Getting Back to My Faith

My family started going to my church the summer before I began third grade. My mom, being raised by a pastor, was always the spiritual leader in our household. I would fight her tooth and nail in an attempt to not have to get out of bed on Sunday morning. While my efforts to stay […]

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It Was NOT Smooth Sailing

You cannot dwell on regret after the loss of a loved one.

We fought the night before Ben died. We argued back and forth, had a heated discussion, but he apologized, and it was over. Ben looked at me, gave me a huge hug and whispered let’s not fight any more Brooke Christine. We said goodnight, and I left him on the couch. As I walked back […]

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Officer Omelet Reporting for Duty

Being home alone has become part of everyday life when I don’t have the kids. What used to be filled special dates, movies on the couch, and working on our future, is now a huge void not easily filled. Since Ben’s passing, I’ve gotten by, but the pain is still genuinely real. I am able […]

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I Came Across an Email From You

There have been several memes that state you are either one of the two types of email users. The first type of email user has 1,345,675 unread emails, and nothing is ever deleted. I, on the other hand, am the latter type of user who only has unread emails that require my attention and I […]

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Time Is A Crock of Shit!

I want to start by apologizing for my vulgarity. However, its utilization expresses how I feel about the subject, so I will only partially apologize. 😉 Time… The different interactions I had with people since Ben’s passing range from hurtful to treasured; but maintain a pretty consistent message: time heals all… The first couple of […]

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Current Home: My First Step to Starting Over

With any lifestyle blog, you have to share the home you are currently updating, so I thought I would share mine. However, one thing you will notice is that my house is a lot less grandiose compared to other blogs. But I’m proud of it and for excellent reasons. Whenever you are getting the latest […]

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The Gift: Keeping Your Heart Open

After a tragic loss, it is so easy to close off your feelings and do whatever is needed to get through the day-to-day. For me, I had no idea how to deal with the intense emotions of losing my fiance while also trying to manage to be mom and have a career. So I did […]

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Free SVG Monograms: A Decorating Obsession

Monogram Obsession: A lot of people would claim that the Southern states more genuinely love monograms. While that is probably pretty true, I would have to say that this Midwest Girl is thoroughly obsessed. To get to know all of you better, I have to be honest: my name is Brooke, and I LOVE putting […]

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New Horizon: You Were So Excited

Your divorce was supposed to be final today. When you had signed the papers you were so anxious to get everything over with and couldn’t decide on what to wear. You sent me this picture before you left to show me what you had finally landed on for an outfit and express your excitement. (Even though […]

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10 Closet Organization Hacks

Being a single mom in a small house, closet organization is a MUST for keeping everything in its place. From creative ways to store a tank top collection to how to maximize shoe storage, I have put together some of my favorite closet organization ideas from bloggers across the web. They use everything from pool […]

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