Happy 7 Year Anniversary, LA //

(The photos above are of 17 year old me in 2009, just a month into living in Los Angeles. This is one of the most difficult but most needed articles I've ever written. This is my heart. This is me.) 7 years ago on this date, I moved from Florida to Los Angeles with just [...]

5 Simple Gifts {To Be Thankful For}

{Photo credit: Maureen Price} Last week, my friend Maureen, who is a fabulous photographer, came over to use my husband and I as models for a project she is working on. She snapped that candid photo above while I was checking my email and petting my sweet chihuahua, Abby. My heart was filled with joy [...]

My Ordinary Life.

This past Sunday, my husband and I attended a new church just down the street from our home. The pastor gave a great sermon on "radical living", and it got me thinking: Am I content and joyful with the life God has trusted me to subdue? Our culture is always seeking something new, something bigger, [...]

Baking fails {and practicing optimism}

My appetite and taste buds were impatient tonight as I mixed up a new recipe for homemade gluten-free chocolate chunk cookies. If any of you have been following my recipes and cooking adventures since I found out I am gluten intolerant, you've probably noticed that I've come up with some extremely fun, creative, and delicious [...]

The Irrevocable Call

My eyelids grew heavy as I sat on set today, waiting for hours before we filmed the scene I was working on. The words of another actor woke me up--though my eyes were almost shut, my ears were still awake. He said: "How lucky are we to be able to have a life of adventure? [...]