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    GUIDES + TIPS, LIFESTYLE

    Tieks: The Only Shoes You’ll Ever Need

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    Comfort, style, and functionality.

    That’s what I look for whenever I buy a pair of shoes. Gone are the years where I torment my feet by wearing shoes that leave me with blisters, or that pull off as soon as I walk through the door. When I was in high school, I would wear pointed stilettos about once a week to school just for the fun of it. Let me tell you, they were not comfortable, and I’m pretty sure I have permanent foot damage now because of it. The stupid things we do for fashion. Read more

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    GUIDES + TIPS, LIFESTYLE, MOTHERHOOD

    Surviving Pregnancy with a Toddler

    IMG_0619Pregnancy is a hard and confusing thing. Our bodies are changing daily, we are exhausted even if we do get a good night sleep, and for so many women, there are countless days, especially at the beginning, full of sickness and fatigue.

    Now, throw a toddler on top of that and it just amplifies the hardest parts. Forget about a good night sleep, forget about laying in bed all day if you are sick, and forget about being able to rest when your legs and body are begging you to. You have a little person to take care of and tend to, and rest isn’t really on the top of their priority list. Read more

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    CONSUME, GUIDES + TIPS, HOUSE + HOME

    The Art of Slow Cooking

    Slow Cooking | The Everyday Simple“This kitchen is for dancing” 

    Growing up, cooking in the kitchen with my mom was always one of my favorite things to do. Whether I was helping to cook, doing homework at the kitchen counter, or just hanging out while my mom cooked, dinner time was a time that brought us all together. The kitchen was the space that we all came together and hung out after a long day, and even before dinner started. Read more

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    GUIDES + TIPS, HOUSE + HOME

    Making Memories and Saving Money with Basket

    Different seasons of life bring different needs. Sometimes we need to slow things down a little bit, sometimes we need something to spice things up, and sometimes we just need something new and different. This past season of life for us has been full of change, transition, and the unknown, so we have been holding onto anything that helps save us time, money, and brings us together as a family. Read more

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    GUIDES + TIPS, HOUSE + HOME

    How to Decorate a Rental Home

    I18B9527There’s no place like home, right? Well what about those of us that don’t own our own homes? Those of us that have the potential to have to pack up and move every year when our lease runs out? How do we make those temporary houses or apartments be our home? Be our safe haven where we know we belong? According to the National Multifamily Housing Council, 35% of families in the US rent either a house or an apartment, and that only continues to rise every year. Read more

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    GUIDES + TIPS, RELATIONSHIPS

    9 Birthday Gifts to Feel Good About Asking For

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    “Giving opens the way for receiving” – Florence Schovel Shinn

    Every single year we have a birthday. Every single year so many people struggle what to say when their loved ones ask them what they want for it. I always hate when this happens, because I want to be able to tell them, since it is my birthday, and who would know better than me? But, if there isn’t something that has been a blatant want or need recently, I have no recommendations. Read more

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