Tag Archives | lifestyle

Tag Archives | lifestyle

Our New Miller Manor

I have been doing a lot of clearing my schedule, and nesting our house.  At first I was thinking how chaotic it would be trying to move and be in a bare, new house for Christmas, but I am finding that it has been such a blessing.  Right now my entire focus is on our home, how we’re going to live best here, and getting settled.  It has been such a sweet thing to focus on for the holiday.  We have set our expectations so much lower this Christmas, and have already spent more nights cozied up by our fire after a long day’s work than we probably would have otherwise.  It’s been a sweet little start to our life here.

Many have asked where we have moved, and we really didn’t go far.  We just nestled into a quieter neighborhood, closer to our girls school.  It’s just a 5 minute drive from our old neighborhood, but we’re figuring out a new little pocket of town.  I still feel homesick for our little nook we had grown to love and live those 6 years as a young family, but we find reasons to visit often.

Mostly, our days right now look like nesting little corners of our house, unpacking endless amounts of boxes, and twirling around in natural light giggling that we get to live here. We all especially love the staircase – Harlo can’t wait to go to prom down our stairs, Major finds endless travel on them, and I can’t wait to get busy on a stairway gallery wall I’ve always dreamed of.  Life is pretty sweet here, even at our new Miller Manor.

xo

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SELF LOVE SEPTEMBER

Each passing summer gets a little busier here at the Miller Manor.  With four growing children all at home under my feet, our precious time together is filled to the brim.  I cling to it and every single year.  This little blog of mine gets neglected, but something always draws me back once our routine settles in a bit.  I gave myself a breather from work and that felt nice for a couple of weeks, but I am a creative person, and if I don’t write, or shoot, or create in some way or another, I get stuck.

I think recently I’ve been so stuck on what this blog needs to be for everyone else, or maybe aiming to please or not offend, that I haven’t thought enough about what this blog was always intended for; me.  I needed this blog, I have clung to this blog and the clarity, connection, perspective it provides.  It has brought joy to my life, and peace to my heart.  It has become a treasure of journals for my family.  It has become a creative outlet for my sanity.  I love this space, and I pray it continues forward, onward.  Whatever that means.

I have taken some time for some real true soul searching.  I have felt a pivot in my life, but just in the way that I need to grow and step up to whatever my life calling is.  The first week back, I am going to be talking about some self love as we walk into September.  We made it through the summer, we got our kids miraculously back to school in August, and September – before the holiday hustle and bustle starts – we are going to take some time for ourselves, damnit!  We need it, and more importantly – OUR FAMILIES need it.  A happy mother makes a happy home!

So hang with me this week as I kick off SELF LOVE SEPTEMBER as I share some ways that I have learned to love myself to better myself as a mother, wife, and all around woman!

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Also!  This fall, I will be speaking at the SALT lds womens conference.  My friends and I are making a girls trip out of it, and I would love to see some of my readers and squeeze you in person!  INFO HERE.

So bare with me as I get back into the swing of daily writing, and unload a bit of my “crazy” with y’all this week.  As always, feel free to message me if there is something you’d like me to weigh in on here.  I love hearing what you have to say!

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miller family video

I have been working on so many fun creative projects lately, but our family video has got to be my very favorite.  I can’t thank McKay from Legacy One Films enough for this gem!  I have had this idea for years, and he made it come to life in such a beautiful way.  This made our family pictures all the more sweet to capture us in this season.  I’ll be posting more beautiful pictures from this session with Ashley Flowers Photography next week! Basically, we have a dream team!  Can’t thank these talented creatives enough.

Miller Family Lifestyle Shoot – Fall 2016 from Legacy One Films on Vimeo.

McKay is offering $50 for my followers who book before December 15th!  I can’t recommend a family lifestyle video enough.  Check out legacyonefilms.com to book and mention Cass Miller! xo

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adventurers

A few weeks ago, Mr. Miller and I brought home our very first camp trailer!  We are so excited to get it all fixed up and ready to take out on the road.  We have been chatting about this idea for a few years, and it’s so fun to see it finally taking off.  We bought one with good bones that just needed some cosmetic updates to make it feel like our little house on wheels!  I can’t wait to show you what we do with it, and I’m even more excited to see how it fits into our family lifestyle.  I am currently flipping through pinterest getting all sorts of ideas. (You know how I love pinterest!) Here are some I’m loving:

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 via my friend Tisse’s awesome 5 day RV reno!

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