After posting every day in October, I feel like I haven’t written at all here lately. And I’ve really missed it. But since writing isn’t something I have to do – like taking care of my sweet littles, cleaning toilets, and cooking is – well, I just don’t always take time for it.

Anyway, I just thought I’d share a little sneakity peek into my life. AKA braindump in blog format. I love reading these types of posts from other bloggers, so…here goes.

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I’ve mentioned here and there about my husband being in school. Like in this post. And in this instagram pic from ages ago:


Anyway, my husband was accepted into this PhD program and officially began in August. Wow. WOW. Okay, I’ll leave it at that.

But wait, why leave it there? This has been his first semester. And it’s been a big deal – in terms of time, commitment, finances, logistics, etc. But we’re still just doing as I said in the caption on my instagram picture – trusting God to clearly lead us. We’re taking this one day at a time. Quite literally. And it’s a good thing. We’re both learning a lot. He, of course, is learning a lot from his classes. But we’re both learning a lot about faith, God, and each other throughout this journey. I think that’s a good thing.

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Christmas. I realize it’s the Christmas season and I’m happy about it. We’ve put up a tree and I scattered tomtes from my lovely swedish grandma around the house. I shared this on facebook, but in case you didn’t see it – I loved this post about undecorating for Christmas. Nester has a way of breaking the rules of home decor blogging. In a very, very good way.

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On the heels of talking about Christmas, this is something we should all read/listen to. 8 minutes long. All about contentment. Ouch.

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I think this DIY necklace is gorgeous. This is the first big statement necklace I’ve seen that I’ve loved. I think it’s because there’s no glitz.

Chunky wood bead necklace diy

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Guys. For 2 1/2 years – ever since I read this post – I have been wanting a fiddle leaf fig tree. I have gone through much disappointment to come to this place in my life, but I can now say that I am the proud possessor of a ficus lyrata potted plant. AKA Figgy.


Be not deceived. The picture above is from Ikea’s site {which is where I happily obtained Figgy}, but he is not nearly as tall as the picture makes it out to be. Figgy is currently living in my master bedroom, but I’ve heard these plants can be a bit finicky, so I may need to move him if he needs more/less light. I have my black {as opposed to green} fingers crossed that I don’t kill him off.

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Today is a wonderful day. Because on this very day, at approximately 5:00 PM EST I will be reunited with my husband. He left last Thursday for a week of classes and my heart has been hurting ever since. I know. It’s 8 days. I realize that is nothing compared to what our wonderful military families go through so frequently. And believe me, being away from him has caused me to appreciate them and their sacrifice much more! But 8 days is the longest we’ve been apart since being married.

So, just a warning, watch out for some fireworks to go off if you’re around North Carolina this afternoon/evening.
Because this has been in my head ever since he left:


Happy weekend!