Category Creating Loveliness

Light in the Darkness

Monday, August 21, 2017, millions of people will look to the sky. With anxious anticipation, they will wait for the moon to completely cover the sun. Depending on where you live in the United States, you could be in the path of complete totality ~ where you can view the entirety of the sun’s coverage […]

Lovely Thing ~ Justice for All

  “I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.”   Think On These Things ~ Alicia

Lovely Thing ~ Being Good

I don’t know about you, but I’m weary of grown folks misbehaving. I’m plumb tuckered out by adults who act more like children than children. I’ve been accused of over-simplifying things that are innately complex, but I truly believe we make life so much harder than it needs to be. It’s really not that complicated. We don’t […]

Now Is the Time

Each spring, hostas, daylilies, and other faithful perennials miraculously peek though the earth and whisper, “Now is the time.” It is our cue to begin the work of turning our backyard into a sanctuary that soothes our spirits and delights our senses. Empty urns and window boxes are brought back to life with ferns, trailing ivy, […]

Finishing Touches

We are hard at work finishing and editing the manuscript for our book, Lessons in Loveliness ~ available for purchase this summer. We hope the weather where you are is beautiful and breezy. Wishing you a blissful day ~ Alicia and Natalie

Living with Toddlers

Let me make something perfectly clear–I am no parenting expert.  I’ve had my fair share of two o’clock breakdowns, my emotional collapse when the kids refuse to nap.  I’ll admit that I sometimes swing through a drive-thru when I haven’t had time to go grocery shopping. And I’m proud to proclaim that I bribe, barter, […]

Keeping a Gratitude Journal

As a teenager, I wrote in a journal on a nightly basis. My friend drama, boy problems, and irrational adolescent thoughts were stamped within the binding of those diaries. In fact, it was almost a ritual ~ coming home from a night out with friends, scribbling every minute detail onto the pages, and lying in […]