Confessions of An Affiliate Flop

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Have you ever participated in an affiliate program? Or maybe you have no idea what I'm talking about. I'm over at Allume today sharing some lessons I've learned from my less than favorable experiences with affiliates. I'd love for you to hop over & join in on the conversation. … [continue]

A Picnic on the Beach


If you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed that our family spent some time together at the beach last week. Once a year, we make the trek to South Carolina to spend time with some family, relax & enjoy the ocean air. My parents generously provide the accommodations and we provide the chaos! During […]



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Have you read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green? I finished it in a weekend so obviously it is a quick read, but the content is not quick. Skimming back through the pages, I realized that I had highlighted several sentences & even paragraphs. This is a novel that I will return to […]


Let’s Talk About Blog Ads


Today I have the opportunity to share a few things that I have learned about Blog Ads with the Allume community. I’d love for you to stop by! Have a great Wednesday!



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Commend :: praise formally or officially; entrust someone or something to; What does the next generation hear you saying?


What I Learned in May

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1. The month of May went by incredibly TOO FAST. It was April. I blinked & today is May 30. Goodness gracious. Anyone else? 2. The winter lasted so long here that my peonies haven’t bloomed yet. Come on beauties! 3. This one may scare some of you away and you may never come back […]


Road Trip Playlist Summer 2014 Edition

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Ready for a Road Trip this summer?? Here’s my latest {family friendly} playlist! If you’re a fan of American Idol, Nashville, Grey’s Anatomy & Dancing with the Stars, you’ll notice a few familiar tunes. Enjoy! {if you’re reading this in an email or on a mobile device, find a computer to listen to the Grooveshark […]


What I Learned in April


1. Goldfish can survive by eating saltines. – Every year our kids win goldfish at the school fun fair. Every year I grab some fish food at the grocery store. Every year the goldfish die within a few days of coming home with us. I clean their bowl. I give them fish flakes. They die.  […]


My Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Buy Myquillyn’s Book


My friend wrote a book. I am 100% biased because she is my friend. A dear heart friend. Her friendship has taught me so much but one of the biggest? Letting go of pleasing people. It has been a life long struggle for me & she has given me permission to let that go through […]


When Words Fail


I have been writing on this blog since 2007, with the main purpose for it to be a place of encouragement & a reflection of the life I’m living portrayed through my photographs and my writing. I know this is silly but as an encourager, when I fail to find words of encouragement to share […]