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15 Wedding Gifts We’re Still Using – Nearly 10 Years Later!

I was recently cleaning out and decluttering my kitchen when I realized we still use quite a few things around our house that we received as wedding gifts back in 2008 – nearly 10 years ago! So, I thought it might be helpful to put together a list of the items we’re still using throughout our […]

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Why We Decided Not to Move

Last week I shared a post where I briefly mentioned that we had considered moving. The decision to stay in our blue house was not an easy one, and it was definitely a decision where we considered multiple factors. Arriving at the decision to take on adding two expensive outdoor features (pool and detached garage) […]

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Entertaining | Family | Holiday

New Year’s Eve Favorite Things Brunch

Happy new year! The ladies in my family have started a new tradition of having a favorite things brunch around the holidays where my younger cousin and I host our moms, aunts, and grandmothers at my house for a fun morning of fellowship and gifting. (Click here to read more about the favorite things game.) […]

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Florida Room Inspiration

The weather has finally turned to winter, and I’m dreaming of escaping to the beach for a few days. I’m fortunate to live near enough to Florida to make annual trips. I’m also fortunate enough to be able to visit my dad’s Florida condominium whenever I’m able. While it’s not directly on the beach, it’s […]

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Entertaining | Family

Star Wars Meets Disney Wedding Shower

Recently I was fortunate enough to co-host a wedding shower for my cousin and his fiance. We loosely based the theme on their wedding colors, her love for all things Disney, and his love for all things Star Wars. The photo backdrop was one of the easiest projects we made for the shower and easily […]

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2016 Goals

Happy 2016! Last year was a strange one for me, but I still managed to accomplish many of the goals I set. Here’s hoping I can do the same this year. House Goals I hope to accomplish much around the house this year. There’s a slight chance we will need to consider moving after I complete graduate […]

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End of Year Goal Check In

Did you have a fabulous Christmas holiday? We sure did. Today, I’m checking back in on the goals I set for 2015 back in January and updated in June (see pink below). I experienced some major life changes this year, but I kept many of these goals throughout the year. See my updates below in purple. Health and […]

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Favorite Things Christmas Brunch

Merry week of Christmas! I hosted a Christmas favorite things brunch (ladies only!) over the weekend, and I wanted to share it with you before the holiday passes us by. Menu: Chicken Strips with Overnight Yeasted Waffles and Syrup Cranberry Pistachio Baked Brie Roasted Red Pepper Dip with Cocktail Sourdough Bread Ranch Dip with Veggies Chocolates […]

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2015 Goals Update

Since it’s already June, I felt like it would be a good time to check in on the goals I set for 2015 back in January. I think I’ve made some pretty good progress, but the loss of my job threw me for a major loop and caused me to rethink some of my goals. […]

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5 Tips for a Simpler Holiday Season

Sometimes it seems like the holiday season is one endless to-do list. While I love to-do lists as much as the next gal, sometimes it’s nice to just sit back and enjoy the moment rather than worrying about what the next 15 moments should look like. Today, I’m sharing with you five steps I’m taking […]

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