choosing joy still

today I have surgery: choosing joy

Today I have surgery. It will be the second in two months. Just days after I got engaged, I had major gum surgery. And now just days before my 30th birthday I will have...

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how to plan a wedding in 6 months flat: week 6

It’s week 6 which means we are a quarter of the way through wedding planning! That feels bittersweet to me. There’s one side of me that says, “Thank goodness.” And another that feels it is going by...

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never too late to be brand new

I woke up this morning, pulled back my curtains, and saw this sight: a fresh new sun rising outside my window. the beauty of a new day dawning. I thought of all it symbolizes: a...

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Christmas must be something more

“We get so caught up in all of it, business and relationships, hundred mile an hour lives…” – Taylor Swift, Christmas Must Be Something More It’s officially December, which means it’s officially Chistmas time....

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how to get mold off wood table

Guys! I came home from five days in Texas with my fiancé to visit my family for Thanksgiving, and I came back to this! Mold! From a baby pumpkin! Gross. Not to mention, we just...

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how to plan a wedding in 6 months flat: week 5

This week was Thanksgiving week, and Clay and I decided that spending time with family was more important than wedding planning… So, this week’s actual tasks are a bit lighter. It’s a bit more “research”...