Hey everyone! I’m so happy to be guest posting here today! Jen and Katie are some of sweetest, most genuine people I’ve stumbled upon in the blogosphere, and I would seriously like to apply for the position of Honorary Sister just because I think they are that awesome. I’ve even taken the time to badly photoshop myself into their portrait.

Clearly I need to work on my tan if I want to pass as their sibling. Regardless of this slight oversight, though, I’m thinking Christmas Card 2011. That’s not weird, is it?

Anyway, since they focus on things for the home, for the girl, for the soul, and good eats for the stomach, I thought I’d share a few highlights from my own blog that fall under each of these categories. So without further ado…

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For the home

We DIY a lot of our house projects, and one of my favorites so far is the sconces we made out of applesauce jars.

They were inspired by a trip to my neighbors’ recycling bin. I used to make such trips a lot, and my husband used to pretend he didn’t know me a lot. Waiting for Rick to put on a disguise before we could go for a walk got old, so I’ve since moved onto bigger and better hobbies, like learning how to use Photoshop correctly. And tanning.

For the girl

While I do love to dress up and accessorize, the closest thing I’ve come to mentioning fashion on my blog is this post about how to be the most stylish painter ever. Please note: it’s not actually going to help you be a stylish painter. Or stylish in general. In fact, you may leave feeling as though you just walked off a set of What Not to Wear.

My mom and my real sister. Fashion sense is hereditary.


See what I mean? I’ll leave the cute outfit hunting to Jen and Katie. :)


For the soul

DIY and painting outfits are cool, but Jesus is cooler. Way cooler. I recently made this printable to remind me of God’s amazing and merciful love.

It was inspired by Chris Tomlin’s song “Indescribable”: “You know the depths of my heart and you love me the same.” He loves me the same. He knows my sin, my fears, my desires, my unspoken thoughts, my weaknesses. He loves me the same. No matter where I’ve been and what I’ve done, God is a forgiving God and He loves me. He wants the best for me. That kind of unconditional love is unfathomable, but there would be nothing amazing about a God that we could 100% comprehend.

Good eats

When it’s my turn to make dinner, my go-to meal is scrambled eggs and toast.  But during a fit of domestic obsession in which I came about 3 inches from purchasing an apron and changing my name to June Cleaver, I baked these chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes from scratch.

Original genius recipe found here.

And yes, they are worth every drop of the 6.5 sticks of butter that go into making them. I may never eat a cupcake from a box again.

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So that’s a little bit about my blog. I’d love it if you popped over to say hello! Thanks again, Jen and Katie, for inviting me–my application to be your honorary sister is in the mail! ;)

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