• A Cute Date Night Look

    Outfit details: top | pants | shoes similar here | handbag similar here and here Happy Monday!! If you saw last week, I am loving this new top I got from Gap (currently on sale!!). So I thought I’d style it a different way today. It is so feminine and pretty. I chose to pair it with black jeans, and my… [Continue Reading]

    A Cute Date Night Look
  • Ways I Stop Anxiety in Its Tracks

    Outfit details: sweater | jeans | boots (old) in black here, similar here Anyone else deal with stress or anxiety from time to time? I hate it. Seriously. I hate feeling stressed or anxious. I don’t know about you, but my body will actually store the stress. So once I’m over it emotionally, I still have to deal with it… [Continue Reading]

    Ways I Stop Anxiety in Its Tracks
  • So You Want to Be a Professional Musician? Here’s 6 Things to Help You Do It

    My favorite class in college was Music 101. That class wasn’t supposed to be anything special. It was the GE of music, merely an introduction to what we were going to experience in the years to come. This was a pass/fail class, easy peasy. But God had different plans for Music 101, fall semester of 2007. That different plan was… [Continue Reading]

    So You Want to Be a Professional Musician? Here’s 6 Things to Help You Do It
  • My Favorite Essential Oils for Winter

    Winter is in full swing, and I am using my diffuser and oils more than ever. It’s really nice to have it going when I’m working. They help make my office a really nice working atmosphere. My oil collection is growing really nicely as well, and the more I learn about them the more I like them. Anyway, these are… [Continue Reading]

    My Favorite Essential Oils for Winter
  • A Walk in Marietta Town Square

    Outfit Details: Beanie: H&M | Earrings: old, similar HERE | Necklace: old, similar HERE | Top: H&M | Sweater: Target | Pants: sold out, similar HERE and HERE | Handbags: old, similar HERE and HERE | Shoes: Marc Fisher A couple of weeks ago Will and I decided to take Bella to Marietta Town Square. Okay, seriously, how great are… [Continue Reading]

    A Walk in Marietta Town Square

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The 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: My Favorite Items

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It’s that time of year again where Nordstrom has an absolutely delicious, not to mention huge, sale. It is now open to the general public and will last until August 6th. Below are my favorite items. Happy shopping!! Shirts J.crew Ruffle Cotton Poplin Top – Coral | Lush Perfect Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic | Caslon Rounded V-Neck Tee | Caslon Long Sleeve Crewneck Tee | Pleione…

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How to Write Music Quickly

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Over the past couple of weeks I have started to pull out some old music compositions that needed new life in them (for one reason or another). It all started with a competition that I was submitting to, and grew from there. I love writing music, almost more than anything else. It is the place where my soul finds peace….

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The Best Advice I Have Ever Received (and Given) for Parenting

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Happy 4th everyone! I just love Independence Day. There’s something different about today in America. You can feel freedom and the joy it brings all around.  Look at how cute Bella’s outfit is!!  So I’ve been thinking about something as of late, and that something is what advice do I often give to new (well newer) parents. The moment you…

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100 Amazingly Encouraging and Inspiring Quotes

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I get asked all the time how I stay so encouraged. How am I able to never let my circumstances keep me down? Truth be told the answer is simple. I pray… a lot… every day. That’s the big thing. The other thing I do is surround myself with encouraging things. I refuse to allow negativity stay in my life….

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My 10 Favorite Summer Diffuser Recipes

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Summer. Cue the song from Frozen that Olaf sings about summer. Happy, hot, and free. Let’s paint a picture shall we? Imagine. You’re at the pool. The glistening, cool water reflects the suns bright rays. Together they beckon you to come in. Armed with this season’s cutest swimsuit, your favorite sunglasses, and a sun hat to boot, you lay down…

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7 Natural Teething Remedies That Really Work

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Teething. Basically a four letter word in parenthood. It is an exciting and frustrating time for moms and dads, and babies. Yay the first tooth is coming in, but oh I hate seeing them in pain. So what’s a crunchy mama to do? I didn’t really want to give my daughter medication or use teething gels that only harden the gums….

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The Ultimate List of Stock Photo Sites

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Stock photos are a great tool for bloggers and entrepreneurs alike. There are so many, but it can be very overwhelming to track them all down. I started looking through different websites for my own information a few days ago, and thought this might be something that everyone could use. This list contains 141 different websites all containing stock photos…

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In My Heart I’m a Dancer

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To quote the movie Wild Hogs, “The music moves me, it just moves me ugly.” Ha ha, that line always cracks me up. Maybe because it rings so true. When I was a child I loved to dance, still do, the only problem was/is I’m not great at it. My dad used to call me Ally McBeal (If you are…

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Mom Life: A Day in this Balancing Act I Call Life

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Organized chaos. Those two words wholly embody what the day to day looks like since I have become a mother. The last 8 months have been the hardest yet most rewarding time for me. My life is no longer my own. That ended the day my sweet girl came into this world. Since then I have been wobbling along like…

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Baby’s First Trip: What We Learned and What You Can Expect

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We did it! Our first family trip was a success! We have made it home in one piece, had a great time, learned a lot, and came back relatively unscathed. Traveling with a baby is a whole different ball game. I have travelled all over the place, and never before have I had to pay attention to so many different…

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