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National Foster Care Month

May 27, 2015

When you hear the phrase foster care, what do you first thing of? The month of May is Foster Care Awareness month and I wanted to share a few things with you… Read More


I love my community.

May 25, 2015

Aaron and I have been super blessed to have surrounded ourselves with a community that hasn’t changed much over the past couple of years. In the above photo, four of those friends… Read More

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Happy Hour #41 with Melanie Dale

May 22, 2015

Melanie Dale is a geek on a God-ride, a minivan mama and total weirdo who stinks at small talk. Her laugh is a combination honk-snort, and it’s so bad that people have… Read More


Cheering on Jordan.

May 18, 2015

A few months ago my sister-in-law and I dashed all around Austin with our six kids to get any glimpse we could of my brother, her husband, as he ran the Austin half… Read More

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Happy Hour #40 with Shauna Niequist

May 13, 2015

Happy Hour #40 is with my friend Shauna Niequist. Shauna is the author of Savor, Bread & Wine, Cold Tangerines, and Bittersweet, and is an enthusiastic hostess, home cook and passionate gatherer… Read More

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Happy Birthday to the HAPPY HOUR PODCAST!

May 13, 2015

Last week I turned 37, and then on Saturday The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey podcast turned ONE! Happy Birthday to the show! Last year I debuted the podcast, and I laughed when I… Read More


Books I read // April 2015

May 12, 2015

This is about the time that you all will start filling up your list of books to read this summer, and I’m happy to say that I recommend all of these for… Read More

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Happy Hour #39: Aaron Ivey

May 6, 2015

Happy Hour #39 is with my favorite person in the world … my husband! Since I started the show I’ve been wanting to have him on, and you guys submitted some great… Read More


Adoption: sorrow and joy

May 4, 2015

I have said it a million times and I’ll say it again, adoption is beautiful, but it is always built on loss. There’s no way around that. For a child to enter… Read More

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Happy Hour #38: Jessica Thompson

May 1, 2015

Happy Hour #38 is with my friend Jessica Thompson. This is now Jesssica’s second time to be on the Happy Hour and I love it and love her. She’s one of my… Read More


Raising Black Boys

April 29, 2015

Last Spring I was asked to join a racial reconciliation group. I had no idea what to expect and honestly was a bit terrified for our first meeting. Even if you know that… Read More

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I am loving: Christy Nockels, Just Mercy, LuLaRoe

April 28, 2015

Last Friday I forgot to do my FUN FRIDAY posts, and so today is a TERRIFIC TUESDAY post. Okay I know that’s super dorky, but whatever, it’s my blog and I can… Read More

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IJM Global Prayer Gathering 2015

April 27, 2015

“The distance between tears and smiles is freedom.” IJM worker in India International Justice Mission is a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. IJM works to rescue victims,… Read More


Whole 30 {Week Three}

April 23, 2015

{WEEK THREE} At the very beginning of this week I flew to DC to spend the weekend at the IJM conference. On the plane  I made the decision I had been needing… Read More