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Cleopatra Heals.

May 12, 2015

Animals are incredible healers, you know. They are. Most anyone who has ever rescued a pet will at one point in their life say or think, I don’t know who rescued who and I’ve always loved that notion, because it’s so true. The rescuing doesn’t always happen in a way that’s grand or some huge memorable moment though. Sometimes the rescuing happens over time. I grew up fortunate enough to always be surrounded by animals.Β Many of them wild, but I…

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The Ember Grey Tell-All, Vol. 3

February 26, 2015

  What is your favorite drink at Starbucks? I’d be forced to say Skinny Vanilla Latte (with soy) but only because I’m too afraid to order much else. While I do love the SVL, I never know how to say any of the other orders. Regular Starbucks goers tend to be very serious about their ordering. That place gives me anxiety for that reason alone, haha πŸ˜‰ (I think living in Chicago for 8+ years wrecked me on that one.…

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Mornings Like This (A Grateful Heart)

February 16, 2015

Mornings like this.  On mornings like this, Oooj sleeps with one paw on his bone – guarding it from Cleo who he thinks is after it. (He’s one smart dog.) She’s over in the corner of the room, just sitting there, staring at him with a look on her face that is oh-so-smug. (She’s one clichΓ© cat.) I love these two, together. Like peanut butter & jelly, it’s not complete if they’re not together. Like an old couple who’s been…

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Lounging for Days.

February 13, 2015

This is one of the first weekends in what feels like forever that 1. Christian and I are in the same state and 2. We’re not traveling anywhere. So praise for that because I think all of this moving and traveling and shower throwing has finally caught up with me… I am exhausted! (I do have so many fun bridal shower details to share with you all next week though!) This weekend, I am looking forward to finally hanging some…

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Currently : Mornings Like This

October 15, 2014

Currently… Loving // Cleo, who so enjoys her mornings in the sunshine, always close by to where I am.  Listening to // Ben Howard, my newest music love.  Thinking about // my Grandpa. He’s been on my mind a lot the past few days, and sometimes I like to think it’s because he’s thinking about me too. Reading // about how to add Google Analytics to my blog. These are the days of our (blogger) lives.  Making // excuses as to why I…

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Oooj Day!

August 26, 2014

Are you all aware that today is National Dog Day?! (I wasn’t either.) Well it is and I thought this would be a perfect day to share with you a little bit more about our dog, Oooj πŸ™‚ The first question people ask is “How did Oooj get his name?” Oooj is short for Oooju Booju because he was, hands down, the cutest puppy I’d ever seen and I just kept saying “Oooju booju mooju peecho oooju!” to him. (Totally…

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Grateful Heart Monday (+ week-long linkup!)

June 30, 2014

  I am starting my week with a grateful heart and here’s why, The Babes. For any of you newer readers, ‘The Babes’ is what X and I call our dog and cat, Oooj & Cleo. I am grateful for these two loves each and every day. I grew up with lots of animals, so it only made sense that when I moved out on my own, I’d have pets of my own. If you have pets, you understand that…

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Mornings like this: It’s good to be home.

May 27, 2014

Hello, my loves πŸ™‚ Goodness, it’s good to be back. This morning I might still be catching up on emails (you all are the best, you know that? The notes I’ve gotten from you all this past week have just truly touched my heart and I’m so grateful to be getting to know you all!) This morning I might still be unpacking & doing laundry like a boss… along with organizing the 23097632-9 pictures I took on our vacation (cannot…

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Mornings Like This: Coffee. Lots of coffee.

April 29, 2014

Oh good morning, Cleo. What can I get you for breakfast today? It’s been rainy & kind of gloomy the past few days (note: the rain only started yesterday but it feels like forever already) and the weatherman (Siri) says it will be like this for the rest of the week. Well shoot. I think the only good thing about the rain right now (besides that it feeds the flowers I love so much) is that it totally inspires me…

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For Abby.

April 8, 2014

This past weekend, on my walk, I met a woman. I don’t know her name or if she lives in my neighborhood, or even really who she is – but I do know that God’s plan was for she and I to meet. (source) It started out just like any other walk with Oooj – we were on our usual path, through the tree-lined streets of our neighborhood. It was the first really nice day in – well, the whole…

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