11.15.2017 /

Your Purchase Has A Purpose

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Together, let's try and bring some good to people and charities in need. I love that my shop can help support my little family financially, but I want it to have a bigger purpose.  The world can be a better place with a little more kindness… and shopping can be a little more meaningful when you know that your purchase is helping out a great cause.

After seeing so much sadness and destruction after Hurricane Harvey, I knew I wanted to help. So I donated a portion of my sales that month to 3 different groups (Austin Pets Alive, Dallas DogRRR and Mercy Chefs) and let me tell you - it felt so good to make those donations! And I want to do the same this Holiday season… and next year too!

11.12.2017 /

Sunday Morning Coffee

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How has it been two weeks since my last Sunday coffee? I really don't even know where the last two weeks went. I was under the weather for a few days (feeling better now!), but still. The days are just flying by! So grab your cup of coffee (or tea) and let’s do this!

11.09.2017 / ,

Free Art Printable: Let Our Lives Be Full of Both Thanks & Giving



I have a little treat for you guys today. I know a lot of people have Christmas on the brain, but I'm here to share a little Thanksgiving printable for your home.

I actually used this quote on the desktop wallpapers and thought it would make a perfect art printable too. It's a nice reminder to have during the Holidays... and the design is simple and versatile enough that you could keep it up all year long. ;) Plus, it comes in two colors and two sizes; black or rust in 8x10 or 11x14.

11.06.2017 /

Empty Beaches & Autumn Light



So, we technically don't live in the Outer Banks. We're about 35-40 minutes but we spend a heck of a lot of time up there! We live in a small town with little to do, so we'll head to the beach if we have errands to run or want to do something "fun". We're hoping that next year we can find a cute house a little closer, but honestly I don't mind the drive.

The sound of the waves excites my spirit and soothes my soul. I love stopping for coffee at my favorite little shop and I'll just sit on the sand or walk the shore, even if it's just for 5 minutes. And like I mentioned in a previous post, we're still adjusting to a new routine. So it felt really good to get some beach time in. Especially this time of year, the empty beaches and evening light have me looking like the heart-eye emoji.

You Are Your Only Limit



Our only real limit is ourselves.
Don’t let fear and doubt keep you from your happiness.

A little Monday motivation for ya. ;)
Let's have a great week!

11.01.2017 /

Pumpkin Bread With Pecan Crumb Topping



So I did a little baking over the weekend and sweet goodness is this bread yummy! I know I'm not the only one who looks forward to all the Pumpkin goodies this time of year. And yes, it might be #basic, but ya know what? I don't care! ;)

This is actually my favorite banana bread recipe just tweaked a little - by adding pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice! So if you're one of the few that doesn't like pumpkin, just make banana bread! It's so delicious and I think you should really give it a try!

And so what if I ate half the loaf by myself! #noshame

10.29.2017 /

Sunday Morning Coffee



Guess it's more like an afternoon pick-me up since this is going up a little later than planned.... oh, well. ;) How was your week? It was a busy one around and I don't even know where the time went. Now we're enjoying a lazy, rainy Sunday.

I thought I would start this "coffee talk" series because I enjoy reading similar posts on other blogs. I'm aiming for weekly, but it might be bi-weekly and it's just a way to hopefully connect better with you guys! So grab your cup of coffee (or tea) and let’s do this!

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