The Big List! [the aftermath of remodeling 8 months pregnant]

Our house hasn't seen a lot of blog time lately, and there's a few reasons for that: 1) we've been crazy busy with life, 2) I was studying my butt off to get the bar exam behind me (twice), 3) we got preggo, and 4) now we've had our baby boy! That said, if you follow us on social media, then you know that we've still had tons of projects going on! So, to launch back into blogging, I've decided not to overwhelm myself with trying to go back and blog about every little thing we've done. Instead, I … [Read more...]

5 Unique Ways to Spring Clean with Vinegar

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Over the last few years, we’ve ditched a lot of chemicals in our home in exchange for more natural, healthy alternatives. Vinegar is now one of our favorite products that we always have on hand. For cleaning, there are several different types of vinegar you can use depending on the task you’re completing, but for the following tasks, I like to use distilled white vinegar. Distilled White Vinegar is seriously like a miracle worker in our home. We use it for everything, and today, I thought … [Read more...]

Valentines Dessert on a Budget

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Let's be honest here... How much do you spend on Valentine's Day?  Fifteen bucks for chocolates?  Fifty for flowers?  A million dollars on dinner?  Ok, maybe more like $100 but sometimes it does feel like a million.  But you don't have to break your budget to keep from breaking your babe's heart. I'm a firm believer that intentional gifts are always the best!  There is nothing better than knowing that your significant other put their mind and heart into making something special just for you.  … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Pinterest Round-Up

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Hi Friends!  Here at DBL, we LOVE love!  That might even be an understatement!  While we don't believe that love should only be shared on Valentine's Day, we do believe that "Love Day" serves as a good reminder of our need to show love to those we love.  And, beyond that, it generally forces us to get creative, go outside the box, and show love in ways that we don't normally- whether it's crafting, cooking, gifting, or anything else! So, to celebrate all the LOVE in the air, one of my … [Read more...]

Keepin’ Momma Moisturized & a Sweepstakes!

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Being pregnant, most women are not new to dryer than normal skin. But, when you start out with naturally dry skin already, it seems to be a bit more of a challenge. Since I found out I was pregnant back in August, I have been religious about slathering on vitamin E oil and other such oils all over my belly to help keep my skin moisturized and attempt to prevent any stretch marks that pop up. Then suddenly, I realized that my focus on my belly left the rest of my skin in a bit of … [Read more...]

One Pan Pasta = Scumptious!

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In 2014, I've resolved to cook a bit more.  Truth be told, while both Eric and I love to cook, he is definitely more of the cook in the family.  With a baby on the way and life absolutely insanely busy all of the time, I'm trying really hard to contribute more to dinner-time cooking!  I'm pretty darn good at meal planning, it's just the cooking part that was lacking. So, when my awesome blogging friend Michelle, from Decor & the Dog, posted a yummy picture of pasta ingredients all in one … [Read more...]

Our ONE WORD: Why we didn’t do New Years Resolutions

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Plain and simple, we are goal setters.  We want to do something, we set goals.  Just like I talked about in the last post, Eric and I have lots of SMART goals that we've set for 2014 and I shared a few of the big ones!  But, even though we set goals for ourselves throughout the year, and occasionally use New Years as a launching pad/resetting time for some of our goals, we decided to do something a bit different this year.   We decided to have ONE WORD to inspire our year, for all of 2014.  … [Read more...]

2014- It’s a New Year with Big Plans!

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It's safe to say that while I didn't get to blog as much during 2013, it was certainly an amazing year off of the blog! 2013 was full of fun, love, and major life and business changes! As I shared before, after officially launching my organizing and efficiency consulting business, 2013 was definitely the year of tremendous opportunities. We gained tons of new clients, expanded our services, hired employees, and truly flourished. I'm 100% thankful for everything we were blessed with in regards to … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life: Business Owner, Consultant & Blogger

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Since sharing my huge “job” change, I figured it would be fun to share what a day in the life of a business owner, consultant & blogger looks like.  Consulting is definitely my full-time job and blogging is a hobby I started in law school.  So, that said, consulting takes financial priority and blogging comes second most days, but I do my best to blend the two passions.Every day is just a little bit different.  Some days I focus on business-building, education, and lead generation.  Other … [Read more...]

Taking a Leap of Faith–And Boy It’s Paid Off…

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Over a year and a half ago, I was at a crossroads in life and in my professional career. I was a year away from finishing law school, had finally got a hold on some frustrating health issues, and was faced with leaving the law firm I was working for. It was crazy. It was a lot all at once. And it was collectively the best thing that could ever have happened for me. If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you know that I’m a big believer in, “Everything Happens for a Reason.” I really am. … [Read more...]