holiday family photo strategy

It’s no surprise that J and I like to take family photos. It’s nice to look back in years to come and have those family pictures. J’s mom and sister came to visit over Thanksgiving and we enjoyed a week of FUN outdoor activities, and we also took some families photos. It’s hard when you […]

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Connecting From Afar

I’ve been struggling with something lately. Let me know if I’m not alone……. We are all busy, right? 40 hour plus work weeks, a significant other, spouse or partner that you NEED quality time with. Friends. Hobbies. SLEEP. But what about time for staying connected with family and friends far away?  We ALL get this. […]

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One Word: Joy!

To delight in the small, take pleasure in the uncomplicated, seek the honest, and find joy in what is all around. I would like to adopt that. I don’t know about you- but January is bullet journal month! From washi tape to fitness and water count trackers, I have it all written down and organized. […]

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10 Living Room Dates: for the snow bound couples.

With Valentines Day just around the corner, some of you may be snow-bound (like us), on a budget, or want to keep things low key- yet special. J and I are always looking for new things to do for date night, that feel exciting and fresh- even when it’s too cold to explore. Here is […]

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15 Dates for the long distance couple

I know when I am long distance, the dates can start to run together. “Facetime again?” If you stick to just texting or just facetime, then long distance boredom and resentment can start to form. There are fun and interesting things you can do as partners, through the restrictions of distance, that help to squelch that anxiety. So next time […]

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Speak your partner’s love language through distance

Knowing your love languages. Distance can be embraced as a time of nurturing, rather than a hurdle or an obstacle to overcome. It is all in perspective, attitude, and choices. Perspective: I’m dating my favorite person. Attitude: The bright side? We will be back together when this all ends, not the other way around. Choices: We choose to use this time […]

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the little things.

I drove up to that familiar House, where so many memories are stored- both old and new. Home. Where I learned to roller skate across, into, and between imaginary worlds drawn onto the surface of it’s driveway. Where fortresses were built from piles of chopped firewood, and props were fashioned from original Carolina clay. Where in the summer […]

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A Minimalist Approach to 2017

As the New Year so lovingly tends to do, 2017 stared me smack dab in eye and said, “Abigail, what are your goals? Are you going to make one of those half-finished bullet journals again? Filled with unfinished tasks, lists, recipes, workout trackers, book lists, daily water intake, bucket list…list….lists….lists?!?” Am I painting an accurate picture for you? […]

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Long Distance, Does it work?

For those of you who don’t know the story or maybe didn’t get all the details, I’m going to tell you exactly how I met this amazing woman and got to date her . Because, as some of you might know, Abigail wasn’t planning on or expecting to be in a serious relationship at that […]

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