On the Value of Life

I woke up this morning, heavy-hearted. Despite my complete faith in the sovereignty of God in my own life and the life of my family, the still, small parts of my heart can’t help but feel a bit of dread at the prospect of bringing a child in to this world. And then each time I begin to…

Bono, The Arts and Me

Twice, I have been brought to my knees by the testimony of this gentle, rocker soul. I watched clips of him speak; His casual–and yet, extremely reverent–understanding of the Biblical God, pouring from his eyes, lips, demeanor. The honesty overwhelmed me. Paul “Bono” Hewson has (and has always had) every intention of breaking down the barrier that lies…

Some Thoughts on the Struggle for Originality

 (It effects more than just the hipsters). You guys. Listen. There’s no one like you. You are unique. Special. Carefully and intentionally crafted. All the quirks and idiosyncrasies that make up “you,” are like a darn fingerprint. Yes, everyone on earth is their own brand of human, BUT… The way we interact with others, talk,…

How I “Found Home” In Jacksonville, FL

Since the main reason that Sand & City exists is to document my current life status and happenings, I think it’s important for me to touch on the subject of “home,” and what it has meant during this chapter in Colt and I’s life. There will always be significance to the places we grew up, went to school,…

Out with the Old, In with the New: The Power to Be Better

To those who know my husband, it is no secret that his heart is absolutely set on people. His ability to look past a person’s faults and see them, love them, strictly as human beings, without any other requirements, is undeniably a gift he has been given by God. I know this, because some of…

About Me (Extended Cut)

So here’s the thing. I love to write. I love clothes, jewelry, accessories, art, plants, food, music, long walks on the beach, design, home décor, books, people… I just love life. And that’s what I hope is communicated here on Sand & City. However, it can become increasingly difficult to walk the line between living…