A Q&A with Me! {Haven Mentor Blog Hop}

Back in July of 2012 I attended the very first Haven Conference with my best friend Dusty in tow.  Within the first 10 minutes of our arrival we got busted by Rhoda (one of the founders of Haven) as we rolled my giant blue cooler--affectionately dubbed Big Blue--into the elevator to our room. Then we unpacked our stuff, filled our wine glasses and set to work meeting every single blogger that we possibly could meet that year. We laughed, we cried, we sang, we danced to “Get Low” with a 6 month … [Read more...]

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39 Questions with me (and Baby Caroline)

I don’t think I’ve ever cracked open an issue of Vogue magazine, but when Brooke from Be Fed Again asked me to create a video of myself based on Vogue’s 73 questions with celebrities, I couldn’t resist. If you’ve read my blog for any length of time you’ll know that I am soooooo not a Vogue-y kind of girl, so instead I threw on my baseball cap, strapped my kid to my chest and set to work making the country girl version. Here are ten things you need to know about my questions before you watch … [Read more...]

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Everything I Own in a Box to the Left

Oh hai. ::peeks out from behind the tower of boxes surrounding my computer:: So, many of you have checked in with me to wish me luck with the move, and I wanted to let y'all know that we survived and have arrived at our new destination. The move itself went as smoothly as possible, considering that once the movers arrived I realized that I could easily have my own tv show that is a combo spinoff of Hoarders, American Pickers and Samford and Son. If you follow me on Instagram you already … [Read more...]

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A Love Story from a Different Point Of View

Source Today is a BIG day on the blog. First I quit my job, then yesterday I told y’all that we are selling our house.  What could possibly be next for my Life Change Lottery update?  Today I’m sharing the BIGGEST news of all in my own words, rather than typing it all out.  You’ll just have to watch and see!  Watch this Adobe Voice video to hear my big news: (Click here if video doesn't load.) OH MY GOODNESS YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it?  I’m still in shock. God … [Read more...]

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On Hitting The Life-Change Lotto

I have guilt, y’all. I made the big announcement that I would become a full time blogger in 2015, but here it is nearly a month into the year and I’ve served you guys nothing but three measly posts, accompanied by lots of tumbleweeds and crickets. I apologize that it’s been such a ghost town on this blog, but let me explain WHY I’ve been so quiet lately.  I have some really good reasons, and this week I'm spilling all my secrets. As one of my good friends said... 2015 is the year I hit the … [Read more...]

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Tour of the DIY Blogsphere

Last week, I was featured by Rhoda of Southern Hospitality in a big hop around the blogosphere!  This week, I'm paying it forward and introducing two bloggers to y'all.  But first, I've been asked to answer these questions, so here we go. What am I working on? Let's see... As far as DIY projects go? I got nothin.  I haven't been doing much of anything at all with home projects lately, even though I have a to-do list that is longer than my left leg (which is about 1/2 shorter than my right leg, … [Read more...]

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We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming

Hey there. I’m back. I have to admit that most of my days in 2014 have gone just like this…. Source But I'm better now. Fourteen days and 43 comments later, I’m back and ready to begin blogging this year. I took a deliberate break from everything for a few weeks, and I’ve got to admit that it felt pretty good.  I’ve spent a great deal of time thinking about what I want from my blog, from my life, from my everything.  It’s been an introspective few weeks. I don’t quite have all the answers … [Read more...]

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It’s my Five Year Bloggiversary!

Hot bliggity blog! I'm five years old today! Granted my first post was pretty lame, and another one didn't happen for like nine months or something. But still I've come a long way, baby! Thanks to all of you who have joined me along the way! I love having this journal of my life to look back on and see all the ups and downs along the way. Well, mainly the ups because I rarely write about the downs. I like to spare you the brutal honesty here and pretend things are all puppies and … [Read more...]

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My Concession Speech, and a great big “Thank You!” Blog Giveaway

Congrats Tiffany P for winning!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`Ahhhhhhhhh ... Well. With less than an hour to go, I concede this race for Best Miscellaneous Mommy Blog over to Scary Mommy. It sure was a heckuva run, though, wasn't it?All total right now my category has 94,250 votes. And I got 41% of those votes. Now I've never claimed to have good math skills, but I estimate that to mean I got approximately 38,650 votes. For ballparking sake, let's … [Read more...]

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Final Shameless Plug and then we will return to your regularly scheduled programming.

Allrighty guys and gals. Tomorrow is the final day to vote for me over in the Best Miscellaneous Blog Awards over at the Bump. I am hoping for one big final push before the voting ends tomorrow. Can you pretty please with a cherry on top head over and vote for me? Remember you can vote as many times as you like, so please refresh and click a few times. I'm really shocked and humbled that I have held my own in this contest. I feel like a guppy swimming with the sharks and not getting eaten … [Read more...]

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