Real Life

Live Simply

Greetings from the view from my kitchen sink! At times my life gets really weighted down by the “should do’s” or the “you’re not doing enough” or even the “YOU are not enoughs” and it’s quite paralyzing. I’m really a nut job, and probably certifiable, but you may have figured that out. We had a rough […]

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Healthy Living

Keeping It Off

About 2 years ago, I was facing the reality of my celebrating my 40th birthday. When did I get this old? In the deep recesses of my mind, I had an unspoken goal of stepping on the ever so honest scale and being back to my wedding day weight by the time I turned 40. […]

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Real Life

So Long Summer

To say the last two weeks of my life have been quite difficult is an understatement of epic proportions.  Why are the last two weeks of summer so rough? I’ve heard lots of moms express this same frustration. It’s like we made it through the first six weeks or seven weeks somewhat unscathed and then […]

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Home Decor

White Bookcase Fiasco

Those of you who follow me on FB and IG are probably already aware that we’ve had quite the unfortunate series of event in my effort to acquire 2 matching white bookcases! I mean how hard should that be? Budget always comes into play, so any decorating task at my house seems to be more […]

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Home Decor | Home Tour

Table for 10, Please

One piece of furniture I may have been more excited about than even this house is our new farmhouse table. The two tables we had in our rental weren’t going to cut it in the eat in area of this house. We don’t set up a formal dining area ever. We aren’t those kind of […]

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Real Life

Hello Neighbors

We have the most beautiful, yet extremely anti-social little neighbors. They greeted me Sunday morning as I left bright and early for church. JB and I watched them graze yesterday afternoon, and this morning, they were out in full force. We stood and watched them for a long time today until they heard a train […]

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Friday Faves

Friday Faves

I spend a ton of time swiping through Instagram (IG) in my spare time or in the time I spend avoiding doing things that are much more important! I love IG because it’s mainly pictures and not full of advertisements or shared memes like my Facebook feed seems to be these days. I love some […]

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Home Decor | Home Tour

Come Sit A Spell

For years I have dreamed of having a space that was strategically set up as a conversation area. In our house hunting adventures,  before we ever were seriously going to buy one, we fell in love with floor plans that offered a hearth room or a keeping room. We loved the idea of having a […]

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Recipes

Friday Fave

We’ve had a long week of cleaning and other life adventures, but I thought I would share something we LOVED this week. I made 2 batches of them so far because we just couldn’t get enough. A dozen suddenly disappeared yesterday and there were only 2 kids at home! I’m not sure any of the […]

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Home Decor | Home Tour

Command Center

We’ve had the keys to the Yellow Cottage for a little over a month. Thankfully, every week of those 4 weeks or so was about the same. Swim practice. Unpack. Clean the rental. Swim Meet. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. However, our schedule is starting to pick up a bit and it became very important to me, […]

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