2,000 Miles, 1 Painting & 3 Life-Changing Words

Pearl Allard

Pearl Allard

Midwest writer. Beauty seeker. Wife. Mama. Offering encouragement from the perspective of a sunflower - bask in the Sonshine and grow towards the Light.
Pearl Allard

It was our housewarming gift my parents drove 2,000 miles to hand deliver: a painting of the sea at sunset by Seward Whitfield. Over seven square feet of stunning. I soaked it in with delight. A shadowbox with real oyster shells and a glass marble pearl – two actually. The artist had forgotten he’d already Read More

Inviting Myself To Get It Wrong

Pearl Allard

Pearl Allard

Midwest writer. Beauty seeker. Wife. Mama. Offering encouragement from the perspective of a sunflower - bask in the Sonshine and grow towards the Light.
Pearl Allard

Today I’m trying something new. I’m participating in Five Minute Friday, a writing community that freewrites for five minutes on a prompt. No editing. (I mostly followed the rules.) Today’s prompt: Invite. Today I’m inviting myself to be wrong. To be messy. To accept grace. To try and fail and learn and get back up Read More

Can You Hear Me Now?

Pearl Allard

Pearl Allard

Midwest writer. Beauty seeker. Wife. Mama. Offering encouragement from the perspective of a sunflower - bask in the Sonshine and grow towards the Light.
Pearl Allard

Mornings at our household may or may not resemble a circus getting kids ready for school. (Parents of more than two children – my hat goes off to you.) We prep the night before, but papers teleport, shoes shrink, or clothes disappear. Someone forgets to brush their teeth or hair – or both. Murphy’s Law Read More

Butterfly-Sitting & Breakthrough Singing

Pearl Allard

Pearl Allard

Midwest writer. Beauty seeker. Wife. Mama. Offering encouragement from the perspective of a sunflower - bask in the Sonshine and grow towards the Light.
Pearl Allard

I had the privilege to butterfly-sit for a friend last week. She was leaving for vacation and afraid the two chrysalises would hatch before she returned. She showed up on my doorstep and delivered two tiny butterfly boxes. All I had to do was hang them by the window, watch the miracle unfold, and release Read More

Tea Party Tidbits #13 – The Benefit of Boundaries & An Offer Just for You!

Pearl Allard

Pearl Allard

Midwest writer. Beauty seeker. Wife. Mama. Offering encouragement from the perspective of a sunflower - bask in the Sonshine and grow towards the Light.
Pearl Allard

Happy Weekend Friend! I have two things to share with you today: 1) A thought about the benefit of boundaries and 2) An offer exclusive to my subscribers! (If you’ve come from Instagram or another source, you can subscribe here: http://lookupsometimes.com/follow/ ) A THOUGHT ABOUT BOUNDARIES I read a devotional today by Sarah Young in Read More

Tea Party Tidbits #9 – Got Hope?

Pearl Allard

Pearl Allard

Midwest writer. Beauty seeker. Wife. Mama. Offering encouragement from the perspective of a sunflower - bask in the Sonshine and grow towards the Light.
Pearl Allard

My husband warned our kids at lunch today they were doing a terrible job listening. That this was a bad habit gone worse. That if they didn’t correct themselves ASAP and demonstrate they understood what they were supposed to be doing – namely, obeying the first time – that Daddy would be enforcing the good Read More

Look Up Sometimes

Pearl Allard

Pearl Allard

Midwest writer. Beauty seeker. Wife. Mama. Offering encouragement from the perspective of a sunflower - bask in the Sonshine and grow towards the Light.
Pearl Allard

The words are easy to miss. Stamped small over a dark ocean wave towards the bottom, there it is. Three calm, coppery words. A quiet invitation: Look up sometimes. It was a housewarming gift we received from my parents three years ago. A painting of the sea at sunset, by Seward Whitfield. A stunning shadowbox Read More