In the Sweet Sunshine

Seeking simplicity and rest in a tired world

All or something

I joined a gym in January.

It’s the first time I’ve been a gym member since before kids, when I was working full-time and we only had one car so I went in early with Rocky to school each day. … Read more

January quicklinks

My baby took her first steps this week!!!

My plan for the last week of each month is to share a short list of links to articles, blog posts, podcast episodes, etc that I’ve enjoyed during the month. Some of … Read more

What’s saving my life right now: Winter 2018

Traveling on Christmas Day

According to the calendar we’re almost halfway through winter! While the beginning of this season occurs right when we’re all crazy busy with holidays, around this time of year life begins to settle and we often … Read more

A post about… alarm clocks?

Guess what?? I bought an alarm clock!

I’m your typical smartphone user. Currently an iPhone 6s to be exact. Four “pages” of apps, many of which are condensed into folders for ease of finding what I’m looking for.

But I’m … Read more


It’s been the buzzword of the last couple of years that no one knows how to pronounce (for the record, I’m pretty sure it’s hue-guh). It evokes images of fireplaces, slippers, and fluffy blankets. “Coziness” could be a basic English … Read more

One word

When the “one word for the new year” craze started a few years ago, I rolled my eyes and thought it a bit too off-the-wall for me. There was no way I could build my entire year around a single … Read more

Coming soon…

This site is a work-in-progress, about a work-in-progress simple lifestyle. Launching in early 2018!

It is good for people to eat, drink, and enjoy their work under the sun during the short life God has given them, and to Read more