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Grateful for new smiles

October 10, 2016

Guys? Our sweet Crew has been the smiliest boy the last 3-4 days and it’s melting both Christian and me into straight up PUDDLES. His little personality is starting to show – he coos all the time now and recognizes our faces – and I’m just pretty much OB.SESSED with this bebe. Is there anything better than a brand new smile? As Crew experiences his new smiles, he’s helped me find a new smile of my own. Pure joy, this…

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A Snowy Picture Book Weekend. (A Grateful Heart)

January 25, 2016

Anyone still snowed in? East coasters?? I want to hear all about everyone’s snowy weekend adventures. (West coast readers, we hear you over there with all your “sunshine and clear skies all day everyday let’s go to the beach!” talk. And we’re real happy for you, ok?) My snowy weekend started out with picking up Christian from the airport around midnight – mere hours before the storm hit Nashville. I thought for sure his flight would be cancelled but he…

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A Simply Grey Coffee Tour: Six. (Well, Kind of.)

July 31, 2015

Oh hey, guys. Remember when I went to this famous joint to drink coffee & lunch and then didn’t drink coffee or lunch?  Let’s start at the beginning of this tale. I’ve been wanting to try out The Loveless Café for so, so long. Christian and I live really close to this famous spot and each time I’d drive by I’d stare longingly at it, imagining how amazing their cornbread must be. This past week was SO crazy for me…

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Southern Ways: Vol. 3.

July 17, 2015

Today I’m giving you a glimpse into a situation that is far from picture perfect. I’m letting you in on the “real life” experience I’ve had this past week, because I HAVE TO TELL SOMEONE.  While I’m not an official germaphobe (although I’m pretty dang close), I am definitely a bugaphobe, a hundred times over. And no one warned me when we moved to Tennessee that ants are “a thing” here. Like, a big thing. I won’t go into details…

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Conversations & some other randomness

July 8, 2015

Thank you all SO much for your sweet words on Monday’s post! I am still reading through them and so touched by each one, and knowing that some of you are praying for our journey, as well as birth mom and baby?! I get choked up just thinking about it… those prayers mean so much, thank you! I am still attempting to relive this last weekend, it was just the best! The 4th of July is my second favorite holiday, yes,…

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A Simply Grey Coffee Tour: Five

June 26, 2015

I feel like a broken record, talking about how insanely fast this week went by BUT, WHOA. Between driving my jet-setting husband to the airport (my 2nd time driving him there in one week), beginning my new (very part-time) position as Social Media Coordinator at the ever fabulous Holl and Lane Magazine (more on this later, okay?!), and doing all of the other things a blogger does M-F, by the time Thursday afternoon rolled around I was ready to kick…

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This Town. (A Grateful Heart)

June 8, 2015

This is our first summer here as Nashvillians and it just feels like we’ve always meant to be in this place. It’s more than the fact that I have fallen in love with the south and the slow-pace/southern ways, or that the state of Tennessee is unbelievably beautiful. It’s not just this state that feels like home, it’s this city: Nashville. When Christian and I first moved here, we threw ourselves into work. We wanted to. Up until recently, it was perfectly…

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A Simply Grey Coffee Tour: Four

May 29, 2015

I must confess something to you all. I’m afraid I may have slacked a bit in the café touring this past month. Truth be told, I only went out for coffee twice, both times at Starbucks (and it was the drive-thru), but that’s not to say I didn’t consume my fair share of coffee for the month of May. Sometimes the best cup of coffee is the one made in your own home. I’ve spent many mornings and afternoons standing…

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Week Twenty.

May 14, 2015

Tuesday was “one of those days” for me. It began with me waking up definitely on the wrong side of the bed (I hate it when that happens!) All morning I was in a funk – and the more I focused on the fact that I couldn’t shake it, the more frustrated I got. It was so bad that not even Michael Bolton could fix it. (I told you… BAD.) I had a million things to do that day and…

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Week Eleven.

March 15, 2015

We walk these days through shadows of trees, where birds are chirping from a place I can’t see. But I spy with my little eye, past naked branches are flecks of blue holding a promise of something new.  Each year I’m surprised at how spring surprises me. Like some sort of winter amnesia I’ve experienced, forgetting that she arrives in perfect time – bringing with her fresh flowers, because she’s polite, and a softer shade of sunshine that warms my…

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