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Italy 2/3: Windows, Doors, & Graffiti

April 22, 2015

I’m not sure when it started, but I’ve had this weird obsession with windows and doors for some time now. I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to this obsession which means surely I’m not the only window & door fanatic out there. (Right? Right?!) It doesn’t matter where I am, my eyes always seem to gravitate to one of the two, and I love that new places tend to bring different styles. Italy certainly did not disappoint in either…

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Italy 1/3 : Around Town.

April 21, 2015

For those of you who may not know, my husband works in the music industry. (You can read more about that here, in Part 1 of A Love Story.) Aside from his production work, he previously toured with the band Night Ranger (song: Sister Christian) but also still occasionally plays with a band called Pride of Lions. POL was started by Jim Peterik (friend and famous singer/songwriter, you’re probably most familiar with his song: Eye of the Tiger) and while…

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In Paris, the Sun Wears a Flower Crown. (A Grateful Heart)

April 20, 2015

We’d heard we would hardly see her, that she wouldn’t be making much of an appearance this time of year, so I did fist pumps into the dark room the night before we left as the weather stated otherwise. Blue skies and sunshine was predicted for our few days in Paris and she most definitely made an appearance… warming our bodies, encouraging us to (gladly) shed all of our layers, forcing us to squint our eyes as she shined her…

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My Favorite (US) Vacation Spots

March 31, 2015

I am very much a relax-on-the-beach-with-a-drink-in-hand type of vacationer and while I do love a good adventure, if I am truly going to take a break from the day-to-day routine, well then I truly want to relax. Today, I’m over at Love the Here and Now sharing three of my personal favorite spots to do just that. Come say hi! …

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The Long Way. (A Grateful Heart)

January 5, 2015

It was our first morning in our new state, our new city, our new home. I woke up early, just as the sun was beginning to rise. I looked over at Christian, still asleep, and quietly threw on my sweatshirt and shoes. I tiptoed downstairs and remembered there was no food, and more importantly- no coffee, in our still empty house. I grabbed my keys, jumped in the car, and typed “Starbucks” into my phone. The closest one gave me…

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December 7, 2014

Looking back from where I stand tonight I wouldn’t change a thing about my life Wrong turns I had to take back in those crazy years Could not have been mistakes if they brought me here -Collin Raye, “All My Roads” [ Project 52: Indiana Road Trip Four/Four ]…

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47.52 + Blogger Love

December 6, 2014

I rolled on as the sky grew dark I put the pedal down to make some time There’s something good waitin’ down this road I’m pickin’ up whatever’s mine -Tom Petty, “Runnin’ Down a Dream” [ Project 52: Indiana Road Trip Three/Four ] // It was my dad’s birthday yesterday and therefore I waited until today to link up with Meagan @ All The Joys for Blogger Love but I’M DOING IT! I really do love this linkup – with…

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beautiful places Project 52


December 4, 2014

Could you, drive a little slower, don’t matter where we’re going, As long as I’m with you, we could take the long way. -Jason Mraz, “Long Drive” [ Project 52: Indiana Road Trip Two/Four ] *Linking up with This Darling Day for Finding Beauty…

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A Mission of Hope, Love, and Friendship: Kenya.

October 2, 2014

As most of you know, my parents recently returned from a medical mission trip in Kenya. Last week, I shared the end of their trip, the safari part. Today, I’m sharing with you the actual mission part. Since I was not actually on this trip, although hearing all of their stories and seeing pictures – sometimes I feel like I might have been there, I wanted to let them tell you a little bit more about their experience. When and…

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Beauty in the 6am.

September 27, 2014

I’ve been pretty MIA from this space the last few days but for good reason. I’m having the best time at The Influence Conference, wow. I literally tear up just thinking about all of the amazingly awesome people I’ve met and the beautiful reminders God has sweetly whispered to my soul the past two days. Today is the last day and I can’t wait to share parts of my experience you guys. I’ve already taken so many notes- and the…

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