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    Gifting “Just Because”


    “How much money does Valentine’s Day cost?

    Total spending for the holiday is expected to top $18.2 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. That’s an average of $136.57 per person.” According to ABC News, 54% of American’s partake in Valentine’s Day, and as you can see, they tend to either go big or go home in the gift department. Read more


    What I’ve Learned From Getting Married Young

    Getting Married Young | Marriage | Relationships | The Everyday Simple

    So, this is definitely a more personal post than I usually post, but I couldn’t see a way around it. Not with the month that we have. Not only are we expecting our second child, a baby boy, in just a few short days, but Josiah and I will also be celebrating our 4 year wedding anniversary on the 10th. So, with two big personal celebrations coming up, it didn’t feel right to pass by without something a little bit more personal.  Read more


    Why we Can’t Ignore the Mess in our Lives


    It feels like it has been forever since I have sat down to write. And that’s because it has been. I haven’t written consistently for about 4 months. 4 whole months that just slipped by. I told myself that I would give myself a week off, and then that turned into a month, and now here we are. If I am being completely honest, I didn’t take this time off because I was too busy, but in all reality, I just haven’t wanted to write. I haven’t had the energy to write lighthearted fluff, yet I definitely didn’t have the ability to process everything that has been going on in the past few months, much less write about it and share it with the world. Read more