We're thankful you're here. 

I'm Amber. I'm the wife around these parts. 

First came love. Then came marriage. Then we decided a dog and blog would be less work than a baby (and carriage). 

The only part of this blog that's ours is the name and life behind the scenes. Otherwise, it's all about hearing from me about our faith, adventures, and wedded bliss. 

May this space be a place rich and beloved for you. Find a cocktail of love, hope and grace here. Humor will always be the little umbrella in your drink. 

Kick off your shoes and stay a while. 

As a child I read all of Aesop's fables with great excitement and attention to the morals at the end of each tale. I grew up looking for the snippets of truth in all of life's messes. Our greatest moral, the grandest of truths is this: 
Life's done best in friendship and in mess. 
Our faith saves in life's stress.
Always love, nothing less.

It seems most appropriate to throw a picture of Mr. Thomas and me in here for good measure. 

A few things you might care about before you get to reading: 
  • I dig the marriage I share with this man, though I'd be okay skipping his stinky laundry in our hamper. 
  • Every month I write a love letter to Jason from the prompt for the Letter Link-Up. Of course, I'd be over the moon if you joined. 
  • You'll see our pets: Hazel the boxer and Guillermo the Sulcata Tortoise around here every once and a while. 
Speaking of Hazel, you'll find yourself loving all the spunk that comes from her pouty face. She's more princess than pet, more diva than dog, often found wearing a flower and carrying a ball. You can get a heaping serving of Hazel over on our Instagram
And this is Guillermo. He also goes by Mo. He's a gluten-free vegetarian with a taste for crabgrass, roses and milkweed, though he's yet to meet a scrap from our compost pile he doesn't love. It takes some warm sun to bring him out of his shell, but good luck after that. 
Now that you're here, where do we start? 
Let me suggest one of my favorite posts about our marriage. 

Or wishing to know my deepest convictions (which include coffee drinking habits and hair dos), because those can be found here. 

Fan of coffee? Because I am and my monthly coffee dates are a great way to get caught up on what's happening in our lives. 

If none of those suit your fancy, let me point you in the direction of my creative process or the way going ad-free on the blog worked best for us. 


  1. Love the moral of your story! ::Raising hand:: Girl we are both short, curvy and muscle and it's pretty great :).

  2. Hi friend!!! I just got your comment on my "about me" section!! I tried to email you back but it said you were a no reply blogger :( Pi phi love!!!!!!!!!!! Do you have twitter? So glad to hear from you! :)

  3. New follower here -- We're brand new bloggers and always interested to find other bloggers that incorporate the "hubby" since that's what we are doing. So your title caught me right away!

    Can't wait to cyber-stalk you two and learn mow! You both sound fab so far! :)


  4. LOVE your blog! So glad you found me on Twitter so I could find you here. You are a doll. An absolute doll.

    Deidre \\ Love, The Skinnys

  5. Is that a flower on Hazel's collar?!! How sweet!! Y'all are just the cutest! So glad to be following you guys!! :)

  6. HI! Just found your blog andddd I'm pretty pumped about that :) Going to stalk ya now, just consider yourself warned!

  7. Ahhh, love coming across bloggers with a heart for God! Definitely going to be following along with you! :)

    1. Oh Miranda, so, so, so nice to have you around these parts! It's always thrilling to have another heart for God hanging out for encouragement and inspiration and just food for thought! :)

  8. Hi Amber! I just came across your blog, and I have to say I'm hooked! I read your post on the Jesus Feminist book and immediately added it to my To Do List! I also lol'd a little bit at your puppy gifs on your internet connectivity post...hilarious!!

    1. Welcome Miss Riss! :) I'm so glad that you enjoyed the #sayYESproject… It's been such a blessing for the short time that it's been around these parts… And Jesus Feminist is AMAZING so you will surely love it! (Please come back and tell me what you think!)

  9. I have really enjoyed reading your blog since I discovered it a few weeks ago. I love your perspective on life!

  10. So nice to meet you!!
    I just came across your blog!! I am so happy I found it! I am now following! I look forward to keeping up and getting to know you more!


  11. Where has your blog been? GET IN MY LIFE. When you wrote "I've got tattoos, love to say shit, and have never said no to a glass of wine. More than all that, I love God." in your guest post at Happy is a Choice, I thought I was reading my own words. You rock!

    1. WELCOME! Of course I don't know what in the world took us so long to find each other… But now we've got some serious making up to do! :)

  12. "Love wins." You had me sold at that tiny little statement! Such a cute blog--and I have to say, I'm entirely impressed at your balance AND wine drinking!!

  13. I LOVE this new About Me page!!!! So cute, and so fun!

    1. Thank you! It took me so long to convince myself to DO it, but now that it's done I'm a happy, happy clam.

  14. You two are so cute together!


  15. Love your blog! I'm your newest follower! Can't wait to do the Letter Linkup next month!

    Emily Anne


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