An Adoption Update: A Child of God

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Friends, my heart is so tender toward our girl today.      We miss her so much. To give you a quick update, we are in the waiting process.  Our dossier is in her home country being translated.  We get … { Read More }

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Happy September 1st! I love this time of year.  It's seriously my favorite.  :) I've already started adding fall touches to our home.  I am especially excited about decorating our new front porch with mums and pumpkins. … { Read More }

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Update on Conquering my #1 Struggle


Hey friends!   I am so excited to give you an update on conquering my #1 struggle!!  Do you remember that post? I basically shared with you three areas of my life I am struggling in right now.  And those struggles are all … { Read More }

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Welcome to Pine Cove!


A few weeks ago, I was in California with Jonathan for about 5 days.  When I got back home late on a Sunday night, I was exhausted and didn't unpack, do laundry, or anything.  The boys had school the next day, and I just needed to get my … { Read More }

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Front Porch Makeover Progress


Hey there!   I wanted to give you a quick update about the progress we are making on our front porch.   We had to slow down a little on the front porch over the summer because we were so busy, but now we are hitting it hard.  It … { Read More }

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Finding Rest


Aaah, Sunday morning.  There is nothing better. I'm getting ready to wake the boys up to get ready for church, but for now, I wanted to write to you. :) I kind of gave myself a "vacation" this past week.  The thing about being a … { Read More }

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Haven 2015

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        I can't believe that Haven was over a month ago, and I am just now writing about it!!  I guess that is evidence of how crazy busy I have been!  I was in LA 5 days last week, and it has taken me all of … { Read More }

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Teenage Boy Room Makeover


I am so blessed to have the best readers in the world!!  #deadserious I wish so badly that I could meet each of you face to face and just hang out together one know, going thrifting and sipping sweet tea on the back porch. … { Read More }

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My #1 Struggle in Life


Today, I am just going to get real and honest with you.  I want to tell you where I am at in my life.  Not sure why.   Just do. This past summer has been a whirlwind.  Actually, it feels like the whole past year has been a … { Read More }

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DIY House Numbers {DIY Show Off}

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Y'all today is the very last guest post for my "It's a Summer Spectacular" series!   I have felt so very blessed by this amazing community of blog friends that I have!!  I knew that this was going to be a crazy summer for me with our … { Read More }

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My New Favorite Monogrammed Accessories!


Guys!  I think you are going to love what I am going to show you today!  It's the kind of stuff that most every women gets excited about, even those die-hard, paint splattered, DIY'ers like me! ACCESSORIES!!! Ack!  I love it! … { Read More }

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Saying Goodbye for Now to our Girl


Sunday was a very difficult day for me.  Our little girl (I'm going to call her "Sonya" to make it easier to follow) got on a plane to the other side of the world, and we won't see her again for several months.  When we decided to … { Read More }

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DIY Outdoor Sculpture {Jenna Burger Designs}

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Hey friends!  This weekend was a tough one as we said goodbye to our little girl.  She flew out Sunday and is back in her home country now.  I wrote a post about the weekend last night but didn't get it finished, so I will share it … { Read More }

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How to Make Basil Butter {Infarrantly Creative!}

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Happy Friday!!!  There is nothing better than Fridays, right?! :) Today, my buddy, Beckie from Infarrantly Creative, is here sharing a quick and delicious recipe.  Yum! Check out this throwback picture from 2011!  We were actually at … { Read More }

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DIY Landscaping Lighting Tutorial

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Yay!  One of my BBF (Best Blog Friends) is here today!  I cannot tell you how much I love this girl!  She is my blog sister, and I love spending time with her anytime I can, especially when it is at IKEA.  Thank you for being … { Read More }

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Farm Table Makeover {Miss Mustard Seed}

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Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Today, I am so excited to have one of my very dear blog friends here today, Marian from Miss Mustard Seed. Marian and I started blogging around the same time many years ago.  I loved … { Read More }

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It Hasn’t Been Easy {Hosting/Adoption Update}


Hey friends! I sneaked (snuck?  I think it is "sneaked" but "snuck" sounds so much better) out of the house early this beautiful Saturday morning to get some work done on my computer.  Having all of the kiddos home on summer break makes … { Read More }

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Personalized Door Mat in 10 Minutes! {DIY Playbook}

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Hey there!  I am back from the Haven Conference and a quick trip to visit Cy's family in Georgia!  I am still trying to recover and make my way through 6 foot high piles of laundry!  Oh my!  I dislike very greatly doing … { Read More }

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Summer Decorating for Less! {320 Sycamore}

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Today's guest post is by one of the sweetest ladies in blogland!  For reelz! She is as beautiful on the inside as the outside.  I met her in real life when I first started blogging, and I have always had the utmost respect for her. … { Read More }

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Homemade Fudgesicles {Craftberry Bush}

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    Y'all, I am still trying to recover from the Haven Conference!  It was an amazing time with amazing sponsors, vendors, and attendees!  I will be sure to share more with you soon, but today, I have a guest post for one of my … { Read More }

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