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A Fabulous Fourth

A Fabulous Fourth

I love celebrating holidays. It’s something about traditions, being with friends and family, and yummy food that makes my heart happy. The 4th of July brings on so many traditions: grilling out, wearing festive clothes, fun desserts, patriotic music, parades, and watching fireworks just to name a few. Since having our own house, I have learned I enjoy hosting! Decorating the house, getting cute plates and cups, cooking, and planning is my cup of tea! This year Chase and I…

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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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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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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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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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