New Kitchen Island Stools

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Have you ever known that something you purchased for your home was just totally WRONG but then never did anything about it for...oh....say about 6 years? And have you ever known that those somethings were not only totally WRONG they were also super uncomfortable and inconvenient for your family? Yeah...me either. ;-) … [Read more...]

It’s OK To Start Small

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  Sometimes you just have to start small. Sometimes on the day your kids start back to school after Christmas break you might start out in the morning with a million ideas swirling in your head and wondering about which home improvement project you are going to tackle first. You may even get so hopped up on caffeine that your brain … [Read more...]

Breathless Expectation

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When I became a mom of two I entered into a season of what I found to be a new kind of crazy. I had gotten one child all potty-trained and sleeping through the night and drinking out of a cup without a lid and giving me a chance to take a shower and go to the bathroom by myself...most of the time. … [Read more...]

Our Best of 2014

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Let's all say it together shall we? FASTEST YEAR EVER! Seriously, folks, is it just us or did this year literally fly by? Anyone else find themselves on Christmas Eve having that panicky moment where you look around and think to yourself, "wait, is it actually Christmas Eve right now? Wasn't it just Easter?" ;-) You've been shopping and … [Read more...]

Our Best Holiday Recipes

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Does anyone else find themselves feeling so smug as you get everything checked off your grocery list for upcoming holiday meals only to get home and realize that while you may have the ingredients for a grand meal in a few days, somehow you've managed to make it home from the store without putting anything in your cart for the dinners you are … [Read more...]

My Road Less Traveled

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“Two roads diverged in a wood and I- I took the one less traveled by…” Robert Frost The road less traveled…how often is that the direction we choose for our lives? I like the well-beaten path, the predictable trail with clear markings and maybe a Starbucks along the way. One is dark and frightening, winding its way along with overgrown … [Read more...]

Dashing Dish Cookbook Giveaway!

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Friends we have such a treat in store for you today...literally and figuratively! Have you ever thought about food as a relationship? Well it is. And you have one with it. In fact, our relationship with food is so intricate and complicated that sometimes we aren't even aware of just how much control it has over our lives. Now, have you … [Read more...]

Our Family Christmas Tree

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Has anyone else looked at photos of beautiful Christmas trees in magazines or on Pinterest and wondered.. "Where on earth are all of the 'real' ornaments?" You know the ones I'm talking about, right? The paper angels, the picture frames made out of popsicle sticks and the cotton ball snowmen? I always wonder if they are frantically … [Read more...]

When Life Gets Unfolded

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When I was in high school, I spent one summer working at the clothing store 'Express'. As it was considered the new, more trendy sister store of 'The Limited', I felt like I had scored big time and I kept a running list of all of the things I was going to buy with my employee discount. Anyone who has worked in retail clothing will tell you … [Read more...]