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Instagram Sale!

Hey there! Long time no see, yeah? Unfortunately this is just a quick little visit, but I promise I’ll be back soon with some fun new content, including some before & after pictures of some rooms I’ve been working on. I just wanted to pop in here & let you know that I’m having a […]

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Vow Renewal

Back in mid-May, Dustin & I renewed our wedding vows for our 15th anniversary. It was so much fun & just such a cool thing to do. I loved every minute of it. I really want to share some of the pictures here, but I’m planning on submitting it to a wedding blog, so I […]

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Gail - Oh fingers crossed you get it published somewhere! It SO deserves to be — you put so much DIY goodness into it!

APRIL - Thank you, Gail! You and Hollie are the ones who’ve convinced me I should submit it somewhere. Thanks to your amazing pictures, I think I have a pretty good shot!

Getting Results

See? I told you I wouldn’t bombard with you posts updating my “Get Healthy” journey! Alright, so the delay between the last post and this one was a little ridiculous. But to my credit, between the holidays & my sudden need to redecorate 5 rooms in my house (no I’m not exaggerating), I’ve been a […]

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Reality Check

Warning – personal, potentially boring, post ahead… So, this isn’t necessarily a fun post to type, but it’s an honest, much needed one. It’s probably no secret that having a baby in your midish-late thirties is a little harder on your body. It’s even more so if it’s your third child (all from within your […]

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Lynsy - I LOVE the weight watchers apps. I lost 35 lbs in 6 months with it and haven’t tracked in over a year but have kept all the weight off. I am not a fan of meetings. I don’t need to hear that the gum that claims it tastes like Strawberry Shortcake really does taste like it. It doesn’t and that woman lied.

However, that said, I know I need someone weighing me to hold me accountable. I found a Weight Watchers place that had open hours just for weighing in and did that weekly. It held me accountable enough and updated my app but I didn’t waste an hour.

Gail - You can DO this April, I know you can! So proud of you for getting serious about things and girl, I know EXACTLY what you mean. It is not fun to want to get dressed when you feel like your clothes are fitting tight (or not at all!) And oh MAN do I wish I could go to that Pilates class with you. That looks AMAZING!