Category: Lifestyle

New & Improved Blog Design!

Well my friends, today is a very exciting Monday because my blog just got a major facelift this weekend and I am so pumped to share it with you all! I actually had another post planned for today, but I figured it would be fun to just take a second and acknowledge the new fancy…

I’m Making a Big Change!

You guys, I’m a little nervous to post this today, but so excited at the same time because I’m making a BIG change and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. See, for over a year now I have had a tug on my heart to change the name of my blog. It…

My Trip to the Silobration with KILZ

Do you ever go through a crazy experience and then afterwards the whole thing feels kinda surreal? That’s pretty much how I feel about my trip to the Silobration with KILZ. It came and went in a blink of an eye and I’m still trying to absorb everything that happened. The entire experience was absolutely…

My Favorite Oil for Immune Support

So if you were around LVN last year, you might remember that we all got the full-blown flu at Christmas time. And it was AWFUL. I still shutter when I think back to that because it was terrible and let me tell you–the real flu is no joke. I got it and all three kids…

Exciting News!!

You guys, I can’t even contain my excitement for today’s post because I have some ammmmmmmazing news to share with you all! Remember about a week ago when I mentioned that something BIG happened, but I couldn’t quite share the details yet? Well, I can spill the beans now! I was invited by the amazing…

A Little Something Fun

Happppppppy Thursday!! I want to pop in super duper quick today to share some good news with you guys about my favorite candles from Antique Candle Works. So you all know I’m obsessed with these little mason jar candles and I rave about them all the time. I’m sure you’ve noticed them in basically every…

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  • I can’t believe it’s already been three weeks since our trip to the Silobration. 😍😍 I was so glad my husband could go along with me & I love this shot of us—standing in muddy puddles & soaking wet, but happy as can be. I am so blessed to do life with this guy by my side for over 16 years now. 🙏❤️
  • Rise & shine, it’s coffeeeeeee time! ☕️☕️Can you believe Thanksgiving is only two weeks from today? TWO WEEKS. Time to get yo stretchy pants ready!! 🙌🏻 I’d love to know what Thanksgiving traditions you have in your family. I’m looking for new things to do with the kids & I’m curious if you do anything special or unique to celebrate the day?! 🦃
  • You guys told me you love before & after shots, so here’s another one for you. Swipe right to see how I styled our breakfast nook when we first moved in three years ago. This was actually after I painted the walls, they were dark brown before, and I was pretty happy with how it looked. 😬Obviously we have since updated a few things in this space—I added faux shiplap (it was my first big project & I was so proud I did it all by myself!) and then I added a new light fixture, a different table, shelves, etc. .
The thing that strikes me the most with these two photos is the difference in my style. At the time I was struggling to figure out what I liked & how I could make that work with a tight budget. It didn’t happen over night, but slowly things have evolved in this space & it looks totally different today. And if you think about it, that’s kind of the cool thing about life. Nothing we do is ever perfect when we just start out. There are bumps in the road, struggles, growing pains, etc. But as time goes on we (hopefully) evolve to be better than when we began. And even though it’s nice to get to the pretty after photo, especially if you’re impatient like me, it’s also kind of nice to appreciate the journey. Yes, that’s cheesy as heck. But it’s TRUE. I love looking back at these photos of when we first started out because it reminds me of the journey & how hard we’ve worked on our home. It’s still a work in progress,  but I’m grateful for it all!
  • Today was crazy/surreal/awesome all at the same time. I spent the day working on a project that totally took me out of my comfort zone, but it went so well & I’m happy I decided to push myself & do it. (Watch my stories to see what I’ve been up to!) Then when I got home I had this smiling baby waiting for me at the front door. My husband snapped this picture of us & I just love the look on her little face. This girl is attached to my hip all day every day, so she was very happy to be back with mama. 😍😍 Now it’s time for pizza & cozy clothes!! 🙌🏻🙏
  • I’m still a little ways off from jumping into Christmas decor, but I did pick up a pair of these eucalyptus & pinecone wreaths from Target yesterday. I loooooooove them & now I’m getting a teeny tiny itch to add a few more pops of Christmas into this room. BUT I’m going to hold out a little longer. Anyone else still holding onto pumpkins or have you started to deck the halls?!
  • #flashbackfriday to one of my favorite snapshots with my girl. I can’t believe this was almost a year ago 😭😭 This sweet pea is my little BFF & I shared in stories today about how she teaches me to be brave. I hope you watch it if you’re facing something big in your life right now. It’s a simple, yet powerful reminder that fear is choice & you can face anything in life if you simply make the decision to be brave. #goforit #getthatcandygirl

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