Planner Update I

One of my goals in 2019 is to utilize my Living Well Planner and share regular updates with Three31 readers. The first few weeks of the new year have been challenging and more chaotic than I anticipated, leaving me feeling discombobulated and frustrated. But I’m hopeful this post will get me back on track and focused so I can finish January strong. I don’t anticipate future planner update posts to be this lengthy or have as many photos. But so many of you have asked what kind of planner I’m using and I wanted to share lots of pictures of different pages. If you’re not interested in my planner, goals, or what I did (or didn’t do) this week, stop reading here.

So, here a few things I love about my LWP …


When I pre-ordered this planner back in September, the only cover option I had was this multi-stripe. […]

By |January 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Thursday Tidbits

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I am intrigued by the idea and practice of hygge

Eventually, I’ll determine my Enneagram type …

Not that I enjoy reading a person’s obituary, but this one is worth your time …

Have you heard of, or are you familiar with blackout poetry?

Surround yourself with men who carry pocket knives

Whether you acknowledge or admit it, there is extreme danger in the self-care Gospel

I don’t have Netflix but I am familiar with Marie Kondo and experts predict thrift-shoppers are in for a treat …

By |January 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Thursday Tidbits

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Do you know the difference between olive oil and extra-virgin olive oil?

I hope I never experience the pain of infidelity but I hope I always have the relentless faith, courage, and vulnerability that Lysa Terkeurst has displayed the past 18 months as she and her husband, Art, battled through forgiveness and allowed God’s amazing grace and redemptive power to work in their marriage. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

The Sabbath was not a suggestion. Rest is Biblical and must be practiced, intentionally.

Motherhood offers an opportunity to cultivate a Christ centered legacy to next generations …

By |January 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Campo Verde Mexican Restaurant

Kamden and I may have found the Christmas Tinsel Capital of the world at Campo Verde Mexican Restaurant in Arlington, Texas!

Look at this place …

This place is COVERED in Christmas decor. There are lights and trees everywhere. And tinsel. Lots and lots of tinsel!

Campo Verde opened in July 1983 and I would be willing to bet the furniture and decor are all original. The vinyl chairs in the dining areas are classic 80s. The bathroom even had faux marble countertops and carpet … eww?!

No doubt, this place is iconic for its over-the-top Christmas decorations and that’s exactly why I wanted to take Kamden for an impromptu lunch date.

From the outside, the place is unassuming and pretty standard looking for Tex-Mex restaurants. Step inside and you’re in another world!

Flamingos next to color-changing trees? […]

By |January 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Mom Up { a book review + giveaway! }

#bookreview #momupbook

Are you ready to MOM UP?

If you’re a Mama and reading this, please do me a huge favor and close your eyes, take a deeeeeeeeep breath (take another one just in case!), and put your hand over your heart. Feel that? Good, now repeat after me:

I am not perfect, but I have a purpose.
I am the daughter of the Most High
and He says I’m worthy, important, and special.
There are many people – including tiny replicas of myself
who call me Mom – who love me, and I cherish them right back.
Whatever season I’m in right now, I embrace it and I am thankful for it.
I’m not perfect but I believe in a Savior who is.
Together, we will do this!

Whew, that was nice! Thank you.

Several months ago, I got an invitation to join a book launch team for

By |January 4th, 2019|4 Comments

2019 Reading List

In addition to my 2019 Goals, I have big plans to build my personal library and read at least one book per month, hopefully more! Here are 26 books I want to read in 2019:

Taste and See by Margaret Feinberg

Mom Up by Kara-Kae James

The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron

Come Back Effect by Jason Young

Didn’t See It Coming by Carey Nieuwhof

The Prayer Wheel by Patton Dodd

The Life and Prayers of Saint Francis of Assisi by Wyatt North

Fat and Faithful by J. Nicole Morgan

We Pray with Her by E.P. McClain, D. Trexler, and S. Sullivan

Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments At Home by Traci Smith

Satisfied: A 90-Day Spiritual Journey Toward […]

By |January 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

2019 Goals

#2019 #goals #cultivatewhatmatters

Wow, it’s 2019 already! This is the eighth year I’ve made this list and I’ve decided to rename them goals.


Because I want to focus on setting S.M.A.R.T. goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.

Unlike resolutions, which are merely things you resolve (or intend) to do, goals require planning, preparing, and, ultimately, realistic ACTION. All of my goals here fit the SMART requirements. I also have a snazzy planner for 2019 that will (hopefully) keep me focused and has space for me to track my progress. Get ready, Three 31 readers, you’re going to see a lot of planner pages this year!

In 2019, I’ll still use familiar categories but I’ve added some for focus, transparency, and importance.

A few months ago, I read Lara Casey’s Cultivate and it made a huge impact on me as a Christ follower, wife, […]

By |January 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Recap of 2018

This is the seventh year I’ve shared a recap of the year ( 20122013201420152016 and 2017 ). I’ve tweaked this form a bit a lot so this edition is not even close to the original.

If I had to describe 2018 in one word it would be ROUTINE. I’ve felt a sense of machine-like predictability this year, like I’m in the same groove to maintain momentum. With the exception of a few high points, 2018 has been quiet. My life has remained steady – I’m not complaining! – at home, at work, and with friends. Overall, 2018 was good.

Compared to this time last year, are you:

Happier or Sadder?  Happier.
Thinner or Fatter?  
Richer or Poorer?

What – or […]

By |December 28th, 2018|2 Comments

Results of 2018 Resolutions

I made it to the end of 2018 and, if I’m being 100% honest, I’m ready for a new year, new start, new goals, and a new planner. I’m ready to begin new things and stop doing old things. If I’m being 101% honest, I admit that I gave up on this resolutions list around mid-October. I also had good intentions for this blog this year but, I suck and Three 31 fell off my priority list. Before I release anything for 2019, I must properly finish out 2018 by sharing the results of this resolutions list and a year in review post.


Tighten security to prevent spam comments FAIL. Not only did this not happen, but there are over 14K comments for me to review and 13,993 of them are spam.
Write a series on Women of the Bible 

By |December 23rd, 2018|0 Comments