Joy Everlasting
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    If I Didn’t Instagram it, Did it Even Happen?

    A few weeks ago we went camping. In a tent. On a Wednesday. Yes, I went willingly – I even suggested it and got everything ready for it! No, I’m not kidding ( seriously mom, I wanted to do this) After my family went to bed I sat – staring at the fire- waiting for it to dwindle down. Watching the flames dance rainbow colors along the logs ( Thank you copper + Rubber tubes) and I had a strong, demanding urge to share a…

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    Rustic Chic Chore Chart

    Two summers ago my dear friend gave me a GORGEOUS 6 paned window that she had painted my favorite color – teal – and painted the glass with chalkboard paint. This beautiful window has been sitting behind my couch ever since then because I have had no idea what to do with it. Well folks – I finally know what to do! At one point I thought I would put the weeks meal plan on it because meal planning is all the rage and apparently…

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    Keepsake Ornaments

    Can you believe that next week is Christmas already? I sure can’t! December has just been flying by this year. I spent the whole last week getting ready for Baby Brown to arrive and guess what – she arrived Friday morning. Savannah Joy Brown made her way into the world at 10:02 AM December 11th, 2015 weighing 6lbs 13 oz measuring 20 inches long. If you would like to see a few pictures, please go to my blog emilyelizabethjoybrown.com. While we were in the hospital…

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    Simple Pumpkin Carving Alternatives

    Two weeks ago, I taught you how to preserve your pumpkins. This week, I am going to give you a few alternatives to carved pumpkins. These alternatives are beautiful, simple, and last much longer than your typical Halloween pumpkin because they are not cut open in any way.  I don’t know about you but sometimes it breaks my heart to spend so much time cleaning, cutting and preserving a pumpkin just to have to throw it away by November 1st.  Which is why I typically…

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    RAGBRAI 2015 Slip and Slide DIY

    Can you believe it is the end of July already? It seems like this summer is flying by! But the good news is that with the end of July also comes RAGBRAI week. Now if you have been reading my column all year, you may remember that one of my goals this year was to ride RAGBRAI again. But since I am 20 weeks pregnant, that is NOT going to be happening. Too hot for mamas to be riding 60+ miles a day. But I…