Veldhuizen Cheese & Farm Tour | Dublin, Texas

Day 4 of #SpringBreak2019 included a scenic drive to Veldhuizen Farms near Dublin, about 75 miles SW of Joshua. It was an absolute perfect day - clear, blue skies - to tour a dairy farm, taste hand-crafted cheese, and play with young calves and furry dogs. My friend, Samantha, and her son, Connor (3), joined [...]

By |2019-03-14T18:22:27-05:00March 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Farm Machinery Show 2019 #NFMS19

It's been really quiet in these blog parts lately but I promise I have TONS to share with you, including my family's getaway to the farm show (#NFMS19). This is the second consecutive year we've made the trek from Texas to Louisville, Kentucky to walk around 27 acres of indoor expo space to see tractors, [...]

By |2019-02-16T17:43:48-05:00February 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Handwriting Day + Kamden’s Legacy Bible

It's been a while since I've celebrated National Handwriting Day so I thought what better way than by sharing my first entry in Kamden's Legacy Bible! If you are interested in DaySpring's Illustrating Bible with super-duper wide margins and fabulous paper quality, get on the pre-order list NOW because it will be restocked in February! [...]

By |2019-01-22T14:51:04-05:00January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-01-18T21:04:45-05:00January 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 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 [...]

By |2019-01-02T08:46:32-05:00January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recap of 2018

This is the seventh year I've shared a recap of the year ( 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 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 [...]

By |2018-12-25T14:01:45-05:00December 28th, 2018|Uncategorized, Year in Review|2 Comments

God Made A Farmer

{ photo from Unsplash } On the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer. God said, "I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to [...]

By |2018-10-12T14:46:53-05:00October 12th, 2018|Family, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Choose a Planner

Photo courtesy of Living Well Spending Less As long as I can remember, I have always used some type of planner. Yes, there are countless apps available on my smartphone but I prefer paper. I want to hold it, turn the pages, and write notes and appointments. My infatuation with planners is something my Husband [...]

By |2018-08-20T01:33:33-05:00August 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer 2018: Jason Aldean Concert

Last Saturday, Julie invited me along to see Luke Combs and Jason Aldean in concert. Despite it being 101* outside, of course I said YES to the opportunity for a girls' night, sushi dinner, and country music! Plus, Julie and I have an amazing agreement: she gets the tickets and I drive to downtown Dallas! [...]

By |2018-07-30T05:23:01-05:00July 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Six Ways Children Can Serve their Community

Community service is vital, not only in my position as Director of Outreach Ministries but as a parent as well. It's very important to me that Kamden learns to serve others not from a place of obligation but authentic generosity. He's not going to learn this selflessness unless he sees me set the example and [...]

By |2018-04-09T03:27:28-05:00April 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments