Substance and Soul


Welcome to the Church, Henry

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One month ago, we welcomed our sweet Henry Gabriel into the Catholic Church. Our families and friends surrounded us with love. 

My own Godfather honored us by being Henry's Godfather too and my sister, Mariah is Henry's AND Emma's Godmother.

Welcome Henry!

Throwback to Emma's Baptism.


Happy Birthday Paul

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Yesterday, Paul turned 30 years old! It was a day of celebration. I had his favorite cakes sent to his work and we celebrated with some friends at one of his favorite restaurants. I am grateful for the gift that is his life. He is kind, generous, silly, loving, devoted, sexy, stubborn, passionate, committed, and completely wonderful. 

Happy 30 years of you. 

Creative outlet

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While straightening up my house 30 times a day and making sure everything is at a right angle is so incredibly fun, this type-A control freak has needed a creative outlet for some time. While getting some sunshine is great, sipping some wine is greater, and shoveling ice cream into my mouth is the greatest, I have needed a way to nurture and cultivate other parts of myself - my creative side.

I heard about bullet journaling a while back and it peaked my interest early on. Wait what? A planner AND you design it yourself to suit your needs AND I get to use oodles of stationary while I'm at it? I'M IN.

After getting some inspiration from others in the BuJo community, I dove in and started my own bullet journal at the New Year. And I am so. glad. that. I. did. 

What has naturally followed has been an ignition of my creative side. I look forward to making my weekly spreads, designing my layouts, and doodling to my heart's content. This has also allowed me to pick up a new hobby - watercoloring. 

I have always been so intimidated by painting because the perfectionist side of me did not even know where to start. But where is the fun in that?

I am so grateful for this new creative outlet in my life.

What are your hobbies? Any new ones?