DIY American Flag Shorts

DIY American Flag Shorts

I don't know if I've ever expressed it here but I love the thrift store. Growing up, my parents were incredibly frugal and we lived modestly. So the thrift store was my own personal retail heaven as a kiddo. In my short 23 years, I have rarely bought new clothes out, and pretty much have gotten every piece of clothing I own from the thrift store (the big exception is long pants- I can find any that fit my long legs!)

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Healthy Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese (+ Free Printable!)

Healthy Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese (+ Free Printable!)

Who doesn't LOVE macaroni and cheese? As a kid, I loved having some macaroni and cheese, topped with a ton of pepper. It was such an easy meal to make, and it was quite honestly SO delicious that it seemed like a win-win. So when I wanted to start eating food that was healthier for me (plus, finding out I was lactose intolerant), I wondered if I would ever be able to enjoy this comfort food again.

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Coffee Date No. 1

Coffee Date No. 1

If we were on a coffee date, I would whine about how it hurts to drink anything. I somehow wound up with an ulcer on the back of my throat for the past week, and there's nothing to do but rest and try not to cry, because crying makes the pain worse. I'd tell you that I get mouth ulcers all the time and they're the bane of my existence, but I would tell you that this one is the worst I've ever experienced. And I'd probably want a hug or a sympathetic look.

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How to Care for a Friend Who Lost Their Job

How to Care for a Friend Who Lost Their Job

Back in December, my husband lost his job suddenly. We were completely shocked, confused, angry, scared, anxious and stressed. We had no idea what to do or who to tell. For almost 5 months, we felt this way. Thankfully, we have really amazing family members and friends who were definitely there for us throughout the whole process. If you know someone who has just lost their job--for whatever reason-- here are some tips for caring for your friend during this season.

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How to Deal With Life Changing

How to Deal With Life Changing

I'm no stranger to change. And I'm sure you aren't either. It's just a part of life. Whether it's marriage or divorce, death or the birth of a child, moving away or moving home, graduating or changing jobs, relationships starting or relationships ending...we've all been there.

But there's no reason we should be left lonely and confused when change happens. Here's 5 ways to handle life change.

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Street Art in Richmond

Street Art in Richmond

Buzzfeed says that Richmond has some of the best street art in the world. I had no idea when we took a weekend getaway to Richmond, Virginia the other weekend. However, it was clear that once we got there that this place was covered in beautiful murals, brightening up the streets. Richmond is such a hidden gem and today, I am so excited to share with you some of the beautiful street art I found in RVA!

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One Year Married To You

One Year Married To You

One year ago last week, I twirled around in the most gorgeous dress I had ever seen in my life. I gushed at myself like a little girl who had just put on a princess dress-up costume for the firs time. I put flowers in my hair and red lipstick on my lips. Beneath the trees, I took the hands of a man who had shown me self-less love, patience, grace, and how to let go of my perfection-driven dreams for a life of easy, carefree laughter. We've been married a year now, so here's to you, my sweet husband.

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