June 21, 2018

I can still smell the summer air on my grandparents farm. The wind in my face as I sat on their porch and the feeling in my heart as I played in my own “purple room”. 

Two months ago at my grandads funeral ( my dads -dad) , I ate lunch with my Papa (my moms dad) and had no idea it would be the last time we would laugh together. 

And yesterday morning when I got up, I had no idea that it had been our last night with our sweet Macy. Loss is so hard, its so broken, such a reminder that this is not our home. 
My family has had a wave of losses over the past 4 months and its been so hard and sad to navigate how its impacted each heart. Both my grandpas and now our beloved Macy. 

Its easy on social media to see the snippets but not see the tears at bedtime as our hearts break over the voids left behind. The conversations as we process and the deep sadness to watch people you love hurt. 

Maybe even more than that just the reminder of the brokenness.

I believe that God grieves with us. 

Often I believe we either feel the pressure from something inside ourselves or even an unspoken pressure from others that we need to be okay. And in that we often tuck away hurt, heartbreaking experiences, even sin and we mask it with "we are good.”

Chris and I have been saying over and over- its okay to be sad- its an absence and a hurt. Aiden said last night we have a scar on our hearts now. and I know as I’ve watched my parents grieve, there is a shift in what matters in our hearts. 

When you lose something that you love so fiercely and so dearly, it shatters all of you. And when you slowly glue the pieces back together one by one, piece by piece.... then, when you are finally put back together... you're different. The scars are a constant reminder of not only what was lost but also what all you have to lose. Opportunities to press in and live the way you want to with no regrets. Loving fiercely and cherishing those that mean everything to you. Not missing out. 

You can love differently. Better.
Because you know it's fragile.

Life. It's a gift.
A gift to be cherished, celebrated, adored.

Sweet Macy.. She's been through so much with us. She laid by Aiden through all his painful days with HSP, was by my side as we were losing babies and my heart kept breaking. She has been there for my kiddos and she's been by Chris side before we even got married. She's been faithful and loyal and kind and precious. 

We miss you Macy, you were with us before our family was “us”- we only know our family with you here. Thank you for what you gave us. 

Utah 2018

June 18, 2018

It's so amazing to walk a path and look backwards and see how clearly the Lord has led you step by step there. In the moment it might seem uncertain or confusing but as you look back you can see the path so clearly laid out. 

It just takes a yes. 

When the Lord prompts.... hands shaking, just saying yes. 
yes Lord, I want what you have for me. 

It was just September 2014 when the Lord CLEARLY said to me: " Casey, no need to chase or pursue but I have great plans for you. You are not to hide, you are to shine....BIG THINGS, believe big/ dream big/ expect big, receive big and ask big!"

I let that soak into every piece of me and have stepped forward and said YES every single step of the way.

I am confident that every single person who joins me on this journey is meant to be here. I am confident in leading them and watching where the Lord will lead their YES.

Unclench the fists and say, I'm ready to watch what you can do. 
There are no words for how the 50,000 families on my team has forever changed my life. 

It's truly like a family and as we walked the stage in Utah this summer- we represented all of us.

That moment was for all of us. 
All of our stories. 
All of our dreams. 
All of our destinies being unlocked. 

I love my people so much, no words could do it justice. They each have a piece of my heart forever- the heart of this team is something I'm so honored to be a part of.

These women are like family and it's the greatest treasure in the world to hear over and over and over that they searched their whole life for something like this and the community that is being built is where they have found it. 

A sisterhood, a brotherhood- a community that we get to walk with for LIFE. 

Loving people. Helping families- goodness, what an honor.

Not only have the oils and the clean/safe products changed my families life forever and ever but the precious people who have joined me have changed my heart forever. 

Our story is forever written in a new direction. 
And it was His plan all along.

Thank you Lord that you are so much more creative than me. Thank you for your plan. 

When the Lord has something for you, when you hear that whisper...take the leap. 
It's so worth it.

We started this journey for hormonal and emotional support. What I got was 
 success using essential oils as support for sleep, stress, supporting healthy immune systems, booboos, hormones, lung support, seasonal stuffiness, weight management, household cleaning/cooking and a whole slew of other things.

 I love knowing that there is nothing more natural and that they don't come with horrible side effects and long term dangers like many other toxic options that are sold in stores. 

