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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Mom Life: Admitting I Needed Help

Today had a great start. I only hit the snooze button twice, the kids cooperated, and we got out the door without forgetting anything! Daycare drop-off went smoothly, and we avoided any meltdowns; so I was in a perfect place to be thankful for my blessings and look forward to a new day. It was […]

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Grief is a Real Bitch!

My shaking stopped this morning. I guess the shock of finding you after you passed is starting to subside. Believe it or not, I was also able to eat two consecutive meals and keep them down. The constant stream of tears has dried up and I’m ready to smile from time to time. I still […]

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Trying to Look Forward

Today there is a burning in my chest. It isn’t indigestion, and I am not sick. This feeling I have never felt before, but I find myself trying to manage its severity with every breath I take. It ignites its power when an unexpected picture appears, a precious memory crosses my mind, or when part […]

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I Decided to Get Out; I Decided on Divorce

The sunrise at the beach that represents my new beginning.

It was May 19th; during a vacation with my family, in Destin, FL. I snuck away to lunch with my mom and two kids. I had just spent the last week in bed and suffering from horrible depression. My mom was able to fabricate an excuse that allowed me to leave the condo, with both […]

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