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Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Friday V17.3

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

1. Coloring
2. Not Your Father's Root Beer
3. Taking bold steps
4. Finishing The Hunger Games
5. Have author contacts
6. Writing
7. Shopping with my mom
8. Starting a new Christina George novel
9. Being told by a random stranger that they love my dress
10. Saying goodbye to this bad month


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Thursday, July 30, 2015

#MoreThanJustaRug with Wayfair & Home Dynamix

It's amazing how adding something, or moving it, or changing a color can completely change a room. I guess it's the same as when you change something about your own appearance - a hair color can completely change what you look like just like a rug can completely change how a room looks.

I never really realized what our living room was missing. I thought it was pretty complete - couches, coffee table, picture frames to fill up the fireplace mantle, a fancy new TV. Each night we sit in our living room and it looked pretty complete to me.

And then we added a Home Dynamix Tribeca rug from Wayfair. Originally we got it to put down in our bedroom because there is so much empty space. Unfortunately the colors just didn't work and I realize that the rug would go perfectly in our living room.

But did we need a rug there? Wasn't our living room complete?

It's amazing how a rug can pull a room together and warm it up. I thought our room was already wonderful until I put that rug under our coffee table. Somehow it pulls everything together and now our living room is that much more cozy. 

It's more than just a rug. It's something that pulls it all together. I can only imagine the memories we will continue to make in this living room, our comfy room that is finally complete.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

5 Steps to a Simpler Life

In an effort to live a simpler life, I felt the need to post a few ways to actually achieve a simpler life.

Pleasing everyone.

Because who cares? You're not going to please everyone. It's just not going to happen. So why are you worrying about it? It's YOUR life. It doesn't belong to anyone else. So when you stop trying to please everyone your life gets a whole lot simpler.

Always being beautiful.

With social media it's hard not to want every little thing to be perfect. You see people's supposed perfect lives and you want yours to be the same. But does it really matter if one of your Instagram pictures shows a bunch of dog toys in the background? Does it really matter if your hair isn't exactly perfect in your Facebook picture? Nope. The world won't end. And when you stop looking for perfect like gets a whole lot easier.

Needing to go, go, go.

You know those people that are constantly doing something. And you think "wow, maybe I need to be doing more to get that fulfillment I'm looking for." But here is something amazing and simple about just being still. Grab that book you've been wanting to read, pull out that notebook you've wanted to journal in, sit outside and just take it in.


Yes, I realize working pays the bills. I used to never, ever take a day off unless it was for a reason. And then I decided every now and again I'd take a day off just because. Sometimes I did nothing on that day off. And guess what? It felt good.


I know, I know, I know. You have to check your social media. You have a blog post to write. But you want to take a picture of that butterfly! Unplug. Just do it. You are missing out on the small, beautiful things. I promise unplugging every now and again isn't going to kill you. And maybe you'll notice something you wouldn't have otherwise.

What do you recommend to help live a simpler life?


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