A list of beautiful things...


  • a warm 70lb puppy asleep on your feet
  • photos of the desert
  • seeing stars full of light that traveled thousands & even millions of years to get to you.
  • seeing the sky in one of the darkest places in the world
  • full glasses of water that's the perfect temperature to drink
  • online community & real life community
  • Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift
  • hanging out with my husband on the couch & knowing that love is real
  • grace 
  • dancing around the kitchen in your bacon & eggs socks
  • dog parks
  • Texas
  • slow mornings with large amounts of coffee
  • not food poisoning
  • fresh flowers
  • carnations that last forever (since west elm blogger dinner! over a week!) 
  • meal/life/dayplanner planning with my hubs
  • focusing on building a community rather than comparing myself to others (i'm not great at it, but it is a beautiful thing I try to do every minute of every day)
  • encouraging others
  • sending mail
  • loving others as well as I can
  • tiny puppies at the dog park
  • grace
  • knowing that I don't have to have it all together because I believe in and serve a loving God who is full of forgiveness and love
  • a clean kitchen 
  • an office that though it is in progress, is looking beautiful
  • clothing swap this week