Move On Over!

Hey lovelies! I am officially closing this site and moving on to our new home HERE! Follow there from now on! As always, thanks for all the love!

Name Change!

Did you notice?  This is no longer the Home & Happy blog!  It is now The Bright Blog.  You can now find us over at !!

9 Songs For When You Need Some Self-Love

I am the first to admit that women are horrible to themselves.  If you like what you see in the mirror at any point in your life, kudos, because I think I speak for the majority of women when I say that a lot of us don’t feel that way.  Still, self-love is something that …

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It Sucked, But I Didn’t Give Up

Yesterday I tried this relatively new workout.  There are several names for it, but suffice it to say, it was water aerobics on mats on the water.  (see photo below) Matt and I went to the new rec center to swim laps when we saw this fitness class about to begin on the other side …

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I Remember Columbine

I was in kindergarten, but I still knew enough to know that something wasn't right.  My mom wept watching the tv and I didn't understand but there was a feeling of solemnity that couldn't be shaken. The Columbine High School Massacre, as it's now known, occurred in 1999. I've read several books on different accounts …

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The Thing No One Tells You About Cancer

No one tells you what it's really like.  They don't tell you that it's going to change your life forever.  Instead, they offer positive albeit transparent quips about how we are going to take things one day at a time. I talked about how my mom and I knew it was cancer in my post, My …

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The Benefit of the Doubt

Let me tell you a little story. • This photo was taken at my sweet sister in law’s wedding reception. (It was at @highlandgardens which was so stunning). I enjoyed the night for the most part, meeting all of the people who came to support Madi and Taylor and dancing with my adorable niece. • …

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