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Letting My Son Go Places (Without Me)

For Christmas this year, we gave my 14-year-old son a Samsonite carry-on suitcase of his very own. Every time I look at that suitcase for more than 3 seconds, I tear up. Because this boy is going places. And he’s no longer taking me with him so much of the time. You know how when […]

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Flannel Sheets Have Stolen My Heart

After 15 years of marriage, I’ve let something come between my husband and me. And I mean literally, create a thin but oh so lovely layer right there between us. That something is flannel sheets. I’ve owned flannel sheets for a couple of years and enjoyed using them in the winter. But we’ve never had […]

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If 2016 Will Be Hard

At the start of a new year, the world is bombarding you with messages telling you that you should “Be your best self” and “Make wiser resolutions you can keep”. Maybe you’re feeling a bit paralyzed by this. It’s almost the end of January, and you feel like you’re already defeated because you realize that […]

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M&M Monogramming {{GIVEAWAY}}

In November of 2014, M&M Monogramming opened in Lindale and quickly became one of my favorite places to shop. The owner Danell, along with her husband and the other staff, are super sweet and helpful. You’re sure to find a gift for any occasion. They have a store full of items in stock like towels, […]

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