That Time Wes Sang & Why We All Need You

I am a person who loves a teachable moment. I'm sure that probably has something to do with spending approximately twenty years in various and sundry classrooms, but I adore hearing or seeing or experiencing something that points to a way bigger … [Continue reading]

Nary A Sunrise, Nary A Sunset, & A Few Other Items Of Note


This year our spring break was later than it's ever been. It was fine, of course, because it lined up so nicely with Easter weekend and all of that, but I'm here to tell you that I was a little twitchy by the time we actually got out of school on the … [Continue reading]

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 45

Melanie and I never really know what we're going to talk about when we start to record a podcast, so maybe that will help explain to you why we spend far too many minutes in this particular podcast talking about fruit kabobs. Yes. I said "fruit … [Continue reading]

Nobody’s Cuter Than You – A Giveaway!


So in one week - just one week - y'all are in for such a treat. I cannot even begin to tell you. Because in one week, my dear friend Melanie's new book releases, and IT. IS. A. TREASURE. (I'm just as sorry as I can be about my poor … [Continue reading]

Stop, Collaborate, & Listen

Tonight I spoke at Oak Mountain Presbyterian here in Birmingham. I had the best time and was reminded all over again why I love the local church. I really can't explain what it does for my heart when I go into churches and see women talking and … [Continue reading]

Feeling Scrappy

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One big reason why I started this blog is because the thought of scrapbooking totally overwhelmed me. It seemed like a mysterious world filled with adhesive letters and specialty scissors and decorative papers, a world that demanded countless hours … [Continue reading]