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Three Strands

I’ve written tons of cheesy blogs about my love for my husband as each anniversary approaches (Read last year's blog here). It has become somewhat of a tradition. Over the years we have celebrated with trips, fancy dinners, expensive presents and even a tattoo. This year we will celebrate our 10th anniversary in just a few days, I’m not sure whether we should laugh, cry or demand a trophy.  I say that with all due respect, because this year has been our most challenging year in our marriage.  It’s been a year of leaning on each other while starting not one but TWO businesses from the ground up, questioning our dreams when they don’t look or feel like the movies, finding ourselves challenged as...

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You've Been Assigned

“You’ve been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved.” Around this time last year, my father went through open heart surgery.  I documented the story in my blog post, You Never Know What You're Gonna Get.  At the time, it was hard to see the rock of our family in such a vulnerable state.  He endured a lot of pain; however, we were so thankful that the blockage in his arteries was found in the nick of time.  I thought we had faced the hardest part of the journey in the hospital, but the true test came the day we brought my dad home.  There were so many restrictions, so many medications and the bulk of the...

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Cut But Not Broken

A few months ago, during a storm, a limb from our neighbor’s tree fell on their home.  Our neighbors had not moved into their home yet, so they had no idea that this massive limb was laying on their roof. As the days passed, the limb which once held vibrant green leaves was now lifeless.  The leaves had turned yellow, a sign of dehydration. The beauty it once held was now completely gone.  Eventually, our neighbors were notified and hired professional help to clean and prune the tree.  And then on Sunday, at one ‘o’clock in the morning, my husband and I were awakened to a loud thud.  You guessed it!  The same tree, which branches extended slightly over our...

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One with the Hive

 I’ve always loved to shop.  I love clothes and I’ve always been a natural for putting outfits together.  When I was in my early 20s, I went out – A LOT.  I was constantly at the mall in search of the perfect Saturday outfit.  As I got older, I went out less, but I still loved to shop – I mean, doesn’t every girl? There’s something about a new shirt, new pair of jeans or shoes that gives you an extra confidence boost. For those of you who know my story, you know that God has been working on me for some time.  I am learning to live on a budget (thanks Ramsey Solutions) for some time now.  While I...

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A Time for Everything

I’m a huge fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines.  I love their simplicity, their work and craft and above all I love how they have stayed true to their beliefs.  In October 2017, the world was stunned when they ended their hit TV show, Fixer Upper.  It didn’t make sense. Their reasoning?  They wanted to take a step back. The other day I came across a post on social media that stopped me in my tracks.  Cloth and Palm reposted an image from Jessica Scott that spoke so loudly to my heart.  As I read her caption, I felt convicted.  I’ve struggled with many feelings since I started my business that made me feel like a “not so great” mom.  I felt...

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