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Faith, Featured

Prayer Journaling

Faith is a huge part of my life, it's the "saint" behind Saint + Cypress in case you were curious! :) So I want it to be something I talk about here regularly on the blog. It wouldn't feel right to not include such a big part of my life. So without further adieu, let's talk about prayer... Prayer is a crucial part of my faith walk, yet it's one of the things I tend to struggle with the most while following Jesus. I have studying the bible and going to church on lock, but prayer... it's just doesn't come that easy to me. Growing up, I was taught to recite pretty formal prayers and for many years I thought that was the only way prayer worked. As an adult, I've learned that prayer is…

Featured, Goals

February Goals

I honestly feel like the month of January went by nice and slowly. I enjoyed easing into the new year and getting a nice grip on making the most out of my new schedule. The first two weeks of the month weren't the most productive outside of work, but I definitely got my act together for the latter half of the month and am content with the progress I made towards my yearly and monthly goals. Getting to put a check mark next to each goal you set out to achieve can be gratifying, but I find it even more satisfying to think about how the month went on a deeper level. The underlying themes of my January were 1) to say yes to more fruitful uses of my time and say no to distractions…

At Home, Featured

Monogrammed Bedding

White linens are my love language. No, really they are. From my bath and kitchen towels to my bed linens, it's white on white on white. And it makes me SO happy. I love how clean and classic it looks. There's something subtly elegant about it. And the fact that it makes me feel ever-so-slightly like an adult that has it together doesn't hurt either ;) (more…)

Books, Featured

2017 Book List

One of my favorite things about the new year is putting together a brand new book list! I've decided to only pick ten new books to read this year. I settled on this number since there are a number of titles I'd like to re-read this year and I'm not counting those on my book list. I also thought that ten would leave enough margin for new books that I pick up during the year. Something new I'd like to incorporate into my reading this year is the use of audio books. I think between Audible and library digital rentals I can fit in a few audiobooks throughout the year! I've talked about my night time routine before, but I have to revisit it because it's truly one of my favorite parts of the day. Those 15-30…

Featured, Lifestyle

Weekend Edit

This week was a bit busier than I imagined it would be, mostly because it flew by much too quickly and my list of things to do grew longer as the days went by. Oh and then there's that whole flash flood thing that happened on Wednesday. But honestly I like a full week. It makes me feel accomplished. It's always a good feeling knowing you gave 150% at work and at home! And it just so happens that I have the perfect reward for a hardworking week lined up for the weekend, I'm getting out of the city for a church retreat. I honestly couldn't be more excited. While living in the city can be a lot of fun, I miss being out in the country and enjoying the fresh air and open…