• TGIF Link Love / 1.

    It’s Friday! Before a long weekend! Woohoo! I decided to start a new Friday series as a way to share links and stories that I find interesting across the web. This concept is hardly new in the blogsophere and I may not post every Friday (gotta keep expectations low!), but I’d like to at least start it as

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  • Current Crush: Minted.com Art

    I first heard about Minted.com a couple of years ago when I ordered Christmas cards from there (see our cards from 2013 and 2012). It is one of my favorite stationery and custom card sites; all of their designs are modern, lovely and affordable. In the last couple of years they have expanded from a

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  • On Contentment

    I took an unintentional week off of blogging, due to a terrible, no good, really bad week. We have been dealing with a few health issues, broken computers, broken air conditioning [the upstairs thermostat read 90-degrees one night], and overall crummy circumstances. In the middle of the week, as I was running late for work and

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  • Letter to Myself

    Dear Self, I thought about writing a letter to your younger self, but she has already lived those days so what’s the point of going back? Life is too short for regrets and today is too important to worry about the future, so let’s focus on this present day. These beautiful, golden days that you

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  • Currently

    SINGING this Hillsong song in the car on my way to work. READING the $100 Start Up WATCHING Girls on HBO Go. DREAMING of our trip to Europe next year. PLANNING our autumn weekends. They are filling up! WISHING for this necklace for my birthday. #hinthint PINNING inspiration for fall fashion. REDISCOVERING my favorite Dixie Chicks songs.

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  • A Tip for All of the People Pleasers

    I am a people pleaser. I care a lot about what people think of me, and other’s opinions shape my perceptions of my life. Almost all of my fears and hesitations stem from the questions “What will people think of me? What do people say about me when I’m not around?” (Which is kind of a crazy thought

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  • July Highlights

    In July we hosted friends for the Fourth, pet-sat a few friends’ dogs, and stayed in town most weekends, except for a quick trip to Charlotte. It was a very good summer month, but I’m not entirely sad to see it go, mainly because it means the Whole30 diet is over (more on that later). Here

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  • August Goals

    Hello August! I am so happy to greet you! The lazy days of summer are coming to a close and I feel things starting to ramp up for a new season. We have a fun-packed month planned, including two weekend trips to see family, and lots of local events planned in between. I also really want to organize my house. We

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