• 10 Creative Winter Date Ideas

    I have a confession to make.  I LOVE going on dates with my husband.  When we have one planned, I literally look forward to it all week.  I think about what I’m going to wear and what we might do, but mostly I’m just excited to spend that quality time with my best friend. Anyone else’s love language quality time?  Getting to spend time together just the two of us is worth so much more to me than any other display of affection.   Will is really great at planning dates.  He usually doesn’t even tell me what we’re doing.  He gives me as little information as possible and then…

  • Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

    2018 into 2019—a natural progression of time that often spurs on resolutions, attempted life changes, and goal chasing.  Does the new year make you joyful and excited?  Or does it make you sad and anxious?   New years typically make me anxious.  This great vast unknown of a fresh twelve months just loom in front of me.  Sometimes there is excitement, but often just a great unknown and feeling of having to do everything all over again.  This year is a little different, and since January first, some of my anxiety has gone away.  #Blessed   Before I get ahead of myself, though, here’s a look back.  2018 Something positive…

  • my Instagram Top 9 2018

    WHAT. A. CRAZY. YEAR. WE. HAD. If I could choose my own top nine for this crazy year, these photos would be it. Last year was a blast! (Most of it!) I was a little sad to see it go, to be honest. 2018 was very very good for my soul. For our marriage. For our future as the Shugarts. We are so blessed to have had 2018

  • Puppy’s first holidays

    Blue update #3—3 Months Old! Our girl Blue is three months old, growing like her life depends on it, and loves spending time with us and her toys. My favorite things about the past month: Blue’s explosive growth How she is finally learning that her crate isn’t a negative place Watching her run behind a grown dog and how cute and clumsy she looks Watching her with my 10 month old nephew and how quickly she has learned to be gentle with him My least favorite thing: How she won’t stop chewing on my bathroom rug Things I have learned: She looooves learning She notices when one of us is…