My Non-Preeclamptic, Successful VBAC Birth Story!

Guys, I’ve been itching to tell this story for so long because it was seriously one of the best days of my life. What better time to tell it than my little man’s first birthday! So let me first tell you guys a little bit about the birth of my daughter so that you can fully understand the blessing of my son’s birth. When I was 37 weeks pregnant with my daughter I went to Labor and Delivery with some serious symptoms and it turned […]

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Just A Few Of My Thoughts On Friendship

I’ve talked about friendship on the blog before and trust me— I’m not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. I’m human and I make mistakes just as much as the next person. But more now than ever, I see people throwing friendships by the wayside because someone didn’t measure up to their unfair ‘expectations’ of what they believe a friend should be. I’m guilty as well. I’ve made the same mistake in the past but after tons of prayer and soul searching, I […]

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How I Cut My Grocery Bill In Half

In adult life, groceries usually take up a pretty nice chunk of our monthly budgets. Once we grab the snacks the Mr. likes, the new juice boxes the kids like and that expensive lunchmeat from the deli, somehow we rack up almost $300 in groceries that never seem to last as long as we’d hoped. As you guys know, Nathan and I have been aggressively attacking our debt and we’re always revisiting our budget to see if there’s any place that we can cut back […]

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How To Set Attainable New Goals For 2016 (Graphic Included)

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  In less than 24 hours, ‘New Year, New Me’ season will be upon us. Well, did you know that statistically only about 8% of Americans actually make use of their New Year resolutions (Statisticbrain.com)? Crazy right?! So I wanted to take a moment to talk to you guys about how I go about setting my goals for the new year and provide some tips on what I believe is necessary to achieve them. Write your goals down! I know that personally I’m a visual […]

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Is He Really The One? Questions To Ask Yourself Before Choosing Forever?

So you meet a nice guy, you fall in love and go steady for a while—naturally, the next step seems to be marriage. But have you really taken the time to think things through? My husband and I always giggle a little when we see large, extravagant weddings because we know from first-hand experience that there is nothing glamorous about marriage (don’t get me wrong! We love weddings). The truth is, it’s hard work. So if you’re going to do it, you want to make […]

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25 Questions and Answers

Tomorrow I will be 25 years old and to celebrate my birthday with my lovely readers, I’m going to answer 25 questions submitted by you guys! Ready? Let’s do it. 1.    How do you handle Criticisms on how you choose to live your life? I honestly ignore it. I understand that at the end of the day, God is the one that I answer to and as long as things are right between he and I, I’m good. 2.    What is the best lipstick color […]

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How I Won The Battle Between Living A Life For God And Staying Relevant

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I asked around a bit to find out what other young Christians were struggling with and this topic hit so close to home that I absolutely had to tell you guys my thoughts. As Christians, particularly young ones, there always seems to be a constant battle between staying cool or trendy and living a lifestyle that’s completely honorable before God. And for so long, I struggled with it. One of the biggest things that I felt kept me from completely renouncing my life of sin […]

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