My Journey to Becoming a Young Adult Author

    "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step." - Lao Tzao You know what I've realized recently? I'm great at taking the first step. It comes naturally to me, if I'm being honest. Starting is my specialty, I would say, and I'm never short...

My Definition of Success

I've been struggling this week. And when I say I've been struggling, I mean—I started ugly crying in the car in the middle of a torrential downpour while listening to a Miley Cyrus song—kind of struggling. My daughter probably thought I was crazy when she told me she...

The Pioneer Woman Mercantile

Last Friday, one of my best girls and I shrugged off all our responsibilities — you know, like seven kids between the two of us and a million job responsibilities and without a doubt, a ridiculous amount of unfolded laundry we should've been attending to — and headed...

CC and Mike – OUR STORY

I've been thinking a lot about fairytales lately. More specifically, I've been thinking about how there's really no such thing as a fairytale, if there's not a villain.  Cinderella had the wicked stepmother and evil sisters who made her life a living hell;  Sleeping...

Remembering Mandy

I remember the first time I met Mandy Ferguson Kraft as if it was yesterday. But then again, I imagine anyone who has ever met her would say the exact same thing. Mandy was someone you noticed.  Sure, she was gorgeous with her dark skin and dark hair and those long,...

CC and Mike – Top 10 Posts of 2016

A new year has begun and we are so excited for what 2017 will bring, but first, I thought it would be fun to look back at CC and Mike's Top 10 Lifestyle Blog Posts of 2016. 1. A Letter of Forgiveness to the Man Who Tried to Murder My Mom - On Sept. 16th, 2016, I sat...

Cyber Monday Home Decor Sales

OK you guys, I've rounded up some Cyber Monday home decor sales from the store that rocks everybody's world—TARGET of course. You know, that store you go into for a bar of soap and $300 later you leave with two carts full of home goods?  Yep, Target has it all for...

Ultimate Gift Guide – Christmas Gifts for Kids

So here's the deal...this Ultimate Gift Guide—Christmas Gifts for Kids—is your new best friend because now you can shop for your kid's Christmas from the comfort of your home without having to brave that horrific traffic and those awful checkout lines.  So grab a cup...

Ultimate Gift Guide – Thoughtful gifts under $50

1. Anthropologie Initial ornament  2. Buffalo Check Scarf  3. Bauble Bar earrings  4. Monogrammed wine stopper 5.  Mantra bracelets  6. Kate Spade earrings . 7. Agate Cheese board  8. Naughty/Nice wine glasses  9. white and gold cheese board tools  10. Anthropologie...