 25 years. It’s often easy to think we don’t have much worth sharing at all.

However, recently my perspective has changed. The past five months have been incredibly trying. It seemed as though Murphy’s law was in full effect against us- everything that *could* go wrong, did go wrong. I said things to others I wish that I hadn’t, we’ve gotten more frustrated with each other than ever before, and have cried more together then any other time I can remember. Throughout these few months, I’ve benefitted from people sharing their own experiences and failures, as well as their shortcoming and successes in their marriages.

That’s why I am sharing with you today- not because our marriage is perfect, or because we have everything figured out… but rather because we don’t. Continue reading 3 Marriage Lessons We’ve Learned in 3 Years