Nicole lives near the beach in Southern California with her husband and three young kiddos. She writes a a lifestyle blog about creativity, family life, community, and all sorts of other fun stuff, and also keeps a homeschool journal called The Bennettar Academy. Her most recent (free!) ebook is about why and how to make more time for reading.

Lessons from bumps in the road trip3

Lessons from bumps in the road trip

indoor plants

The truth about hospitality

the power of perspective

The power of perspective

let your passions help you do your chores 1

Let your passions help you with your chores, or an ode to podcasts

summer hospitality

Two secrets of hospitality to remember this summer

life around the table aos

The home reflects the heart

christmas candlelight

3 simple lessons on bravery that I learned from Mary

unlikely friendships

Letting friendships develop, even when it doesn’t feel easy

learning to sew

5 ways to make time to learn to sew (Introducing Sewing School 101)

thank-you card

The long-lost art of thank-you cards (and a DIY idea)