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  Being a business owner scares me. Not because of money. Or liability. Or fear of messing up someones blog or website. Those things could be bad; cataclysmic even to my business or my reputation. Those things worry me, but they aren’t the things that I dwell on. Those things that leave me antsy here […]

Blogging, Family, Lifestyle, Random Things, Uncategorized, Work at Home Mom

February 29, 2012

Losing Your Integrity to Competition

That’s where I am now. In a fog. Tired. Worn out. Cold. The weather, I think, is finally getting to me here on the island. The cold. The snow. The rain. I’m in need of a beach and some sunshine. Some color and humidity. Something other than endless roads of grey’s and neutrals. I’m not […]

faith, Family, Motherhood

February 7, 2012


In a perfect world, little boys would eat breakfast at the table without spilling milk and cereal all over the floor while watching reruns of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Team Umizoomi… In a perfect world, I’d cook at least two square meals a day for my family-Breakfast (the most important meal) and Dinner (a nice, […]

Lifestyle, Random Things

January 26, 2012

In a Perfect World…

…More than once this past week, I reached a point of frustration beyond all others and told my son to, “just leave me alone.” …And then I watched Courageous with my husband and wished I could take the words back. If anything like that ever happened to my son, I don’t know what I would do […]

Family, Lifestyle, Motherhood

January 22, 2012


Contrary to popular belief, I have my moments where I’m not always chipper, happy and positive (I know; hard to believe…). My grandma told me growing up that the longer I lived the more I’d realize that- life isn’t fair and people aren’t nice, but that as I got older I’d learn not to care. (Okay, […]


January 11, 2012

Things I Wish I Could Say

It took me some time to get on the train with the one word for the year hype. I spent a lot of time wondering whether or not just one word would suffice to keep me on track for the entire year. Could one word drive me to make the most out of every single aspect of […]

Blogging, Lifestyle

January 8, 2012

One Word: Create

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Courtney Kirkland is a Southeast Alabama Writer & Designer. Since 2008, Courtney has passionately provided beautiful, intentional design to small businesses & bloggers and encouraged thousands to walk in a rich faith in any situation.

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