maybe it’s time for something new : tips for simplicity

Driving through parts of the Tennessee countryside I’ve never seen before, I am always struck by one thing: the simplicity of it all. I mean, when I first moved out to College Grove, it certainly felt like I was in the “middle of nowhere,” but I quickly became familiar with the fastest routes to the…

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just fir kicks : crafts of christmas

I really love Christmas decorations. I was remarking just the other day how nice it would be if we left lights strung from our homes and balconies year-round – how much prettier the world around us would appear. But let’s face it; that’s not realistic. If we saw it every day, Christmas just wouldn’t be…

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gratitude

It’s easy to become consumed by the things we don’t have. Perfect skin, a $1500 handbag, a series of 12 super-cute engagement photos on Instagram, another shade of red lipstick that will definitely make a girl holiday-photo ready. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of dishes you need to prepare for Thanksgiving in…

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