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Jun 27 2017

CTL Ep 34- Raising Boys with Good Character with Heather Haupt

  This episode is sponsored by PlateJoy- The Meal Planner That Makes Healthy Eating Easy.  Go to PlateJoy.com to get 10 days FREE and enter the code LOVELY to get $10 off a membership.  Thank you, PlateJoy! ******* On this episode of Cultivating the Lovely, Heather Haupt pulls up a chair to chat about how a stellar… Read more…

Jun 1 2017

CTL Ep 33- The Spiritual Disciplines of Motherhood with Catherine McNiel

This episode is sponsored by PlateJoy- The Meal Planner That Makes Healthy Eating Easy.  Go to PlateJoy.com to get 10 days FREE and enter the code LOVELY to get $10 off a membership.  Thank you, PlateJoy! ******* MacKenzie welcomes Catherine McNiel to the podcast today.  Living in Chicago, she is a mom of three and author… Read more…

May 18 2017

CTL Ep 32 – Relationally Driven Homeschooling with Katie Duckett

This episode is sponsored by PlateJoy- The Meal Planner That Makes Healthy Eating Easy.  Go to PlateJoy.com to get 10 days FREE and enter the code LOVELY to get $10 off a membership.  Thank you, PlateJoy! Today’s guest is the lovely Katie Duckett sharing how she took her homeschooling from frustration and check boxes to… Read more…

Feb 9 2017

CTL Ep 25- The Importance of Being in the Word with Heidi St. John

This Episode is brought to You by Prepdish.com/Lovely– Visit them today for your FREE two week trial! You’re in for a real treat – this episode is just PACKED with so much amazing truth and encouragement – you’ll need to listen twice! Heidi St. John is a homeschooling mama of seven who has a passion to teach… Read more…

Mar 3 2016

CTLP Episode 13 – The Blessing of Big Families with Amy Roberts

(affiliate links used- see full disclosure here) Today I’m chatting with Amy Roberts of RaisingArrows.net, wife of 20 years and mom to nine – ages 18 all the way down to age one! Amy shares her heart with me about the blessings and trials of raising and homeschooling a large family. Amy shares her story and answer to… Read more…

Jan 14 2016

CTLP Episode 8- Life Strategies for the New Year with Kristi Clover

To kick off the new year and the new season of Cultivating the Lovely the Podcast I’m chatting with Kristi Clover about her best tips for living a more organized, focused life. Kristi shares with me her four best tips for organization: Getting your knees dirty, eliminating morning mayhem, meal planning, and simplifying. I can’t… Read more…

Jun 12 2015

On Filling Up in Order to Cultivate the Lovely in Your Life

Over the past few months I have been reading and ruminating over Sally Clarkson’s Own Your Life.  In her book she so very clearly points out that if we expect to pour lovely things out of ourselves then we must fill up on lovely things first. Now, I don’t want this to be confused with our cultural notion… Read more…

Jun 5 2015

The Commitment and Work of Cultivating the Lovely

Today I want to dive a little deeper into this whole idea of what it means to cultivate the lovely in our lives.  To start with, let’s have a look at the definitions of these words… Cultivate- 1 :  to prepare or prepare and use for the raising of crops; also :  to loosen or… Read more…

Oct 18 2014

The first 18ish Days of October Instablogging- Recap

Well, ladies, since I know not all of you are on Instagram or follow me there, I thought I would give you a little catch-up on what’s been going on with my 31 Days of Instablogging Challenge!  It hasn’t been prefect, by far, but I have tried to make the things that I have posted… Read more…