• Travel

    10 Great San Antonio Restaurants

    I am definitely NOT a food blogger. Nor do I eat out an inordinate amount. But to this day, a solid year and a half after posting it, I still get multiple visits a day to my post: Best Food in El Paso, Texas so I think it's safe to say that my food critic skills are well established. So today, I'm sharing 10 of my favorite restaurants from here in San Antonio. And if you follow my list of 10 Free Things to do in San Antonio you'll have plenty of spending money leftover for eating out. 

  • Personal

    Favorite Things: January

    I think I begin every one of these “favorite things” posts with the words “It’s been a while since I shared one of these…” but it’s been a while since I shared one of these, and there are genuinely some random favorite things I want to share with you all this month!  Botanical Gardens I’m always a big botanical garden fan (see: any travel-related blog post I’ve ever written.) But I was hesitant to get a botanical gardens membership, knowing that we will likely be moving again halfway through the year. BUT the botanical garden’s membership here is reciprocal with 300 other gardens around the country, so I’m planning to…

  • Faith

    Keeping Christmas

    I have always loved the Christmas season. I love Christmas lights, and baking, and crafts, and shopping, and Christmas parties, and visiting family. And this year I was especially looking forward to it because it's Susie's first Christmas! There are so many things I'm excited to experience with her, not just this Christmas, but in all her future Christmases. This has been a year full of anticipation for my little family.

  • Books, Movies, and Music

    All the Bible Studies I Did in 2019

    Consider this post to be part 3 (or just an extra special bonus) of my series on all the books I read in 2019. I love having a structured Bible Study to go through, so this is a hodgepodge of the different kinds I did this year. Some were with groups, and some on my own. If you're interested in a good book on developing a Bible study method, I highly recommend Jen Wilkin's book Women of the Word. I just read it a few weeks ago and it has been a great resource for me, although not a Bible study in and of itself.

  • Books, Movies, and Music

    All the Books I Read in 2019 – Nonfiction

    If you haven’t yet and feel so inclined, please go back and read the first part of this post All the Books I Read in 2019 Fiction And now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, here’s my favorite part – the nonfiction edition. I read a LOT more nonfiction than fiction this year, and I think I covered a pretty large range of topics, but for the purpose of this post I’ve broken them down into 3 main categories – Christianity, Motherhood/Parenting, and History & Biographies. I’m not going to give summaries for every book, but I did highlight my top 3 books in purple, in case you were…

  • Books, Movies, and Music

    All the Books I Read in 2019 – Fiction

    Last year I shared All the Books I Read in 2018 and shared with you all how I planned to make reading more of a priority for myself in 2019. And I'm so proud of how far I've come since this time last year...I've read probably triple the number of books. I finally feel like I'm back to my pre-college self who loved reading for fun. Not to mention, I once again have an attention span longer than 2 seconds (thanks smartphones) which I'm SO glad about. I genuinely believe that creating good reading habits can benefit so many other aspects of your life, and I've definitely seen that when it…

  • Personal

    Seasonal Living ~ Autumn

    It feels silly writing about Fall when it’s been a 100ish degrees outside every day for the memorable past. But it's officially autumn, and I’ve always been one to plan ahead anyways. So here’s to anticipating cooler weather and crunchy leaves. Today I wanted to share something a little different in hopes of incorporating some of these things into my own life, and hopefully, encourage others to do the same. I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on how to live more seasonally...intentionally planning meals using fresh, seasonal produce, decorating my home in simple, fresh ways, and just generally enjoying each season as it comes. In doing so, I hope to…

  • Travel

    10 Free Things to do in San Antonio

    The other day I posted that we’ve been in San Antonio for 8 months...and I had to count it out like 5 times, because HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?! That means we’re almost halfway through our time here. And I still feel like we just arrived. That being said, I thought it was about time I finally shared some of my favorite things to do in San Antonio - so without further ado, here are 10 Free Things to do in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Books, Movies, and Music

    Books to Read my Daughter

    Reading has always been a major aspect of my daily life. When my siblings and I were young, our parents would read the Bible, classic Children's books, and humorous short stories to us on what seemed to be a daily basis. From the time I could read on my own, I would read myself to sleep every night. Growing up, reading was about so much more than basic literacy. Reading taught me to use my imagination, to engage with history, and it instilled real-life values in meaningful ways. As a new mom, I want to pass these things on to my daughter. The best way I know how is to…