Things I Thought I Would Do Before 30

I’m sure everyone hits a point in their life where they realize that things didn’t work out quite like they thought they would. We will all, of course, have our share of ups and downs. I think the key is not to dwell on the low points and to celebrate the high points. I turn… Read more »

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He’s an Old Man

It’s something we kid about in this house a lot lately – being old. It usually starts with me taking a jab at my man in order to make myself feel better about my impending 30th birthday. Not that I’m all that bent out of shape about it. But here’s the thing about me kidding… Read more »

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10 Food-Free Valentine Ideas

Our school is one of many that have started enforcing the no-food rule. While I know there is a lot of debate on this topic between moms, it is a decision that I am rather okay with. While it may take a little more thought and creativity when it comes to birthday treats and Valentines…it… Read more »

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The Dark Side of the Super Bowl

With all the excitement brewing for the 49th annual Super Bowl, there’s no surprise that people don’t want to dampen the mood with talk of the dark underbelly of that day. Even though I am far from what you would call a sports fan, I am rooting my home team on to the win (Go… Read more »

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Last Minute Super Bowl Fashion (When You Don’t Have a Jersey)

I know all you sports fans out there are probably rolling your eyes. Your entire family stocked up on jerseys at the beginning of the season. Or, at the very least, some tee shirts. Great – you are set! But if you are like me, the only football game you watch is the Super Bowl…. Read more »

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Currently Craving

I’ve got the mid-winter blues and a budget with no room for extras, but I’m dreaming of a little mama pampering today. My skin is aching for a little sunshine and a break from the wind. How about you? Here are some of my favorites for battling the dry, icky, winter skin! 1. Rodan +… Read more »

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Leather and Lace

Texture is a big part of my thought process when putting together an outfit. I really love to mix two (or more) contrasting textures to create a really dimensional look that intrigues the eye. For todays looked, I mixed the edgy feel you get from black leather (or pleather, in this case) with the soft,… Read more »

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Courage to Dream

I have had a couple nay-sayers in my life who discouraged me while I was at the vital point of making decisions for my future. They pointed out flaws in my plans. They warned me of taking risks. They presented me with “safer” options that were more of a guarantee of success. As if success… Read more »

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Top 14 of 2014

As I was choosing my One Little Word for my resolution, I was reflecting on the past year: the highs, the lows, and the in betweens. I can’t say it was an awesome year. 2014 came with a lot of challenges. But with those challenges came a lot of spiritual growth, as the Lord taught… Read more »

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The Winter Staple You Can’t Live Without

Blanket scarves have been all the rage this winter, and for good reason. Honestly, I picked one up before I even heard about the trend. Not because I’m that cool… (although let’s admit it, I am! Haha.) Just because they are that great! This one became a staple for more reasons than just the versatility… Read more »

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  • Things I Thought I Would Do Before 30

    I’m sure everyone hits a point in their life where they realize that things didn’t work out quite like they thought they would. We will all, of course, have our share of ups and downs. I think the key is not to dwell on the low points and to celebrate the high points. I turn… Read more »

  • CVBphotography-28

    He’s an Old Man

    It’s something we kid about in this house a lot lately – being old. It usually starts with me taking a jab at my man in order to make myself feel better about my impending 30th birthday. Not that I’m all that bent out of shape about it. But here’s the thing about me kidding… Read more »

  • TDD_FoodFreeValentineIdeas

    10 Food-Free Valentine Ideas

    Our school is one of many that have started enforcing the no-food rule. While I know there is a lot of debate on this topic between moms, it is a decision that I am rather okay with. While it may take a little more thought and creativity when it comes to birthday treats and Valentines…it… Read more »

  • TDD_BeskFam

    The Dark Side of the Super Bowl

    With all the excitement brewing for the 49th annual Super Bowl, there’s no surprise that people don’t want to dampen the mood with talk of the dark underbelly of that day. Even though I am far from what you would call a sports fan, I am rooting my home team on to the win (Go… Read more »

  • TDD_SuperbowlFashion

    Last Minute Super Bowl Fashion (When You Don’t Have a Jersey)

    I know all you sports fans out there are probably rolling your eyes. Your entire family stocked up on jerseys at the beginning of the season. Or, at the very least, some tee shirts. Great – you are set! But if you are like me, the only football game you watch is the Super Bowl…. Read more »

  • TDD_currentlycraving

    Currently Craving

    I’ve got the mid-winter blues and a budget with no room for extras, but I’m dreaming of a little mama pampering today. My skin is aching for a little sunshine and a break from the wind. How about you? Here are some of my favorites for battling the dry, icky, winter skin! 1. Rodan +… Read more »

  • TDD_Lace_05

    Leather and Lace

    Texture is a big part of my thought process when putting together an outfit. I really love to mix two (or more) contrasting textures to create a really dimensional look that intrigues the eye. For todays looked, I mixed the edgy feel you get from black leather (or pleather, in this case) with the soft,… Read more »

  • TDD_CouragetoDream

    Courage to Dream

    I have had a couple nay-sayers in my life who discouraged me while I was at the vital point of making decisions for my future. They pointed out flaws in my plans. They warned me of taking risks. They presented me with “safer” options that were more of a guarantee of success. As if success… Read more »

  • Print

    Top 14 of 2014

    As I was choosing my One Little Word for my resolution, I was reflecting on the past year: the highs, the lows, and the in betweens. I can’t say it was an awesome year. 2014 came with a lot of challenges. But with those challenges came a lot of spiritual growth, as the Lord taught… Read more »

  • TDD_WinterStaple_01

    The Winter Staple You Can’t Live Without

    Blanket scarves have been all the rage this winter, and for good reason. Honestly, I picked one up before I even heard about the trend. Not because I’m that cool… (although let’s admit it, I am! Haha.) Just because they are that great! This one became a staple for more reasons than just the versatility… Read more »