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Now that 2016 is underway (the fourth already…really?), I’ve been finishing up my goal setting and self-evaluation from last year. I have to say I hate the term “resolution” because that sounds like a nice way of saying, “these are all the things that I say that I’m going to do just because that’s what […]


January 4, 2016

Stop Trying

Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July. Despite the rain and somewhat gloomy weather, we tried to spend the day out and about, enjoying slightly warmer temperatures and a very rare day off for my husband. The boys enjoyed the little bit of sunshine and I managed to snag a photo of […]

Random Things, Uncategorized

July 5, 2013


Are you totally confused as to where you are? Don’t be.This is still the same place as it was before. Just…different. It’s hard to believe that 2011 has come and gone. What on EARTH?! This past year was a whirlwind. We said goodbye to Alabama January 7 and trekked across the country to our new life […]


January 2, 2012

Looking Forward…and Behind

This year we went out on a limb and gave our families a really custom and really sentimental gift. We sent gift cards, too just so they’d have something a little more “physical” to use for the holidays, but I think the highlight of their Christmas was this video we had made by our family […]

Military Life, Random Things

December 25, 2011

Sweet Home Alabama

One of my favorite holiday traditions (now that I have a child, especially) is to send out cute Christmas Cards. Having learned how to use and work my way around Photoshop, I have a blast creating these cards every year. I did a few for friends and family last year and was excited to use […]

Random Things, Uncategorized

December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas!

As per tradition, we set up our Christmas Tree and got out our Holiday Decorations on Friday. Four boxes of Christmas lights, several hours, and a couple of hundred dollars later we have a tree decorated, a wreath on the front door and a handful of presents already wrapped and waiting for Christmas Eve. Since […]

Lifestyle, Random Things, Uncategorized

November 28, 2011

Oh, Christmas Tree…

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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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