A Broken Hallelujah

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With our boys out of school for Christmas break, I’m taking advantage of time with them, with friends, with family. I’m choosing to savor this season, to bake and rest and find inspiration in the simple moments. And I’m honored to welcome everyday women with beautiful stories in the meantime so I can do just that. Today’s guest, Erin, is a tender …

Holiday Panes

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One of the reasons I’m drawn to windows is that no two are alike. Each has a story- where it came from, glass clarity, layers upon layers of paint, chipped wood, unique hardware- they are a hidden secret, these windows. From one side the glass appears unscratched, the wood clean and solid, but turn it around to see the bottom left pane loose, paint worn, wood shabbied, a chunk missing from the side.

The same window, but different in appearance depending on what side you view it from.

I’m finding the holidays to be like windowpanes.

Mana’s Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Oreos ~ A Family Tradition & Recipe

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My friend Lindsay recently moved into a charming neighborhood lined with large trees and {for the most part} friendly neighbors. She is intentional at heart and asked, What do you do for your neighbors at Christmas?

I smiled because she knows I’m a little crazy about creating traditions- I live for embracing everyday moments and transforming them into family memories year after year. Especially when it comes to Christmas.

Deep Dish Apple Pie

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It was one of those days I needed to bake, to dedicate hours in the kitchen, crank music, throw flour around, and get hands doughy, messy, that kinda bake.

Do you ever have those days?

When the world’s noise gets so loud {even if it’s your own kids voices} that something as simple as baking a pie feels calming and cathartic. The minutes spilling into hours calm the to-do list and stress of the day as apples are peeled and dough is rolled.

The gift of empathy

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September gives birth to Fall, with Halloween on it’s heels, and Thanksgiving around the corner, barely before Christmas decorations are out… It’s the holiday season! And with this season, comes talk of peace on earth, joy, cheer, and all the warm, fuzzy feelings surrounded by our Savior’s birthday! And it’s great! But it’s a season! One that, if I’m honest, …