Last night I rocked my baby girl to sleep.  She’s not really a cuddler + has always just wanted to be left alone to fall asleep.

I didn’t want to put her down.

I didn’t want to tackle anything on my to-do.

I just wanted to sit.  + rock. + sing to my baby girl.

I set her down in her crib + stood there.  Just watching her sleep.

Praying for time to simply pause to take one. long. breath.  Give me more time with her each day. 

This post has been in draft for months.

It’s been full of rambling thoughts + plans.  It’s been set to publish + set back to draft.

I want to simplify.

I want to cut back.

I want it for my family.

When Harlow was born [almost a year ago, wow] I loved that life. slowed. down.

I took time to enjoy the small things + I promised myself I wouldn’t let that change.


I’ve allowed myself to book up.  Full days. No rest. Burning the wick from both ends: going to bed too late + waking up too early.  Saying yes to too much.  Not taking time to have my priorities in line. 

I’ve delayed posting these thoughts because I don’t have answers.  I don’t know where to start the scissors.  I do know where to start, but distractions know my weaknesses.

I look back fondly at the times in my life when my priorities were right.  I had Him at the center: everything else fell into place.  Look back fondly?  That’s not how it should be.

I want my husband, my children, my friends to see my actions line up with what I say.


This act of removing clutter from my life + my family’s lives is a process.  I’m not sure what it will look like, but I know it will allow us to live more. Live louder.  Live more simply.

I want to cut back the clutter to add more to my life.

I was inspired to finally publish these thoughts [I’m so nervous I won’t be able to do it.  To cut back.  To change.] when I read how Simple Design was born.  I know I’m not alone.  I know that my journey to simplicity won’t hold a candle to Ari + her incredible team!  But I know this is a marathon that I have been ignoring for quite some time.

How about you? Is life cluttered + too busy?  Any ideas for slowing down? Cutting back?

In it with you + no idea what it’ll look like,








Thought I’d share a few photos of some newborn Luca boots sent out recently.  They are so teensy, tiny + perfect …. they make my uterus twitch a bit.  No joke.



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