How we spent the Mid-Atlantic Blizzard of 2016

This weekend we got hit by the Blizzard of 2016—also known as Winter Storm Jonas, Snowpocalypse, Snowmaggedon or, my personal favorite, Snowtopia. Our family absolutely loves a good snow storm, and as the buzz around the storm built throughout last week, so did our excitement. With somewhere around 30" of snow when it was all…

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The most popular posts of 2015 {and the ones I wish had made the list}

I love the New Year and the opportunity to reflect on everything that's happened over the last year and to make a plan for the upcoming year. Because Christmas is enough for me to think about on its own, I always wait until the last week of December and the early part of January to do my review and planning,…

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Merry Christmas! Wishing you joy and peace this Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Savior and the good gifts He's given us. And if you're lonely or grieving or hurt this holiday season, I pray that you would find comfort and small moments of joy in the midst of your pain.  Love, Mandi P.S. This…

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We’re celebrating Baby Lucas with a 6 for $6 special offer!

We are just 11-12 weeks away from welcoming Baby Lucas to our family, and almost every day Sean and I look at each other and go, "We're going to have SIX kids!" You'd think that would have sunk in by now, but it still feels like the surprise that it was when we got the…

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A work update (and why I’m posting less)

When I first started blogging, I had a small "mommy" blog where I shared crafts, recipes, parenting tips (based on what was working for us at the moment), and lots of pictures of my kids. I later started Organizing Your Way, where I shared organizing and decluttering tips, and eventually I began working as a virtual…

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It’s going to be quiet here this week…

Pretty much all of my goals for 2015 are based around one idea: creating an intentional, fulfilling life that reflects my values and priorities. While I spent many years on the rat race of entrepreneurship—working late into the night, burning the candle at both end and chasing the next thing, I just don't have it…

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Coming up in 2015 on Life Your Way

2014 brought about a lot of changes for Life Your Way, and it looks like those changes will continue right into 2015! I had reduced our contributor base fairly significantly in 2013, and by the start of 2014 I had also reduced our number of posts from two to three a day to just one,…

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It’s gonna be quiet around here this week

When I first started blogging, there was one rule of blogging that all serious bloggers followed: post often and post consistently. Not posting wasn't done unless it was a family emergency, and taking time off required all kinds of finagling -- scheduling guest posts and reposts and writing ahead. Thankfully, that has changed, and it's…

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Dear Readers… + Desktop Calendar {July 2014}

To download the image above to use as your desktop wallpaper, simply click the image (or this link: July 2014 Desktop Calendar) and choose Save Link As… Then, open the picture, right click and choose Set as desktop background. Dear Readers... We just got back from two weeks in Florida, and I think it's hotter…

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All Dressed Up in Coral & Navy Blue for Our Family Photos

I have some very talented friends, and we recently had Krystal -- who used to contribute here on Life Your Way as well -- take updated family photos for us now that we are seven! {Krystal also took our amazing gender reveal photos, so we went in with high expectations...and we weren't disappointed!} I especially…

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