Lacy Stroessner

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Lacy is a wife, mom, teacher, and dreamer, determined to live a BIG life in a simple way. She writes at Living on Love where she shares inspiration for doing just that. From great recipes and fun projects to adventures in the outdoors and experiences in parenting, Lacy believes in living a meaningful life on a daily basis. In addition to her blog, Lacy writes a column for the Columbia Tribune. You can also find her on TwitterFacebook, and Pinterest.

Wake Up Happy: The #livingonloveproject for March

Confession time. I am the WORST at waking up in a good mood. I wish that I lived an Instagram-worthy life in which I woke up with a smile on my face, enjoyed a long, hot shower followed by drinking hot coffee and reading the newspaper with my husband ....more

Homemade Orange & Rosemary All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a refreshing weekend! I've got an awesome homemade cleaning spray recipe for you guys today ....more

Planning a Natural Birth in a Hospital Setting

After my post about my wishes for this upcoming birth, several of you reached out and asked me to compile the advice I have been given for planning a natural birth in a hospital setting. As I mentioned in my previous post, my goal is to go into labor naturally (avoiding induction) and to labor and deliver as naturally as possible, as well. While both of my previous births were beautiful and empowering, they were not "natural," so I am leaning on others for their wisdom ....more

A Few Things for Baby Girl...

Baby Girl will be here soon and we couldn't be more excited to meet her. With her being #3 (and another girl!) she'll be born into a LOAD of hand-me-downs. While this is wonderful for us, I can't help but think she needs a few things to call her own ....more

The Chin Kiss (& other reasons our marriage is sweet)

Happy Lovey Dovey Day, friends! I hope you feel loved today! A few weeks ago, I started writing out our love story ....more

14 Days of Love: Win a $75 Gift Card to Minted!

It's Day 12 in the 14 Days of Love giveaway series, which means I have a very exciting giveaway for you! These days, it seems we are in need of paper goods for every little thing - from Christmas cards and birth announcements to birthday party invitations and thank-yous!One of my favorite companies for paper goods is Minted. Minted offers a HUGE selection of designs for every type of occasion - invitations, announcements, photo cards, wall art, party decorations, journals, & more! ...more

Sisters, Sisters: Sharing a Room

Today is the first post in a new series called "Sisters, Sisters." (I hope when you hear that phrase you immediately think of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, which this series is aptly named after.) Over the next few months, I'll be sharing some of my insights and observations upon being the mother of 3 (soon-to-be) sisters. When I was pregnant with Ingrid, everyone always said things to me like, "Oh, just wait until you see their sisterly bond!" Since I grew up with a brother, I really had no idea what they were talking about, other than sharing clothes and cloth diapers and rectal thermometers. ;) But now that Ingrid and Addie are quite the pair, it's obvious that their connection is deep and that they will be friends for life ....more

Sensory Slime for Valentine's Day

We are in the midst of a huge snowstorm here. We got about 8 inches just yesterday and there's more snow on its way this week! With the girls and I cooped up inside, I thought it would be fun to make some sensory slime ....more

February's #livingonloveproject

Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was restful and rejuvenating. I am so happy to begin another month with you all, here on the blog....more

14 Days of Love

Happy Saturday! Can you believe I'm posting on the weekend? Just wanted to stop in and announce the kick-off of 14 Days of Love! ...more