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Blackberry Cobbler with Sugar Cookie Crust

When I was growing up, my cousin and I would bake our favorite blackberry cobbler recipe and eat the entire thing in one sitting. We added a few scoops of ice cream as soon as it was out of the oven and drizzled (poured) honey on top. Oh, the nostalgia. Such sweet moments at her dinner table with zero worries in the world aside from getting our dessert out of the oven at the perfect time.

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How To Make New Friends and Create Life-Giving Friendships

It can be incredibly difficult to meet new people and make friends as an adult. We don’t have classes to go to or study groups to join. We no longer have sororities and fraternities or dorm roommates.
It is now up to us to meet people, and sometimes it may seem a lot easier to stay in, eat frozen pizza and binge-watch Netflix by ourselves.

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Emotionally Simplifying My Life: Getting Rid of Control

A few months back, I wrote a post about the importance of Simplifying My Life and why I have chosen to do so. Since then, I have found that, above all – above simplifying my wardrobe, organizing my clutter or getting rid of any toxic relationships  the number one thing that I need to simplify are my emotions – specially my tendency to control everything around me.
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If God Appoints Leadership, Why Do I Vote?

I was having a conversation with my brother-in-law this evening about the debates and the act of voting. We talked about the fact that our county as a whole has begrudgingly accepted the fact that we are being asked to choose between a sly, calculating individual who has consistently lied to our country and a narcissist who seems like he may blow a fuse at any moment. (Does Gary Johnson actually have a chance? That may be another topic for another day.)
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When Motherhood Gets Messy

I always call my son, Sutton, one of my best friends because he totally is. I love my time with him and laugh harder with (and at) him than I think I ever have before. He is my compassionate, empathetic, kind, fun and extremely happy baby.

But as his character begins to show through, I’m beginning to see that he is also stubborn and very strong-willed.
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Shop the Look: Navy Blue Ikat Dress + Brown Booties

There are some pieces in my closet that I’ve purchased and just automatically knew that they would be a personal staple until they were damaged beyond repair. Mainly because: I know that I’ll wear it again (meaning probably a million times) since it’s comfortable, I can dress it up or down, it fits well and it’s just super easy and cute. I wish I felt that way about every outfit that I purchase (and I’m sure my husband does as well 😉 ) but unfortunately that just isn’t the case.

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in Hope, Lifestyle

Tasting Our Words Before We Spit Them Out

“I wish I never would have said that.”

I can’t count the number of times that I’ve spoken these specific words. I think them often – wishing that I could go back in time and take back all of the hurtful things that I’ve ever said. But words are so incredibly permanent, aren’t they? I know that I will never be able to wholly mend the negative effect and lasting impression that they have had on the people that I love.

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Fringed Booties + Duster Cardigan: Ready for Fall

Hey all!

I wanted to do a quick post with some photos that my sweet friend Jen and I did just for fun! We found this super cute red door downtown and took some pictures with my sister-in-law! It was a warm day but we could feel it cooling down here in Albuquerque. I am one of those people who is SO excited for Fall that I’m willing to wear sweaters even if it’s still boiling outside 😉

Find links to my outfit below!
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