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Oops. An unfortunate letterboard pinterest fail.

I felt so clever with my plan to alter my letterboard. As I gathered supplies, did the steps and took pictures as I went, I fully expected to knock your socks off with the finished product. I’m sorry to say that instead of making something wonderful, I destroyed my letterboard. It was absolutely a Pinterest fail. Let […]

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let’s have a heart to heart about instagram

So far this year I’ve unfollowed just about 700 accounts on Instagram. You read that right: SEVEN HUNDRED. I now follow 391 which means that at the start of 2018, I was following over 1,000. I shouldn’t tell you this because it might encourage you to go unfollow a bunch of accounts and that might […]

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emilyleaf

18 white t-shirts to wear this Spring

Just as I love decorating with neutrals in our house, I like dressing myself in them as well. Jeans everyday paired with gray, blue or (my favorite) white. You should see my closet … it’s not very interesting. I’ve heard before that wearing white when you are as pale-skinned as I am is not really […]

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emilyshelf

All about our kitchen shelves + brackets

The most asked questions about our mini kitchen makeover always center on the open shelves. This is the second kitchen we’ve gone with shelves instead of upper cabinets and I’m certain we’ll do it again when we do a full remodel. They function so well for us, we love the casual look and it gives me […]

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What I learned in February

As I get older, I am trying to reflect more and more on my life, and especially, my soul. What things do I love? What gives me life? What makes me sad or tired or like I want to check out? By paying attention to my life, I’m hoping it helps me make good choices […]

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woodtray

A friendly reminder from your resident plant lady

I posted this picture on instagram yesterday: It makes me laugh every time. Side note: When messing around with the letterboard, I cut that delicate skin underneath my fingernails on two of my fingers and now they hurt. Oh, the things you do for letterboard-ing. It is no secret that I have a thing for […]

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Friday Favorites

This week our kids are out of school for Mid-Winter Break. Since we haven’t seen much snow this winter, we went east of the mountains to our favorite vacation spot for a few days. There wasn’t much snow east of the mountains either, but that didn’t stop us from driving up as high on the […]

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serve one another in love (free printable)

As I was thinking about different quotes and song lyrics, phrases and thoughts about love, my mind remembered a verse that truly is the embodiment of how I want love to look for me and my family. To serve one another in love for our family means being kind and generous with our time, our […]

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tulipscorner

My husband loves all my throw pillows

I saw a funny meme the other day: “Throw pillows are the stuffed animals of grown women.” How true is that? I can’t quite understand it, but men just don’t seem to value pillows like us women do :) I recently added a whole stack to our couch. Ryan, of course, was super pleased. This […]

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walkingonbeach

five things I learned in January

As I get older, I am trying to reflect more and more on my life, and especially, my soul. What things do I love? What gives me life? What makes me sad or tired or like I want to check out? By paying attention to my life, I’m hoping it helps me make good choices […]

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Free Printable Love Coupon book

FEBRUARY. The month of … ridiculously overpriced roses … half of my family’s birthdays … the superbowl … those sugared cinnamon jelly hearts that I can’t stop eating. The month of love. If you’re starting to think about what to give your sweetheart, I have a simple gift idea for you. In all my years […]

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