Happy Monday, Friend! Today I’m sharing a little peek at our Christmas with you! I know, I know, we’re halfway through January and I’m talking about Christmas! Yikes! Holidays make things a little crazy, but late is better than never! In 2020 I plan to share more of our life, so I’m starting out with […]

Jan 13, 2020

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With the new year always comes more goals. I often have some pretty lofty ones for myself that usually involve some sort of exercising, dieting or reading goal. In 2019 the one goal I stuck with the most was consistently reading the Bible chronologically all year! I just finished and it was amazing. Never have […]

Jan 3, 2020

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Whether you’re planning your wedding, trying to find motivation or just get some clarity in life, this post is for you! I’m sharing a few things I’ve discovered that help me regain motivation and get creative, even when I don’t feel like it. Sometimes, life feels a little too crazy. Between running a business and […]

Jul 31, 2019

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For most of my life, I’ve been pretty crafty. Probably much to my parent’s dismay, I collected every type of crafting thing I could get my hands on. From paints to yarn to paper projects, you name it, I probably tried it. Now that Joey and I’ve owned our own home — a solid 1930’s […]

Jun 19, 2019

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Wow, I can’t believe this day is here already! Our baby boy is ONE!!! I still remember it all so clearly. One year ago (yesterday) I second shot a wedding for a dear friend of mine. At the time I was big and swollen very pregnant. 39 weeks to be exact! That whole wedding day, […]

Mar 18, 2019

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Today I want to dive in a little bit to my love for simplicity and simple things. While I don’t consider myself a full-blown minimalist, I’d say I’ve become more of a “semi-minimalist.” Lately I’ve read some very critical reviews of Marie Kondo’s Netflix special Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. I simply don’t agree with […]

Feb 11, 2019

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It’s January and this time of year everybody’s setting goals. Most of those goals, no matter how awesome, are for here and now. I know mine are! Usually I’m trying to figure out what I want to be better at or evaluate what I wasn’t happy with last year. Well, this year I’m trying something […]

Jan 22, 2019

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Oh sweet girl, Two years ago, you made me a mama. These two years have been the hardest, most rewarding years of my life. I look at your sweet face and still can hardly believe I grew you in my body. God is amazing. He gave you your very own looks and personality (though I’m […]

Sep 13, 2018

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After a restless night of anticipation, the day I’d been waiting my whole life for was here. I’m getting married today. The morning quickly became a frenzy of gathering everything and rushing to the most expensive, yet beautiful hair appointment I’ve ever had. Shortly after arriving at Happy Apple Celebrations for our big day, I […]

May 23, 2018

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The morning of our trip to see the state capitol in Des Moines was finally here. There was a late-April chill in the air, so I made sure to put a jacket on before telling my smiling roommate goodbye. I walked out into the chilly morning air to meet Joey, who was once again waiting […]

May 20, 2018

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