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A Letter from an Adele fan to…Adele


Be Your Own Brave

I see him everyday, on his rollerblades, earbuds

Why social media should never substitute for “real-life” relationships.

I have a personal rule for myself. If I friend anyone

Five Rules to Inspire Creativity

I’m known to be the creative one in my group of

The time I met Carol Burnett

Did you ever hear about this? It happened a few years

A Big Sister’s Birthday Wish

I spent the first seven years of my life as an only

Dear 15 year-old me

Congratulations! You just made a fairly graceful exit

A year with no meat

Disclaimer: Please note that this post is only meant

The Pioneer Woman and the Redheaded Sisterhood

Yesterday I had the awesome opportunity and privilege

Happy 100th Birthday Lucy! (and a Giveaway!)

Thank you for taking time to read today’s post

Easiest DIY Essential Oil Foaming Hand Soap

I have the easiest DIY for you today! Like, you will

IKEA Ivar Media Center Hack

I absolutely love IKEA’s Ivar line. 1)

52 Reasons I Love You

Yesterday Aaron and I celebrated 3 years of wedded

New York City Subway Sign DIY

It’s not a secret that I love NYC. There are a

DIY No-Sew Roman Shade – Pinterest FAIL

I’ve silently and diligently been working on

(VIDEO) Ice Tray Color Sorter for Toddlers

Hi Dear Readers! Boy, do I have some fun in store for

DIY Tassel Garland (VIDEO)

Hi guys! It’s DIY time! Per my usual MacGyver

Easy and Organized Christmas Card Storage

Well, Christmas is over and it’s time to take

DIY – “Home Sweet Home” Map Cutout

This is probably one of the most improvised,

DIY Art Journal

I recently went to a scrapbooking event with my

DIY: Chalkboard + Yarn Calendar

In yesterday’s post where I showed you all our

DIY: Valentines Card with DIY Rubber Eraser Stamps

Looking for a quick, cute, and cheap DIY for

DIY: Chalkboard + Yarn Calendar

In yesterday’s post where I showed you all our

Baby Kailey’s Dresser Makeover

Having spent the past nine months with my cubical

{DIY} Dresser Hutch Turned Sofa Table/Shelf

I put on Facebook that I would be sharing a completed

A Redo: Antique dresser turned TV stand

I wish I could find a picture of me with this dresser

Girl’s Bow Station

My friend Jaclyn had her baby shower on Saturday. It

{DIY} Vintage-y Bulletin Board

We have a wall in our living room that is totally

{DIY} Target Candle Makeover

I was doing a little last minute Christmas shopping

Painting Tip: How to get perfect lines

I was reading around the web within the last weeks

{DIY} Dining Table

Several months ago I got bored with our dining table

{DIY} Bird Scrapbook Paper “Painting”

Okay, so I’m a little obsessed with

Home Tour: The Playroom…Evolution

Our playroom is the space in our house that changes

Home Tour: An eclectic, quirky, colorful living room makeover.

Last week I got the hankering to redecorate our living

Home Tour: The Playroom

The playroom has been an ever-evolving space since we

Home Tour: A Black & White Master Bedroom from DIYs and Repurposed Decor

We’ve lived in our house for five years now and

Setting Up My Inspiring Space – The Office Before

I’ve fallen under the new year’s

Backyard Updates: The Garden

We moved into our house 4.5 years ago. In that time,

C&G’s Nursery Bedroom

So now that the kids are almost a year old, I figured

Home Tour: Our Kitchen

After 3 years of living in our house, I finally have

Home Tour: Our Living Room

After living in our house for two and a half years

House Tour: Guest Room

Aaron and I don’t have many guests but when we

House Tour – The Office, Round 2

Today I’m starting off a little Home Tour series

Our Home Office Over-Haul, Round 1

After we moved into our house I was so overwhelmed

Kitchen Progress, Round 1

I’ve had some people ask to see pics of the

Guest Bath

I haven’t been this excited about a bathroom

Ginger Beauty: Best Lipsticks for Redheads

Redheads, this post is for you and your lips.

My July 2015 Favorites

(Click here to watch in emails and feeds) 1 // NYX

My Everyday Style – Vol.2

Last November Aaron and I stayed over night in

My Everyday Style – Vol.1

For the longest time I had my eye on a pair of

Coffee Chat: Let’s go through my makeup bag

Today’s blog post video is brought to you by nap

Fashion in more than a minute

Hi friends! Okay, so I’m going to talk about

My Life With Trichotillomania

I was nestled into the bean bag at the foot of my

My Spirit Shirt

Side note: Thanks to everyone who entered the Epic

What I Wore: Rawr!

Well, whaddaya know? Here I am doing another

This is how fashion bloggers do it, right?

Here’s my wardrobe situation. I’m not a

Summer Beauty Essentials

Thanks to Walgreens for underwriting this post. I was

Lush Skin Care Review

I’m on a personal crusade to find the perfect

Inside My Makeup Bag

In high school I would wake up two hours before

Jo Totes Remix

One of my favorite gifts this Christmas was this Jo

A White Mother’s Prayer for Her Black Son

Sitting here holding my boy while he rests on top of

The part of our adoption story we haven’t told you.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013. We had just received our

A DIY Guest+Story Book

As we were getting details together for C &

It’s an Adoption Party!

