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5 Things I Learned About Marriage From Chip & Joanna Gaines

Posted in Family Traditions, Home {Our Nest}, Home Decor, Inspiration, Motherhood
on September 28, 2017

Binge watching ‘Fixer Upper’ on Saturday mornings has become a new favorite in our home.  Even my husband watches the show with me!!  He and I both get a kick out of Chip’s shenanigans, and I’m practically drooling by the end of each show looking at Jo’s beautiful designs.

Chip and Jo Jo are definitely #marriagegoals, aren’t they?  I love how they can be goofy with each other, yet parent their children gracefully and run an enormous business together flawlessly.

I think Joanna and I would be quick friends, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’ve day dreamed of sitting on their farmhouse porch, sipping sweat tea with her, devouring some cupcakes, and talking about everything home and family.  And, in this elaborate day-dream, I see Chip and Adam wrangling the cattle out in the pasture…Adam getting his inner cowboy on.  Those 2 goofballs would be knee-deep in mud, while Joanna and I shared stories around her kitchen island with subway tile and greenery in the background.

I guess I’ve thought about this more than I realized!  Ha!

This adorable family has graced our television so often, that they feel like close friends. So, it’s no surprise that when I heard this week that this upcoming season of Fixer Upper will be their last, I was sad.  Actually, ‘sad’ is an understatement.

But, if there’s anything that we have learned from Chip & Jo, it would be that family comes first.  Not even a popular HGTV show will cause them to compromise their family values.  And, I don’t know about you, but for me it just causes me to love them more.

So, today I’d love to share with you 5 Things I Learned About Marriage from this amazing, God-fearing couple.  What a powerful testimony our marriage can be…

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A Letter To My Husband This Father’s Day

Posted in Family Traditions, Infertility, Inspiration
on June 18, 2017
How to honor hopeful daddies this Father's Day who are also going through infertility.....

To my husband on this Father’s Day, all I can say is, “thank you”.  Thank you for loving me despite my faults, & being patient as we wait for our miracle. To my husband & all the husbands out there who are courageously standing by their wives as they battle infertility….Happy Father’s Day to you.  ‘Daddies In Waiting’ are just as important and special as ‘Mommies In Waiting’.  Here’s my salute to you…

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Infertility Story: Our 7 Year Journey

Posted in About Stephanie, Infertility, Inspiration
on May 22, 2017
naturally & beat infertility...

Today I’d love to share with you our infertility journey.  This journey is still ongoing, as we are still waiting for our “little blessings”.  Although, our journey has been a long one (7+ years), we have learned so many amazing lessons along the way.

If you are in the process of “trying” to have a baby, or are knee-deep in fertility treatments, we understand what you’re going through.  The process can be intrusive, unromantic, & extremely stressful.

Here’s our infertility journey including all the personal details that I know you’d be interested in (wink wink!), plus 7 Ways To Get Pregnant Naturally including some of my favorite fertility products.  So, here goes…

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Sedona Taphouse Date Night

Posted in Family Traditions, Life Lately
on January 23, 2017

There’s a new restaurant in town called Sedona Taphouse.  We noticed it while driving home one night, and decided to check it out.  Not only do they have Cactus Lemonade, 200+ beers on tap, award-winning clam chowder, and salted caramel cheesecake.  But, they also offer a “Steak Out For Charity” special every Monday night where you get black angus steak, for only $7 and all proceeds go to a local charity.  A delicious dinner that’s helping to support a local need, that’s also affordable…what could be better than that?!

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Our Mackinac Island Wedding

My husband and I were married on a crisp fall day in northern Michigan on a little island off the coast of Lake Huron called Mackinac Island.  We planned our destination wedding in just 6 short weeks!  I’ve listed our island vendors at the end of this post with links, along with bloopers from our big day!

There are many photos to enjoy along the way, so grab your latte, start some Michael Buble Love Songs on your Pandora radio, get comfy, and join me as I reminisce about our special day many Octobers ago…

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5 Steps To Building A Joy-Filled Home

Posted in Family Traditions, Inspiration
on July 27, 2016

There’s a verse that has been on my mind lately.  I saw this verse recently on Instagram of all places and have had it saved on my phone for a while now.  I was reminded of it the other day when I was, according to this verse, acting very foolish…

“The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tear it down with her own hands.”  Proverbs 14:1

Its an amazing responsibility we have, as the women in our households, to either build up our homes with encouragement, safety, and love…or do the exact opposite and tear it down with judgement, sarcasm, and anger.

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Tigers Game Date Day in the “D”

Posted in Family Traditions
on June 22, 2016

One of my favorite date day ideas of all time, has to be baseball games at Comerica Park in Detroit, or “The D” as us Michiganders call it.    In Detroit, we are pretty serious about our sports teams. We are nicknamed “Hockeytown” after all, but that has nothing to do with baseball, so we’ll leave hockey for another post.

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Meet the Girl Behind the Blog

Posted in About Stephanie
on June 19, 2016

Hi!  Welcome!  I’m so glad you’re here!  Pull up a comfy chair, grab your caramel macchiato, latte, mocha…whatever caffeinated goodness you love…and join me on this exciting journey.

Lattes, Lilacs, & Lullabies

My name is Stephanie and I can pretty much guarantee you’ll never see me without a Starbucks coffee in hand.  I am a self proclaimed

“Starbucks Addict & Pinterest Fanatic”

who loves Mumford & Sons, reality TV, Pottery Barn, Chocolate, my Erin Condren Life Planner, Traveling, Bucket Lists, and anything Rose Gold.  This is the story of my blog…

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