After “hopping across the pond” from Kauai to Maui, we were amazed to see how much more developed it was! Personally we preferred the raw, natural beauty and secluded island life vibes in Kauai, but many people prefer all the amenities of Maui and there were certainly lots of amazing things to see & do […]

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  • Lisa - Um, I need that french toast in my life ASAP–yum!!ReplyCancel

    • Robyn Van Dyke - Haha! Yes, that sounds so good right now! I should learn how to make it and then we can have a hawaiian french toast party! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

Today we celebrate 7 years of marriage, and getting to share life with my best friend has truly been one of God’s greatest gifts. We’ve been together for almost a decade now and after so many years of sharing life’s joys and lifting each other up through the more difficult times, we share an even […]

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  • Stephanie Scholl - Happy, happy anniversary to you two lovebirds!!

    Also – what a dream this entire day was at Bald Head Island! I adore your engagement story and am so glad Faith & I were able to re-capture it through this shoot. Y’all are marvelous in so many ways!!ReplyCancel

    • Robyn Van Dyke - Thank you so much, sweet friend! So grateful for you!! xo!ReplyCancel

  • Faith - Ahhhh you guys are seriously the cutest!!! Happy Anniversary to one of the sweetest couples I know! Can we please go back to BHI together?! Love love love that magical place. xoxoReplyCancel

    • Robyn Van Dyke - Thank you so much, Faith! And YES always to BHI! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxoReplyCancel

Our goal with this blog is to be authentic and open with you, and share the real life struggles we face along the way to pursuing a full life that brings glory to God. We realize that in the grand scheme of things, our current struggles are very minor compared to what many others in […]

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  • Lisa - I am not positive, but I think your college lounge chair is the same one I used to have…and if so, it is THE comfiest chair in the universe, haha! I moved mine across four states before very reluctantly parting with it when I drove to North Carolina! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

    • Robyn Van Dyke - Haha! Too funny! It IS super comfy, so it must be the same! ๐Ÿ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlin Holland - Our rental house didn’t have a dishwasher either. We were there for 1.5 years!!! You never knew you could love an appliance so much ๐Ÿ˜‰ReplyCancel

    • Robyn Van Dyke - Oh my goodness! 1.5 years! Hats off to y’all! And yes, what a gift appliances are! Haha!ReplyCancel

  • Bridgette Langdon - In New York, I feel extremely fortunate to have a dishwasher in our apartment! The thing I miss most convenience-wise is not having a washer/dryer in our unit. I do the laundry in a communal laundry room in our building, and I’m thankful even for that! It’s funny how quickly we can adjust to new norms :).ReplyCancel

    • Robyn Van Dyke - Wow! I didn’t realize that was normal for New York! How nice that y’all have a dishwasher and laundry room within the building then! We have a laundry facility nearby too but it’s outside, so we’ve been stocking up and going to my parents’ to do laundry every couple of weeks! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Mallory - During out move from an apartment to a home we had to opposite problem… all of our stuff came with us, but between moving and our regular work routine, we didn’t have any time to get settled. We lived out of boxes for a couple of weeks as we unpacked one room at a time. Once we were finally settled I was so grateful to be able to go through a normal shower routine and have everything I needed (shampoo, face wash, towel, hair brush, etc.) all in one place!!ReplyCancel

    • Robyn Van Dyke - Oh my goodness, that sounds so hard too! Relaxing showers are a must when dealing with the stresses of a move! I’m sure it was all worth it in the end though – we love your gorgeous home! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Em - We lived the laundromat life without a washer or dryer for our first three years in NC, and I am STILL grateful for the ability to walk down the hall to do laundry even four years later! Loved this tour! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

    • Robyn Van Dyke - Wow, 3 years!!! And yes, I’m grateful for how experiences like this teach us to be more thankful and appreciative for all those amenities and appliances that we can so easily take for granted! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth | Elizabeth Burns Design - Girl, I feel your pain. No dishwasher and no laundry for 2+ years will make you want to kiss your appliances once you have them again. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing your cutie-patootie apartment and reminding us that we need very little in our homes to be able to flourish. <3ReplyCancel