Category: Life

  • Blogmas Day 18: 4 Things I Learned in 2021

    Blogmas Day 18: 4 Things I Learned in 2021

    Well, my friends, we’re in the homestretch, just one week until Christmas! It’s a rainy, dreary day in my neck of the woods, so we’re posted up on the couch by the Christmas tree with no plans to move. Chuck has been running back and forth playing with a ball, and I’m just soaking up […]

  • My Half Year Resolutions

    My Half Year Resolutions

    Well, well, long time, no type.  Well, some type. I have a lot of drafts saved but they’re whiny and wintery and BLAH. As suspected, the first full quarantine winter was rough, but a few trips to the ER (pets and people), twelve entire weeks of working out, and a month of warm days later, my battery […]

  • Blogmas Day 24: A Grateful Heart in Trying Times

    Blogmas Day 24: A Grateful Heart in Trying Times

    Merry Christmas Eve to you! For me, Christmas Eve is the most magical day of the year, and I wish I could stretch out the magic just a little longer.  I know many of us are anxious to get through these last few days of the year, and finally close the book on 2020. We […]

  • Blogmas Day 18: 20 Things That Got Me Through 2020

    Blogmas Day 18: 20 Things That Got Me Through 2020

    Hi! TGIF! And for me, TGIACV, as in thank goodness it’s almost Christmas vacation! Crystal (who’s also doing Vlogmas) suggested this cute idea, and I’m running with it! Here are 20 things that got me through 2020: 20. Kroger Clicklist, Target Drive-Up, all those things. Basically, I was using Kroger’s pick-up well before we found ourselves […]

  • Blogmas Day 12: 3 Major Learnings from 2020

    Blogmas Day 12: 3 Major Learnings from 2020

    Are we sick of talking about 2020? Yes and no, right? I think the reason we’re meme milking 2020 for all it’s worth is because it truly is a shared experience. I’m not going to harp on that too much because I have before, but I keep going back to that thing I read that […]

  • 13 Days of BlogOween and My Fall Bucket List!

    13 Days of BlogOween and My Fall Bucket List!

    Man, 2020 has been so weird. A lot is uncertain, but my love for Halloween remains, therefore, there will still be 13 Days of BlogOween! It’s no surprise that this autumn’s bucket list looks very different, but I’m just rolling with the punches and ready to squeeze every ounce of fun out of my favorite […]

  • When Your Mind Isn’t Yours

    When Your Mind Isn’t Yours

    Monday was one of those days. Everyone has them. Things were funky from the start. I was having big reactions in response to situations that wouldn’t have phased me at all the day before. I’d worked all weekend and felt burnt out when I sat down at my desk for the eighth consecutive day. At […]

  • Hey, I’m on a podcast!

    Hey, I’m on a podcast!

    Guys, it’s a very exciting Wednesday! My wildly talented friend Alex (@alexalexchaney) is launching his podcast, Happy Unhappy. A little bit about Alex: He’s actually no stranger to the blog. You’ve heard me talk about bands A Story Told and Kids Amen? Yup, that’s his voice you’re hearing. Humble brag for sure, but you know my […]

  • Perspective Isn’t 2020

    Perspective Isn’t 2020

    See what I did there? Because it’s 2020, and perspective is difficult to– never mind. I’ve learned a lot this year, but one reality smacking me in the face daily is how much people seem to disagree on. I’m hoping one page we’re all on is that 2020 has been hard. Regardless of what side […]

  • “I don’t know who needs to hear this, but wash your hands and wear a mask” by guest blogger Josh

    “I don’t know who needs to hear this, but wash your hands and wear a mask” by guest blogger Josh

    Hi, hi, Leigh Ann here for just a second. I cannot stress enough the importance of today’s post. As Covid-19 cases have been spiking all across America, I feel that it’s really important for stories like this one to be on your radar. You’re about to hear from Josh, one of my very best friends. My […]