• Uncommon Gifts

    Like it or not, the gift giving season is officially upon us. I like buying people gifts that they wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves, but would still use, like and fits their personality. There is nothing greater than watching someone you love open up a gift that you put a lot of thought and love into! But

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  • Brown Paper Packages

    Let me interrupt this very busy time of year to share a very cute and affordable way to wrap your presents. Cause as it is exactly one week away from Christmas Eve (!) chances are you have a closet full of gifts just waiting to be wrapped. I love brown paper packages tied up with

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  • Holiday Gift Guide

    Y’all — I have some really talented friends who have turned their creative hobbies into businesses. I thought it would be fun to put together a little gift guide for the holidays, to help get the word about their adorable, affordable shops. Allison Parker Designs – My friend Allison started creating custom onesies as baby gifts and

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  • My Christmas Budget

    I find it humorous how every year I am surprised when the holidays roll around. Once the stores start decorating for Christmas we’re all like What?? Christmas ALREADY?? as if it isn’t the exact same day year after year. It’s so easy to get out of control and spend more than you intend to at

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  • Big Money Dreams

    J and I want to be used by God in whatever way He has for us. Right now, we feel that we are called to live and work in this area, and sometimes I wish that was different. I wish our calling was a little more… spiritual. Being in the trenches of relief and rescue

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  • Twenty Seven

    Saturday I turned 27. Gosh, doesn’t that sound so much older than 26? I’ve officially entered the “late 20s” group but if the first day is any indication of how the rest of the year will go, then this is bound to be my best year yet. It was one of those sweet September days.

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  • My Favorite Christmas Presents

    I got some awesome gifts for Christmas. Some books, a necklace, tickets to the Performing Arts theater… it was truly a wonderful Christmas. But there are two gifts in particular  that have become instant loves in my life. 1. Keurig Coffee Maker Have you ever used one of these? I unexpectedly got one for Christmas

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  • Ornament Swap!

    This holiday season I participated in Micaela’s Ornament Swap, where you send an ornament to a blogger and get one back in return. I had the privilege to swap an ornament and receive one from Amanda at Project Simple Life. She gave me a sweet package of a holiday mix CD (currently playing in my

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