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Q&A: All Things Sisters

There are 7 kids in my family, 5 girls and 2 boys. My siblings are my best friends on the planet and there is just nothing that compares to the gift of sisterhood. Most of our best friends just so happen to be only children or girls with only brothers that get sucked into our giant sisterhood. Whenever we’d be scrambling to get ready before a party or wedding or as we rifled through each other’s suitcases on trips we’d always say “what do people even do without sisters?!” I often get questions on what our dynamic is like, what it was like growing up with so many girls and about sisters in general so I’m answering your questions today. The questions were GREAT so get ready to read the word “sister” more than you ever have in your life. 

First Trimester Recap || Pregnancy with Hashimoto’s



First trimester-done and dusted. During the long wait for this baby I often though about what I wanted my attitude to be when the time finally came to be pregnant again. I asked the Lord to help me settle firmly into gratitude and “setting my eyes to the hills” rather than complaining. It was much easier said than done but aside from some true down-in-the-ditch moments, I reset quickly into being so thankful for the opportunity to be growing life again. With that being said, this trimester was my absolute hardest ever and I’ve truly never been more glad to kiss a first trimester goodbye! 

Christmas Gift Guide 2019: For Him



The gift guide that is most popular year after year is here, friends: the gift guide for him. I have to say we still stand behind every single item in O’s MVP gift post and most items are still available so be sure to head there to see his favorite (the watch is still his favorite gift he’s ever received.) When it comes to gifting our guys, I think it’s most important to purchase from a balance between what they need and what they truly enjoy. I shared before that I thought I knocked it out of the park for our first Christmas only to find out O doesn’t truly want a single thing besides toys-everything else is just delicious icing on the cake. Try to think of “that thing” for your guy as you go through this list and I know there’s something for every guy on your list!

2019 Gift Guide: For the Littles [Boys + Girls]



I decided I wanted to do things a little differently this year! Instead of waiting until December to release my gift guides, I wanted to be sure you had every guide at your fingertips in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I finish 99% of my Christmas shopping by that time and rarely purchase a thing once December comes so I hope this is more helpful for you guys too. Save these and make a note or reminder to come back to Gold and Graphite on Black Friday to shop these guides, Deal? Okay- let’s get into it!

Q & A: Marriage



Last week, I rounded up some questions I’ve gotten on Instagram around the topic of marriage. I chose the questions that were asked most frequently and also some unique ones I found interesting.  You know how it goes with these posts, friends. Come back when you have a cup of coffee in hand and some time to spare because there are a whooole lot of words coming after the jump.