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How to Style Your Kitchen Shelves Like a Pro

If you’ve been a part of this community for awhile, then you’ve definitely heard me wax poetic about how I want our house to feel.  There’s something about the long, sometimes arduous process of building from scratch that gives you plenty of time to think about things like how you want your house to look and feel and smell even.  What’s the vibe?  I’ve always wanted our house to feel like a retreat, a place of calm… which is sometimes easier said than done with two little kids. I’m embracing simplicity more than ever as we …

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Grilling 101: How to Grill Just About Everything This Summer

This post originally went live two years ago. As I was cleaning up our own grill this weekend I figured it might be a nice time for a refresher! I really love to cook.  I enjoy the rhythm of chopping, dicing, and sautéing; waiting while faint scents become tantalizing aromas that engulf a space, and the pleasure of knowing that friends and family have been nourished by food.  It’s therapy. I can poach and chiffonade like a pro and have single handedly cooked an entire Thanksgiving dinner, but for whatever reason, have always been …

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How to Teach Kids about Generosity, Kindness + Abundance

(This post is sponsored by Frost Bank. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) Have you ever tried to teach a toddler to share? It’s the exact definition of an uphill battle.  Like straight uphill. Like Mr.-Free-Solo-himself-trying-to-scale-El-Capitan uphill. When Parker was two I read an article about having an abundance mentality and, while I was initially reading it with myself in mind, I decided maybe this was a better approach to teaching sharing to a toddler than just constantly repeating how important it is to share what is ours with …

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Three Ways to Get Healthier, Shinier Hair in 2020

(This post is sponsored by Herbal Essences. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) Getting healthier, shinier hair doesn’t mean you have to overhaul your entire beauty routine. Something as simple as switching to the right shampoo and conditioner can make a world of a difference.I started using Herbal Essences Honey & Vitamin B Shampoo and Conditioner this year and my hair feels so much healthier. (You can purchase the products I have been using easily on Amazon!) The bio:renew formulas, which are PETA cruelty-free, combine real …

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