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Birthday Week Book Giveaway!… and 26 before 26 update

25 was the best year ever!  When I was 25, I fell more in love with my husband each day.  When I was 25, I went to the UK with my sister and had the time of my life.  When I was 25, I got more serious about my blog and my career, too.  When [Read On]

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Wall Decor Switcheroo- Legacy Wall

We’ve lived in our house almost two years now so I got the itch for a décor change.  We did a little switcheroo with our wall décor.  You may remember these frames from our wedding reception… When we painted the black and white striped wall, naturally we used the frames for a focal point.  However, [Read On]

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Encouraging Workplace Chalkboard Quotes- Free Printables

  Umm… so I noticed this today.  My teaching chalkboard prints are being pinned like crazy. I LOVED getting this pic of my chalkboard prints on a bulletin board at the Cape Girardeau, MO Head Start!  As a THANK YOU, I made you some more.  This time, more neutral encouraging workplace/office chalkboard prints for all [Read On]

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LASIK Surgery with Vold Vision

I recently had LASIK surgery with Vold Vision and it was a GREAT experience.  We seriously can’t say enough good things about Vold Vision!  In January, a good friend gave us tickets to the American Heart Association’s Paint the Town Red Event in Fayetteville.  (Thanks again, Alicia!!) Ah-mazing.  If you are local, go next year!  [Read On]

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Happy Emails, Happy Things

  “Take happiness in the little things, because sometimes they become the big things.”  I’m definitely taking happiness in the little things this week since we lost part of our beloved spring break due to snow days.  We had to cancel our Florida trip (insert sympathy here) but are totally making the best of it!  It’s okay.  [Read On]

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Custom Design Services

Email me if you have any custom design needs.  I would love to create something special for you! Here are a few examples of custom designs I’ve created as high quality digital files in photoshop. This was my mom’s gift to my dad for his 60th birthday in December.  My parents are adorable :)  This [Read On]

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New Print- Catch of His Life

There is a new print in my etsy shop!  This is an 8×10 print I made for Taylor’s “Fishing Wall of Fame” in our hallway. “A fisherman lives here with the catch of his life.” He thinks it’s great… check it out and enjoy! Click here or the image to go to the Catch of His [Read On]

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Flea Market Style: March 2014

Flea Market Style: March booth If you’re local, check out Midtown Eclectic Mall in Springdale! Remember when I said I was having LASIK surgery?  That’s why I’ve been AWOL on the blog the past week.  More about that later.  My next few posts will be light on words/heavy on pictures because things are still a [Read On]


Blogging Friends

My friend, Kristin, and I had the best time hearing Kelly Stamps (from Kelly’s Korner Blog ) speak at a local church.  She spoke about how to share your faith through blogging.  Kelly has the gift of being transparent about her faith and giving advice straight from the heart… then giggling at herself in the [Read On]

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February Favorites

I missed the Friday Favorites opp due to Valentines so I’ll lump my favorites into one big RANDOM post today. First off, props to my hubby for being a Valentines rockstar.  ”Crafty” is not a word that I would use to describe Taylor, but I love that he appreciates that I am.  I woke up [Read On]