Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Here are a few of my favorite things–the topics that really make me tick. I love to focus aspects of life that are already good and find ways to make them even better. You’ll find content here that I hope will add value to your everyday. We’ll discuss faith, travel, home, organization, fitness, podcasts, and more topics that will cheer you on to live your best, most abundant life.

Fitness

BTD Q2 Playlist

Wanted to pop in to quickly share the BTD Q2 Playlist with y’all! I get a lot of questions about what I’m listening to while working or on my long Brighton walks, so this list is more catered to that. I’ll try to get better about sharing the songs I’m listening to daily on Insta Stories (or BTD DAILY), but for now, hope you love this playlist! If y’all have…

Faith

Journeying Through The Old Testament

I’ve always wanted to read the entire Bible – from cover-to-cover. Emphasis on the *always wanted.* If I’m being honest though, it’s not something I ever thought I could actually, realistically accomplish. You know how that is, right? I sort of halfway committed a few times. I got through Genesis each time – easily. But when I would get toward the end of Exodus and into books like Numbers and…

Dallas

Top 10 Dallas Brunch Spots

Dallas is a big city and with that comes a million and one restaurants. And Brunch in Dallas is quite the event. Honestly, it seems like people eat here for sport. What can I say, we’re pretty into it! But because there are so many options, it can be hard to decide on where to go. Right? And I feel like this is one of my most frequently asked questions too. So Today I wanted to finally share my favorite spots for Dallas brunch. find the places worthy of trying. Don’t worry I’m here to help with my recommendations!

Faith

What Are Your God-Given Gifts?

In the book of 1 Corinthians, Paul talks a lot about giftedness in chapter 12.  He explains that our gifts need to be different because all together, we make up the body of Christ. For a body to work, you need one head, two ears, one nose, two arms… you get the picture. If a body has no arms, six noses, and one ear, something’s not right. The same thing goes for the body of believers in Christ—there have to be different parts in order to make it function correctly.

Lifestyle

How to Spring Clean Your Entire Life

Since I’ve been feeling pretty naturally motivated lately, I’m taking advantage of that energy while looking at multiple aspects of my life when it comes to tidying things up. Sure, my pantry needs love, as does my closet, but what about the other parts of my life? Like relationships, work, family, etc. There’s definitely more I’ve been itching to clean up or dive into other than physically cleaning

Faith

Thoughts on Good Friday

For a lot of us, the coming of Easter means all good things. Warmer weather, spring clothes, pastels, sunshine, bunnies, and egg hunts are the things that we think of most if we’re really being honest. And we know what Easter is really all about: Jesus. It’s the day that Jesus arose from the dead and redeemed us all from our sins. And YES, Easter is a really, really happy day.

Faith

How Should We Pray?

At some point or another, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all wondering how to pray – if we’re doing it right or wrong or even where to begin? Sometimes thinking about praying to an invisible God that we can’t *actually* talk to feels a little weird and we get a bit insecure. Or at least I know I do – and I consider myself a seasoned “prayer…

Lifestyle

10 Tips For Surviving Wedding Season Solo

Ok y’all, let’s just address the elephant in the room and get it all on the table. WEDDING SEASON. It’s almost here and my fridge is filling up with invites. First, I just want to say that weddings are SO much fun and I absolutely love celebrating with my friends and family, or whoever it is that’s tying the knot. BUT. For us single folks, it can feel a touch…

Lifestyle

Welcome To The New BTD!

I can’t believe this day is finally here! I have been dreaming up this moment since late 2015. At that time, the idea for this new website was just that: an idea. But it grew into so much more as I continued to think through some of these ideas. Specifically, back in July of 2016, I did a post on Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale where I picked my favorite six pieces and…

Faith

How God Wants Me To Prioritize My Time

While I was praying this morning, I spent some time giving some really hard, intense thought about how I’m spending my time. What IS the most important thing I can be doing? How DO I need to be prioritizing my life? The reason why I get so serious about this stuff is because I seriously want to be living in a way that glorifies God.

Home

How to Organize Your Fridge & Keep it That Way

I actually didn’t realize this until I went to write this post, but I’ve never had my own fridge. Whether living with my family or roommates, I’ve always been in a situation where fridge space was tight. And since most of us share our fridge with at least one person, we all know the struggle of keeping a fridge organized. Heck! Even living solo probably means a disorganized fridge at…

Home

How to Style Bookshelves

If you’ve been reading BTD for a while now, you know that I purchased my first home a little over a year ago. I’ve shared some home decor slash organization posts over the past year, but I’m hoping to do even more in 2018. Y’all seem to really like it! And if you’re following along on Insta, you might remember that I was styling my bookshelves on an Insta Live…

Faith

Best Small Group Bible Studies

One of my MOST frequently asked questions is what the best small group bible studies are or whether or not I recommend any. And after getting this question time and time again, I decided it was time I dedicate an entire resource page on my blog to answering this question. I intend to keep this updated as I learn more and discover additional studies.

 

Home

Dining Room Details

Y’all. I have been MEANING to put together this post for WAY too long. But hey, better late than never! I get a lot of questions regarding the details in my dining room and I’m so excited to be sharing everything with y’all! I can still think of a few things I’d like to do to finish it off, but it’s good enough for now! And it definitely “feels” pretty…

Faith

Seeking Contentment: Embracing The Struggle

In Philippians 4:11, Paul talks about contentment; he says he has learned how to be content in all circumstances. It’s kind of funny if you read it; in typical Paul fashion, he says it super matter-of-fact. But I don’t think he means it’s the easiest thing to do. I think this is something he had to fight for every day. (Remember this is a single dude, who had sacrificed marriage and embraced singleness for the good of his gospel work. Before his death he will be shipwrecked, separated from friends, and imprisoned multiple times.)

Fitness

Our Favorite Activewear Brands To Motivate Moving Your Body

We all need motivational boosts, and especially this time of year, I know a lot of us are looking for those. Whether it’s an older photo of you or a picture of someone else whose body you admire, I love the idea of having an image in our brains. And as I’m vowing to get back to regular workouts, y’all know I had to do some shopping to take the motivation next level. We all get more motivated to workout if we like our workout gear right?

Lifestyle

Recipes That Taste Even Better As Leftovers

Hey y’all, happy Friday! Y’all might have remembered me talking about this on stories and in the newsletter (p.s. are you subscribed?!), and I’m finally doing the post I promised! Lately, I’ve been starting to cook more…yay! But specifically, I’ve been cooking things that make a lot of food and are just as good reheated. Because you know how some recipes are amazing – even better – the next couple…

Organization

18+ Ways to Get More Organized in 2018

How’s everyone’s 2018 going so far?! Have y’all survived the first couple days? I always find this week to be a tad overwhelming slash also pretty motivating. I’ve been spending a lot of time at home assessing the last year, my goals for the upcoming, and getting my house in order – and getting organized always makes me feel better like ASAP. Since I’m sure I’m not the only person…