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Here are a few of my favorite things–the topics that really make me tick. I love to focus aspects of life that are already good and find ways to make them even better. You’ll find content here that I hope will add value to your everyday. We’ll discuss faith, travel, home, organization, fitness, podcasts, and more topics that will cheer you on to live your best, most abundant life.

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4th of July Sales You Don’t Want To Miss

I probably say this every year, but I really can’t believe it’s ALREADY JULY! We’re halfway through 2020 and even though I know this year’s 4th of July celebrations will look a little different, I can’t wait to enjoy much needed quality time with Duncan and hopefully find some fireworks to watch. On top of yummy food and nice weather, some of my favorite places to shop are having 4th…

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3 Tips To Transform Your Prayer Life

Prayer is something I really want to focus on this year. If I’m being completely honest, I’ve never really been super intentional about my prayer life – or at least not consistently. I mean, I make an effort to pray. And I do my daily quiet times, but I haven’t really spent time consistently pursuing a prayer discipline. Personally, I’m more comfortable journaling or studying or doing something more active…

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Duncan and I’s Favorite Pork Recipe for Summer

If there’s one thing D and I are really looking forward to this summer, it’s grilling and hanging out in the backyard! We’re both big homebodies normally but even more so lately obviously. And now that it’s heating up, we’re excited to take advantage of beautiful Denver from our patio! Especially since we’ll be staying home a little more than usual, we definitely plan on taking full advantage and whipping…

Fitness

How to Stay Fit Without a Gym

Gyms freak me out. Maybe it's the thought of paying to use equipment when I could just go run outside or the thought of paying money every month to do a workout I could do in my living room/driveway - not to mention being intimidated by super fit people who know all the things about working out. Also, who has time to drive TO and FROM the gym and waste all that time. I know, I'm exaggerating, but whatever the case or excuse of the day may be, the bottomline is that I'm not a fan of gym memberships.

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5 Ways to Switch Your Brain Off At Night

Y’all have probably gathered by now that I’m very into getting good sleep and having a strong nightly routine. My sleep and the routine I rely on to help me get that sleep are two things I really try not to sacrifice no matter what day of the week it is. But it occurred to me recently that I haven’t shared much about what I do before my routine – you know, what…

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15 Self-Care Strategies for Better Work/Life Balance

At the end of the year, I wrote a post about how to find balance when you’re busy and then another post in January about how my life was incredibly unbalanced and my journey to figuring out why. After publishing both of those, I realized how important it was to talk about balance on BTD. It goes back to one of the basic reasons I share my life on this…

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My Go-To Kitchen Favorites

Something that really is giving me all the joy and happy feels right now is cooking. It’s kinda crazy too because if you would have asked me a year ago if cooking and getting in the kitchen would be my happy place, it would have been a hard no. LOL. Crazy what can change in a year! But it’s honestly been so fun and I love sharing everything I’m learning…

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Where I Find Most of My Recipes

Hey, friends! Y’all still seem to be enjoying my escapades in the kitchen, so I thought I’d share more info about where I go to get my recipes. I’m not quite to the point where I can completely wing it and come up with my own awesome recipes (although I feel like I’m making progress in that department!), which means I’ve become a frequent visitor of various food websites, Pinterest…

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What Duncan’s Reading, Listening To, & Learning During Quarantine

Hi friends! I have a really exciting post for y’all today ALL from Duncan! It was all his idea, which made me really excited because he has never done anything like this before! He’s such a wealth of knowledge and if anything, you’ve *got* to check out his AMAZING playlist he put together for us during quarantine. This is the music that we’ve had playing in the background of so…

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Weekly Round-Up

Hi friends! This week went surprisingly fast – and we’re half-way through April. WOW. Duncan and I are getting used to our new normal – working together, cooking together, and stretching together :). He even wrote his first blog post that I’m excited to share with you all next week! Today, I’m rounding up everything that happened at BTD this week. If you missed a few things throughout the week…

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Top Sellers // April Week 2

Hi Friends! This week at BTD was full of cooking, cleaning, self-tanning and a few cute outfits. Ya’ll seem to still love anything lounge. Ya’ll also decided to try out the new Tula product – a sunscreen. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and LOVE it. It’s definitely worth a try! Let me know your favorite item I shared this week – or better yet, let me…

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Rituals Duncan and I Have Together

My Outfit Details: Crewneck Sweatshirt (wearing size xs) // Performance Joggers (wearing size xs) One of my favorite things about married life so far is living together! I hadn’t lived with a guy before (well other than my brother and dad…) so it was something I was really excited about post-wedding! Obviously there have been growing pains, quirks you learn about each other, and LOTS OF COMPROMISE, but overall, I’m…

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Everything You Need to Help with Spring Cleaning

How many of y’all are starting your spring cleaning? And I don’t just mean because we’re all staying home right now, but because it’s, ya know…spring LOL. I honestly feel like I’ve been spring cleaning for months – basically ever since we moved into our Denver house. It’s been a constant whirlwind of trying to purge my closet, kitchen stuff and any extra stuff we brought with us from Dallas.…

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Top Sellers // April Week 2

Hi Friends! Can you believe we’re already in week two of April? The days seem to go by slowly, but this month is going by pretty fast. This week’s top sellers include so items I use frequently – a portable steamer, our wine glasses, my hydroflask and the acrylic tray I use at home. All of the items are great finds!

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Online Workouts I’m Trying

Outfit Details: Work For It Tank (wearing size xs) // Zero Gravity 7/8 Leggings (wearing size xs) Duncan and I have been trying to workout everyday at home since we’ve been quarentined. Our goal is to close the “move ring” on our apple watches every day. I’ve been doing some workouts with Madeline Moves and a few on my own. Earlier this week I asked all of you to share…

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Keller Breakfast Casserole

My mom has been making this breakfast casserole for as long as I can remember. It’s one of my favorite parts of spending time and waking up at home. Since I can’t be home this year for Easter, I decided to make the casserole for me and Duncan and share it with all of you! It’s super easy and can be frozen for later too! I just made it this…

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Ideas, Inspo and What to Wear for an Easter At Home

Outfit Details: Honeydew Intimates Pajamas  Hey friends! Today’s post gives me a mix of emotions because, on one hand, it’s fun to gather inspiration for you guys and get creative. But on the other hand, Easter is one of my favorite holidays to spend with family and really celebrate life and Jesus. Of course we can still do those things at home, it’ll just have to look a little different…

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TV Shows Duncan and I Both Love

When it comes to TV shows, I’ll admit I’m pretty finicky. Probably not surprising to anybody that’s been hanging around BTD for awhile but I just can’t get there on the iconic comedy shows. Shows like Parks & Rec, The Office, etc. – just can’t get there. Needless to say, it’s been very trying on Duncan who adores the comedic characters of Jerry Seinfield, Liz Lemon, Ron Swonson etc. You’re…