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DIY Essential Oil Bath Salts

One luxury I can’t live without? A nice, warm bath. When I’m soaking in the tub, I find myself in my own little relaxing world. How nice it is to wash away the stresses of the day, leaving both my body and soul in clean condition. When I bathe, I love to use bath salts to sink me even further into relaxation. Bath salts can reduce inflammation and soothe tired muscles, especially after a workout. (Go CrossFit!) But the real…

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Lifestyle

All in the Family Business

It’s here! Family Business Beer Co. is open! And we’re so proud of our dear friends! Just outside of Austin in Dripping Springs, Family Business Beer Co. is on the most beautiful property. Surrounded by live oaks in stunning Texas hill country, the space is fabulous, and the decor is sleek and contemporary. The atmosphere is friendly and comfy–you’ll definitely want to come hang with your friends and families. There are seven different beers to choose from and more recipes…

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Lifestyle

20 Lessons to Take into the New Year

We’re into the second week of 2018 and I can hardly believe it. I love it when the new year comes. It gives me time to reflect on the year prior, and I have a chance to evaluate what is missing in my life and what I should do more of and less of. I like to set goals, and January is the perfect time to wipe the slate clean and start over. Here are some things I learned during…

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Lifestyle

A Robertson Family Christmas

When it comes to the holidays, we Robertsons are pretty traditional. While we may not have an elf on the shelf or go looking for pickle ornaments, we do have a lot of fun. Usually, our festivities begin in November. Christmas music starts playing on the radio early in the month, and I’m right and ready, cranking up the volume in my car to Bing Crosby and the other crooners. Music is important in our home, so we have piles…

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Fashion Lifestyle

My Holiday Gift List

Hey y’all! It’s December, and you know what that means? Holiday shopping. Need some gift inspiration? I put together a list of some of what I’m giving this year. Enjoy!   1. Nintendo 3DS XL, $269.99 The Nintendo 3DS gets a lot of action in my house. There are all types of games for the DS including educational ones, and who doesn’t love a good round of Pokémon. 2. BB8 Earbuds, $11.99 We love Star Wars. The boys adore BB8, and these…

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Oils

Essential Oils With Young Living

Fun fact: Did you know that frankincense and myrrh are not just gifts from the magi? They’re also essential oils. I became obsessed with essential oils a few years ago when a friend of mine suggested using lavender to help with plane jitters. I was skeptical at first. How can smell really help put those butterflies at ease? (People use xanax for that, and last I heard, xanax did not work because of scent.) Despite my skepticism, I tried it.…

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Recipes

After-Thanksgiving Turkey Enchiladas

Thanksgiving is over, the excitement is dwindling down, and our tummies are slowly returning to normal size. The holiday may be done, but when I open the fridge, there it is staring at me: the turkey. Don’t get me wrong, I love Thanksgiving food. I love a good repeat meal of stuffing and mashed potatoes, but there is only so much I can take. Leftovers in our family is a growing art. I’ve seen mighty creative sandwiches and some darn…

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Recipes

Homemade Honey

Beekeeping and Harvesting Honey I’ve been beekeeping for over two years now and I will say, it’s so rewarding. I didn’t just jump into it blindly – I studied about beekeeping and harvesting for almost 8 months or so. Then, I took a beekeeping class, and found a local beekeeper to teach me a few tricks of the trade. There are some amazing organizations that will help you get started, and even come check on your bees periodically to make…

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Parenting

Adopting My Son, Gus

My first encounter with adoption was when Korie and Willie adopted Will. Jep and I were married for a little over two months when they brought Will home. I got the privilege of keeping him when they were out of town and I worked at our church’s daycare to take care of him. I loved having little Will-man around. He still holds a special place in my heart, and him joining our family definitely played a huge role in adoption…

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Fashion Parenting

Girls Day Picnic

My Girl’s Day Picnic! I love having picnics with my kids, planned or last minute (we get our fair share of both). I think spending time with my girls or boys by themselves pushes them to open up about things that they may or may not open up about when we’re all together. And it definitely builds bonds. Picnics are just one way to spend a little one-on-one time with your kiddos that’s simple, low key, but full of memory…

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