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Whether you’re still dreaming of pumpkin spice lattes or your Christmas decorations have been up for weeks, there are words for you in these pages.

I’m offering these words, written over said lattes and sugarplum visions. Grab one of each, or double up on one for a heartfelt holiday gift.

Day Thirteen :: Gifts in Jars

I'm a big, BIG fan of all things in jars. Before they were cool we were drinking out of Mason jars at home, using them as vases and votive holders at our pre-Pinterest wedding over 8 years ago, and using them for their intended purpose as storage. I love old ones with...

Day Ten :: Stovetop Holiday Potpourri

I made this last fall as a craft during a Pinterest night at my church, and oh my - does it ever deliver!! It scented my whole house while simmering on the stove. I can't wait to get my hands on a bag of fresh cranberries so we can make it again! It's a super simple...

A Real-Life Trip the Orchard

We go to the same apple orchard every year to kick off the week of my birthday (which is today!) This year was no exception. I shared one photo on Instagram, the best of the bunch, but in the spirit of #realmomconfessions, here are the 'outtakes' from our trip: A...

Day Five :: Have a Quiet Night

Actively plan for a quiet night after the kids are in bed – even though it’s late and there are projects to check off and floors to clean and plans to make and and and... You need this - you need rest and refilling. So mark your calendar and keep this appointment!...

Meet Anna

Anna Rendell: Speaker, author, latte lover. Digital Content Manager at (in)courage. Wife of Jared and mom of three littles. Meet here at the picket fence and talk real life, real mothering and real encouragement.

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