33 things about me

Happy Monday y’all! Today, me and my sweet twin sis turn 33. I thought I’d share some heartfelt post but for some reason, that post never came to me and instead 33 random facts about me did! 🙂 My sister actually did a post as well so definitely check that out too! It’s insane how different we are. In college, I thought I’d move to New York, wear power suits and work for a big magazine. I love Barq’s root

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Am I building God’s kingdom or mine?

There is a big emphasis on creating a home that is purposeful and serves our families well these days. It’s a really good sentiment and something I’m thankful to be learning about because I want our home to reflect our values and glorify God as we raise kids here and invite people. I think it’s really important stuff. But do you feel like you are doing all the right things, clearing out clutter, making the space inviting, hygging it up

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Calling all bloggers!

Hi friends!! The holiday season is upon us and for Val Marie Paper, this is when many people are introduced to our journals. I cannot tell you how many people have told me they first got our journal as a gift from Christmas and it changed their life so much that they have started buying for all their friends. Yes, sales are exciting but after years of hearing this response, I know fertile ground is a’coming. People who would have

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Rediscovering myself

This morning in the gym, while I jammed some Needtobreathe, I caught a glimpse of my spontaneous side braid in the mirror and a baseball game scrolling on the TV guide channel. In an instant, I started remembering 22-year-old Valerie. I turn 32 on Sunday and have been reflecting a bit on this year, but as I started to think back on who I was 10 years ago, I got flooded as I rediscovered so many things about myself that

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My Routine: Beauty

One of my big goals over that last year has been to take better care of myself and get a new beauty routine. I have justified not taking better care of my skin and body because I didn’t want to spend the money on things that I didn’t SEE a difference in. I can appreciate eliminating toxins from the foods I eat and am very adamant about teaching it to Vivi, but toxins I put ON my body, I’ve pretty

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