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coffee cart + lattes at home

for a long time i've wanted to create a little coffee cart for in my home. i finally made my dream coffee cart into a reality a couple years ago & don't know why i never really shared it. it's super adorable and can be moved around to any part of the house since it has wheels (which is nice because i like to rearrange and sometimes have to for babyproofing reasons).

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coffee shop thoughts

So I decided to go have some "me time" the other day while Mack hung out with his dad & I thought I'd go get a cappuccino from a popular coffee shop in the area and just hang out. Since we've been so busy with the move for the past couple weeks, I haven't been able to keep up with some of the shows I watch and haven't had much time for blogging or myself and I thought it sounded great to get some good coffee, put in some headphones, and catch up on some stuff.

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diy boxwood topiary

So lately I've been really wanting one of those super cute topiaries I see everywhere. Y'know, the one with the single round greenery orb at the top, looks adorable sitting next to a tv or really anywhere. They also cost about a zillion dollars everywhere I look (okay, so maybe like $30 but still too much for my cheap butt). The other day while I was browsing around Hobby Lobby for the third time this week....I found this boxwood ball on sale for about $2.50. Boom. A thought occurred to me. Maybe there's a way to make a topiary myself?

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June Instagram Roundup

June was quite a month! I got to go and visit my awesome family in Florida before they began their trek out West. I got to watch my sister graduate high school & celebrate birthdays for her and my mom. I got to visit my best friend and have a fun movie night. I came home to my sweet hubby & pets. I did some exploring with Mack and I learned some new things and had some super lazy days.

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without a compass, happily

Ever since I began blogging on and off a few years back, I've called my site "Happily Without a Compass". Since then I have considered changing it - it's long & looks a bit bulky in your url bar, it may not immediately make sense to my readers, and it's not particularly clever. I've gone back and forth with how I feel about it. But for now it remains and I thought I would share with you guys what it means to me.

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guest room tour

For the past year I've been absolutely dying to create a cozy space for guests to stay when they come to visit us. When I get my mind set on something, it's really difficult for me to let it go. When we got our tax returns this year, we decided to get a rug and do some things for our spare room. We had pretty much nothing for guests, so I was on a mission to find a cheap bed for the room. Last year, when we went to Ikea to buy our new couch, I purchased a duvet cover for our nonexistent guest room. I had a vision in my head, including the adorable springy bedding I bought and the gorgeous white metal bed frame also from Ikea.

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Quote of the Month

This month's quote is actually a Bible verse. I absolutely love this sentiment & I think it can be applied to anyone's life, regardless of your religious affiliation. I know I always feel happier when I'm kind to people and in turn, it makes other people happy. Even if it's something that doesn't include words, like smiling at someone as you pass them on the street, it can make someone's day.

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DIY Coffee Filter Wreath

've seen these in passing on Pinterest a few times, but I recently saw a woman on a facebook page I'm part of share her version of the coffee filter wreath, so I was inspired to try it for myself! I had a big package of coffee filters that I didn't need anymore since my coffee pot has a built in filter and I had a little straw wreath laying around that I'd been meaning to use. I also had some hot glue already, so I figured - I have all the materials, I might as well try it!

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Quote of the Month

So I know it's already well into the month. And I know I haven't been blogging much lately. I had a really hard time emotionally and physically a couple weeks ago and I've been struggling to get back into the blogging scene and trying to decide whether or not I'm going to share certain things. But, one post I absolutely wanted to do was my quote of the month. I have a lot of fun with taking a quote that means something to me personally and trying my best to illustrate it and then sharing it with you guys! I decided to do this quote because I know we all struggle with comparison and trying to keep up with your peers with seemingly perfect lives.

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