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iced tea syrup & a million other ways to use tea

with the warming weather and the construction of our back deck in it’s planning stages, i have summer on my mind. the days of heat waves and cool drinks are quickly approaching, which means it’s time for some ICED TEA SYRUP and other tea hacks for personal and home care. iced tea syrup  ingredients: 10 tea bags… Continue reading iced tea syrup & a million other ways to use tea

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how to: engagement photos

the excitement surrounding an engagement is contagious, and it seems may of us want to showcase this feeling through a photoshoot. i gotchu, girl. been there, done that. my photographer, morgan falk was [is] the best. we purchased a package through her that included engagement photos, full day wedding coverage and an additional shoot of choice.… Continue reading how to: engagement photos

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the business of frugality

i grew up as a thrifty shopper. i would always go with my parents to value village to rummage through large racks and deep bins of clothes to discover some affordable “new” gems. the need to find a good deal has stuck with me. rarely do i purchase a clothing item full price. hand on heart, the first… Continue reading the business of frugality

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how to: plan a wedding

[and on a budget, for that matter.] been there, done that. and thank God/Creator that i am done. i can breathe again! planning a wedding is not as fun as you’d think. don’t let anyone tell you different! it’s stressful and exhausting, nitpicking over shades of white and licking hundreds of gold-rimmed envelopes. i just wanted… Continue reading how to: plan a wedding