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Finding Yourself and Minimalism

I’m not the type of person that talks about “finding myself”. You would never find me seeking inner peace in the Peruvian Amazon or eating, praying, and loving my way to happiness and tranquility at the top of Kilimanjaro. It’s just not how I vibe and to each their own. I do think that by whatever means necessary, discovering who you really are is essential to your well being and must be done asap. For me, it was time to start asking myself hard questions. Questions I needed to know the answers to in order to get behind the wheel of my own life bus (what? I don’t know). I needed to understand what in my life was truly bloody awful and what I could do about it, what I needed more of in my life, what value I brought to others, and what my ideal life would look like from day to day. This would be my way of soul-searching.

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The Best of the Best Painted Houses

In the spirit of all things slathered in paint I thought I’d give a run down of all my favorite paint splattered houses. The best of the best painted houses, if I may. Because our own house is currently being painted as we speak (FINALLY). Consider it a preview of what is to come in a future blog post when I can add my own house to my list of the best of the best painted houses.

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Simple Thanksgiving Tablescapes

A little unknown fact about me is that I get absolutely beside myself with anxiety over hosting dinner guests. Some of my closest friends are the most incredible hosts, but the crowd I run with does not influence my hostess with the mostest skills. I love to cook and I love to decorate, but putting those two things together with an audience makes me so nervous. I just can’t do it. What I can do is offer you a few ideas for Simple Thanksgiving Tablescapes for the event you host in your home.

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Keeping the Holidays Simple: 25 Gift Ideas for the Minimalist

Whether you start the Christmas hustle and bustle the day after Halloween or if you wait until the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers have been reheated, it’s up to you. It’s you’re business. I’m not here to tell you what to do. Here’s where I get my Christmas stockings in a twist. When I start to feel pressured to answer questions of, “what do yo want? What do they want? No really, there must be something.” When my visions of dancing sugarplums becomes visions of a rigid schedule that I am expected to follow so as to avoid hurt feelings. “But, you were at their house for 15 minutes longer than ours!?” really sours my eggnog. Can eggnog be sour? I really have no basis of understanding. But, I can offer 25 Gift ideas for the Grinchiest Minimalist on your list.

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How Would Living With Less Make You Feel?

I’m going to add something to your to-do list today. I promise it will only take a second and won’t require anything but a pen and paper and that glorious heap of matter between your ears. Make a plan today to walk into your house with a handy dandy notebook and write down your first impression of your home. What do you see first? How does what you see make you feel? Do you feel relieved to be home?

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Here, Let Me Tell You Who I Am

I think the trend is technically “Introduction Friday” if your an Instagrammer, but here it is on Thursday and I’m doing my introduction ahead of the game. Who’s gonna stop me? I know that I have made new friends via social media that may not know who I am and I thought it would be right and proper to introduce myself.

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Gutting the House. Are we Really Doing This?

Prior to renovations, Jake told people that we were doing a "total gut" on the house. I scoffed and told him to quit being dramatic because a kitchen and bath renovation and taking out a couple of walls hardly classified as a gutting. However, as I walk through the house now, I see that Mr. Right is, in fact, right. The floors are out, the kitchen is almost completely gone, and two massive walls have completely vanished. Let me just admit that I had grand plans of blogging this every step of the way through, but throw renovations in with moving (and child raising), I'm in way too far over my head.

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My Resolution: Baking Challenge

Yesterday, the first day of what is to be the best year yet (I seriously LOVED 2017 so 2018 has a big shoes to fill), I read post after post of New Years Resolutions and tried my best to muster up a few of my own. I had nuthin'. I have some big plans for the year starting with using my recently acquired real estate license and growing this life and home blog. I'm just not a resolutions kinda gal it seems, but...

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