Wonderfully Made Podcast

unnamedToday our beautiful Ruby is one month old! Time is absolutely flying by and we are cherishing every moment with our sweet girl. We are so, so in love!

These past several weeks have been full of baby snuggles, family time, meals with friends, stolen kisses, and evening walks with Ruby and Coach. We’ve been resting and soaking up time with our newborn girl, remembering that our sweet love will never be this little again – she is just precious, and we are so grateful.

In the meantime, there have been some exciting developments in some side projects I’ve been pursuing. I’m so excited to share that I am the co-host of an exciting new podcast for Wonderfully Made! Allie, the Founder of WM, and I reconnected at the Yellow Conference last summer and we realized we had a shared passion for podcasts. We decided to join forces to launch our own podcast on behalf of Wonderfully Made, one that would feature authentic conversations with world-changing women who are living out their unique purpose. Tag along as we interview positive female movers and shakers who are championing this generation of young women to live with integrity, passion, and faith. In the first two episodes you’ll get to know Allie and me better, and in the third (which launched yesterday!) we begin interviewing women who inspire and challenge us. Subscribe on iTunes and you’ll never miss an interview!

P.S. Thank you to James and our dear friend Tommy for writing the original music for the intro & outro of the podcast – they did an amazing job!


Week & End

IMG_8696Happy weekend! What are you up to over the next couple of days? Becca and Mark get in from Nashville late tonight, so James and I are going to eat the yummy pot roast we put into the crock pot this morning and snuggle with Callie until they arrive – I can’t wait to see them! Becca and I are taking a City Surf class in the morning, then the boys will join us as we meet some friends from college for lunch at Good 2 Go Taco. In the afternoon, when Becca and Mark head to a wedding, Laura and I are going to meet up to attend the Camille Styles Entertaining book party! I’m so excited – all of Camille’s other parties have looked so beautiful, and I’m sure the Dallas event will be no exception. On Sunday, we’re going to eat more tacos and Tex-Mex, and in the evening, Laura and Kyla will come over for our annual besties Christmas dinner. We’re going to whip up some of this festive punch to drink alongside a harvest salad, tortilla soup, and pie. There’s so much goodness to look forward to!

Have a great weekend and enjoy some links from around the interwebs!

I saw this carry on cocktail kit on Instagram the other day and thought that the idea was brilliant. The packaging is so dang cute, too.

It might be time to face the facts: I am addicted to Serial. Like, want-to-cancel-all-of-my-plans-so-I-can-listen-to-more-podcasts addicted. Becca sent me this great link that helps listeners associate photos with the characters in the real life story, and while I love the way the podcasts force you to really hone in and listen actively, it’s nice to have a visual of the people mentioned throughout the episodes. I also love that friends and even local businesses have been hosting listening parties – it conjures up images of fireside chats and evenings spent listening to programs on the radio. So good.

My friends Natalie & Andrea posted a gift guide on their blog and I love everything they selected! I especially adore the shout-out they gave to me and the Clare Vivier coin purses that I gifted to our bridesmaids at our wedding. Their sweet words about our special day were so touching – thanks, gals!

Per our birthday tradition, Erin sent me our favorite Momofuku Milk Bar B-Day Truffles and they are unbelievably delicious. I actually can’t believe that I still have a few left – it would be so easy to devour them in minutes – but I’m glad that I saved some so that I can enjoy one (or two) for dessert after tonight’s pot roast.

As is typical this time of year, there are so many amazing movies coming out. I want to see The Imitation Game, Exodus: God and Kings, Wild (I read the book last year), and Unbroken (I’m reading the book now), to name a few. P.S. We saw The Hunger Games: Mockingjay before Thanksgiving and loved it – definitely a must-see!

Photo by Briana Wollman for James’s 30th birthday party