Coffee Date Time!

Hey guys! Jenna of Dearest Love and I are beyond thrilled to see you again at our coffee date!

So, what’s been going on this week?

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This sweet moment was probably the best high of the whole week. It spurned a whole blog post about what I want my daughters to know. I have an immense amount of gratitude for these incredibly special times that I can sit back and watch them be real with each other, love each other, squeal in pure fun and joy. Nothing makes my heart swell more than that.

It is love in its purest form, and I get to witness it.

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I think a low this week may just be this moment. I had a long and hard day at work, and all I want to do on these long, hard days is to come home and completely zone out and lose myself in reality television and popcorn and ice cream. But sometimes I have to play like an adult who has responsibilities and work through them. I have a responsibility to my husband, my daughters, myself: I have to take care. Sometimes I don’t want to, and I want to give it up and just g o  t o  b e d . But, I’ll play like an adult, this time, and hopefully I’ll keep getting more and more used to it ;)

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Jenna and I wanted to feature our favorites from last week as well. I had to go with Madison of Wetherills Say I Do. I love her blog, her beautiful way with words, and her wonderful attitude and graciousness in the blogging world. So, shout out to Madison’s post, Coffee Date with the Jennas, where she speaks openly and honestly about her life:

One of my biggest fears in running this blog is that I will come off as perfect. My life may seem perfect to some, but I promise that anything good that has happened or is happening is simply because of God’s faithfulness. I can’t take any credit for it. 

So, now it’s your turn, friend. What’s new? Was your week good, bad, mediocre? How is your prayer life? How is your family life? How is work? GIMME ALL THE DETAILS.

I’m also linked up with Aimee at This Darling Day. Thanks, kisses :)

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The Little Lookbook :: Dear Cub Clothing

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This little wild man just turned three this week.  We set out to capture the last day of his two's, and I was ever so grateful for this great tee he got to sport.  Captures him to a "T."  He is my free spirt, my little man, my warrior boy.  I once was scared of the role of mothering a boy.  Now I look ahead at the task with great excitement and with so much wonder.  Keep being a free bird, buddy.  It's your time to soar! Dear Cub is a small t-shirt company created by Courtney Bivin, based … Continue reading...

I Want My Daughters to Know

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I want my daughters to know that they can do anything. I want my daughters to know that they are incredibly made and incredibly unique. I want my daughters to know that they can live in color or in black and white. I want them to know that their world will be just as they view it. It can be crap or it can be beautiful, just depends on your lens. I want them to know that I will be there, every step of every day, if only they ask. I want them to know that my love is unconditional and … Continue reading...

Currently. {Vol. 40}

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Hi there! Welcome to Currently, where we share with each other what we are Currently up to and let you share your post through the link-up below. We love this link-up, where we can make new friends and build community. Join us. Thinking about so dang much! How are our thoughts ALWAYS going?! What's really forefront on my mind is the peace that I'm feeling right now. There are hard weeks that push me and pull me in all sorts of directions, and last week was one of them. But right now, right … Continue reading...

My Favorite Blogging Resources {Vol. 2}

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Oak and Oats :: How to Make Them Stay // Elizabeth does a great post on what it is that readers are looking for and what to do on your blog to help them stick around. Good stuff. The Nectar Collective :: Better Blogging: How to Build a Community on Your Blog // You guys know I love Mel's blog. She does NOT let down on being a helpful and resourcesful... resource. Community + Blogging = The best posts ever. Breanne Rose :: For Bloggers: Wordpress Plugins // I'm a sucker for some good plugins. … Continue reading...

Currently. {Vol. 39}

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Hi there! Welcome to Currently, where we share with each other what we are Currently up to and let you share your post through the link-up below. We love this link-up, where we can make new friends and build community. Join us. Thinking about // The storms in life. Whether it be the storms in marriage, in motherhood, in being single, in work, in friendships, in self esteem. The storms come in ebbs and flows. They grip us and shake us up and at times are so incredibly unrelenting. Sometimes I … Continue reading...

HALO SleepSack + Pottery Barn Kids = Heaven

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I've told you all before about how much I love HALO SleepSacks. I love that they're the sweetest little sacks to put Lucia in when she goes to sleep. They're like an extra blanket for her without the risk of blankets floating in her crib! Right when I go to put her in her SleepSack, it signals for her that it's time to go to sleep, and this is awesome because I'm all about routine, guys. I've also always been a lover of Pottery Barn Kids, because, really, who isn't?? So it was an extra special … Continue reading...

Coffee Time with You and Me

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Hey guys! Jenna of Dearest Love and I are beyond thrilled to see you again at our coffee date! So, what's been going on this week? This week has been a whole lot of craziness. I have been getting cancelled a lot (see in the "lows" section), but with all of these crazy cancellations, I have been spending an amazing amount of time with the girls. It is treasure, being with them. Especially on the days where I thought I wouldn't be with them. It is a huge blessing to snuggle and kiss and read … Continue reading...

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