Lilly Pulitzer Sea and Be Seen Maxi Skirt, Eyelet Peplum Top from Gap, Green "A Beautiful Mess" bag by Kelly Moore Bags (1)


  1. I am loving your blog more everyday! Like you said you can’t always share the good. I will be totally honest in the fact that I am so happy i had my daughter it is everything I wanted in life to be a stay at home mom. But being the first of my friends to have a baby has been hard it has only been 4 months and I feel like I am alone sometimes. they are always asking be are you bring tatum. And I always answer of course where else would my baby be. I just don’t think they understand sometimes. Well sorry for the rant, I feel better now! Like you I have started to really give myself to the lord and hope that he will help me find my way.


  2. I love posts like this. It’s nice to read about the real. My life has been a mess this entire year and I’ve kind of given up that it’ll get better. Just trying to stay positive towards 2015 because 2014 has been a disaster. After my daughter was born 3 years ago I’ve been plagued by chronic pain and fatigue. For the past 3 years I’ve not gone a day without physical pain and fatigue. It’s horrible. Sometimes people tell me I look better (which is code for “you’ve looked like a hot mess until today”) but I know I don’t feel better. I think I’ve just begun to accept that this is my new life. I’ve been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia but I always get the same response: “there’s nothing we can do. You just have to deal with it.” It sucks. I’ve missed so much work and have become THAT unreliable employee. Then 2 months ago my husband was diagnosed with a chronic health issue that force him to miss almost 2 months of work. The little savings I felt so accomplished about is now gone. And when he was sick I had to miss work because he couldn’t walk much less drive. So I was taking him to all his appointments. So I used up all my personal time and now I have nothing so not even a much needed vacation is in my foreseeable future. Ugh. Like I said 2014 has been horrible and I feel so so down. I don’t see any of it getting better. Ha…how’s that for word vomit? Lol!

      1. Thanks! And, oops, I forgot to mention that I LOVE the bag. That teal-ish green is absolutely phenomenal. You look fabulous 🙂

  3. I’m heading back to work after maternity leave in 2 weeks. I have had numerous crying breakdowns over this including almost in the grocery store! I don’t think I could be a stay at home mom but I feel so sad going back to work ;-(

  4. Woah this totally spoke to me today!! Can’t even put into words how many of the things you said were totally in line with my thoughts the last few weeks! Although I’m having a tough time surrendering. Little by little…

  5. What a wonderful and “real” post. It becomes so much easier to be happy when you know there is something higher to focus on than the day to day drama. Thanks for sharing! Love the outfit too 🙂

  6. You, lady, are awesome! I hear you loud and clear. People ask me all the time “how I do it all.” And I always tell them “Lots of coffee and lots of Jesus. And I don’t do it all, haha!” Wish I could see you tomorrow at Progeny!

  7. I love this post! I would completely agree that it wasn’t until I started making church and Christ a bigger part of my life that I felt more whole and put together. Granted there are good, bad, and flat out ugly days still, but knowing the greater purpose, and having so much to be joyful for, makes it so much easier!


  8. I love how honest you are. It’s really refreshing. Right now what’s on my mind is whether or not I’m being a good mommy to my newborn. I’m such a type a know exactly what to do kind of person that becoming a mom has thrown me for a loop. I love my son but it’s still exhausting!

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