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On Father’s Day, we decided to do a little impromptu photo sesh before church.  Sadly, since one of us had to operate the camera, we couldn’t all be in the frame, but the pictures turned out wonderful nevertheless.  We captured some great shots, but even the ones that were off-center, the ones where no one […]

Life in the Outtakes

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These are the days, you all. Trying and eye-crossing crazy, but absolutely precious and perfect, too. Here are my #momtruths as of late… I will absolutely allow the removal, sorting, and crawling around with my stash of out-of-commission feminine products if it means I can do my makeup and hair in peace.  #momtruth #pregnant #whateverworks […]

#momtruths

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Did you ever take an independent study class in college?  I did.  It was on gender studies for my psychology degree and I was given a whole year to complete it.  I was planning to spend almost a month as a nanny in Memphis one summer and figured that would be the perfect time to wrap […]

Cozy Minimalist: Week 1

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I remember when B and I were newly married, and I absolutely loved going to the grocery store.  I’d have my list printed out (in perfect, probably color-coded, penmanship), coupons neatly arranged inside my purse, and the challenge of spending $50 or less on a cartful of groceries.   I, literally, just laughed out loud. […]

The Comedy that is Grocery Shopping with Children

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So, we’re beyond the halfway mark!  Woo hoo!  22w3d today with approximately 123 days to go.  At my 20 week scan, baby boy was measuring about a week ahead (though my due date remained the same at August 21), so it wouldn’t surprise me if he comes a wee bit early.  By August, I’m sure […]

From the Maternifiles: Second Trimester Update

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Although it is a busy time of year, we are certainly soaking up the holiday season any way we can! Family Outing to An Old Kentucky Christmas    Christmas Shopping at the Mall Wrestling Matches with Daddy Santa Pancakes source Pillow Boat Building  Sugared Pecans Date Night ‘Tis the Season!

Soaking Up the Holiday Season

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My sweet neighbor is a very talented photographer, and an eloquent writer, too.  She wrote a piece that was featured on The Well Studio a few days ago that really hit home with me.  Like a gut punch (in a good way).  There’s also a beautiful printable at the end of the article. This is […]

‘Something To’ Suggestions on Saturday

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^^^  Title typed in sarcasm font ^^^ A fellow blogger recently posted about how to take pictures in front of the Christmas tree with that fancy bokeh effect.  Bokeh is the photog term for blurred lights.  I am not a fancy photog, but I do like bokeh, so I thought I would give it a shot. […]

How to Take {Perfect} Christmas Pictures

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After spending the holidays in the hospital last year, I cannot tell you how much more I appreciate them this year. We have truly learned to rejoice in the ordinary!  November of 2013 is an absolute blur.  Faith ended up transferring hospitals shortly before Thanksgiving last year so she could have a life-saving surgery.  She […]

Rejoice in the ordinary.

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I like to get up early before everyday life begins.  It’s rejuvenating and peaceful and might be my favorite time of day.  A little morning solitude is good for the soul. Also, the house is still clean at that point, so it’s kinda nice to enjoy it while it lasts. I usually get up when […]

Morning Solitude.

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