she speaks for free

Attention all you awesome ladies who have thought about attending She Speaks but aren’t sure if there are enough quarters in the piggy bank: this post is for you. Lysa TerKeurst is hosting a scholarship opportunity on her blog again this year for one lucky...

free wedding photography

Photo by Greg Phipps All the photos on this post were taken by my friend (and professional photographer) Greg Phipps of Phipps Photo. Greg is crazy skilled and able to capture light and emotion in spectacular ways. If you enjoy looking at good photography, check out...

dare you to paint your cabinets black

As of today, I have been chatting at the sky for exactly 300 posts! Let’s celebrate with a little kitchen tour. Ready to get right to it? This is the part where the people before us had a washer and dryer in the kitchen. You can read more about their magic...

kitchen tease

The kitchen is almost done! All that staring yesterday gave me just the boost I needed to finish the job. Now for the task of photographing it all and inviting you in. Here’s a sneak peek, a special Friday the 13th preview. Turns out its really difficult to...

stuff

So I’ve been doing stuff. Like today, I was busy not taking a shower and watching my kids eat oreos while I also gazed at the pile of laundry that needed folding. And tonight I stared at our kitchen cabinets for a loooong time. That took a while. I did make...