Post written by Lilly When we moved into our first home, my priorities for how to feather our nest were based on what guests would see and, in my perception, judge our home’s worthiness on – beautiful furniture, luxurious curtains and many, many fancy knick knacks. Our second home, I started our “new home shopping […]
Post written by Lilly I sat in a fluorescent lit conference room, posture erect and J. Crew pencil skirt freshly ironed. I was 25 years old. The executive director of the nonprofit I was interviewing with asked me the dreaded question. “So, what’s your five year plan?” My five minute plan was to say anything […]
How many times did the worst-case scenario happen to you before you decided to believe that’s what happens? Looking back on the data objectively, for me it wasn’t many. The summer before my sophomore year of high school, my grandfather was in the hospital with infection complications from a routine back surgery. Him and I […]
We’re reformed adventure daters. Living in an urban environment, the opportunities for mind-blowing experiences abound. It feels like one of our favorite music artists is always in town or there’s a guest lecture at one of our top local universities. Thanks to this, our date night calendar stayed packed to the brim for years. So […]
Post Written by Lilly Growing up, one of the biggest dreams for my future adult life was entertaining: hosting parties and holidays in my family home, but more so creating a space where people walked in and out in comfort, with simple hospitality like cold drinks and tasty snacks at the ready. I know, I […]
Post written by Lilly Summer is always connected to being in the great outdoors, which we love to enjoy, but it’s always a process to remember in late July and August how nearly impossible that is in Texas! Just because we’re not outdoors, doesn’t mean we can’t move, connect, create and explore. It definitely takes […]
Where to stop, stay and explore on the family drive from Texas to Colorado, featuring routes from Dallas to Telluride and Vail, with pit stops in Amarillo, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. The best summer road trip for families!
The best audiobooks and podcasts for adults and kids interested in self-improvement, open hearted living and vulnerability. Featuring Brene Brown, Tara Westover, classical children’s literature and more!
Grow and clean together with the kids chores chart that help you identify kids chores by age that can be done as a family. Our kids chores list builds family connections while you clean!
I’m going to tell you something that, given my hippie parent tendencies, may surprise you. I’m not a tie-dye gal. You see, there’s a spectrum to hippie-next-door parenting you may not be completely versed in, which is respectable. I fall hard and fast on the “most likely to be seen wearing a calico dress in […]