A friend of mine has a family slogan #wehavenochill. This week it fit our house pretty well too. I hosted two parties, completed six photo shoots, worked three days, and celebrated sweet little Margaret turning one! Eight of us moms and 15 of our kiddos got together to decorate Christmas cookies. It was loud. It […]

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December 9, 2018

365 Project: Week 42

The weather on Lookout Mountain yesterday was nasty, cold and wet. A dense fog settled on our house. We decided to throw out our outdoor plans. We cuddled up at home and tried to channel some hygge coziness. We turned on the Christmas music, pulled out the Christmas decorations and made some hot chocolate. We […]

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December 2, 2018

365 Project: Week 41

We will feast in the house of Zion We will sing with our hearts restored He has done great things, we will say together We will feast and weep no more –Sandra McCracken and Joshua Moore We’ve had a full, but wonderful Thanksgiving. We hosted our local family along with family members from Virginia and […]

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November 25, 2018

365 Project: Week 40

Everyone in the Hoagland house (except me- knock on wood) is sick. Even Ben, with his Herculean immune system, was a little feverish yesterday. Honestly, I’m fine with it at this point. Caroline didn’t have a seizure, which is a concern with every fever. I’m just hopeful we get it out of our systems before […]

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November 18, 2018

365 Project: Week 39

Can I just talk about how wonderful my husband is and how he is the calm and patient partner I need? We threw a big shower this weekend for dear friends. I LOVE doing things like this for people I love. That’s literally why we designed our house the way that we did; for hosting. […]

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November 11, 2018

365 Project: Week 38

It has been a big week at the Hoagland House. Wednesday was Halloween. Thursday was Caroline’s 3rd birthday. Friday was our 6 year wedding anniversary. Margaret turned 11 months on Saturday. We’ve had lots of excitement, celebration, and sugar! We were also thankful for a chance to slow down(ish) this weekend, with no major commitments. […]

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November 4, 2018

365 Project: Week 37

Maturity is a process. It takes time, patience, dedication, and unconditional love to see the results. – Sally Clarkson Caroline is all about the pretend play right now. She particularly likes to pretend that Cinderella, Rupunzel and their kids (?) are with us all the time. Sometimes on Tuesdays, I’ll stop at Sunnyside cup on […]

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October 28, 2018

365 Project: Week 36

We’ve been hard core sleep training this week. We tried all of the gentle methods to wean her of her one night feeding when she was 9 months old. She figured out our tricks very quickly and would get super angry if Ben came into the room instead of me. Baby girl shared a room […]

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October 21, 2018

365 Project: Week 35

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. – Psalm 51:10 It was great to be on vacation (And hard. Little ones at the beach= an hour and a half to get the girls ready to go to the beach and then barely staying out for that long.) […]

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October 14, 2018

365 Project: Week 34