Well hello, friends! I’m so glad you’ve stumbled across my little corner of the internet. This is a place where friends gather round the table to share stories about marriage, motherhood, our homes, and all the ways that life stretches us, challenges us, and fills our hearts with more joy than we know what to do with.
I started this blog in spring 2015 with the heart to create a place of sobremesa: the Spanish word for time spent at the table after a meal; laughing, talking, and sharing stories with the people around the table. Life as a young adult is really stinking hard, and I want us sit together and talk openly about that without fear of judgment, rejection or shame.
In this space, we’ll talk about a few main topics:
- Relationships & Community
- Making our homes beautiful and inviting
I’ll share stories of the practical things we do to transform our home into an inviting, beautiful, and joyful place. I’ll share stories about and recipes for the foods we cook to nourish and delight us and other people. I’ll share stories of our adventures around the US and the world, and all the ways these travels bring us joy and challenge us to view ourselves as part of a much bigger story. And lastly, I’ll share stories of how God continues to break and transform and heal us, each day drawing us closer to Him and to the only place we will ever truly call home.
So even though I can’t hand you a plate of roasted spaghetti squash and Italian-meat sauce (my husband’s favorite) or offer you a warm cup of coffee with some homemade mocha brownies (both of our favorites), won’t you sit down and stay for a while? Will you lean back in your chair and sit with me as we share the gritty and the good, the beautiful and the bittersweet? Our hearts and our homes have stories to tell, and this is a place where we can learn how to tell those stories together. May you leave our table nourished and reminded of a truth I need to hear over and over: you are not alone in your story, and you never will be.