Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Starting an Online Clothing Boutique: IVY + JUNE


I'm starting an online clothing boutique this January called Ivy + June!

What I'm selling:

Dresses and tops.

I'll be selling clothes that are feminine, flattering, and pretty. They'll also be practical and comfortable, clothes you can actually go about your life in that aren't fussy or complicated - I like clothes that are simple and also make you feel pretty. It's not going to be about brand names or being fashion forward, but being stylish in a simple and sophisticated way.

Friday, December 1, 2017

"We shall find our little ones up above" - St. Zelie

I am definitely a person who finds a lot of peace and closure through sharing about and talking through things, more so than working through them on my own (for example, if I'm feeling sick, Matt knows every symptom...). Sometimes that is with my family or my closest friends, and sometimes it is with anyone who is interested and asks.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

5 Simple Living Podcasts for Moms Who Want to Live With More Purpose, Intention + Joy

I love to listen to podcasts that inspire and educate me in areas I am trying to work on. One goal of mine is to live more out of intention and less out of habit. To be more purposeful about what I bring into my home, what I do with my days, the kind of mom I am for Rose, how I go about my relationships, how I work on my prayer life and faith, and all other areas of my life. To simplify my life, essentially. I find podcasts to be a great way for me to stay focused on these goals, to get inspiration and learn things that help me on this path.

Here are 5 podcasts that I think would be great for any mom to listen to who wants to live with more joy, intention, and purpose in their home and motherhood.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Getting Inspired by Minimalism and Decluttering Your Home

During the springtime, my house felt pretty decluttered and organized, and I had my routines in place that allowed me to keep my house clean (well at least clean enough for me to be happy with it, we all have different standards haha). I felt pretty peaceful in my mostly clutter-free home.

Summer hit and all that went out the window. This summer was all about fun, spontaneity, camping, living out of a suitcase and never having clean laundry, being away from home - and not about any of the earlier mentioned things. I loved this summer so much, but one thing I am excited about for fall is to get our house back into the decluttered state where everything has its place so that I can live in it and feel peaceful rather than bogged down by the stuff lying around. The little daily routines play a big part in keeping it tidy, but I also want to do one more purge through our house again - it feels so good to know everything has a place and that everything in my house is something I want to be there.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Things Rose Says | Part 1

I want to remember the funny little things Rose says throughout her life, specifically when she's a toddler and little kid because kids say the funniest things. My brother Joseph filled a note in his phone with funny things our youngest brother Matthew has said (he definitely has a mind of his own) and every once in a while he opens it and reads them out loud all and we all completely die laughing.