some news! i’m writing a book!

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    i have some exciting news i’m so thrilled to finally share! i have pretty much been bursting the last few weeks holding in this news (and quite honestly for much of this past year as i made this my main focus but stayed mum about it during the process). BUT – the secret is out! i just signed a book deal and my first book will be published in spring of 2021!...

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a christmas playlist for you!

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happy friday! i compiled the majority of our family’s favorite christmas music into a spotify playlist for anyone who might be interested in listening!  if it were up to me, we’d be listening to these tunes year round but since some people in my home aren’t into that approach (eh hem, josh davis!), we don’t mind one bit having this playlist on repeat all day and night from thanksgiving until christmas day....

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6 and 1/2 tips to makeover a room with paint!

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 so, if you know anything about me, you know how much i love to transform a space – be it with rearranging furniture around or adding a coat of paint. simply put, i’m a big believer in making your home space yours and a reflection of who you are. and while we’ve been in our current apartment for well over two years now and have really worked to make each room, from the bedrooms to the kitchen to the living spaces, match our family’s spirit and mood and feel, we had never paid much attention to our long apartment hallway....

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gift guides (hers, his, kids and toddlers!)

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hi everyone! with the holidays here, i wanted to round up some of my favorite things to gift this season for the little ones (both kids and toddlers), for you (or a dear friend!) and for the boys (men’s gift guide below by josh! and it’s a good one!). i know you’re most likely being bombarded left and right with gift guides this season from blogs and brands and stores and email lists and all the people!...

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a gratitude list for right now.

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often times when one of my children says the prayer around the dinner table or at bedtime, i am reminded how much i take for granted around me. there are times where one of them will go on and on sharing their gratitude list which includes anything and everything from thanking our heavenly father for the moon and the stars to thanking Him for the firefighters and the ocean water....

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