The day after our Adoption Day court appearance, we

Our Adoption Day

Back in June when we received the letter from our

Giving birth to my children

My sister in law is having a baby. She’s due in two

My Baby Daddy

We were at the end of a very long appointment. I was

For the future, a sacrifice of the present

“Nostalgia is a dangerous form of comparison.

Adoption Finalization Fundraiser WINNER!

A HUGE thank you thank you thank you to everyone who

#babiesbunker Adoption Finalization Fundraiser

Hi friends! Okay, so I’m reeeeeeeally excited

For my sisters still waiting for motherhood…

This post is for my sisters struggling with

An adoption update and an announcement

I find the title of this post “Adoption Update” a

Invisible No More

(photo by Londyn Layne Photography) Yesterday I took

Their “Official” Newborn Photos

There are so many blog posts on my mind right now that

Our Adoption Story :: Part Two

Read the first part of this post here. Up until

Our Adoption Story :: Part One

Most people have 9 months to prepare for a baby. We

Meet our TWIN BABIES!!

I have HUGE news that I wanted to hop over here on the

That time we registered for baby swag

Armed with a scanner gun and surrounded by Hooter

Our adoption tshirt fundraiser RESULTS!!

Oh. My. Word. You guys?! You guys are AMAZING! May I

Thank you for being the mailman

It’s late at night as I write this post.

So when will the baby get here?

Hi friends! Here’s a quick update on our tshirt

Yeah, I misspelled that on purpose.

To say that I’m blown away by all of the love,

A baby on the way!

We have been SO excited to share this news. I know

Waiting for Grace: Seeds take time to grow

When I was in high school one of my best

Waiting for Grace: Our first adoption 101 class

This past Thursday Aaron and I went to our first

Waiting For Grace: We Said “Yes”

I haven’t done any writing about our infertility

IF:Gathering 2015

The un-Jesus-ed Hannah – oh man – she’s a

Flourish in the Unexpected Places

This Sunday I was sitting in an office at the

What I have to offer

I often catch myself in the lie that I have nothing

Digging Ditches for When the Rain Comes

Welcoming in a new year means that the blog world is


I’ve been going through a season of tough

Being Bold

I don’t watch the news. I make it a point to skip

The time a lady went postal in the post office

For those of you who follow me on Facebook or

A lesson in sailing

At first glance the title of this post might sound

A Weekend Wedding

This weekend Aaron and I attended the wedding of some

Gay for Fey

Dear Tina, The title of this post may seem misleading

For my sisters still waiting for motherhood…

This post is for my sisters struggling with

Flourish in the Unexpected Places

This Sunday I was sitting in an office at the

Waiting for Grace: Our first adoption 101 class

This past Thursday Aaron and I went to our first

Waiting For Grace: We Said “Yes”

I haven’t done any writing about our infertility

Waiting for Grace: Turning A Year Older

It’s been a while since I wrote a Waiting for

Waiting for Grace: Our Family Rules

I was sitting at my desk at work when I heard Adam

Waiting For Grace: From Aaron

Hannah has been asking me to write something on her

Waiting for Grace: Faith & Waiting

Five o’clock was quickly approaching on a Thursday

Waiting for Grace: From Mud to Miracles

I’ve just started doing a Bible study with HOPE, the

Waiting for Grace: Be Not Ashamed

I’ve been debating about whether or not I should

Waiting for Grace: The Attack on a Woman’s Identity

As a woman, infertility plays games with your mind.

Waiting for Grace: A Little History

I have high-maintenance ovaries. For educational

Waiting for Grace: Christmas Time

I’ve been writing this post since the week of

Waiting for Grace: Sometimes your ovaries need a hand

One of the issues I have with my baby maker is my

Waiting for Grace: Fear

This first thing I want to say is I have been so

Waiting for Grace: Plans Change

I’m a planner. I’ve been planning each detail of my

Waiting for Grace: The Prologue

This is a long post but if you know Aaron or I, you

Meatless Mondays: Lemon Spaghetti

Aaron made this lemon spaghetti recipe and it has

Meatless Mondays: Apple and Gruyere Grilled Cheese

This Monday I’m bringing you a very interesting

5 Minute Apple Pie

No joke, this stuff really does taste like apple pie.

Meatless Mondays: Pesto Pasta with Potatoes & Green Beans

All credit for this post goes to my husband, Aaron.

Meatless Monday: Cheese & Zucchini Stuffed Mushrooms

Wow, I haven’t done a Meatless Monday post in a

Meatless Mondays: Hungry Girl Mac N’ Cheese

Well, it’s a Meatless Monday on Tuesday. Oh

Meatless Mondays: Garlic & Herb 3 Cheese Pizza

I could eat pizza every day of my life and never get