Pre-Order Savor as a Christmas Gift

By Posted in - General on December 12th, 2014 5 Comments

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Merry (almost) Christmas! We’ve been getting so many messages lately, telling us that you want to give Savor as a Christmas gift–why on earth won’t it be available till March?!?

Well, we can’t print those books any faster, but we can give you a sweet card to sign and put under the tree, telling your friend or mom or sister or wife that you’ve bought the book for her, and that it will arrive on her doorstep in March, hot off the press. And with it, we’re also giving you 5 recipes that we didn’t have room to include in Savor–including one of my favorites, a recipe for a Lyonnaise salad I love to make for lunch parties.

All you have to do is pre-order the book–you can do that at Amazon or Barnes & Noble–and then send a photo of your receipt to savorpreorder@gmail.com. You’ll get an email back with a card you can download and five recipes, too.

My prayer is that you do savor this season, every part of it, that you laugh hard and eat cookies and wear silly Christmas pajamas. That you draw the people you love as close as possible as often as possible, telling stories and saying I love you with your words, with your hugs, with your eyes as you listen close. Let the the beauty of this season shine in your hearts, in your eyes, in your words, in your homes.

Love & cookies–

XO–S 

10 Christmas Favorites

By Posted in - Life on December 3rd, 2014 14 Comments

I really do love the Christmas season–how it pares things down to their essence: the God of the Universe coming to earth in skin, changing everything. I’m thankful for Advent–that our faith tradition makes space for …

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Glimpse

By Posted in - General on November 11th, 2014 27 Comments

 

You know, of course, that I’m trying to learn a new rhythm of living, that I’ve been inching my way into it for two years, that I’m writing a book about that fumbling process.

Let …

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Pumpkin Curry

By Posted in - General on October 21st, 2014 14 Comments IMG_5288

 

Oh, heavens, how long has it been since I’ve posted a recipe? I’ve been working on lots of new recipes, but they’re mostly for Savor–it has more than 20 recipes in it. And the …

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Using Technology to Connect

By Posted in - General on October 13th, 2014 19 Comments

As I’ve said before, I’m so not anti-technology—I love Instagram, & so much of my job involves the lovely wild odd world of the internet. At the same time, I’ve been having lots of conversations lately …

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SIMPLIFY Giveaway Winners!

By Posted in - General on August 21st, 2014 4 Comments

Congratulations to these twenty lucky people! The publishing team will send you an email soon to get your mailing address & then your book will be on its way…

1. Nancy Smith
2. Rhonda Roberts
3. Maggie Broderick
4. …

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LESS

By Posted in - General on May 20th, 2014 42 Comments

I just loaded up more than twenty bags and boxes for a garage sale this weekend—not mine, of course, because of all the things in the world I’m terrible at, running a garage sale …

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On Finding Your Passion

By Posted in - General on May 13th, 2014 29 Comments

Lately I’ve been speaking quite often on the topics of calling and passion, specifically as those topics relate to marriage and parenting and family—what it looks like to build space into a marriage and a …

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Mother’s Day video

By Posted in - Family on May 11th, 2014 3 Comments

Happy, happy, happy Mother’s Day! My very talented brother-in-law Eric made this short film to honor moms and all the women who nurture and influence and shape us. Isn’t it beautiful?

It’s been a full-to-bursting weekend …

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A Mother’s Day Book List

By Posted in - General on May 7th, 2014 40 Comments

Mother’s Day always makes me think of books—maybe because of all the things that are so very different about my mother and I, one way we’re absolutely one thousand percent the same is that …

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On Laundry & Love Stories

By Posted in - General on April 29th, 2014 38 Comments

If I have learned anything at all this year, it’s that marriages never get better on accident, and they never get better on leftovers.

I chatted with a new friend in Nashville last week. She …

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On Vulnerability & Cats

By Posted in - General on April 16th, 2014 32 Comments

So I asked Twitter & Facebook friends for a blog topic that was non-boring, and the very first response was VULNERABILITY.

Done. Everyone, it seems, is talking about vulnerability right now, which is fantastic. I credit …

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