18 Summers

Howdy summer friend!

I miss you and I’m looking forward to hanging out again in the fall.

I’ve got some fun things lined up for you–live events, giveaways, two HUGE makeovers in my own house that are taking over our lives and a big, big project I’ve been working on for months.

But for now, I’m offline.

18 Summers.

Remember how we’ve been counting down the summers since 2012?

Well, we actually got 19 summers with our oldest and after taking a gap year, he’s going off to college (the kind of school that is a PLANE RIDE away from us). So we are enjoying our time with him, finishing up some big projects and I’m learning how to take actual breaks.

Click here to stay in the loop when we start back in the fall.

See you soon!

xo

myq

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How to Get Along With the People Who Matter Most :: A Giveaway

how to get along with your annoying familyWin this sign from House of Belonging!

“If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family.” –Mother Teresa

You guys.

My DAD wrote a book.

It’s the weirdest thing ever when your dad writes a book. Especially a book about family.

Dad refers to himself as a man who should have died but didn’t with a wife who should have left but stayed. He doesn’t have a PhD in families, he learned the hard way, by being part of an imperfect family.

If you met my dad 40 years ago, you would never believe he would write a book like this one day. That’s what makes this book so special and relatable.

That is an actual photo of my great-grandmother (third from the right) and her sisters! Don’t they look like septuplits with their identical haircuts?!

A Family Shaped by Grace is full of hope and encouragement with practical steps and little mindset changes that you can make right now that will impact the legacy of your family in all the right ways.

And, today only, to celebrate Dad’s book release (it comes out tomorrow) you can enter to win this HUGE, GLORIOUS sign from House of Belonging (winner picks the frame + background color!) PLUS a family pack of 5 copies of my dad’s book. We’ll choose two winners, my sister Emily and I will announce the winners Tuesday, June 6.

Sign up here to enter the giveaway. PLUS, everyone wins–you’ll automatically get Dad’s More Family Grace Mini-Course just for entering! Click here to enter to win. Giveaway closes Monday June 5, midnight. US + Canada only.

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Save the Date! Nest Fest 2017

We’re doing it again! Nest Fest was SUCH a delight last year that we are hosting it again this year! Save the date for Saturday, October 21 and start praying for another day of perfect fall weather here in Stanly County, North Carolina (east of Charlotte). We are planning on hosting 50 vendors, food trucks, […]

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When Fashion & Compassion are BFFs

Last week I attended a Party on the Porch for a local non-profit, Fashion & Compassion. I got to know them a little last fall when they were a vendor for Nest Fest, and I fell in love with their beautiful jewelry and bags and the work they are doing here in Charlotte and around […]

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Room in Progress:: Our Cozy + Simple Bedroom

Our bedroom has looked like this for while. Until something happened last fall. I can’t remember exactly what it was but somehow, Chad and I ended up at my sister’s house and we slept in their king size bed and suddenly, I could not deal with spending one more night in our microscopic queen sized […]

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One Room Challenge Reveal

It’s reveal day for the One Room Challenge! Welcome! In case you missed it, my One Room is a catch-all back porch addition. It does have heating and air and a bathroom, so even though we call it a porch, it’s actually part of the square footage of our house. And because of the way […]

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