• Military Life

    10 Things To Do When You’re Home Alone (To Avoid Going Crazy).

    I’ve learned a lot about being a military spouse over the past year, but the lesson that I just keep having to learn, is how to enjoy solitude. I’m an introvert, so in some sense this comes naturally, but I really just don’t enjoy being home alone. This is especially true when I know I’ll be home alone for several weeks at a time. And being home alone in a new house, in a new city, far away from all your family and friends only adds to that dread. To combat this, I’ve created a list of 10 things to do when I’m home alone. Hopefully some of these things…

  • Books, Movies, and Music,  Faith

    7 Books Every Christian Woman Should Read

    I read a lot. And I read a lot of Christian books. And I read a lot of Christian books for and by women. This list is a compilation of some of those books that have made a significant impact on my life and faith. I believe that each of these books have something unique to offer Christian women, and that is why I’ve named them my 7 Books Every Christian Woman Should Read. 1. Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers This book is one of my favorites, and I really think it captures the entire idea behind a list of books for Christian women. It goes through a dramatized…

  • Travel

    48 Hours in New Mexico

    I had a sweet friend come to visit me a few months ago while my husband was away for training (army life, y’all) and let me tell ya, we had a blast! She was in town for a week so we decided it would be fun to take a quick little weekend trip to see a few of the sights in New Mexico. Because we were starting from El Paso, TX, we could drive to pretty much anywhere in New Mexico in less than 7 hours. So we mapped out our route and hit the road. After much planning about how to most efficiently see all of the places on…

  • Military Life,  Travel

    Old Friends, New Town

    5 Days In and Around El Paso. March was a field month. That’s just the army way for me to say, my husband was gone for training. In reality, he was probably only 20 miles from El Paso, but because he was doing training he wasn’t able to come home for a few weeks. This would honestly have been a really not fun (read: lonely) time for me, if not for the fact that I was able to have friends come visit me. I feel so incredibly blessed that not one, not two, not three, but four friends (including my sister!) were able to come stay with me while my husband was…

  • Freelance,  Military Life

    4 Reasons I Created This Website.

    Hey guys, for my first blog post I decided that I should give you a little information about why I decided to start this website. I’ve outlined here the four main purposes that my brand new website serves. Let me know what you think! 1. As a Professional Resource. Originally, the main purpose of this website was as an ePortfolio for some of my photography and social media work, and that remains one of its primary functions. Over the past several months I’ve been working with a variety of clients doing freelance work ranging from Photography, Graphic Design, Social Media, and Web Management, and I’ve absolutely loved it! I’ve only…