Why I’ve fallen hard for creative bullet journaling

  In 2015, I began bullet journaling. I didn't use my BuJo for daily or weekly plans, but I kept all of my vision- & goal-setting exercises, Bible study notes, and quotes to remember in one well-loved journal with an index for easy reference. That year I also fell in love with doodling and hand-lettering,…

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The art of juggling for work-at-homeschooling moms

I've been a work-at-home mom since the moment I became a mom—by choice, by necessity, by calling. I've also known I wanted to homeschool my kids since I was 16 years old. Reconciling those two things has not always been so easy, though. Any homeschool mom will tell you that homeschooling is basically a full-time…

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7 things I’ve learned about Stitch Fix from the buy/sell/trade group on Facebook

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These are my "I'm not a fashion model or a style blogger" poses. Oy! I was a reluctant Stitch Fix convert for many, many months, mostly because of the prices. There's no way around the fact that these pieces cost much more than those of us who shop Target and Old Navy are used to spending.…

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Why it’s okay to believe your way is the best way

I talk a lot about respectful dialogue, listening to what others have to say, and living in the middle, so the title of this post might surprise you. Let me clarify: I think it's okay to believe the decisions you make and the way you do things is the best way for your family. Actually,…

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Finding inspiration for your doodles {plus 2 printable doodle pages!}

Although I'm still learning the basics of doodling, one thing I've started to do in the last couple of weeks is be more intentional about collecting patterns and borders to use as inspiration and to develop my own style (rather than just copying others). As I was working on these pages in my sketchbook, I…

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On the difference between being prideful and being proud of who you are

You know how you can tell that you struggle with pride? When you're terrified to admit you are prideful because of what others might think. Ironic, isn't it? But that's exactly where I found myself for many years in my early 20s. I accomplished a lot in my teen years and early 20s, receiving more…

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Doodling & hand lettering books and supplies

As I've been sharing my newly discovered passion for doodling and hand lettering on social media, I've gotten a lot of questions from other people who want to learn more as well. I spent some time digging into my new books and supplies this weekend and thought I'd share a few more of my thoughts about each…

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