December 2017

Little hands, piggy toes in mouth, big beautiful smiles, twinkling lights, glowing big blue eyes, Christmas tree farm, fuzzy pajamas, slow slow living. I love this life. I love being her Mama. My mantra has become live simply and love generously. I’m learning about the importance of taking care of our world God has entrusted […]

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Baby’s First Halloween

We all want to make the holidays special for our little ones. Adding a tiny human to the chaos sometimes doesn’t pan out the way we envision in our head, and that is OKAY! I had the dreamiest Halloween planned out. We would keep it simple and dress up as Rosie the Riveter so I […]

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Raleigh’s First Pumpkin Patch

10.07.17 Why it is humid and 90 degrees in October, I will never understand. Nashville you are silly. Every child deserves to experience fall and the pumpkin patch, so I’ve turned up the A.C so we can wear our new fall clothes, and pretend it’s the season we are actually in. Thank you Lord for […]

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Thoughts From a Couch

Typically I would post a “Summer 2017” blog today. July 1, 2017 was the best day of my life due to the fact Raleigh Lauren was brought into this world on this day. End of summer post. I didn’t go many places or do many fun things, but I did have the best summer of […]

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10 Things to do When You’re in the Depths

Okay, I stole this phrase from one of my best friends. She likes to say she is in the depths of despair when she’s having a bad day or “in the depths” for short. I can’t be original all the time. Reminder to self: What to do while in the depths…. Get over yourself, it’s […]

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All the Coffee and Stress Away

Today has been a day folks. A glorious beautiful day, but a day nonetheless. I went back to work last week. If you can even call it that. I think I logged six hours. Anyways, I attempted to work again today, but Raleigh wasn’t having it. Apparently boobie trumps bottle. So I sped home to […]

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10 Home Favorites

If home is where the heart is, shouldn’t it reflect you and your family? I know I get so caught up in having the Pinterest perfect life. I want my home to be clean and bright like the popular filters. I want it to be worthy of thousands of likes on Instagram. Guess what. I’m […]

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The Truth About Essential Oils…

8.24.17 Dear Oil Diary, My Starter Kit of essential oils came in the mail a few days ago. Needless to say I have been experimenting ! Before that glorious package arrived, I did some research on essential oils and babies. I found some pretty terrifying things. Babies cannot tolerate a lot of the oils we […]

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What is an Oil Journal?

Welcome to my oil journal ! Why am I doing an oil journal? I am starting from square one. I haven’t ordered anything yet. I have not tried to sell anything yet. I’m not 100% sure I’m even going to attempt to sell any oils, but I’m 70% sure I’ll eventually try. All of the […]

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Complacently Content

Complacency: :  an instance of usually unaware or uninformed self-satisfaction Contentment: :  feeling or showing satisfaction with one's possessions, status, or situation. I think it's human nature to question everything. Once we get what our hearts desire, we immediately search for the next thing. We cannot dwell in the state of contentment or complacency. Is […]

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