We also have started our journey to a chemical free home with Young Living! We buy all our detergent, dish soaps, hand soaps, cleaning, shampoos, deodorant, makeup, baby products and more through this amazing company! Not to mention kid products, hair products and vitamins- literally a one stop shop right to my doorstep every month. 

I want everyone to know this. Reach out, I am ready to share and invite you in! 

Curious to hear more?

Outdoor Party.

May 24, 2018

Super honored and excited to have my cute crew over on PEOPLE.COM ! 
You can check out the article here

We are obviously obsessed with Joanna Gaines and her amazing line at Target- we were completely thrilled to share! 

“I love to have water and fresh ice pops out all the time — we put orange juice and grape juice in molds to make our own little popsicles!”

With 4 little ones we are always going from one thing to the next so having a good picnic set that is ready to grab is such a gift!

When we moved into this home we said that we really wanted our kids friends and their families to be over here enjoying the pool and the backyard often. This collection is PERFECT for family fun and hosting people in our home! From the coolers to the games, it really is everything we need to fellowship with families and friends we love. There is nothing better than food, friends, and family!

Her go-to outdoor dinner all summer long? “I would say mango pineapple juice mixed with a sparkling water, corn on the cob and a burger!”

“We are completely in love with the picnic and croquet sets – we haven’t stopped playing as a family since we bought it!” she says. “I actually grew up playing croquet in my front yard and so it’s so sweet to now play this with our littles.”


April 28, 2018

The summer of 2000 Chris worked at Kanakuk and met Jordan Critz - two creative guys that loved the Lord and they became friends. In 2005 when Chris and I started dating I remember going to meet his friends at a movie and him teasing that they had to like me ;)….little did I know as I walked up to that movie theatre that day and shook Kristen's hand for the very first time 13 years ago that we would be running businesses along side each other and skiing together in Banff Canada. 

Our friendships kept going through talking as struggling artists and loss and hard stuff. I bought a kit 3.5 years ago from Kristen after leaving 4th of July with my family and finally admitting to myself that something was off. I needed support and was ready to try anything. I had no idea what the Lord had been planning long before that day. Planting seeds and laying out a path- all it took was a yes from me every step of the way. 

Right after Ainsleigh was born I was up in my attic on my old computer and in the late of the night found myself on a blog post about a DIY wreath and got lost in words and photos and stories. I emailed a perfect stranger, Danielle Burkleo in the middle of the night and told her how her words moved something down deep in my heart. A friendship began and led to blogging together  unlocking pieces of my story that I wouldn't have found without her, trips together, doing life together, a best friend, a sisterhood. She filled a piece of my heart that didn't realize how much I needed her. 

Our guys became good friends through late night food runs for HopeSpoken a conference we dreamed and created together. They built stages along side each other and laughed as they let us dream and run towards seeds the Lord had stirred in our hearts. 

Jordan came in to lead worship for Hopespoken and a little couple from Dallas, New York and Tennessee all stood together and worshipped and poured out our souls as we had no idea what was laid out before us on the horizon. A deep connection and now here we are. 

A team of 46,000 people that are families with lives changing. Stories shifting. Someone said on this Canada trip, “ it takes a story to lead someone to say yes to this.” But what if it didn’t? What if there is MORE for you than where you’re at? 

It just takes belief, hard work and a YES. 

He led me to the most beautiful friendships and sisterhoods I could have never have dreamed of. Tea and soul convos with my girl Lesley Williams Graham and so many precious women that walk beside me day in and day out. Girls that have done soul-work along side me and changed pieces down deep in my heart. Lesley a forever sister.

Thank you Young Living for changing my life. My families stories and so many people that mean everything to me too. What an absolutely dream week with my husband in a beautiful place surrounded by beauty.

Thank you Young Living for changing my life. My families stories and so many people that mean everything to me too. What an absolutely dream week with my husband in a beautiful place surrounded by beauty.

It comes so naturally for me to sacrifice everything for my kiddos but what a beautiful reminder how being intentional in our marriages is the greatest gift. Trusting the Lord that he'll carry those babies as we step away for a week and coming back with full hearts. The heart of this company is something I am so proud to be a part of. Watching people's health stories change. Watching the testimonies roll in and then on the business side to see destinies unlocked. 

Thank you Lord for honoring my trembling hands and my yes.