Archives for December 2016

12.17.16

Christmas with Jord watches!

Oh what a beautiful and merry month the month of December is! Pretty little packages, yummy food, and extra time for friends and family! Today I am sharing a favorite watch of mine that is handcrafted authentic wood!

Christmas is just right around the corner and if your anything like myself I’m a little behind schedule! So…if your looking for a last minute gift..look no further than Jord wood watches! There styles for men and women are simply unique, simplistic, and colorful. The different textures and shades of the wood are so beautiful and truly unique. Enter the giveaway link below to receive a gift card to woodwatches. 

Instant Giveaway link: https://www.woodwatches.com/g/cultivatemotherhood

To shop my watch or for a loved one follow the links below! 

Men’s shop : https://www.woodwatches.com/shop/men/#cultivatemotherhood

 Women’s shop : https://www.woodwatches.com/shop/women/#cultivatemotherhood

Shop my watch: https://www.woodwatches.com/series/frankie-35/dark-sandalwood-and-mint/#cultivatemotherhood

Xo,

Sophia 
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12.07.16

Acorn•stuffed•Squash

Wintery, windy, and cold days give me all the cravings for savory comfort food. This is a little recipe I put together that is simple and delicious, and pretty easy to make. 


First you will want to cut the little acorns in half and than dig out the seeds. You will want about one acorn squash per person especially if you have big eaters. 


Place the acorn squashes face down in an inch or so of water bake at 350 for about an hour to an hour n half. They are done when a knife smoothly goes in and out.


While the acorn squash is cooking; fry up some bacon I used about six strips and set aside to cool! 


There are several variations to stuff in your acorn squash. You can use a red sauce, sausage instead of bacon, a different veggie in place of the Brussels! Just experiment:)


Ingredient list I used:

Acorn squash

Bacon

Brussels sprouts

Onion

Fresh garlic 

Brown rice

Spinach

Olive oil

Salt and pepper 

Garlic salt

Brags seasoning(optional)

Any fresh herbs you have on hand 


Directions:

Sauté the Brussel sprouts on medium heat with olive oil, brags seasoning, salt/pepper, garlic salt, onion, and fresh garlic till soft than add in spinach, bacon and cooked rice. Turn off stove and add in feta cheese! Scoop all of this into your freshly cooked squash! Boom delicious.



Xo,

Sophia 

12.06.16

Enbrace•the•Messy

I’m very interested in the truth of who I am and the truth of who others are and represent around me! Lately I find myself wanting to be ok with the messy parts of my life. The parts that feel unsure, insecure, covered up cause they probably don’t look really good on the outside, or the fear that people are judging you one way or another. 

I think in my own personal life it’s been easy to want to run out of every storm that messes with the the flow of certainties! The type of storm that stops the flow of vision and all you can see is what’s in front of you. I find myself looking for that constant silver lining, the next and better/great church, friendship, or identity for that matter. What I’ve found to be true is that through each challenge and season I am growing, my family is growing. Contentment, egos, selfishness, judgement have all been tested hard especially when I see myself feeling less than what I “should” be. I instead of looking at the truth of who I am, am more likely to sink into the whole of despair and dance with my own expectations/entitlement, and opinions of what people should be to me. Life isn’t exactly a fair game. But what matters most is people.

Giving people a fair chance. Judging less and just being what they damn need. Creating a home that exudes peace, and love. Loving on the simple things like ;rest, a cozy space, little toes in your hands, playing a game with your children, or just walking outside for fresh air. I want to create an environment in my home that expects kindness, compassion, and hospitality because that’s what our friends are in need of and wanting.

 I think Marriage is messy, parenting is messy, and even our homes can be messy. That doesn’t define me, my willingness and honesty to show and be seen in the trenches of life as well as the highs teaches me “people do come first and perfection is indeed the thief of joy.” Today I’m choosing and trusting to let others in on my less than perfect life, and in doing so I pray that I have the honor of connecting with another’s story or life or hardship. I pray I choose to break down the walls of discontentment, expectations, and perfectionism so that contentment is always at the forefront of my heart and mind through the good, messy, and hard seasons of motherhood, family, and relationships. 

Xo,

Sophia 
Photos by: @angelarosegonzalez

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