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The Apple Farm

 Yesterday we took a very impromptu trip to San Luis Obispo and stayed a night at the Apple Farm. It’s been on my “list” of places to go for a {…Read More…}

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Blog Sugar Recap

A special thank you to Casey for providing me with so many of these photos. love you girl. To read my first post about Blog Sugar, click HERE. And now, {…Read More…}

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Picture Wall Ideas

You’ll find me blogging over at Kristen Duke Photograpy today. I’m showing you how I decorate with portraits around my house. Living room, family room, and elsewhere. And while you’re visiting, check out {…Read More…}

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Thoughts on Faith

I decided to go to Blog Sugar for one main reason. To be inspired. You see, Blog Sugar is a faith-centered conference. And that’s something I don’t talk about a {…Read More…}

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Lisa Leonard Giveaway Winners

Congrats to the TWO winners of the $75 gift card to Lisa Leonard Designs! Please email me within 48 hours or new winners will be selected. I had the pleasure {…Read More…}

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In an Instant

{via} In an instant. That’s how life goes when you become a parent. One instant you’re laying in bed with your husband, your toddler sleeping soundly in between you both, {…Read More…}

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Sick Day

Canceled plans. + Sniffles. + Runny nose. + Darth Vader breathing. = A full day of couch cuddling with Momma.

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Mary Kay Makes Me a Lipstick Lover {and a giveaway}

**SWEEPSTAKES CLOSED** I’m not a lipstick kind of girl. I want to be. I’ve tried to be. But I always end up picking out some peachy/mauve color reminiscent of something {…Read More…}

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Pumpkin Cookie Recipe With Icing

Kid approved! These are my all-time favorite cookies–and that’s saying a lot.  It’s possible that I am the first person in line at the market on the day that canned {…Read More…}

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Lisa Leonard {two $75 gift card giveaways and a discount}

**GIVEAWAY CLOSED** So were you wondering what’s new with Lisa Leonard Designs this season? Well, let me show ya. Because it’s all pretty amazing. And if you didn’t already know, I’m {…Read More…}

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Dwindling Summer

It’s September. More than half way through September, in fact. And is it just me, or has this been the fastest Summer in the history of…ever? While Fall is by {…Read More…}

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Keep Calm and Carry On (Huge Sale)

I’m calling in the troops for a few days. And by troops, I mean my sewing chicas. And by sewing chicas, I mean my beautiful Momma and Grandmomma. Because for {…Read More…}

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Mod Podge Wall Art: display kiddos artwork

Lil W and I started Mommy & Me preschool. And with preschool, came art projects. Art projects that make a Momma proud. I decided I needed a cute way to {…Read More…}

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Creative Estates Retreat: and a Jumbo giveaway

Do you know Shey B? She’s kinda a big deal in the blogging and photography world. Perhaps without even realizing it, you’ve surely seen her camera straps around the blogosphere. Well {…Read More…}

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WWW: What We Wore to Dinner in Yosemite

So Yosemite isn’t the fanciest of places, which was part of the charm and contributed to the completely relaxed feel of our vacation. However, one night we reserved a spot at the {…Read More…}

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Yosemite Family Vacation

When I was a kid I wore work boots, a pony tail and overalls nearly every day. I collected pocket knives, held a sling shot in my back pocket and had {…Read More…}

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DIY T-Shirt Refashion

Meet Maria–she’s the sweetest! And today she is guest posting a fabulously adorable project that makes me wish I had a little girl to test out all the frilly crafty {…Read More…}

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Birthday Girl

Happy happy birthday to my stunning Sis-in-law, Emy, Emilina, Em, Emily. You just so happen to be one of the best Momma’s I know.  You are beautiful, and I am {…Read More…}

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Pick Me Up

I’m a sap. Take, for example, when I have a “melancholy” day, or week for that matter. That’s when you can find me scouring the pages of pinterest into the {…Read More…}

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Dollar Store DIY Boys Room Wall Art

I’m in the middle of giving Lil W’s room a bit of a “big boy” makeover.  Aside from his red race car bed, we still have all of his light blue {…Read More…}