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Easter 2018

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. We spent time with family, hunted all the eggs, consumed too much food and celebrated Jesus’ Resurrection! It was good. Since we’ve been in State College, PA, it’s been our tradition to take family pictures after our church service. I’ve learned to let the kids run […]

Making your Wardrobe Work: Work to Weekend

Hi ladies! This post initiated with a friend/reader asking how she could blend her work week wardrobe with her weekend attire. I thought this was a great question which I don’t address very often being that my day to day can be pretty casual. I thought about putting some inspiration boards together, which I still […]

Spring Decor

Decorating is a slow and ever evolving process for me and my home. Sometimes I’ll know exactly what I want where and other times it takes me years to be able to fill a space the way I want it filled. I love finding ‘inspiration’ pieces and working off of those special items, whether they […]

Striped Button-up

Well guys, I’m still determined to fight off this cold weather. The wind hasn’t helped though, Jack kept telling me, “there’s nothing I can do about your Dennis the Menace hair.” So, for now, we roll with it! If you’re considering a new jacket this spring, keep pink in consideration! There are so many cute […]

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Back Around

With one week left until Easter, that leaves me (and a few of you) with one more week to follow through with my (our) no shopping sacrifice. I won’t lie, I have a few online carts filled, but I’ve also fallen into somewhat of a groove. My ban has lifted any sense of urgency with […]

Simply Stunning Renovation

Hi guys! I’m excited to share with you another design project that I was fortunate to be a part of today. This home was a major renovation that actually wrapped up toward the end of last year. The couple has now lived in their ‘new’ home for a few months and have begun to settle […]


Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. We had a really nice family day on Saturday and then yesterday I was able to catch up with a couple of my college girlfriends. We all agreed that we haven’t changed at all in appearance in the 16 years that we’ve known each other ;) […]

Spring Sneaks

If there were such a thing as too many options, that may soon be the case when it comes to adorable sneakers. And I do mean adorable because many of these are almost too cute to wear! In addition to your basic everyday Converse, you could also grab some pretty pink Keds. I know I […]

Turkey Meatball Stroganoff

It’s been a while since I’ve shared any recipes on here. Part of this is because it’s been pitch black outside come dinner time making it nearly impossible to shoot anything I’ve cooked up. Another part of the reason was because I wasn’t feeling very authentic sharing recipes because they obviously aren’t mine. But the […]


I hope your week is off to a great start! How’s everyone handling the time change? I feel for those of you with little ones! We’ve started off ok, but I know it’ll be hitting us by mid-week. Our kids are back to school again after spring break last week and I’m looking forward to […]

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