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Celebrate Your Differences

So yesterday I did something I promised myself I would never do. More like I told myself I did not want to do. I went and re-vacuumed the entire house after my husband’s first pass. I fully realized at the time that doing so said, “you’re not good enough” and that is...

Celebrating Advent

Today is the first Sunday of Advent, which is a time when Christians reflect back on the gift of Christ on Christmas Day. Advent comes from the Latin adventus, which means arrival.  During the Advent Season we take time out of our busy days to reflect on the arrival...

Giving Thanks

When I look back on the past 8 years that Matt and I have been together, I am in awe of everything that brought us here today. We started out with over $100,000 in student loan debt. Today our only debt is our mortgage. It’s tempting to sit back and say we made it...

Three Table Themes for Thanksgiving

If you are hosting the Thanksgiving feast this year, you may find the idea of preparing the food and decorating the table overwhelming.  We are hosting my family this year and I needed to save time and money on decor.  I found that with our Four Entertaining Staples...

Happy 35th Birthday Matt!

When Matt and I married back in 2007, I knew I was blessed.  But it took eight years for me to fully realize how much of a blessing he has been in my life. We have always had deep conversations that last long into the night, but lately I've noticed just how deeply...

The Most Important Aspect of A Project

The most important aspect of any renovation may not be what you think.  It's not the design, the quality of the construction, or the quality of the materials.  The most important aspect of any renovation is your relationship.  At the end of the day, when everything...

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