God is Pleased with You: Part 1 of 7

“For those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. -Psalms 34:5 NLT God is pleased with you. We all go through difficult times in our lives, and this message is for women who can empathize with times of feeling broken. You may be

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Trademarks of an Empowered Woman

I am a firm believer that some of the first thoughts of your day are what shapes your day. Having affirmations and a vision of what type of woman I want to embody is a helpful way to set my day on the right foot. Consider some of these trademarks of an empowered woman. For best

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Stepping into 2018.

Good morning! I came across a quote recently that I wanted to share. “It’s okay to be happy. It’s okay to feel good. It’s okay to create abundance and surround yourself with beauty. It’s okay to change from what you have always been.” -Brooke Hampton This morning I am reflecting on how I am a

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Journaling Prompts for January

The new year is upon us, and hopefully January is a month where your calendar frees up with space for journaling and reflection. My thoughts have been on living life to the fullest and if this month’s journaling prompts were summed up in one word it would be abundance.

Setting Intentions for the Month of January

I adore the feeling of a fresh new year and the blank pages of a new journal. After the hectic merriment of Christmas, it feels right for me to make January a slower month. I like to focus on comfort and time at home. “Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark

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Journaling Prompts for December

I like to journal about our favorite recipes and family traditions right in the midst of Christmas.  Journaling when something is fresh on my mind always seems to be the most meaningful writing for me. During my morning quiet time, I was reflecting on what journaling prompts I have developed over the years to help

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Home Tour: Farewell to the Farmhouse

This blog is alive and well but the farmhouse that inspired the name of this brand is about to be sold to new owners. Since our wedding in September we have two homes to consolidate and have decided to begin the search for something closer to town. John moved into the 800 sq ft apartment

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Setting Intentions for the Month of December

I love the fresh start of a new month! Each month I begin by setting five intentions or themes on how to spend my leisure time and savor the season. Having a family, a full time job, and a blog keeps me busy. Refining my focus down to only five inspirations per month helps to ensure I get the

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My Quiet Cozy Morning Routine

One topic I am asked about often is my morning routine. I think so many of us are curious about each other’s lives and our unique habits and quirks. My current routine began developing three years ago when I became determined to carve out some quiet time for myself. At that point in my life I

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Our Autumn Wine Cellar Wedding

As promised, here are the photos from our September wedding, held in the wine cellar of Highland Manor Winery. John and I wanted an intimate setting and the cellar of the oldest winery in Tennessee was a perfect fit for us. We make weekend drives to the winery to buy wine and already knew how cozy

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