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The Day After Christmas

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The Day After Christmas

I used to hate the day after Christmas. It was always such a bummer. All the waiting and expectation for Christmas Day was suddenly over. Presents were opened and needed to be put away. Decorations started to come down. Christmas cheer begins to subside, and instead of joyful shoppers at the mall searching for the perfect gift, it’s full of disgruntled shoppers waiting In return lines. I remember always being in such a funk the day after Christmas.Then I became a mom. Something about that first year as mother. The joy of your baby and experiencing a love you never...

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Finding Joy Through It All

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Finding Joy Through It All

There is a song by Rend Collective that says “the joy of the Lord is my strength”. This song is kind of my life mantra. Have you every looked around at your circumstance? Looked at your possessions, your family, your lifestyle and said to yourself I should be more happy? If you haven’t you can stop reading here because you won’t relate to what I am about to write. But if you have I want you to know YOU ARE NOT ALONE!  My life is great. My marriage is very strong and very fun and we love and like each...

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An Autism Mom’s Review of ABC’s “The Good Doctor”

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An Autism Mom’s Review of ABC’s “The Good Doctor”

Ok, let’s be real. This is not a review, just my ramblings! I have never reviewed anything, so how about we all agree to set our expectations low, ok? Ok! Like my picture for instance. I have no idea what the rules are for using promotional photos for a television show, so I figured a quick selfie with the website on my iPad would do the trick! Genius or lazy? I’m not too sure!  So after hearing from a handful of friends that I should watch “The Good Doctor” and seeing promo after promo from ABC saying that it’s the...

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Boutique Clothing Launch!

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Boutique Clothing Launch!

Before Charm and Grace Designs actually became Charm and Grace Designs it was totally a dream in our heads that we talked about in between conversations about potty training and sight words. I'll never forget one day after running we were driving to get coffee and fantasizing about what it would be like to have our own business that would allow for us to go shopping and play dress up as our jobs!!! Specifically, we were totally gushing over the chance to get to go to Market in Dallas and swoon over the amazing boutique clothing lines that are out...

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True Love

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True Love

Katie here! I'm going to hijack our blog for a few minutes because I don't have a personal blog, so bear with me for one sec because I need to say this.I've been married to my childhood sweetheart for 10 years today. That's right my childhood sweetheart. He wrote me a love letter in the first grade. I'm not kidding. Here's proof: Our wedding was everything I could have ever imagined. My dress was Chantilly lace and covered with Swarovski crystals. I dreamed of fairy tales and romantic comedies. I liked fancy presents, sparkly jewelry, and extravagant vacations.We were 21...

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