The Importance of Simplifying Your Life

For me, life is like traffic sometimes. Moving into the country really put a halt to a lot of the traffic in my life both literally and figuratively. Living 20 minutes outside of center city Philadelphia, was one big traffic jam and 1 million lights. We moved to upstate NY and suddenly I was driving slower, stopping to check out the creatures, and just chilling on the deck. It became apparent that I needed this in my life. What I ended up discovering was that even though things were slowing down, I needed to learn about the importance of simplifying my life.

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How Nature Inspires Creativity & Peace

One of the blessings of living out in the country is being able to immerse ourselves in nature. At the base of the hill, on the edge of our property is this creek that rushes during the spring months. I love opening the windows and hearing it move in full force down its path. When we moved here from Philly, I immediately fell in love with the peace I found here.

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One Way That I've Experienced Real Self Love

For someone who has strong feelings, it seems strange that I've kind of scoffed at the idea of self-love. It seemed rather selfish really. I used to have this preconceived idea that it was a way to give yourself permission to think "my way or the highway." While thinking this, I was also not liking myself very much. My confidence had gone south and I felt like a floundering fish in a mud puddle. 

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The Journey of a Work From Home Wife

I am so passionate about this topic because it is a challenge that I have been willing to accept. I am all about busting the myths of being a wife at home and making it something more. Maybe it starts with believing that women can do a lot of great things, even in the corporate world. I am not sure. I think one of the reasons why I wanted to start a blog about the home, was because of this.

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Decorating Your Home With Intention

I am so inspired by those who intentionally walk through life. Intentionally taking time off, hustling, eating right, and spending time with family and friends. Sometimes it's easy to just roll through life without really knowing what's happening. I go into auto pilot mode just to survive. Anyone else? So, lately I have been trying to be more intentional in our home. 

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How To Manage Your Money As A Couple

So when it comes to spending money, I am a hoarder. When I was single I didn't do anything fun, ever, because I had to SAVE. I didn't really have a plan or a goal for the money. I just enjoyed having it sitting there in the bank, adding up. The thing was, I was miserable. You would think that having $8000 sitting in the bank after 2 years of working with a lower income, there would be cause for celebration. It was a lousy trophy, collecting dust.

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A Beginner's Guide Toward Exercising

I have been hesitant to share my thoughts on the topic of exercise because I don't feel that I am an expert by any means. Over the last year, I realized one thing that was causing a lot of my weight issues. STRESS. If I let up on my regimented exercise routines, my stress and weight levels would increase. Instead of being alarmed by my stress levels, I would beat myself up over my weight. I had everything backward.

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Shaking Out The Curated Life

A curated life. This is something that I have been meaning to talk about here but have been trying to figure out the best approach. It is something we face everyday, on the internet. Being an online ministry, it's easy to get caught up in the cycle. I want to break it and share what I'm thinking. It's like when the photographer tells you to breathe deep and shake your arms and shoulders, just so you'll relax and not look so stiff. I want to unstiffify things here.

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What You Need To Paint A Room

If you want to make a huge impact at a small cost, freshen up your space with a good coat of paint. There are a few things that take painting a room from ok to GREAT, if you just give patience a chance and do things right the first time around.

After painting several rooms in our home, I've learned a few things that make our home look better than when we started. For some, painting isn't necessarily an enjoyable experience. I thought I would give several tips to ensure that you will be satisfied afterward and will have an easier time getting those walls looking fresh! If you need help figuring out what colors to choose for your home, I have a post for that as well.

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