We bought a house!

It’s been a big week for The Quarles…we bought a new house! Almost four years to the day from when we closed on our first ever home in 2013, we bought our next fixer upper. At the beginning of the year, Jeremy and I both felt like God was pulling us toward change, and we…

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Long Overdue Basement Update

As we prepare to move out of our first home in a few weeks, I figure it is probably time to give you an update on some rarely seen spaces.  One of the more difficult areas of our home is the large walkout basement. It is great to have so much extra space in an…

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On Doing Married Teamwork Well…and Not So Well…

photos: Kel & Mel Photography Jeremy and I slid under the covers in complete exhaustion after two full days of morning-til-midnight renovations at my sister’s house which followed weeks of intense travel and hustling side-by-side. We lay in the dark in a freshly painted room in Long Island; both of our bodies were limp with…

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The Books You Read…2016

Every year I challenge myself to read more books than the year before. Last year, I read 28 books (you can see my list here!), and this year I made it to 37 books! I will put a disclaimer in saying that this includes audiobooks. I love to physically read a book, but with my…

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2016 Favorites

I love the opportunity that comes this time of year to reflect on the 365 days behind us and look forward to the new chapter opening ahead. As I think back on the goals and aspirations we had for this year, it honestly exceeded almost every one. We may not have met every single “resolution,”…

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The Christmas Conundrum…

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and everyone is charging full steam ahead into the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. As soon as Halloween ended and November began, I had Christmas on the brain. For some reason, in the midst of the joy about the coming advent, I have had a big check in…

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