Our New House is Done!

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I am so happy to say that our new home is all done and we've moved in! It is such a great feeling, and even though there were times when I questioned my sanity in moving twice, now that it's over I can honestly say I am so glad we did it this way. I love our new house, since I have been living here … [Read more...]

How to Freshen Up Your Home Decor for Summer

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This post is sponsored by Society6.  All opinions are my own. | Pour Yourself A Drink Pillow {16 x 16} | Painted Gray Chair Tutorial | Greek Key Stool | I've made a few easy updates at the MCC House to get it fluffed up for summer, courtesy of the folks at Society6.  I had a pretty tough time … [Read more...]

My Favorite Books to Give (and Get!)

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I truly love to read and I love books, and in this digital age sometimes I forget to appreciate the beauty of a hardbound book. This last week I gifted my mother this beautiful book  (below) she seemed very pleased to receive it and it made me think what a nice gift a book makes. So today I wanted … [Read more...]

My Mom’s Surprise Birthday Party Celebration

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  I don't think there could be a better day to share my mom's surprise birthday party celebration, after all, it is Mother's Day! I hope all of you who are moms are getting spoiled rotten today :)     Last weekend we pulled off a major celebration, and a surprise one … [Read more...]

Amy’s Birthday

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Today is Amy's birthday, so of course I gave her the day off from blogging.  That being said, since it's May and we're at the bitter end of the school year (and they're building a new house!), I'm sure she's keeping herself busy on her "day off." Her present is going to be late...I texted her … [Read more...]

Getting Healthy–Whole 30, Clean Eating & The AIP Protocol

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I thought about titling this post "Getting in Shape Before Memorial Day" because let's be honest, that would also be applicable! It's been a VERY long winter, one that called for quite a few carbs and more than a little chocolate to push through. #amiright? I am so glad I promised you all in this … [Read more...]

Life Lately–Spring Break + A House Update + Coming Soon…

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Happy day after Easter friends! We didn't post yesterday because we were enjoying time with family and friends and celebrating Easter but I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I thought I'd just give a general life update in today's post---there has been quite a bit going on in my life … [Read more...]

My Top Ten Uses for the SteamMachine

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Yes, friends, it's getting to be that time of year--time for spring cleaning!  Can I just admit that I have been slacking off on cleaning for the past few months?  Things have been so busy, and now that we have the kids and me living in one place and Chris in another, I hardly ever entertain.  I … [Read more...]

How to Win the Carpet vs. Pets Battle

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This post is sponsored by Spot Shot® Pet Instant Carpet Stain & Odor Eliminator.  All opinions are my own. As most of you know, we adopted our sweet rescue kitty, Brontë, last fall, and she has taken over the house. Which we knew she would, because this isn't our first rodeo cat. Exhibit … [Read more...]

Pink in the Master Bedroom and A New Mattress

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Sweet Zzz Mattress gave me a mattress to review in exchange for my honest opinion.   Bear with me as I tell you more than you ever wanted to know about the sleeping conditions at our house! First of all, loving wife that I am, I sent our sleep number bed out to Kansas with my husband (he … [Read more...]

About Our New Home–The Interior Selections

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  Outside of actually selecting a floorplan, the fun of building a new home comes in selecting all the interior finishes, am I right? I wanted to follow up with my other posts about the construction of our new home and share a little about what I picked for the inside. If you missed it, you … [Read more...]

My Sunday Routine and Organizing for the Week Ahead

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  Christy and I were discussing recently that the Day in the Life posts {HERE and HERE} we wrote last Fall were some of the most popular posts here on the blog last year, so we thought we'd try to incorporate more of that type of content here and there. While I don't claim to have anything … [Read more...]

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