Decorating Truths from A 15-Year-Old Tanzanian Boy

Warning:: Moms of boys may experience uncomfortable, unexplainable side effects while reading this post. Side effects are treatable with a prompt visit here to sponsor a teenage boy.  In order to alleviate the discomfort, take one or two of those and email me in the morning–for real, you should email me after you do this. […]

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What’s Your Plan for Tomorrow?

*photos courtesy of the ever so funny and wonderful Keely Scott Oh mercy, how are you? I feel like we haven’t talked in forever. Can I just tell you that when you are on one of these trips you get up early, eat, leave for a Compassion site, laugh really hard, pee in a hole, […]

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Nail Polish, Bubbles and $38

Today I want to tell you simply everything and then I keep sitting here looking at the computer and typing nothing. It’s just too much. And I can’t conjure up a great post and tie it neatly with the proverbial imperfectly beautiful bow.  I wish I knew some really great new, fancy, space age words […]

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A Ten-Year-Old Preacher Man, Fanta and The Giraffe that Made Me Cry

New around here? I’m currently in Tanzania with Compassion International. Read more about why I’m on this trip  here and read about our first day here. It feels weird being here. Not because we are sleeping under mosquito nets or drinking Boysenberry Fanta (out of a GLASS BOTTLE, mind you!) and not because we are […]

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Well I Didn’t Expect to Meet HER in Tanzania

*Special thanks to Photographer Keely Scott for capturing the stories through her photos. I met Hospitality today.  Yep, her. I’ve always known the requirement for being hospitable isn’t about finally getting to the place where you love where you live and can have the most up to date flooring and look cute in the Anthropologie […]

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Tanzania Bound

I’m getting ready for the trip.  Actually, I’m probably on a plane right now while you are reading this.  I leave my house in 2 hours then I’m on planes for about 20 hours. I’m not ready and I know I never will be. They really should make you take some type of standardized organization […]

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