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What Sparks Joy

Hello! I know. It’s been ages. Life has been busy and crazy and a tad bit insane. Besides all the usual home upkeep and school shenanigans and family adventures, we got placed with a beautiful newborn baby girl named Mikayla right before Christmas. More on her sweet face later. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of …

Two Different Styles, Same Vintage Love

I don’t think this is just me, but I struggle with deciding on a design style for my home.  Well, that’s not totally true as I’ve recently decided I’m quite Eclectic. I love all the things!  The multicolored midcentury artwork to the farmhouse metal baskets to the boho brass vases and kitschy figurines…I like it all! So when I stumble …

Our Texas Wanderings

Last week was our 10 year anniversary! We’ve had our crazy years, our good years, our years full of adventures and the tough years.  Man, I love this man! Jerad surprised me with a 5 day trip to Waco, Texas! I’ve had a few people ask, “Why Texas?!” To that, I say “Why not!”  Besides grabbing connecting flights in Dallas, …

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Go First and Be Authentic

At MOPs the other morning, we talked about being brave and going first when it comes to building friendships.  I was in charge of writing the blog, so I thought I would share it here as well.     I don’t know about you gals, but I truly enjoyed this morning! Like a lot! The casual atmosphere in the room, …

From Dump Zone to Sanctuary

Your master bedroom is supposed to be a sanctuary, a place of refuge and rest from the whirlwind of the world. Ours is a dump zone.  Literally piles of laundry and technology and baskets of randomness we threw in there before company showed up. You’re welcome, company. Not exactly the place that brings breaths of fresh air and romantic moments…more …

“I found this cute thing, but I have no use for it.”

I here this comment a lot: “I found this super cute thing at the thrift store, but I have no use for it.” I’m really good at justifying buying that cute something at the thrift and finding a use for it later.  Not saying that this is a good character trait, but it works to my benefit most of the …