WhiteFive Kitchen Edition


Hello Friends!! Here’s a little peek of our progressing Kitchen Reno & some thoughts from along the way. For those of you taking on a big project that you have to do in stages (aka it is not going to be done overnight & you do not have a HGTV crew or contractor) … take a deep breath and embrace the ugly… keep your ultimate vision in mind but celebrate the progress along the way!! It will not be ugly forever. 

Here we have our lovely kitchen upon purchase a year and half ago. First step: Remove those upper cabinets!!  (we also had the wallpaper removed & cabinets painted & then ceased work until we had another chance (aka: time/money) to work on it.

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Thankful Tree- DIY

Hello friends!! Please forgive me for my blog slackard- ness  ….  I am sure you understand… life starts spinning & you do your best to just hang on! :)

Well, I won’t say things are no longer spinning but maybe it has slowed down a little….. just maybe. hahaha. ;)

You can check out our latest DIY post here.  

Nothing fancy but a fun & simple DIY for the holidays!


Concept: Thankful Tree. Take a moment to pause, reflect & write down something you are thankful for. Great to involve family & friends. Also, a great way to begin a conversation & to cultivate gratitude.

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Live Brave- week 26


Real Women. Real Stories. Real Bravery

Happy Monday friends & here’s to a fabulous week!! So glad  you are joining us today for our Live Brave series. I am so thankful for today’s contributor & her willingness to share some of her story with us! I have no doubt that her story will encourage many!!

Meet Simone. 


When Candi asked me to write for this weeks Live Brave series I was excited to share a part of my life that I hope will encourage others to Live BRAVE! Not only that, but it was impeccable timing as it is the 1 year anniversary of when I started this Brave journey with the Lord.

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Live Brave – week 25


Real Women. Real Stories. Real Bravery

Yay, it’s Monday & time for another Live Brave post! Welcome back if you have been joining along on this brave adventure or if this is your first time here >> Welcome!!! This post & the posts before will no doubt, encourage you & inspire you!!

I am so thankful for today’s contributor!! I love this girl & I know you will too!!


In this season of my life, brave has a different meaning than it did when I was younger and probably will when I am older. A (very) brief synopsis of my youth: a childhood of fear and insecurity followed by a young adulthood of brave adventure both inward and outward, spiritual and physical. Almost all of it had to do with a life-transforming encounter with Jesus and everything thereafter I contribute to that.

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Live Brave- week 24


Real Women. Real Stories. Real Bravery.

Happy Monday friends! So glad you are joining us today for our Live Brave series! I am so excited for you to meet Emily.. this girl is beautiful inside & out.. she is wise beyond her years, full of compassion, creativity & has a fabulous sense of style ( isn’t she such a gorgeous bride!!?).


Hello there! I was so honored when Candi asked me to write for this week’s Live Brave series. This year has been the most intense years I have ever had. I experienced almost every transition in the book: new apartment, new city, new name, new job (or lack thereof), new church, new friends, new “roommate”, new norms, and at times what feels like a new identity.

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