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Holiday & New Year Greetings

When I saw this Holiday card design from Tiny Prints, I knew right away that I wanted to use it. The focal word couldn’t have been more perfect for what I want to call into 2018. After such a year of ups and downs, I want to cultivate a sense of PEACE in my heart and home.


PEACE… when I have a million and one things on my to-do list and ideas swirling around in my head BUT I’m too tired at the end of the day to do anything about it! This sometimes draining season of busy little ones will pass quickly. And, then I’ll miss it. Stay present, mama!

PEACE… when James and I are short with each other at the end of a long day. I know that he loves me. 

PEACE… when I know I’ve fallen short of my own expectations. Perfection isn’t the goal. I’m doing my best and that’s good enough.

PEACE… in the joyful moments and messes of daily life with littles. I’m so grateful for this time and that they need me right now. And, their smiles? Pure magic for the soul.

PEACE… when sleepless nights have become the norm and I’ve just warmed my coffee up for the 37th time. What I’m doing MATTERS. Being present for them is the greatest gift.

PEACE… when I’m building my business or working on a creative project. I’ve got this!

Wishing you PEACE, joy, health, and happiness in 2018! Happy New Year!

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Hello, 31

Once you’ve hit your 30s, you’re not a day over 29, right?!


When I think about this past year, I’m overwhelmed by how much our little family has grown! Olivia is running these days and talking up a storm. I feel so fortunate to have James by my side as we’ve learned new lessons in parenthood {ahem, new levels of patience!}.  When I think about this year, these thoughts come to mind:

…growing as a family… meeting an insane amount of work deadlines… striving to find balance… developing new skills in dealing with toddler tantrums… learning lessons on taking care of my health… attempting to juggle it all and feeling like I’m always short… laughing with family and friends… working with a talented team managing store products at The Dating Divas blog… being fascinated by the current scope of research on essential oils…

I came across this article recently: Tips to Help Millennials Find Meaningful Work. I agree with so many points of this article, especially their focus on how our generation wants/needs to make an impact. Have you found your purpose-driven career? For me, teaching essential oil classes has become a passion area! When I help connect families to tools that will help them on their health journey, I feel like I’m giving back. I’ve gone from being completely skeptical to actively teaching about these natural health solutions because I’ve seen firsthand the difference that they can make in my own family, as well as countless others.

The company that I’m working with offers so much more than just a set of products to enhance your health- their sourcing practices, commitment to education, focus on philanthropy, and generous compensation plan are all visible pieces of their integrity and heart. I’m really excited to see where this journey takes me throughout the rest of the year.


So what’s next? I’m still chipping away at my 30 During 30 List… So many of these items relate to a lifestyle I’m trying to create– savoring the present moment {however beautiful, chaotic, and messy it might be!}, being a good mama, carving out time with family & friends, and focusing on my own health goals.

I saw this video and thought it was a powerful reminder of the impact our words have in creating our self image.

I’m going to work on being kinder to myself this year. We are all works in progress.

…and that’s ok.

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