Savoring Your Mornings

I've never loved mornings more than when I was in college. It was the most sleep deprived period of my life to date, but also one of the most sweet. I remember rolling into bed after midnight most days, only to get up before the sun. I'd quietly slip into the dorm common space, turn on the coffee maker, and cuddle up in my favorite chair to read my Bible and watch the sun rise out of our third story window. These moments were sweet and quiet. Undistracted. Unhurried moments of exploration mixed with contemplation. Moments just for me before the busyness of the day and the expectations of the world came crashing down around me.

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Favorite Things: Winter Edition

It's been a while since I've done a post like this, but I'm going to aim four seasonal "favorites" posts a year to catch you guys up on what I'm loving! I live a simple life and the things I use on a daily basis don't change much from season to season, so instead of makeup, skincare, or clothing (which is honestly not my area of expertise anyway!), my favorite things always revolve around things that add joy and simplicity into my life. I hope the following inspires greater joy and simplicity in your life too.

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How to Simplify Your Life in 2018

Lucas makes fun of me because he says that if a brand has the word "simple" or "simply" in its name, I'll automatically purchase it. Every time I come home with another "simply organic" brand, he laughs and I roll my eyes, but considering the fact that we painted half of our house "simply white" by Benjamin Moore, he might be on to something...

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One Simple Way to Improve Your Morning Routine

It's late, and I'm so tired. So, instead of setting an early alarm like I know I should, I don't set one at all. The next morning, I let my body wake me up when it wants to, and surprise - it's far later than I had hoped. I tell myself that I can lie there for just a few minutes, scrolling through Instagram, and a few minutes turns into ten (or, let's be real, thirty) until finally I manage to drag myself out of bed and make some coffee.

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