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Diamond in the Rough

Everyone knows that diamonds are made under immense heat and pressure inside the earth. They start as ordinary rocks, and under the right circumstances, emerge as beautiful, unbreakable, priceless gems. I’m close to very few people, but those few people mean the world to me. Some relationships come naturally and are easy while others, like diamonds, are put under pressure and put against the test of time. Those relationships turn out unbreakable. Continue reading “Diamond in the Rough”

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Honey, I’m Home! A Journey for First-time Home Buyers

You know in “Say Yes to the Dress” the bride rings a bell when she’s found her wedding gown? There should be something like that when you close on your first house! Taylor and I closed on our first house on March 1st, but there was no bell to ring. Instead there were only papers to sign and keys to receive. Nevertheless, the feeling of responsibility, excitement, accomplishment, and happiness was enough celebration for me! This is the story of our journey to buying a house for the very first time. Continue reading “Honey, I’m Home! A Journey for First-time Home Buyers”

Dig A Little Deeper

It’s crazy knowing that I’ve had my blog site published for six months already! Being able to document this journey through my eyes and being able to look back at all that has happened is really cool! I thought today’s post could be something a little different: a question and answer format to get to know me some more. My writings show one side of me, mainly my thoughts and emotions, but today you’ll get to dig a little deeper in my life and learn about my preferences or more of my opinions on certain topics. Let’s dive in! Continue reading “Dig A Little Deeper”

Visiting Family

Personally, there’s nothing quite like spending time with people. Being around people energizes me and makes me happy… I’m definitely an extrovert! It’s even better when the people I’m with are family. My husband and I flew to Seattle to visit with family this month for a weekend and then after that my parents flew to Boise to visit us! It has been a wonderful month so far, let me tell you about it! Continue reading “Visiting Family”

My Thirty-Day Sugar Detox

If I was a superhero, my kryptonite would probably be sugar. Yeah, I can never resist a warm Krispy Kreme donut! The thing about sugar is that when you think about it, sugar is in everything. I mean, everything! I decided to challenge myself and try a little experiment. For the past thirty days I cut sugar out of my diet. The entire month of April I had no processed sugars, no added sugars, no refined sugars. The only sugar I allowed myself was natural sugars… I could have fruits and honey, but I didn’t allow myself things like fruit juice or chips. I wanted to see what effect sugar really has on my body. This is what a thirty day sugar detox looks like. Continue reading “My Thirty-Day Sugar Detox”

Daily Routine

The older I have gotten the more I realize that I thrive from having a schedule. Are you the same way? I love knowing what I am going to do today and what time I am going to do things at. Maybe that’s just a result of being married to Taylor (he’s routine driven too). At the beginning of the year I purchased a monthly/weekly/daily planner and it has changed. my. life. Usually I sit down at the beginning of the week on Sunday and plan out my days for that week. I plan my walks, my play dates, my chores, even my meals. This is what my daily routine looks like. Continue reading “Daily Routine”

Random Thoughts

 

Today’s post is going up really late because… well, to be completely honest I just could not come up with something to write about for the life of me! I tried sitting down on three different occasions to make sure I had content to write and time to edit but my mind was blank. Even still, I don’t know what to talk about. So, I guess today we will just talk about what’s on my mind. Continue reading “Random Thoughts”

Choices- Who We Are and What We Value

Ahh- quiet time. I have put my son to bed and rest in the silence of the evening. The time has come for me to decide what I am going to do for the rest of my day. Do I watch Netflix, or a podcast, or maybe a YouTube video? We are bombarded with choices throughout the day… most of them we make without even realizing it. Whether you hit snooze on your alarm clock for the fifth time, what you had for breakfast this morning, these are only small examples of the many choices we make throughout the day. I wonder, do you choose to spend time with God? Do you put God as a priority in your day? Not like a checklist item, we’ve all done that before. I mean, out of all the things you could do, study, or read, is God your first choice? Today we will be talking about three things: our choices, who we are because of our choices, and the result of those choices.

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