What My Dog Taught Me About Life

Dog Taught Me

A week ago today, I said good-bye to my first dog, Delia.  My husband and I drove all the way to North Carolina to get her the Fall after we were married.  She has been a fixture in our home, in our marriage, and in our family for 10 years.  I couldn't help this week but reflect on how much I'd … [Read More...]

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Costumes in Your Closet

Hey there, friends! So, here is my dilemma. I like dressing up for Halloween, given the chance. I think it's fun! However, I don't really have the budget to go out and put together a costume. Even a trip to Goodwill can break the bank, depending on what you want to do, and why spend money on … [Read More...]

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There is No Status Quo in Marriage

There is really nothing in the world which flourishes with neglect. Not your house.  Not your kids.  Not your retirement accounts, or your friendships, or your rose bushes. And not your marriage. Trouble is, we often don't think we are neglecting our marriages.  We see each other.  We watch … [Read More...]

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Learning to Be Still

Being still is not something that I am good at. I'm a wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend with a lot of hats to wear during the days, and taking time for me is hard. I like the hustle and bustle of life, I like to be busy, and I like to have a creative outlet. I like having places to go and plans on … [Read More...]

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Chevron Tassel Stament Pendant

I'm taking rustic chic to fashion today with my chevron tassel statement pendant!  A combination of wood and antique brass with a modern twist to update any plain outfit.  Here's what you'll need to make your own: Antique brass chain in the following lengths:  32", three pieces that are 5", … [Read More...]

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Learning To Embrace Singleness Through Brokenness, Identity, and Temptation

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. -Philippians 4:12 Being single is hard! Like anyone else I wish for things I do not have, … [Read More...]

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Soup’s On! 5 yummy soups for Fall

Hi friends! As soon as the weather get's cool, I start craving soup! It's a tricky matter in my house because my husband is super picky about his soups. (Souper picky? No. Heather...just stop!) Broth based soups aren't filling enough for him. Basically it needs to immediately clog your arteries … [Read More...]

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Mason Jar Light Fixture

This project was like canning sunshine!  What better way to add some farmhouse flair to my dining room than a mason jar light fixture.  Join me as I show you how! The materials that I used for this project are five 1x4x8 firring strips, six 1/2 gallon jars, four quart size jars, two of these … [Read More...]

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Because you are a good mom

My three year old, Harper, loves to play dolls. She loves pretending to be a mommy and mothering things. She has countless dolls she feeds, takes shopping, and wraps in blankets for bedtime. She likes to remind everyone in the house multiple times a day that she is Blue's mom (Blue is our … [Read More...]

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3 Tips for Pattern Mixing

I will admit, I am the first person to be timid about pattern mixing with my clothes. It's sometimes tough to do, and I am brainwashed in a matchy match kind of way. I have been branching out and fall is my favorite time of year to pattern mix. Tons of options, even if you want to ease into it. I'm … [Read More...]

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My Biggest Lesson As a Mom: Remembering To Forgive Myself

As a Mom, a working woman going to school full time, and also writing a book I'm exhausted most days. To be honest I probably invest too much time in making sure the house looks spotless and my son's clothes look perfect. I make sure I spend time doing devotionals and teaching my son about God and … [Read More...]