outfit schmoutfit

One thing I never want to do is be the least bit inauthentic in this space. Far too often, I see outfit posts that are completely unrealistic and way too flashy for everyday wear. They may be real life for those ladies, but ever since I quit my job at Anthropologie, I haven’t worn a… Continue reading outfit schmoutfit

tangible encouragement

  Oh hey! Nadine from a Secondary Heartbeat here today. I’m excited to share some words with you!It’s always the right moment to encourage someone with truth. Right? Does there exist a moment when the person you are with, looking at, thinking about, doesn’t need encouragement?Recently I was chatting with my Mom on the phone about prayer… Continue reading tangible encouragement

firefly handmade: recap

Warning: LOTS of photos in this post.  Brace yourselves.  Hey Hey! Firefly Handmade was such a success and I was in awe the entire weekend of how well done it was all put together. The mood was set by twinkle lights, live music, local eats, and a WIDE variety of quality handmade goods.  There was a… Continue reading firefly handmade: recap

spontaneous getaway

Chase and I got to escape to his family’s cabin for a few days and it was perrrrfection. We managed to sleep in, spend some time in the quiet, get our work done with sounds of the Taylor River & birds chirping, make breakfast & enjoy our morning coffee together, visit our favorite places to… Continue reading spontaneous getaway

caramel apple martini recipe

A couple of years ago, my friend Emma made me one of these cocktails and it’s now a seasonal all time favorite. I thought I’d share the wealth, but I deserve zero credit.  Ingredients 2-3 parts organic apple juice or apple cider 1 part dutch caramel vodka ((we use van gogh)) garnish options-((photographed)) dip rim in water and then… Continue reading caramel apple martini recipe

Oh, Sweet Joy’s Handmade Holidays Gift Guide 2012: Paper Category

Hello everyone! It’s finally here! Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Gift Guide, a week long guide to handmade gifts for everyone in your family! There will be a post each day with a different category for you to shop. I will highlight numerous shops and you will be rewarded with a limited time discount code… Continue reading Oh, Sweet Joy’s Handmade Holidays Gift Guide 2012: Paper Category

Oh, Sweet Joy’s Handmade Holidays Gift Guide 2012: Accessorize

Hello everyone! It’s finally here! Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Gift Guide, a week long guide to handmade gifts for everyone in your family! There will be a post each day with a different category for you to shop. I will highlight numerous shops and you will be rewarded with a limited time discount code… Continue reading Oh, Sweet Joy’s Handmade Holidays Gift Guide 2012: Accessorize