Thursday Tidbits

Hear ye, hear ye! Millennials are using public libraries more than any other generation. That’s awesome news!

12 indicators the Church is making disciples

Satan celebrates when marriages fail and families break up, but Lysa TerKeurst has something to rejoice about …

I could totally go for a medium rare ribeye

Parents who willingly choose to not vaccinate their children are intentionally putting their family AND MINE at risk. Even worse, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is a hot spot for unvaccinated children, nearing 60,000 students in 2018. If you do not vaccinate, you’re a selfish asshole. #sorrynotsorry

Whether you are a Texas resident or a tourist passing through, you’re bound to notice the ginormous gas station and Texas icon featuring a giant beaver. I agree, Buccee’s has the cleanest bathrooms I’ve ever been in but the shopping […]

By |August 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Resolution Update | June + July 2018

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Welp. June was a blur and now July zoomed by like a flash. I can’t believe Kamden returns to school in a few weeks. Our summer is quickly coming to an end. 🙁


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By |August 1st, 2018|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!

As soon as I saw the selfie boards at 99.5 The Wolf’s promo tent, I ran right over for pictures. They had a giant cut-out of Jason attached to the tent that looked like it absolutely HAD to be included. A double dose of Jason Aldean is always in season.

And a silly photo with Jason is required too … even if we’re both staring into the Dallas sky watching Southwest airplanes fly over Fair Park!

By |July 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Summer 2018: Tiny Tot Fitness

Kamden and I have had a blast celebrating summer and enjoying a more relaxed schedule on days we want to stay home and be lazy or enjoy a day at the zoo and splash pad. But Kamden has also just completed Tiny Tot Fitness at Crowley’s Recreational Center. I saw an advertisement on Facebook and decided to explore the class for two reasons: 1) Kamden would enjoy it and 2) it would require me to keep my “less work, more play” commitment every Tuesday and Thursday. The cherry on top: it cost just $35 for 12 sessions!

The first class was a chaotic mess. I spoke with the instructor, Miss Stephanie, afterwards and she explained that only a handful of students were pre-registered but 25 showed up on day one! Believe me, the room was too small, there were way too many […]

By |July 27th, 2018|1 Comment

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A popular celebrity chef is bringing his Taco Joint to Arlington, Texas and I’m not mad about it …

The most authentic people have these 10 qualities

Hey Kentucky peeps, here are 25 reasons you don’t want to miss The State Fair …

Ghosting job interviews? What kind of messed up joke is this?

I’ll be in San Antonio for a women’s conference in October and I’m ready to explore the city like a local

I absolutely believe compassion fatigue is REAL among ministry leaders and church pastors …

By |July 27th, 2018|0 Comments

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Millennials are using public libraries more than any other generation …

10 ways to live a more mindful life …

I’m a couple weeks late finding this planner, but it looks like something I would love and use on the regular …

Vaccinations are meant to protect us from vicious diseases. I am ENRAGED by the number of parents who blatantly choose against vaccinating their children because of FALSE and PHONY information and, in turn, put my family at risk. You are selfish assholes. #sorrynotsorry

The announcement on Lysa TerKeurst’s marriage you probably didn’t read about …

Wherever you are planted, find your marigolds …

I’m hungry for steak and any of these 31 places will do …

By |July 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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Six dynamics of visionary leadership from one of my favorites …

Parenting is hard work, but it’s Kingdom work …

Learning to read the Bible as a Wesleyan …

Last week’s trip to San Antonio was amazing not only for Husband and I as parents, but Kamden really enjoyed it too. It was our first “official” family vacation and we learn many valuable lessons. I am definitely looking forward to traveling more often and making new memories as a family …

My grandmothers, Nana and Neenie, are two of the most important women in my life. I still consider the day I announced my pregnancy one of the best moments ever because I got to promote my two wonderful, amazing, kind, and generous grandmothers to GREAT-GRANDMOTHER! To all the grandmothers in the world,

By |July 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Family Vacation 1.0 | San Antonio 2018


Our very first Hutchison Family Vacation was a roaring SUCCESS and we had a wonderful time at Sea World and Aquatica in San Antonio. It was the perfect getaway for us … not too far from home and a couple nights in a hotel was just right for Husband and Kamden. Thanks to a shopping adventure to Dollar Tree, Kamden had plenty of books, activities, and coloring pages during the four-hour road trip. I have to say that the whiteboard and dry erase marker was the best dollar spent as Kamden loves writing his letters and numbers.

We learned so much and are already thinking of where we want to explore next summer … definitely someplace cooler because mid-July in San Antonio is H O T !!!!!

We checked into our hotel – Staybridge Suites – […]

By |July 16th, 2018|1 Comment

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If you’re living beneath a rock and have not watched #LipSyncChallenge videos on social media, you’re seriously missing out. Obviously I’m a huge supporter of first responders and these performances by our men and women in uniform are AwEsOmE!!!!!! Southlake (Texas) and Norfolk (VA) did a phenonmenal job, I’m still laughing out loud. 🙂

I am not a fan of multi-level marketing

I pray this letter for myself and my husband …

Further proof that another farm bust is upon us (so sad) …


By |July 12th, 2018|0 Comments

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A serious consideration for family ministries: don’t let men off the hook!

I’m not a soccer fan but I am so impressed with Japan’s sportsmanship. These are the kind of manners every parent dreams for their child.

Even though I’ve lived near Fort Worth for a decade, I still have a lot to do before I complete this ultimate bucket list.

I’m not a fan of Wal-Mart and I know me not shopping there because of political shenanigans is not going to affect their bottom line, but for dairy farmers in my home state of Kentucky, they’re losing their entire livelihood. This entire situation makes me sick. It’s heartbreaking. It’s more reason to shop small and support local businesses!

My blogger buddy Ruthie shares her family’s experience with adoption. I remember the day Gideon […]

By |July 5th, 2018|0 Comments