In Sickness + In Health, AND Dave Ramsey

When Jon and I got engaged, all signs pointed to a charmed life. But not long after, he became sick. He lost over 20 pounds in a month. He felt unwell, but all tests came back negative for serious diseases. I was so afraid he was going to die. Happiness seemed always just out of …

How my ex’s ex-wife’s aunt (yes) changed my life

Upon my arrival in North Carolina in 2007, I quickly made my new home a place in which I planned to stay. One of my most important purchases: a small boxer (that wasn’t actually a boxer, more on that later). Miss Izzy Bear Blang Blang was quickly my best friend and center of my universe. …

How I ended up 1000 miles from home

I never wanted to become a teacher. I never wanted to coach. I enjoyed both but I thought that MANAGING coaches would pay more and give me the chance to stay within the sports world. I wanted to join the ranks of a professional sports organization. I had dreams of becoming a professional athlete… but …

10 Easy Ways to Wear Your Team Colors on Game Day

Hello, everyone! I’m Carrie, of Team Colors by Carrie, and I am SO excited that Crystal invited me to be a guest blogger for Collage and Wood! I’m an avid sports fan and jewelry creator, and I love helping female sports fans discover the perfect jewelry accessories for game day, and every day! And I …

Tips to Making a School Sports Team

“Mom, I didn’t make the team.” Ugh. Words NO parents want to hear. Read on for my tips on how to make a school sports team and avoid this conversation! Tryouts: the best of times, and the worst of times for players and coaches. The start of the season holds such hope and promise. For …

The Ultimate Dorm Move-in List

Hey, momma. You’ve made it through senior night – maybe more than one. You’ve survived graduation and all of the celebrations (and simultaneous heartache). I bet you thought more than once that you couldn’t cry any additional tears. But for many moms, there is at least one more post-senior year of high school transition to …

The Importance and Impact of Personalizing Your Home

Guest blog by Laura Hinton of Lifestyled You (originally published to www. collageandwood.com on April 16, 2019) Hi Everyone! My name is Laura Hinton with Lifestyled You and I am SO thrilled to be guest blogging for the Collage and Wood Shop! I’m an Interior Design Coach who helps women discover the life + lifestyle …

Big People Make You Feel Bigger

I have spent the last few weeks absorbing advice from a variety of podcasts that have led me from one super thinker to another. The first, The Rise podcast featuring Rachel Hollis, has sent me on a personal development scavenger hunt that I didn’t even realize I needed!  Through conversations in the podcast I was …

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