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Our Yard Tour

Our Yard Tour

Welcome to our home! Well, the part of our home also known as the yard! If you’re just here for the photos, well then check this out first. In the very least I’d love to share a simple before image with you because I’m a total sucker for a good before and after. And if […]

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4 Tips and Tricks to Organic Floral Design

4 Tips and Tricks to Organic Floral Design

Are you an RBC newsletter friend? If so, thank you! You should have received a message last weekend packed full of my favorite flower designing tips. Flower designing is interesting. On one hand it can be a simple and leisurely endeavor with little margin for error. Flowers are such a beautiful stand alone medium it’s […]

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How I Simplify Laundry

How I Simplify Laundry

Remember when I shared my big goal for 2018? Turns out that goal has been easy to manifest in a lot of small but powerful ways. One of the home tasks I think gets completely blown out of proportion is laundry. I hear so many woman complain about the ‘mountains’ and ‘piles’ of laundry taking […]

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The Commercial Side of Easter in Our Home

The Commercial Side of Easter in Our Home

Happy Easter, everyone! It’s an early morning here as we prepare for a sacred and celebratory morning at church and a full afternoon of family, food and fun at home. I’ve read a lot of blog posts about the reason for celebration today and want to be clear this part of Easter is at the […]

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The Fuss Free Dinner Party

The Fuss Free Dinner Party

What’s one thing you most looked forward to when you moved into your first place? For me, I remember very clearly what that one thing was. Well, there were actually many things revolving around my new found freedom, but my most welcomed new ability was the chance to have my own dinner parties (or rather […]

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! Andrew and I started the morning out nice and early with sweet surprise gifts for another and shared coffee before Lachlan got out of bed. Ironically, part of my gift presentation for Andrew included pink heart shaped balloons scattered all over the dining room, and Andrew’s gift to me included helium […]

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Valentine’s Day Party Inspiration

Valentine’s Day Party Inspiration

I’ve always anticipated Valentine’s Day with fierce eagerness and sense of excitement. Whether it’s the nostalgia of a flirty red and pink color palette, the sweet gestures centered around love, or the way the holiday often makes the dead of winter feel a little bit more warm, I stand behind February 14th as an official […]

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Healthy Meal Planning Strategies

Healthy Meal Planning Strategies

My first title for this post was ‘Meal Planning Tricks for Busy Women Who Can’t Eat 94% of Existing Food’ But that was a little long for a blog post title and much too indicative of my own personal reality. So instead I went with the title you see above because that fits perfectly with […]

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Au Revoir 2017

Au Revoir 2017

It’s with a bittersweet heart that I bid farewell to 2017. 2017 was HARD. It wasn’t one of my favorite years in recent memories. But with hard comes refinement and growth, two things I experienced much of over the last 12 months. The things 2017 dealt were messy, beautiful, trying, scary, exciting, and fruitful. And […]

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Simplified Holiday Home Decor

Simplified Holiday Home Decor

Home sweet home! Six years ago last week we officially moved into our home. About a year after we got married (and after spending 2.5 years living in two different countries!) we spent three months overseeing an exciting home building process which started in the summer and ended just before Christmas of 2011. What a […]

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Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treats

I’ve been reading Sarah and Sally Clarkson’s The Lifegiving Home and it’s rocking my world in all of the best ways. I think had I of started the book earlier this year when things were a little rocky in my world, I would have found it to be frustrating (life felt as far away as […]

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Our Autumn Bucket List

Our Autumn Bucket List

I’ve been in the habit of creating seasonal bucket lists for a few years now and while they sometimes take a backseat in the busyness of life, they’re very fun to scheme up in the transition of season. Here in Michigan we truly experience four distinct seasons. With autumn upon us (which happens to be […]

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