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Author: glondon

Stop and Smell the Roses

Stop and Smell the Roses

I’ve been around gardeners my whole life. The first person who contributed to my new found interest in gardening was my granddad. If I were to describe him in a few words it would be choir director and gardener. He loves plants. Going to my grandparents house in Cary there were always new flowers blooming, a giant magnolia tree for us to climb, and birds at the many feeders hanging in the trees. It felt like an oasis. Their porch…

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Freedom or Fear?

Freedom or Fear?

Recently I read an Instagram post from Life Lived Beautifully (@llbshop; go follow her, she is awesome!! I got my new Give Me Jesus journal from her shop) that really jumped out at me. The first line read, “Are you walking in freedom or fear” Wow. It then went on to say, “If you’re caught in anxiety, fearful of the uncertain and worried about the future, rest in these truths…”   That’s me!!! God you are speaking to me! I…

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DIY: Painting Your Fireplace White

DIY: Painting Your Fireplace White

I’ve been channeling my inner Joanna Gaines since moving into our new house. A few weeks ago I took on the project of painting our fireplace! When Chase and I were house hunting one of my “must-haves” was a fireplace. I love decorating a mantle, and sitting by the fire in the winter. To match our style and home furnishing, I knew I wanted to paint the brick white to give it a more modern farmhouse look. After doing some research…

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Charleston Trip

Charleston Trip

Chase and I had been planning a weekend trip to Charleston with two other couples since November and the timing was perfect. We needed to get away for the weekend, explore a new city, and spend time with our good friends! I’ve visited Charleston once before, but it was years ago for an afternoon when my family was on vacation at Edisto Beach. I had been wanting to go again so we decided to take this trip and it would be our…

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Maybe It’s The Food??

Maybe It’s The Food??

Allergies, stomach aches after you eat, feeling in a fog, tired, headaches? These have all been symptoms of friends and family I know who have found out they have an intolerance to certain foods. This was also me. I’ve been asked numerous times how I became gluten and dairy free, and what exactly I eat; so I thought I would share everything with you all! I am not the only one in my family with a food intolerance. Both my…

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2017 Goals

2017 Goals

A few years ago I changed my perspective on goal setting after reading Lara Casey’s book Make It Happen, and purchasing her Powersheets workbook. I briefly talked about them in a previous post, but wanted to share in more detail my goals for this year! I used to try and make a few “resolutions”, but ended up never accomplishing them and feeling in a rut throughout the year. It felt like I wasn’t moving forward. After using the Powersheets, I…

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Top 6 Teas Found In My Cabinet

Top 6 Teas Found In My Cabinet

I am obsessed with tea. One of my favorite memories as a child was going to a tea room with my grandmother and aunt. We picked our tea, dressed in fancy hats and gloves, and ate scones with delicious lemon curd on them. It was so fun! I love everything related to tea…teacups, mugs, tea kettles, and tea pots! My husband thinks we have too many mugs….I don’t think we have enough! There are so many teas I enjoy, but I thought I…

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Let It Snow

Let It Snow

Snow days were the best days as a kid. At my childhood home there are many hills, perfect for sledding. My family would spend all morning outside playing then come in to yummy hot stew on the stove and a fire going.   Growing up in the South we would be out of school for days! Going to Appalachian State University gave me a greater appreciation for schools and towns actually being closed due to snow. Living in Boone for four years I…

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

I thought I would share with you all a few products that I love right now! It is a mixture of home decor, clothes, beauty products, books etc! 1. Oil Diffuser. I bought mine from Amazon for just $39.95 and love it! I diffuse essential oils all the time. Right now my favorite is lavender at night to relax and unwind. 2. Essential Oils. Since I love my diffuser, I have to love what I put in it! These essential oils are 100% pure…

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This is the Day the Lord Has Made

This is the Day the Lord Has Made

Every girl dreams of the day she will be a bride. Since I was a little girl I remember so vividly playing “wedding” with my little sister Rachel. Her and I would dress up in my aunt’s wedding dress, put on her veil, and carry fake flowers around as we sang “Here Comes the Bride”. Rachel and I would talk about what we hoped our big day would look like. Outside in a field of wild flowers…that was my dream. You don’t…

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