• My kids don’t have social media and I’m ready to talk about why. Now first of all, let me get something out of the way. This is a zero judgment post. You go ahead and raise your kids the way you want to and I’ll do the same. I do, however, look around and find myself in the minority these days and sometimes, it can feel a little lonely. You can start to question yourself, and thi

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  • “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 on ideas – OMG let’s start a new company, won’t that be fun?! I’m going to start blogg

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  • 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 wanted to sing the song she we was working on in  her lesson, and as the music soared and she hit the refrain, I burst i

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  • 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 to Pawhuska, Oklahoma, for a much needed Girl’s Trip to the Pioneer Woman Mercantile. Yes, it was worth the drive and no

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  • 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 Beauty had Maleficent to contend with; Snow White had the wicked queen trying to murder her because of jealou

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  • 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, dark eyelashes that she perfectly manicured with her safety pin and Q-tips, but it wasn’t just that.  There was something about

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  • 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 down and in 30 minutes —with a lot of tears shed—, I wrote a letter of forgiveness to the man who tried to murder my moth

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  • OK so it’s a big day.  I get it.  I’m sure we will all be inundated with nothing but doomsday Election Day coverage in our news feeds and I don’t know about you, but I just need a break from all the seriousness.  So, I give you “Miller Musings,” a random collection of crappy iphone photos I’ve been taking along with stories I’ve been jotting down in my pho

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  • Ah Halloween.  That blessed time of the year when kids get to dress up like Batman, or Cinderella, or a freaky skeleton, or a zombie from zombie apocalypse, while running around neighborhoods terrorizing houses, ringing doorbells 537 times and screaming “TRICK OR TREAT” to get candy that will hype them up and make them act like absolute lunatics.  Doesn’t it just sound heavenly?

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  • I photographed a wedding two weeks ago and as I spent hours editing pictures last week, I realized something - I have photographed nearly fifty weddings. Now I'm not saying that being a wedding photographer makes me an expert on marriage, but I am saying that the almost 14 years of marriage I have lived and fought through have afforded me the right to at least speak on the subject matter;

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