Small Change. Big Happy.

My name is Katie, and I am a purger. It drives my husband crazy, but I can’t help it.  I throw things away.  Sometimes it’s things that are trash.  Sometimes it’s things that are collecting dust.  Sometimes it’s things that I don’t like.  And sometimes it’s things that belong to Chris.  But I throw them all away. I don’t like clutter or piles of things sitting around.  My philosophy is that if you have been able to live without it for a year… or a month… or a week… or…

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Hair of the Blog

When I was in Atlanta with my sister a couple weekends ago, I did a series of videos with her on her fashion and style. Mostly it was about her hair. A lot of blog readers ask about Ginny’s gorgeous hair when they see pictures of her, so I figured we’d go right to the source and ask her to walk us through her hair routine. It wasn’t as complicated as I was expecting. Which frustrates me. I wish she’d said she used some rare, ultra-expensive product that made her…

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Little House on the Prairie Child

“Hey, Gracie,” I said. “Whatcha wearin’?” “Oh, do you like it? I call it my Little House on the Prairie ensemble.” “Hmm…it’s very…uh…” “Do you like the ruffled collar?” Gracie asked. “I really like the ruffled collar.” “It’s…um…” “Or maybe it’s too much. Ruffles were in last season, but maybe they’ve gone out this season…” she said. “What do you think, Mom?” “It’s…uhhh…” “Fashion these days is evolutionary, Mom. It’s cyclical. I mean, what was in last week will be out again this week, but might be in again next…

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Shabby Apple Giveaway

**AND THE WINNER IS…  JESSICA IN OK!  Congratulations, Jessica!  Email me at katie@marriageconfessions.com to claim your beautiful dress!  Thanks to everyone who entered and a special thanks to Shabby Apple for hosting such a great giveaway!** I normally try to be as gender-friendly as a mommy blogger (cringe! I hate that phrase!) can be, but I’m going to go ahead and tell you that this post is for the ladies. Girls, if you do nothing else today, then you need to go to Shabby Apple and design a show stopping,…

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Your Inner Fake Fashionista

I would not consider myself a fashionista. As much as I love shopping, I don’t really spend a lot of time thinking about my wardrobe or what I’m wearing. Easy, casual, and comfortable are my main criteria. BUT. Last week I was visiting my BFF’s blog, The Pioneer Woman, and she shared a website she had recently found. It was called Polyvore and it was a website where you could create your own style creations. I read her post, but didn’t really think too much about it. But tonight I…

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What’s in Your Purse?

In my Reader of the Month posts, I always ask what is inside the reader’s purse.  I think this reveals a lot about a person actually.  Maybe not about their personality, per se.  But it does often tell you something about the life they lead.  Coupons and receipts tell you where they shop.  Different kinds of beauty products tell you how much they put into their appearance.  Miscellaneous items usually tell you about their home life – i.e., number of kids, married, single, etc. So today, let’s peek into my…

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My Faux Style

When Chris and I first started working with Flosites, the web design company who is designing our new website, the first thing we had to do was answer a huge questionnaire on our style, complete with pictures.  That way, the web designers could get a feel for what we liked and preferred and what would work for our new site. I knew right away what style I wanted.  I wanted my whole website – no, my whole being – to emulate Anthropologie.  It’s one of my favorite, favorite stores.  I…

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Wedding Weekend Extravaganza, Part II

The rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding at the Pensacola Yacht Club… Bean having dinner with me and my Aunt Joan Part of the wedding party Michelle, Ginny’s best friend since 6th grade, getting ready for her toast These three girls have been best friends since 6th grade and somehow all managed to get engaged at the same time! Their weddings are within 3 months of each other. My dad, me, my sister, and my mom. (Please ignore my frizzy hair. Humidity sucks.) I LOVE this picture of my…

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Pass the Vodka. Its Bathing Suit Season.

One of the best parts of living in Orlando is that I get to reconnect with my oldest friend, Sarah. I’ve known Sarah since we were in 6th grade.  She sat behind me in our Social Studies class and we’ve been friends ever since.  We went away to college together and even lived together for a year.  As we’ve grown up, we’ve gone on to do different things and lead different lives, but we still have stayed good friends.  She’s the kind of person you can call after three or…

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Something I Love From People I Miss

During my last week at work, my wonderful boss and co-workers threw me the nicest, warmest, happiest going away party a girl could ask for. My boss, the Dean of the school, gave the nicest little speech about how much fun we had had working together.  Made me laugh.  And then get all teary, of course.  Because its not a party until I cry. And then he gave me the most perfect going away present.  On behalf of the school, he gave me a Pandora charm bracelet.  I knew several…

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