Category Lessons In Loveliness

Fall Sneak Peek

Friday marks the first day of autumn. Take a peek inside our book for some ideas about celebrating the season! Lessons in Loveliness ~ Learning to Live a Lovely Life By N. Schultz and A. Woodward   Still want to order your copy? Email with your order, or purchase from our Facebook Shop. If you […]

Lessons in Loveliness ~ Learning to Live a Lovely Life

Our book is finally here! In a world full of chaos and bad news, we hope our book will illuminate the beauty, happiness, and light that exists all around us. We are so proud to put this beautiful little book into the world. A signed copy can be yours by sending your order to, […]

A Love Note from Alicia & Natalie

Hello Lovelies!  Thanks to all of you sweet, supportive souls who have already purchased our first book, Lessons in Loveliness ~ Learning to Live a Lovely Life. You mean more to us than you can imagine! It is now even easier to buy our book through the Lessons in Loveliness Facebook page. Click here for Facebook shop […]

Lovely thing ~ Snapshots

I was able to capture a few photos during the total solar eclipse event that I attended in Waterloo, Illinois on Monday. We had just over two minutes of totality, and my students and I stood in awe of the impressiveness of our God and our universe.  Here are a few of my favorite photos […]

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 […]

Your Special Day

When I was pregnant, I was diagnosed with a rare pregnancy condition called Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy. Basically, during mid-late pregnancy, my bile acid levels increased to heightened levels, deposited under my skin, and left me with agonizing itchiness. The condition would reverse after delivery, but with it worsening in my last few weeks, it […]

Classic Films

Do you ever find yourself surfing the television channels, wishing that there was something “good” to watch? We all have our guilty pleasures ~ news marathons, reality TV, or crime dramas. However, once in awhile I find myself at a point where I simply cannot force myself to watch another episode of House Hunters (I know they want […]

Lovely Thing ~ La Seine and I

This weekend, I watched the sweetest animated movie with my children. While browsing through Netflix, the movie, A Monster in Paris, caught our attention. Set in Paris in 1910, a mishap in a greenhouse turns a tiny creature into the “Monster in Paris.” The Parisian music had all three of my children dancing on the living […]

To the Good Guys

My toddler son is very into good guys and bad guys. Amazingly, he can name scores of good and bad Star Wars and Marvel super hero characters by name. And to top it all off, he frequently leaves the house in costumes that range from Darth Vader to Spiderman.  One summer morning, I had to […]

Wabi-Sabi Love

Twelve years ago today, my husband and I were married in a small, outdoor ceremony. The weather was gorgeous. The setting was lovely. We were a match made in heaven. Except it wasn’t perfect, and I really like perfect. Don’t you? Are there chapters, pages, and paragraphs of your story you’d like to rip out […]