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Beauty in Brokenness

Forgive how cryptic this post seems. I’m still searching for the right words to share some of the more personal details of our journey as a family with you. It {…Read More…}

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How to Color Your Hair With Chalk

The whole color trend that’s going on right now is so fun.  I’ve really wanted to give it a whirl but I’ve been too nervous to pull the trigger.  So {…Read More…}

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how to get rid of cowlicks and add volume

I’ve spent most of my life as a blonde. But every few years or so I can tell that my hair needs a break from the bleach. Fried blonde is {…Read More…}

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Inspired Art: Beth Allen

I absolutely love stumbling upon unexpected beauty and inspiration.  It can happen when I’m in a boutique, when I’m browsing etsy, when I’m reading a blog or book, when I’m {…Read More…}

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Lily Jade: The Caroline Bag

Introducing my new, classic red Lily Jade bag.  My kids are to the age that carrying a diaper bag around is no longer a “must-have”.  I’ve now entered that stage {…Read More…}

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WIN a trip to NY and to see Wicked!!

We are thrilled about this giveaway! Win a trip to NYC to watch Wicked on Broadway. Win one for you and pick a friend to win too. It’s super easy {…Read More…}

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Summer time?

I always have ambitious plans for summer time. I’ll go on a run with the boys every morning in the double stroller. I’ll reorganize and decorate their rooms. I’ll have {…Read More…}

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Family of Five!!!

This wasn’t an easy decision for us. We didn’t need another toddler to chase around. Or incessant crying throughout the night.  Or to worry about choking hazards again. Or have {…Read More…}

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Never Never Give Up

                                                                                                    Glasses / Necklace J.Crew similar You know my friend Ashley over at The Shine Project. That girl. She just keeps creating more and more awesome each and every day. {…Read More…}

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Rustic 30th Birthday Party

My dear dear friend, Lacey is turning 30 and we celebrated her birthday this Saturday.  Her guy threw her a dinner party for family and a few friends and asked {…Read More…}

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I’m Not Fancy

My friends from the Girls With Glasses made this parody and it had me laughing my butt off! I thought you guys would enjoy!

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2014 Summer List

It’s that time! Summer list time! Only a few more days of school around these parts and then its summa-summa-summa-time! Bitter sweet to be honest… So in order to keep {…Read More…}

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A New Friend and Some Perspective

Today I get to introduce you to my new friend Chrissy–one of those people the Lord very specifically put into my path at the exact time He knew I needed {…Read More…}

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I would like you to REALLY meet my little boy.

Dear New Friend, When you FIRST meet me you might see… A little guy who looks like any other 4.5 year old boy. I often have bed head and scrapes {…Read More…}

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BE Still

via Sisterhood of Secrets It’s important to find your art, your craft, your outlet, your healthy release, your voice, your place, your story… **** Sometimes I feel a heavy pressure {…Read More…}

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BIG Barn Owl Primitives Giveaway

Giveaway Closed Winner Announced and Notified Congrats to Matthew N’ Carolyn Stamper! BIG day you guys! I’ll just get right to it. My dear friend Kristi at Barn Owl Primitives {…Read More…}

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how to: beach waves for short hair

I recently posted about my adventures in chopping off all my hair for the first time in 15 years.  Not sure what came over me, because then I went and {…Read More…}

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Sisterhood of Secrets

I’ve written and re-written this post maybe a hundred times.  I knew there was so much that needed to be said, so many emotions to share…and I’ve been struggling to {…Read More…}

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The Advice that Built This Blog

If there’s one thing you never forget, it’s your very first blog conference. For me, it was the Casual Bloggers Conference. I had only been blogging for about 3 months. {…Read More…}

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Egg Carton Jewelry Holder: Kids DIY

A quick afternoon up-cycle project for the kiddos.  Some water colors, a paint brush, an empty egg carton with the lid removed–and now it fits perfectly in my dresser drawer. Nothing {…Read More…}