RELATIONSHIPS.

FOUR SIMPLE WAYS TO LOVE BIG

By Jenna Winegeart / February 25, 2020 /

I always want to be an intentional friend, but sometimes I get sucked into the rhythm of the week & forget to pay attention. Here are four ways to show some love to our people on any given day! They’re simple, inexpensive, & honestly are as much fun to do for someone as they are…

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PUMPKIN PAINTING

By Jenna Winegeart / October 21, 2019 /

If I’m being completely real with you guys, the activity I’m about to write about came from a fear of not doing enough. When I think about the mom I want to be, there are SO many things I want to do with my kids on a consistent basis. Some of these things may sound…

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S’MORES BAR

By Jenna Winegeart / October 21, 2019 /

In the summertime, there’s nothing that I enjoy putting together more than a cheese & charcuterie board. Maybe it’s a small one for a snacky dinner or a massive one for a baby shower or dinner party. Zero cooking is required, & it’s one of the only times you’ll be encouraged to play with your…

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5 EVERYDAY MARRIAGE HABITS

By Jenna Winegeart / October 11, 2019 /

Blake & I met a dozen years ago & some change. (And if you know our story, you know that while he took a little bit to come around, I pretty much loved him from day 1.) We’ve both changed so much since then. (Thank goodness….we were 18 & 19!) I think it’s important to…

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VISIT: Costa Rica

By Jenna Winegeart / September 5, 2019 /

You know what’s nice? Friends getting married. You know what’s really nice? When they have a destination wedding in Costa Rica & you get to turn it into a mini vacation. One of Blake’s good friends & roommate from college got married in July, & we got to benefit in a big way. Summer is…

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VISIT: Breckenridge, Colorado

By Jenna Winegeart / August 28, 2019 /

Last fall, Blake & I attended a fundraiser, & there was a silent auction. We perused the tables at the beginning of the evening & put an early bid down for a week long stay at a cabin in Breckenridge, Colorado. Long story short, we won! We decided to go in the summer for some…

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BOOK REVIEW: A LOVE LETTER LIFE by Jeremy & Audrey Roloff

By Jenna Winegeart / June 26, 2019 /

There are a lot of books on my to-read list that I’m itching to get my hands on. This wasn’t one of them. Back in April, their names popped up on two separate podcasts I subscribe to, & the little description in the episode bio intrigued me, so I gave both podcasts a listen (That…

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VISIT: HOMESTEAD HERITAGE- WACO, TX

By Jenna Winegeart / May 20, 2019 /

As with most things, my packing game has dramatically changed since having children. What used to be a strategy of planning outfits a week in advance has become a joke of loading all the things into suitcases two hours before we hit the road. And I mean all the things. The priority isn’t even clothes…

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DEAR EMMA JAMES, WHY WE CHOSE OPEN ADOPTION

By Jenna Winegeart / May 14, 2019 /

Dear Emma, We chose open adoption for two reasons: 1. You. 2. Your birth mother. I wish we were selfless, but we didn’t choose open adoption for us. It would have been so much easier for your dad & me to close that road off. It would have been so much easier. To tell you…

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INVITING SIERRA TO OUR HOME.

By Jenna Winegeart / April 4, 2019 /

When Blake & I began our domestic adoption process in January 2015, we knew two things & two things only: 1. We wanted an open adoption and 2. We were nervous about an open adoption. But the whole thing was so abstract & surreal, we just plowed through the paperwork & hoped the right emotions…

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