Ain’t Life Grand?!

by Chris on March 31, 2014

Well today it is! Some blog friends and I have dedided that you should have some good ol’ cash in your pocket and spend to your heart’s delight. Or don’t spend it. Perhaps just feel guilty at all of it.
aint life and love grand

And, course, my favorite part (besides the cute graphics here) is that it’s a small number of bloggers wanting to give you $1,000 in Nordstrom’s money and introduce you to a couple of their favorite bloggers. Back to the basics, people! Iiii like it!


Shay at Mix and Match Family is a mom of two (and
adopting a third!) lifestyle blogger who shares her daily life with her
readers along with her fun world travels, organization tips, shopping
and fashion and easy, yummy recipes.

 Sheaffer from Pinterest Told Me To is a wife and mom trying to look cute when she heads out the door, and she’s using Pinterest to help her do it.

Jen at I Heart Organizing is an organizing lovin’ gal who is trying to simplify and beautify her fun-filled life as a mom of three boys.

Chris at Just a Girl is
a wife, mom, a professional, a student, a friend, and on and on and on.
Essentially however, she’s just a girl who loves to create, decorate,
and inspire-ate.

Cassie at Hi Sugarplum is a design-obsessed Texas girl, and lover of DIY, travel,  fashion, sarcasm, Mexican food, & shiny, ruffly things. 

I love reading these girls’ blogs, and I’m excited that some of you may be discovering them for the first time! I know you’ll  get lost in them soon! Good luck and thank you for entering!a Rafflecopter giveaway



An Update

by Chris on February 15, 2014

I wish I had the time (and energy) to thank each of you individually, but I’m afraid this post will have to do. I’m two weeks into recovery, and I’m finally starting to feel like I’m human again. It’s been a rough–and I mean rough–recovery, but your messages, e-mails, cards, etc. have been the light in my day! Thank you so very much for all your kind words, prayers, and positive thoughts. 

Of course, as I suspected, this guy saves my life every day. He is nursing me back to good health, and he’s over-protective about everything I do. In essence, he’s been the perfect husband. 

Husband date

I’ve only been out a couple of times (I miss you, HomeGoods!), and I’m utterly exhausted each time! So while I’m improving each day, I’m certainly not up to blogger status just yet. You’ll see some random projects here and there–mostly done from my couch. I just wanted to pop in and thank you all so very much for your kindness and your loyalty through it all.

Thank you!


{Photo: LOTS of pain meds, exhaustion, and careful sitting}


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An Interruption


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WIN the ULTIMATE Valentine’s Day Basket + Blog Hop


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Easy Desk Organization


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How to Make SNOW Ice Cream


When you live in Michigan, and your winter (technically 2 1/2 weeks of it) has brought a total of 53 inches of snow, you start trying to figure out just how to embrace it all. And by embrace it, I mean eat your way out of it. Seriously. I present you with SNOW ice cream. […]

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Finger Knitting


So I put a picture on Instagram of me doing some finger knitting. I wasn’t even going to write a post on it, but then I kept getting e-mails from people asking about it. Shows how clueless I can be, eh? To say that knitting is foreign to me is an understatement, so I was […]

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