My hope is that this space serves YOU and helps to make your life feel a bit more elevated and a lot more joyful. I will be sharing simple recipes, affordable finds (and what to do with them), tips and tricks, our home (wherever the Air Force and life takes us), and a lot of joyful life in between.

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Simple Christmas Decor

In our South Carolina home, one of the first projects we completed was the board and batten in the entryway. Even though the house was brand spankin’ new and really didn’t need anything, we wanted to add some charm and character to it. Board and batten is an easy way to do that! By the […]

Easy & Budget-Friendly Black Board and Batten Tutorial

House + Home

Cloth Diapering

Cloth Diapering Our Newborn

While I was pregnant with Eleanor (even before then actually) I did a lot of research on baby essentials. Despite what the baby industry will make you think, babies need very little: milk and diapers are the two most basic necessities. We’ll discuss baby feeding in a separate post. As for the diapers, I knew […]

January 7, 2021


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Bob Stroller

January 6, 2021


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I’m Excited and Nervous for this Challenge + Printable

A good friend of mine and I were talking a week or so before Christmas and got on the topic of the 75 Hard Challenge. If you don’t know what it is, it’s a mental toughness challenge (that got pretty famous on Tik Tok apparently) developed by Andy Frisella in which you have to do […]

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However (and wherever) you are spending your day, we pray that you are able to create special memories and are reminded of how loved you are. In fact, so loved that we have been given the greatest gift of all – the birth of our Savior. We are so thankful for this community and every […]

Merry Christmas!


Joyful Christmas

Creating Joyful Spaces – Mississippi Christmas Tour 2020

We moved into our 1980’s home in Mississippi three months ago. Time has flown by! We’re excited for all that is to come in this house and what we have planned to do with it. We love making over spaces! This one will be even more fun because of how much work it needs. Stephen […]

December 22, 2020


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Pink Door Exterior

December 19, 2020

House + Home

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Charming Pink Front Door

As soon as I saw pictures of our Mississippi home while we were house hunting, I knew I wanted to paint the front door. Red is my favorite color but I wanted a pink door for years! We couldn’t do it with our South Carolina home because of the HOA and we loved our stained […]

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New Mama Bundle that I shared about in the LIVE can be found HERE! It has already been 13 weeks since our Ellie girl made it into this world! You can read a letter that I wrote to her about how all of that happened HERE. Everyone warns you that time flies with a newborn […]

Fourth Trimester Essentials for Baby & Mama


Stroller Comparison

Why We Invested in the Nuna Pipa Carseat + Nuna Grow Stroller

When it came time to determine which stroller we wanted, we knew that we wanted to invest in something we’d be able to use for all of the children we’d love to have eventually, one that could hold multiple children at a time (we think it would be great to have kids close in age […]

October 24, 2020

Baby Journey

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Room makeover

October 21, 2020


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My Childhood Bedroom Makeover

At the beginning of July we were able to make it back home to my parent’s house to spend a week there before Ellie arrived. We always manage to stay super busy when we’re home so we didn’t relax a ton but as always, it was so great to be there. I’m missing it as […]




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