Category Lessons In Loveliness

In My Life

The talent show at my middle school was the main event of the school year. I remember watching teenage grunge bands, gymnasts, and dancers. The cheerleaders acted out short skits and sister trios sang Going to the Chapel. Most talent shows ended with a finale by an amazing tap soloist, who has since performed on […]

Friendship

It was a warm summer night, and I was a senior in high school. The Pink Bandits and I packed into a red Pontiac Sunfire armed with toilet paper and shaving cream. Coordinated in Abercrombie jean skirts and pink bandanas, we donned the perfect conspicuous camouflage. Our surprise attack would target the 4-Life Crew ~ […]

Hello, Lovely!

  Looking for inspiration to live a more beautiful life?  We believe the world offers us constant lessons in loveliness. Every Sunday and Wednesday, we share something we hope helps you seek, create, and celebrate a lovely life.  This is a sneak peek at one of Jessica Priest’s sweet illustrations from our upcoming book ~ due […]

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, […]

“Stay gold.” ~The Outsiders

It is finally May. The school year has almost concluded, my oldest daughter will be going into kindergarten next year, and I’m about to watch my eighth grade students graduate. Maybe I’m being sentimental, but I think we all wish that we could hold on to youth and innocence.  Although I am looking forward to […]

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 […]