Twenty Eighteen

Howdy strangers! It’s been a minute. Does anyone else feel like life has been a crazy, mad rush since the beginning of November? Just me? I even got all my Christmas shopping done early so I could just sit back + relax + watch everyone else scramble around for the holidays but Jesus said LOL to that (I imagine him saying “IT’S ‘BOUT TO BE MY BIRTHDAY, ABS, GET HYPE!”). Wow okay so can we…

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Buh-bye, devil

I’m going to say something that a lot of people, including myself, have a hard time saying – I am struggling. Hard. In a lot of different areas of my life. I’m struggling with feeling like I’m doing nothing more than existing. I’m struggling with finding my purpose. I’m struggling with finding balance. + to top it all off, I’m struggling with talking to God about it. I don’t say any of this to receive…

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What I learned in my first year of marriage

Let’s clear something up – I am in no way claiming to be an expert at marriage after only one year of being a wife (I’m pretty sure no one is ever an expert at being a spouse), but coming up on mine + Tyler’s first anniversary got me thinking about all the things I didn’t know were SO important before we tied the knot. Going into a marriage, you always hear “the first year…

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(Nearly) Minimalist Wardrobe Makeover

If you know me, you know I LOVE clothes. I don’t discriminate – tanks, sweatshirts, dresses, shorts, tees, jeans – I love them all (except overalls, I just can’t get into the overall thing on me but high five for those of you that can rock them)! While I love clothes, I also just LOVE the act of shopping for them. I really only have happy memories associated with it – spending the day with…

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Room Makeover

Tyler and I bought our house in April of 2015 and it has come a LONG way in the nearly year and a half that we’ve had it. It’s crazy what a coat of paint and some area rugs can do, am I right? One area of our house that has been totally neglected, though, is our front living/dining/Christmas tree (that’s the only thing that ever goes in there) room – which is a total…

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Pay attention

I got the idea for this post before Hurricane Harvey hit and I was so bogged down with the constant focus on negativity from the media. I couldn’t turn up the radio or click on the TV or pull up social media without reading another news story about how terrible our country is and how terrible our people are and you suck for thinking this and blah blah blah. Goodness gracious it was exhausting…and not…

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15 Ways to Happy

It’s really hard to escape negativity these days. I think we all are aware that between the media, social networks, personal issues, etc., it’s really easy to start feeling weighed down with just “blah”-ness (I made that up but I think ya get it). Because of this, it’s SO important that we focus on the happy because if we don’t, we all are gonna go a little (or a lot) crazy. Below is a list…

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Let’s Get Real

So this is my first time making my blog public on anything but my Instagram + I’m about to get real real, real fast so hold on tight, friends + fam! I’ve had a really hard time with comparison lately. I’m talking a REALLY hard time. I’ve always been my own harshest critic, even when it comes to things I shouldn’t criticize myself about like, oh I don’t know, TRYING TO BE ANYONE BUT MYSELF.…

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Support small businesses!

Another work week has come + gone + we survived – YAY! I’m proud of us 😉 Every week, when I make it to Friday, I think about those of you that don’t get a weekend + can I just say ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR YOU. One particular group of people I’m talking about is small business owners. I am ALL about supporting small + local businesses – I can’t imagine the hours + hours…

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“Steel” of the week

It’s Fri-yay WOO HOO! We made it, y’all! I’m still trying to catch up on sleep from last weekend – the combination of getting zero sleep in Indiana + my dog deciding he wants to stay up ALL night every night has made for one veryyy sleepy Abbey…needless to say I can’t wait to sleep in tomorrow! 1. Life update: So growing up (+ even before I was born) my family would have a lake…

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