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What We’re Reading: Secrets in the Dark

This “What We’re Reading” entry comes from our wonderful friend Jenny Miller.  Jenny is an empathetic, hardworking nurse with a wonderfully dry sense of humor. She is also a kindred spirit when it comes to books; she has long been someone I can go to when I’m looking for a book recommendation, or need someone to share… Continue reading What We’re Reading: Secrets in the Dark

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4 Thoughts on Painting my Kitchen Cabinets 4 Years Later

When I renovated my nearly 100 year-old home, there was no kitchen to speak of, and a brand new kitchen was definitely not in the budget! Thankfully, my amazing friend Jess found me an entire kitchen (cabinets, counter tops, and some appliances) on craigslist for just a couple hundred bucks! The counter tops were white… Continue reading 4 Thoughts on Painting my Kitchen Cabinets 4 Years Later

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6 Things Pinterest Didn’t Tell Me About the First Few Weeks of Pregnancy

Pinterest has a lot to say about how to prepare for a baby. There are a million blog posts out there about things to do while pregnant to get ready for your little bundle of joy. What’s missing, though, (at least from what I’ve found) is helpful information about what to do practically in those… Continue reading 6 Things Pinterest Didn’t Tell Me About the First Few Weeks of Pregnancy

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Setting up a Nursery: Martha’s Unofficial Decorating Tips

When Ellie first told me I should make a post about our nursery, I didn’t want to do one. That’s because I am NOT someone who home decor has come effortlessly to, and did not want to come across that way! When we were first married in a duplex and again when we bought our… Continue reading Setting up a Nursery: Martha’s Unofficial Decorating Tips

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3 tips for amazing chocolate chip cookies

I’m no professional baker, but I do love baking and have become known for my chocolate chip cookies. Of course, the outcome of your cookies will always depend in part on having a good recipe, but I’ve found there are things I can do, no matter what recipe I’m using, to ensure a delicious result. Let… Continue reading 3 tips for amazing chocolate chip cookies