How To Furnish Your Home On A Budget

Everyone knows that when you get a new home or apartment, getting furniture to fill it is a huge expense. Not only is it a huge expense, it takes a lot of commitment to pick the style of decor you want. Lets be real, I would love to hire an interior decorator but that’s expensive. Taking all of this into consideration Nathan and I agreed that we would do a rustic/eclectic style of decor. Eclectic styles are easy to put together on a budget because you can mix styles and colors. Plus, you can buy pieces one at a time rather than buying a […]

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Dealing With Miscarriage

Miscarriage is a physical, emotional, and spiritual battle. There are things that I never understood before I had my first miscarriage. 17 days ago, I had my third miscarriage in two and a half years of marriage and I’m broken but my heart is healing. Today I’m going to talk about how I’m taking care of myself emotionally and spiritually and how you can too, if you’re experiencing a loss. “There is a unique pain that comes from preparing a place in your heart for a child that never comes.” -Davis Platt If I’m being totally honest, I wasn’t sure […]

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How to Flip Any Piece of Used Furniture

  *This post contains affiliate links to products I recommend* There are great ways to save money while trying to furnish your home. Going to a furniture store and purchasing a dresser could easily cost $800-$1500. Over the last year my husband and I have been mastering how to flip used furniture. You can use the furniture you already own or purchase a “new” used piece. I have had a lot of luck finding cool things to flip on craigslist, and facebook garage sale sites. Because I love you guys, I have created a free checklist and supply list. That […]

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5 Ways To Keep Your Personal Identity When You’re A Wife And Mother

I’m a wife and mother, but I’m still me.  This world starts to define you and the way you “should” act when you reach certain milestones in life. The world tells us, teenagers need to test their parents boundaries, single adults should date a lot before settling down, and mothers have to release their ambitions and dreams to focus on their family. While I believe that there are LOTS of things to celebrate at each milestone, I do not believe that we need to accept what our society has told us.   I remember feeling like I had lost part […]

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Sticks and Stones – The Truth About Gossip

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” We’ve all said it. But the truth is, words do hurt. Thats why scripture gives us a plethora of verses about our words and the power thats in them. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. – Proverbs 18:21 He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles. -Proverbs 21:23 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret. -Proverbs 11:13 Human nature makes us naturally inclined to […]

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Mini Family Photo Shoot!

My little man is now 7 months old and we thought it was time for new photos. One of our dear friends did these for us and I think they turned out Amazing! I’m a little bias but I think I have two of the cutest boys in the world. Oliver and Mommy. My husband is amazing. Look at the chubby belly! I love those little smiles! He loves playing with daddy! And Snuggling. He is so precious. Hanging out! (My husband is a major hottie) He loved the duckies. He is growing up too fast. Check out Tommy’s photography […]

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Cherish Every Moment – Babies Grow Fast

My dishes aren’t done, My floors aren’t swept or vacuumed, and I have a load of laundry as tall as Mount Everest. There is a list of things that need to be done but instead of doing them, I held my son through a whole nap. No he didn’t NEED me to, but I NEEDED me to. I needed to cherish that moment. Time is fleeting and babies grow fast. I needed to be reminded. Reminded that I’m more than just someone who changes dirty diapers, more than someone who just washes bottles, more than a milk farm. The moments are […]

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How To Decorate – DIY Rustic Console Table

Does anyone else have a awkward wall in their home that you don’t know what to do with? I did. Thankfully I have a pretty handy husband who built an AWESOME console table that I painted and stained. If you want the DIY plans find them here. We wanted a rustic style table so I stained the top, painted it with white latex paint and sanded most of the paint off, and then put stain on top of it again. We modified the original plans to move the “x panel” to the very back rather than having it in the […]

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Bring On The Fire – When Life Gets Hard There Is Hope

Today I was browsing the internet and I found a short account of an event that Thomas and Charles Edison lived though and I feel like its important for us all to hear. “On the night of December 9, 1914, Edison Industries was virtually destroyed by fire. Edison lost two million dollars that night and much of his life’s work went up in flames. He was insured for only $238,000, because the buildings had been made of concrete, at that time thought to be fireproof. (Edison’s son) Charles was 24; Thomas was 67. The young man ran about frantically, trying […]

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