4 Ways to Beat the Rainy Day Blues

Although rainy days might limit your options of ‘things to do’ on a free day, the leisurely but active attitude of summer time doesn’t have to be restricted to only outdoor activities. Today I am sharing four of my favorite things to do at home. These are just ideas to inspire you and help you create an afternoon you would genuinely enjoy – not just a ‘to do list’ that you feel like you need to check off. Think of it as a base recipe you would add your own spice to!

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Sometimes, I Suck at Minimalism

Why is minimalism impossible

It’s not really a secret that I consider myself a minimalist. I’m notorious for bagging up things to send to thrift stores and more likely then not I always have some bag to send away in my car. There’s close to nothing on our walls, and often you’ll find me going through out household items […]

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A Collection From Boone, North Carolina

Travelling with a Toddler in the Blue Ridge Mountains

This one’s a bit of a throwback. For my birthday in February, we booked an overnight Airbnb trip to Boone, North Carolina. This was a special trip for us. Two years ago, for our first anniversary (where has the time gone!?) we went to the nearby town of Blowing Rock. Although we had a blast and enjoyed our stay, we always felt like Boone, a bit bigger of a town, would be a place we could call home in a region we adored.

Almost two years later, we finally made a visit to Boone. And as it turns out, it’s pretty awesome.

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Summer Reading List

A Summer reading guide for adventurous ones

This summer, one of my main goals was to start reading more. Between running our own business and raising a free spirited toddler, it’s incredibly hard to take the time to sit down and read. It’s easy to think there’s not a place for reading in my life and that it’s not worth the fight. However, […]

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3 Marriage Lessons We’ve Learned in 3 Years

The past five months have been incredibly trying. It seemed as though Murphy’s law was in full effect against us- everything that *could* go wrong, did go wrong. I said things to others I wish that I hadn’t, we’ve gotten more frustrated with each other than ever before, and have cried more together then any other time I can remember. Throughout these few months, I’ve benefitted from people sharing their own experiences and failures, as well as their shortcoming and successes in their marriages.

That’s why I am sharing with you today- not because our marriage is perfect, or because we have everything figured out… but rather because we don’t. The little bit of knowledge we’ve gained the past few months has been painful, but also beneficial and strengthening for our relationship together. Nothing I’m sharing is really revolutionary, but I’m hoping our story can encourage you no matter what relationship is dearest to you or where you find yourself in life.

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A Minimalist’s Guide to Decluttering

How To Declutter Your Home

On social media recently I’ve been seeing a lot of posts and questions about minimalism and living simply. There are a lot of resources out there, but a lot of what we see on the media & television is people taking what’s seen as dramatic, extreme measures to pursue a simple lifestyle. Before I continue, […]

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Summer Bucket List – Asheville, NC

Bucket List for an Appalachian Summer

Well, it’s pretty much officially summer. Yes, I know that technically the correct day is June 21st (the more you know), but after a three day weekend and warmer weather it only seems fitting to celebrate a little bit! Last summer was super great. It was easy to get out and do things because we moved […]

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Joy Elise – 18 months old

Motherhood reflections of a toddler

“The days are long but the years are short.” It’s a cliche I’ve grown up hearing, and now that I’m a mother I actually relate to it. It didn’t even make sense to me until another mom mentioned how she’s just now getting what that means- and in that moment it clicked with me too.

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Max Patch

Max Patch might just be my favorite spot in North Carolina. If I wasn’t such a city girl, I’d totally want to build a little cabin on top of it and wake up every morning to the incredible view and silence of the outdoors. To be fair, though, one of the things that makes Max Patch so magical is the people there.

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