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True Hospitality

True hospitality has very little to do with the size of your home, how many seats you have, whether or not it’s an “open layout”, the fact that you might only have one bathroom or whether or not you can … Read More

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Design Crush: Rafterhouse

Some people have celeb crushes. Maybe it’s Donnie Wahlberg. Or Barry Manilow. Mine? Builders, designers, and flippers. And Martha Stewart. A while ago, a friend turned me on to Rafterhouse, home renovators based out of Phoenix, Arizona, who take primarily … Read More

read alouds for girls

Fantastic Read Alouds For Girls

I cannot say enough wonderful things about these read aloud books for girls. It’s an entire series, each one written from the perceptive of the horse, (hence, “Horse Diaries”), and while at first you might think the concept has the … Read More

sherwin williams alabaster-13

Nothing Fancy, But It’s Keeping Me Afloat

We knew that our move back to Pennsylvania might not be easy. We have 3,000 square feet of house that we can’t live in. Which is totally fine with us. We are okay selling our house if the tenants buy … Read More

sherwin williams alabaster

A Sneak Peek

Or a quickie? Because sneak peek just sounds cryptic, which is annoying, but titling this “a quickie” just seemed wrong. But whatevs. A preview, if you will. This little bedroom directly off the kitchen was in desperate need of some … Read More

coconut bless. dairy free ice cream.

the best dairy free ice cream in the whole world

I truly married up with Jason. Imagine a female hot headed tornado meeting a male soft gentle breeze, getting married, and having babies. That’s us. Along with being such a trooper in dealing with all things female, (we really can … Read More

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homeschool + housing

those are the two topics that have me feeling totally off my game lately. homeschool and housing. i could just write one of those hyper-positive posts full of unicorns and Justin’s peanut butter cups where I preach out christiany words … Read More

diffusing oils

diffusing oils

The overnight move from Florida to Pennsylvania has rocked our sinus world a little bit. We’ve got a household full of sinus and bronchial struggles that makes us all sound like phlegmy cigarette smoking barking ducks. (did you like that?) … Read More

the little brick rental house

We Made It

well, we did it. we went from Pennsylvania to Florida, and back again. 2,060 miles roundtrip. dang. so it took us six months. but whatever. i will not become a Florida smack talker. the gulf coast is a spectacular place. … Read More