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Gift Guide for Littles (0-5)

I don’t love McDonalds. It’s not the food. Let’s be honest … it tastes great (even though it’s not great for you). I hate McDonalds because of those cheap little toys. They are a minimalist mom’s worst nightmare. Haha.  I don’t mind my kids having toys. I’m not a total crazy mom. Give me some credit here. What I do mind is junky, battery operated, cheap toys. Or too many toys. The toys I choose to give my children are always things that … Continue Reading »

The Minimalism Challenge – Week 3

Welcome back to the Minimalism challenge week 3! I’ve been so excited to hear from so many of you and see your progress! It’s incredibly humbling to know that you are willing to try this with me. I hope that this has been helpful so far. Week 3 is just as full as week 2. Next week will be a tad easier though, so push through! Check out the Minimalism Challenge Week 1 where you can find all of the minimalism questions again. … Continue Reading »


From 181 to 35 – My Summer Capsule Wardrobe

No need to judge, I’ve got that covered. I do feel like I have to explain myself. Haha. Most of my wardrobe is thrifted, super old, homemade, or a sale find. I don’t think I’ve ever spent more than $40 on an item of clothing (maaaaaaaybe $50 one time?). When I went through my stuff, I didn’t even have anything worth selling. My clothing lives forever because I somehow manage to never spill on myself (or get out the stains from my toddler). … Continue Reading »

Travel Hacking 101 For Beginners

Travel hacking is something Nate and I heard about right when we moved out to Texas in 2016. We wanted to travel more since we thought we would only be out West in Texas for about six months for Nate to train for his new job. That six months has turned into almost two years now, and a real love for Texas and our life out here. What did not change, however, is our love for travel and travel hacking. Over the past … Continue Reading »

DIY Flower Crown How To (With Pictures)

Flower crowns are all the rage right now. And for good reason. Who doesn’t want to look like they just stepped out of some elf/fairy princess land for a photoshoot? Try making these on your own for your next photoshoot or party. Or, grab a group a girlfriends and try this out for a craft night! This will probably be our last pregnancy considering all we have been through. With that in mind, it was super important to me to take the sweetest … Continue Reading »

Latvia, Ligonier, and a Black Angus Cow Farmer – Part 3

There was no ring or down on one knee, but the words “marry me” absolutely came out. I grew more and more confused as I tried to come up with reasons for NOT marrying Will. He was a Christian, a kind person, and obviously liked me, but are those good enough reasons to marry someone? No. But those were the reasons I was marrying David. “I’m already committed to David.” “But do you want to marry him?” “Do you love him?” Sitting in my … Continue Reading »

Latvia, Ligonier, and a Black Angus Cow Farmer – Part 2

When the conference ended I thought I would never see Nate again. I went back to working and he went back to Tennessee to finish high school and prep for college. (For part one of our story click here.) David and I went back to “intentionally talking.” It was this weird in-between phase of being exclusive, but not fully courting. We would talk at church, text, and he would occasionally join our family for events. We were both confused and didn’t know what … Continue Reading »

Latvia, Ligonier, and a Black Angus Cow Farmer – Part 1

It wasn’t a good Summer for 16-year-old Hannah. I had gained an extra 20+ pounds somewhere along the way (even as an avid runner – stress maybe?), I was really struggling with my “look” and finding my own style, aaaaaaaand I had used hydrogen peroxide on my hair to make it blonder. Instead of the gorgeous golden blonde I had anticipated, I had a slightly orange, slightly strawberry thing going on. Yikes. On top of looking rough, I was feeling rough. My parents … Continue Reading »

TTTS Update 01.16.18 – Amniopatch

One of my best friends called today for an update and I realized that I hadn’t really shared about tomorrow’s follow-up appointment and what it means exactly. When we left Lubbock last week, the plan was to go to Houston, get laser surgery, be completely healed, praise Jesus, and go home. When my waters broke just minutes after leaving the operating room last Tuesday, all of that changed. When the MFM (baby specialist) came in to see what was going on, she scanned … Continue Reading »

TTTS Update 01.09.18 – Surgery

It’s 8:46 P.M. That means there are only 3 hours and 14 minutes left of the worst day of my life. I’ve cried, wept, sobbed, and cried some more. My eyes are swollen and the headache medicines aren’t even touching the throbbing in my head. I’m only emotionally able to write this because TTTS has not yet claimed the life of either of my daughters. We are also in a critical stage and we NEED your continued prayers. We checked in at the hospital … Continue Reading »