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A Message To Mommy’s At Heart This Mother’s Day

Posted in Family Traditions, Infertility, Inspiration
on April 21, 2017

Mother’s Day is a beautiful time of year.  It’s a time when we come together to honor the ladies in our life that made us into the people we are today.  It’s a wonderful time of celebration and thankfulness.

However, for some women, this time can be filled with feelings of failure and grief as we are reminded of the very thing that we lack but so desperately desire….to be a mother.

Today I’d like to speak to you Mommy’s At Heart for a minute.  I’d like to encourage those of you today that long to be a mother so bad you feel it in your very core.

Here’s what I’d like to share with you today….

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A Seasonal Guide to Cozy Living: The Danish Tradition of Hygge

Posted in About Stephanie, Family Traditions, Inspiration
on March 22, 2017
A Seasonal Guide to Living a Cozy, Purposeful Life

Hygge (actually pronouced “Hoo-gah”) is a Danish concept that has completely changed my day-to-day living.  Traditionally, Hygge is described as a way of embracing a cozy life during the cold winter months.  But, today I’d like to share with you a seasonal guide, that will help you “live Hygge” all year-long…

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Learning To Embrace Your Story, Even When It Hurts

Posted in Infertility, Inspiration
on March 14, 2017

Going through difficulties in our life is inevitable.  Coping during these deep, dark, life-altering days that change us forever, and learning to embrace our unique story, is the purpose of life, right?  I’ve been through times like that, and had days when I thought I couldn’t go on.  Today, I’d like to encourage you to embrace your story, even when it hurts by acknowledging your emotions; choosing grace over guilt; and walking in faith & hope.

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Coffee Break Series: Turning A House Into A Home

Posted in Coffee Break Series, Inspiration
on March 2, 2017

Welcome to my first Coffee Break post.  My hope and desire in the Coffee Break Series is to share with you, my friends, what’s on my heart.  Today I’d like to share with you something that hit me over this past week…the importance of turning our house into a home.  What does this mean to us as women, wives, & mothers?  And, what does this mean for our families?

So, please join me for girl talk, snuggle into a comfy spot for a couple of minutes, savor your coffee, and prepare to be inspired, sweet friend.

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Living With Purpose: The Art of Finding Your “Why”

Posted in Inspiration
on February 14, 2017

Do you ever wonder what your purpose is?  What you were put on earth to do and be?  I wholeheartedly believe that we all are given special talents and gifts that can be used to help others.  But, what do we do when we are at a loss for how to live with purpose, and focus on our goals and ambitions? Lets explore this together, and take a journey to find our “why”.

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A Peaceful Happy Life: 20 Ways To Live Hygge This Winter

Posted in Family Traditions, Home {Our Nest}, Home Decor, Inspiration
on February 5, 2017

Hygge is a way of life, that is embraced in Denmark, where according to various studies, people are happier than anywhere else in the world.  By creating warm, cozy homes, celebrating the season, unplugging from technology, and connecting with loved ones and nature, the Danish have learned to live a satisfied and fulfilled life.

I decided to investigate the Hygge way of living, and what I discovered is simple and doable.  It’s these simple steps that help the Danish actually enjoy their long winters, and embrace each season of life.

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5 Essential Elements of Successful Goals

Posted in Bucket List, Inspiration, Pinterest Projects
on December 29, 2016

As 2017 is fast approaching, my mind has been reeling with everything I’d love to accomplish in the New Year.  I’m a confessed serial goal setter, and barely ever see them to completion.  I bet I’m not alone.

I love making New Years Resolutions.  I love the feeling of a brand new beginning, and I love taking the time to jot down what I’d like to do, see, and conquer in the new year!

But, how do I…well…we ?…make measurable goals that we can keep and actually get to check off our to do list at the end of the year?

Well, I went to “All-Knowing” Pinterest to find out, and I’ve got the answers for you here!  So, let’s get started on our New Years Resolutions/Goals for 2017, & make it our best year yet!

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Christmas In Heaven: A Message for Mommy’s of Angels

Posted in Family Traditions, Inspiration
on December 25, 2016
Christmas Baby in Heaven

I’ll never forget that first Christmas after I lost our first baby.  I kept quite busy Christmas Eve baking, and decorating gingerbread houses, and watching Christmas movies with my hubby…much like every Christmas before and since.  But, that year was different.

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Rediscovering the Wonder of Christmas

Posted in Family Traditions, Inspiration
on December 16, 2016

Just the other day, I about reached my breaking point.  I sped in and out of the aisles at Target like I was racing for an Olympic medal, totally neglecting to notice the world around me.  I ignored the Christmas decorations, the strands of lights, and the holiday carols that played overhead.  I was in too much of a hurry to be bothered with it.

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When Infertility Steals Your Joy- A Message of Hope & Encouragement

Posted in Family Traditions, Infertility, Inspiration
on October 2, 2016

Often times I am awoken at night, with this one question in my head, “when will I get to be a mom?”.  The hopes and dreams of what our lives will look like swarm in my head, and it’s hard to then fall back asleep.

Swiftly thoughts of grandeur fill my mind…”we’ll have the most well behaved children, with Pottery Barn Kids styled rooms that will always be neat and tidy”…”our little boy will play hockey & our little girl will do ballet”….”we’ll take them to Disney World every year and go on adventures together”….and “it’ll be just perfect”.

Almost simultaneously, though, my mind is overtaken with negative thoughts like, “what if it never happens for us?”   “Will he still be happy being my husband?”  “Will I be satisfied with my life if I’m never a mother?”  “I’m running out of time…I need to get this going right now!”  “But, what if God for some reason doesn’t want us to have kids?”  “What if there’s something we’re not seeing?”

Then I think about those empty rooms that still sit vacant across the hall…how we’ve struggled for almost 7 years now with this battle I’d quite honestly like to forget….and one of 2 things happen.

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