10 years ago today was one of the best聽days of my life… it was the day I got to say “I do” to my best friend. And it has been an honor to say “I do” to you every day since then. Read our wedding story here… To commemorate our anniversary, here are 10 things […]

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Family has always been important to me. I come from a family of 7 children, forged through a blended family. When my sister became paralyzed at the age of 14, I saw two separate families come together in love for her and for the relationships we all share as siblings. Facing a fire of tragedy […]

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Earlier this year I wrote the first post about my word of the year. Read Be Brave. Work Hard. Don’t Give Up. This year… that word is TRUST. I have always struggled with this idea of “the unknown.” And the fact that I have been on pins and needles for the last year or so […]

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As I sit here on a plane, my mind is racing. After a聽quick, one day trip, to Houston I can’t help but think about all the memories and accomplishments from this past year. Today, I celebrate my 31st birthday and a couple of years ago, I decided that each year on my birthday I would […]

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The moment聽I picked up the phone that day and heard my sister, Kathy, on the other end I knew it wasn’t going to be good news. I heard her take a deep breath and after聽collecting her thoughts, she slowly asked me if I had heard what had happened to Anna. As every possibility was rushing […]

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If you don’t know by now, I love cake. Like really, REALLY love cake and in fact, it’s one of my top used emojis 馃槼馃嵃馃槀 So for our wedding, we bought this three-tiered, scrumptious, oh so delicious, white cake stuffed with champagne-infused filling and covered in BRIGHT blue frosting. For weeks leading up to the […]

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So you want to know聽the best pickup line? Get a good ‘ole Christian girl to agree to take you to church 馃槢 And from exactly 10 YEARS AGO TODAY…. here’s proof via the exact conversation I am so happy to have kept… thanks Facebook! A month later we started dating, a year after that we […]

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Dear Cody, It was on this day聽8 years ago that I woke up to a torrential downpour, fearing for the worst that our wedding would be ruined. And I don’t mean a light rain – I mean like flash flood status, couldn’t-see-past-your-hand-if-you-held-it-out-in-front-of-you kind of rain.聽This storm wasn’t on the weather report leading up to our […]

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Have I ever mentioned I love organization?! Like I have OCD reallllly bad. I got tired of looking up these “recipes” on Pinterest every single time I needed them. So I figured I would actually use the degree I got in graphic design聽and create a sign for my laundry room聽and wanted to share it with […]

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Being a mom has pulled me, stretched me, and grown me more than I ever thought possible. And it’s ONLY BEEN 9 MONTHS since Kinsley was born. I had always heard that you never know how much love is truly in your heart until you have a child. Well that’s 100% true. It has made […]

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A couple of days ago, I got the strangest聽voicemail… The guy even started it with a little聽giggle behind聽his voice saying, “this is kind of an odd phone call for you, but I met somebody on Tinder last night here in Charleston, South Carolina who I think may be using your profile and some of your […]

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When I was in college, I had the opportunity to spend some a week聽with my聽grandmother in her hometown, Pilot Grove, Missouri. Visiting a small town for the first time was definitely an experience. Everyone was so friendly and neighbors actually went outside and talked to each other. I got to see where she played outside […]

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