How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Respectfully (because it’s 2019 ffs)

Thanksgiving marks somewhere around the beginning of the horrendous massacres of the Indigenous Peoples of North America. And yet, as we continue to celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s all too easy for us to get caught up in the overindulgence of it all & end up forgetting the important history of this day. I felt like I [...]

Homemade Healing Balm with Essential Oils

Have you ever gotten a bone bruise before? I have. And they’re TERRIBLE. I was being a total ding dong and smooshed my hand while I was helping my husband move some of his heavy music equipment. Suffice to say there was a lot of wincing and complaining those first few days. But then I [...]

Super Quick, Supersized Nutella Mug Cake

*drools everywhere* Hey friends, I'm back with another delicious dessert recipe for you! My husband and I make this mug cake All. The. Time. So much so that I’ve started calling it the Super Bruce Mug Cake. Although to be honest, it should really be called The Super Bruce Bowl Cake because this thing can [...]

Hey You, You’re Not Alone | Anxiety

I’ll just say it, anxiety is a dick. If you’re unlucky enough to be one of the billions of people suffering with anxiety (which, statistically it’s likely that you are so, welcome) then I don’t need to tell you how big of a dick anxiety is. It takes everything from you and then demands more. [...]

Perfected 7 Layer Magic Cookie Bars

If you’ve had these magic cookie bars before, then I don’t need to convince you how seriously GOOD they are. Having made and/or eaten them a thousand a couple times myself, I've become somewhat of a self proclaimed amateur magic cookie bar critic. I decided they needed slightly more chocolate (because chocolate, duh) and a [...]

Ch-Ch-Changes | Living in the Unknown

Lately I've been wrestling with the idea of change. My husband and I are currently on the cusp of a season of newness: we have a new baby, my husband will have a new job in a new state at a new church, and I'll have to make new friends. There is so much information [...]

How to Get Out of a Songwriting Rut

You know the feeling-- you're sitting at your desk, cup of coffee in hand, waiting for inspiration to strike and... nothing.
How did you get here?
What do you do when you just aren't inspired?
Where do you even start?

Just like most great things in life, this will take hard work and patience, but hopefully in the meantime I can help you reach a real breakthrough with some of my tried and true tips for songwriting success.

These are a Few of my Favorite Things… for the Second Trimester

All hail the glorious second trimester! Ok, ok I know. It's not nearly as glamorous as Hollywood movies or the countless women offering unsolicited advice make it out to be, but I at least felt a little bit better! Fatigue was (and is) still a constant companion, but at least my morning sickness was completely [...]