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Why You Shouldn’t Make Any New Year’s Resolutions and What to do Instead

On the final day of 2016, I wanted to share some concluding thoughts before the new year is officially upon us! For the past week, my husband and I have been in Illinois visiting his family for Christmas. He has Amish family so we have been devoting most of our time catching up with them… Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Make Any New Year’s Resolutions and What to do Instead

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A Christmas Invite You Don’t Want To Forget

How is it even possible that Christmas is in one week? ONE WEEK, people! This is my first Christmas married and will also be my first one spent away from my family. Trent and I will be traveling to Illinois on Saturday morning– and by Saturday morning I’m fairly certain I mean Friday night. We… Continue reading A Christmas Invite You Don’t Want To Forget

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A Gift She’ll Love On A Budget You’ll Love

Weddings, Christmas, birthdays, housewarming parties- all of these scream budget breaking events! The only thing that makes them worse, is when they all seem to attack you (and your wallet) full-force and at the same time! Throughout the year, my husband and I set aside a monthly amount of money into a “gift” envelope, so… Continue reading A Gift She’ll Love On A Budget You’ll Love

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What I Can’t Wait to Ask God When I Get to Heaven

When I imagine the moment I arrive in Heaven, my mind paints a breathtaking picture of white fluffy clouds, a massive silver gate where angels greet each new arrival with a pleasant smile, streets lined with gorgeous houses with wrap around porches, and magnificent trees – which I’m sure are blooming with perfectly ripe avocados… Continue reading What I Can’t Wait to Ask God When I Get to Heaven

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4 Simple Ways to Embrace Your 2%

You’re probably wondering what I mean by “your 2%”, so let me take just a moment to explain. First of all, this most certainly does not mean that you should open your fridge and hug the milk jug! I’m pretty confident that if you do, your family will look at you and say “Yep, they’ve… Continue reading 4 Simple Ways to Embrace Your 2%

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Learning To Walk Through The Unknown

What a whirlwind the past 5 weeks have been! To give you a little background, on October 28th I went in for hernia repair surgery. It was supposed to be an outpatient procedure and I would return home that evening. Apparently, God had other plans for me! While in surgery, the doctor found a total… Continue reading Learning To Walk Through The Unknown

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Bloom Where You’re Planted

Good morning from the blogging world! The past few weeks has brought my life a mixture of change, hardship and joys. I celebrated my 24th birthday, was diagnosed with a hernia, spent time in the ER in excruciating pain, started my treatment for Lyme Disease and in a few short hours I will meet with… Continue reading Bloom Where You’re Planted