Step back and gain some perspective

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If you’re feeling overwhelmed, stop right where you are. If you’re feeling like the mundane is getting the best of you, stop right where you are.

I need you to take a step back, take a deep breath, and think about this for a second.

From when your child is born, until they leave at age 18, there is about 958 Saturdays. That’s almost 1,000 Saturdays and that seems like SO much! Maybe that number is overwhelming to you, thinking about the bad days and the hard days and the days that don’t end…but here’s the kicker. If you put 958 marbles in a glass jar and look at it, it’s nothing! Every single one of them represents one Saturday, and they dwindle down way too fast.

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Wherever you are, keep going.

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At 27 years of age, I feel like I’ve learned a lot.

One of the most important things I’ve learned is I cannot do anything on my own. I am weak. I am broken. I am only human, living in the flesh.

God meets me right where I am, and my friends, I pray He meets you wherever you are, as well. There is nothing too big for Him to handle, give Him your burdens and He will help make your load light.

I didn’t get to this place overnight. It’s taken years.

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Sitting down with Harney & Sons

One of my favorite parts of blogging has been the new experiences!

I recently was chosen as Harney & Sons January Teafluencer and I got to answer interview questions and share my heart with you guys! If you missed it on their site, you can read it HERE, but I’ll also share it below.

Thanks for sticking around and giving me so so many reasons to keep at this. Thank you for the encouragment and love, and for joining me in this motherhood (and beyond) journey.

So grab a cup of tea, and cheers! xo

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Looking back but leaping forward

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I feel like I blinked and 2018 was over, yet at the same time, I feel like it took forever.

2018 was…a mixture of so many emotions.

2018 taught me so much about joy, patience, heartbreak, grief, happiness and gratefulness.

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My Wood Watch Collection | Wood Apple Watch Bands

I know it’s past Christmas already, but I have a special giveaway for you all.

You have seen me post about (and wear) my JORD (pronounced yode) wood watches and I’ll continue to do so because they. are. the. best.

There is something about the craftsmanship, the simple minimalist style, and the back-to-earth feelings I get when it’s on my wrist.

JORD recently added Apple Watch bands which gives me all the heart eyes over here since I got an Apple Watch for Christmas from my mother-in-law! That means I can wear JORD every day!

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Our Modular Home Journey

In the past week, I’ve been asked so many times if I can share more specific details of our modular home journey, specifically costs and photos.

As much as I love replying to each of you, I have to chase around two very fast kiddos so I figured it would just be easier (and quicker) to put all this out here.

I’m going to try to lay it all out there, and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like more information.

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Christmas through a toddlers’ eyes

As a child, I remember fun Christmas mornings with mom and dad and my brother. As an adult, Christmas was…let’s face it, I was bahumbug about it. Then when I had kids, the magic came back seeing the twinkle in my son’s eyes. Then my baby turned into a toddler…which brings us to this post.

The twinkle in his eyes was still here this Christmas season, but then so was something else. Selfishness. Or greed? Maybe I don’t even know.

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