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Lake House Finished Product!

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Our lake house is DONE! Well, the inside is done. The outside still has plenty of projects to keep us busy over the next few years, but it’s nice to have the inside complete in time for summertime. We have already put the lake house to use many weekends this summer and we look forward to finding many ways to use this house in the many years to come. The theme for this house was light + bright with plenty … Read More

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Let’s Talk Body Image + Nutrition with The Gentle Nutritionist, Lisa Nolting

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Hi, friends! Today I’m SO excited to share with you a conversation I had with a friend of mine, nutritionist Lisa Nolting. Lisa and I have known each other for a few years over social media and have connected over our shared love for clean products (Beautycounter) our shared love for my alma mater (ISU! Where she worked for almost a decade as a nutritionist) and our strong belief that diet culture is NOT the path to living a healthy, … Read More

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AMAZON PRIME FAVES :: Gadgets & Gizmos

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Full disclosure: I’m writing all of my Prime posts before I actually know what’s up for grabs on Amazon Prime Day, but knowing that many of us will likely be shopping Amazon Prime over the next few days while they have their yearly Prime Days (June 21-22), I thought I would share some of my absolute favorite products in multiple categories. I have NO idea if they will be on sale for Prime Day, but this is a genuine product … Read More

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A Truett Heart Update

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Hi Friends! We have had a whirlwind last couple weeks as we have walked through some recent sadnesses (our miscarriage) while also celebrating a joyful week last week as Ainsley graduated from Kindergarten, Collins wrapped up her first year of preschool and we enjoyed a beautiful three days during our town’s annual Tulip Festival. It was busy and crazy, capped off by a visit this month to Truett’s cardiologist for his one-year follow up. When we first got moved to … Read More

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Supporting a Friend Through Miscarriage

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It’s been a number of years since I’ve walked through a miscarriage, but having found myself in this spot again, I thought it would be helpful to provide an updated resource on helping support a friend following a miscarriage. First, let me say that I’ve been SO floored and comforted by the messages, texts and comments I’ve gotten from many of you as we shared about the loss of our baby on Instagram. While I had hoped May would be … Read More

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Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Idea

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I think we can all agree that over the last year, our teachers are more appreciated than ever before. Am I right?! However your kids have attended school this year (virtual, in person or a combination of both) our teachers have worked so hard to make this last year possible and successful for our kids. We have been blessed to attend full-time public school all year and I’m so thankful Ainsley had such a wonderfully normal Kindergarten year. Of course … Read More

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Lake House Progress Update!

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Writing to you all from the Lake House! I have some great progress photos to share with you all today and I’m SO excited about seeing it all come together. We are hoping to be DONE with the project sometime in mid to late May. The things we will be waiting on – countertops followed by appliance installation as soon as countertops are installed. We had a slight hiccup last week when the wrong carpet was almost installed at the … Read More

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The Backyard Work House

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Friends! I’m FINALLY getting around to posting photos and a little “tour” of our backyard work house. Before I dive in, a little background for you on why we decided to build a work house and what it’s being used for! A year ago when COVID began, Joe started working from home. Joe has worked from home in the past and HATED it (he likes separation, structure, etc.) so I got to thinking about how to create that same sense … Read More

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Favorite White Paint Colors

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Hi Friends! Checking in today with a blog post that’s been a long time in coming. I’m frequently asked for the paint colors used in our house. We used all white, and a lot of different shades of white! So, today I’m rounding up my favorite white paint colors along with photos of where we used each color and how it reads in our home. Color: White Dove by Benjamin Moore (above – our kitchen photographed by Jessica Bonestroo for … Read More

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Happy Birthday, Ainsley! Reflections on six years of motherhood…

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As of last week, I’ve been a mom for SIX years. What? It’s definitely one of those “longest shortest time” moments where I feel like I’ve been a mom forever and yet it seems to have vanished in the blink of an eye. When I sat down to write a few thoughts about the last six years of motherhood I got a little stuck. How do you put something so all-consuming into words? A nearly impossible task, for sure, but … Read More

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Our LOVE Sweatshirt Presale is LIVE!

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Hi Friends! Happy Monday! It’s a cold and chilly day here (-24 overnight!) but we are thankful to be warm and toasty inside. I’m so excited to share with you that our LOVE Sweatshirt Presale is now live and ready for orders. I shared a little bit on Instagram about the presale yesterday and I’ve already been blown away by the response from you amazing people. My not-so-secret goal? To raise $4,000 this month for Congenital Heart Defect research. As … Read More

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Trip Planning in 2021 with Heather Christopher Travel

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This post is not sponsored in any way. I simply adore Heather Christopher Travel and asked her if she would share with you all today! Read down to the bottom for a deal Heather graciously offered on her trip planning services! I first “met” Heather of Heather Christopher Travel a couple years ago. She planned a few trips for internet friends of mine and reached out to me about her travel planning services when we were planning our trip to … Read More