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12 DIY Holiday Projects to Add to Your December Bucket List

Feel like doing something fun and creative this holiday season? I’ve rounded up some of my favorite DIY holiday projects. From a gorgeous homemade advent calendar to beautiful DIY Christmas ornaments, read on for fun holiday craft project the whole family will love! This time last year we were frantically counting down the final days until we could move into our new house. Would the drywall slow us down?! The tile?! City inspectors?! That coupled with a baby that was only a few months old equaled a more pared down holiday season. We …

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Kindred Fiber Farm: How An Alpaca Farm is Bringing People Together

(This story of Anna Marie and her Alpaca Farm is the latest in our series of small business stories in partnership with Gracie Byrd Jones. You can see more here.) When we hear about the impetus of many new businesses, there’s often times a storyline of community. It’s true of Starbucks, of Barre3, and so many countless others. Kindred Fiber Farm, a budding business located in Fredericksburg, Texas, is no exception. I got the chance to chat with Anna Marie about her beautiful alpaca farm. I wanted to hear how she got her start, …

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2018 Gift Guides || The Best Things on The Planet Under $30

Happy Friday, friends! I hope this post finds you full to the brim not just with good food, but with the joy and contentment that comes from spending time with friends and family and the excitement of this most magical time of the year. This is the fifth in our 2018 series of gift guides and proof that a great gift doesn’t have to be a huge expenditure. It might sound trite to say that it’s the thought that counts but truly my favorite gifts are always the ones that I can tell were meant just for me. So without further ado, …

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2018 Gift Guides || For the Kid That Has Your Heart

Tomorrow we are packing up the kids and catching a plane to Colorado for Thanksgiving with my family in the mountains. It will be Parker’s first time skiing– watch out ski school– and there’s snow in the forecast on Thursday, so we are keeping our fingers crossed! In the meantime, if you’re looking to knock out your shopping for the littles on your list, I’ve rounded up some of my favorites. At least half of these the girls are probably getting this year. (This is our fourth installment of gift guides this …

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