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Let’s catch up!

July 10, 2017

It feels like it’s been so long since I’ve journaled in this space. I found myself with a few free minutes this evening, thanks to Christian on bedtime duty tonight (thanks, babe!). I thought about doing one of those “If we were having coffee” kind of posts (I love reading those) but the truth? I’m drinking wine right now so it just felt like a lie. 😉 Life these days feels like it’s moving awesomely and scarily fast. And some…

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Put the Camera Down

June 8, 2016

… It was the most perfect spring day in a little town outside of Milan… Christian had ventured off to find an ATM machine as I walked into the cutest, most colorful gelato shop. It was a quiet, slow day in Italy – a Sunday – and I was the only customer in the shop. The owner, a middle-aged man wearing a white apron, offered me a kind smile as I held up my hands to make the international sign…

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Take Back Your Mornings

May 23, 2016

Why is it that the busier life gets, the earlier the days seem to begin? It was a kind of revelation on my part, about two years ago, after I’d experienced one of “those” days. You know the one I’m talking about… I’d woken up late. Immediate heart-attack as I stared blinking at the clock in shock and then literally ran to the shower. I’d have to skip doing anything other than throwing my hair up into a wet bun…

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Going With the Flow (and Embracing Life’s Adventures)

April 26, 2016

I am most definitely a recovering perfectionist, still very much a planner, and sure do love to feel like I’m in control of my life. (I mean, doesn’t everyone?) But if I may be honest… most times it’s completely exhausting to live this way. Not to mention, there is absolutely NO fun in planning for every moment. We are creatures of habit, of routine. Even those of us who are free spirits or adventurers – we like for our adventures…

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The Longest 38 Minute Drive of My Life.

April 22, 2016

Thursday of last week was quite the traumatic day, and I’m not just throwing that word around. It truly was traumatic. It was the day I almost killed a bird, and then saved it, all the while bawling my eyes out for literally hours and then falling asleep around 7:15pm. But let’s start at the beginning. It all started with our hornet and wasp problem out by our deck. I swear, we’re not meant to use our deck. First our…

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Wait, are you kidding or do you really dance like that?

January 29, 2016

That’s what he said to me, you know. Christian and I had just started dating and I think I started to freestyle or something in the hallway of my condo building when, as he stared – horrified – he said, “Wait. Are you kidding or do you really dance like that?” And I’ve been scarred ever since 😉 (What can I say? #whitegirlprobs) The truth is, I know I’m not the best dancer, but when I feel it I can’t…

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2015 Holiday Home Tour

December 18, 2015
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Woo! One week until Christmas!! (I am so, so excited.) Alright, remember when I announced last week that today I would take you on a little holiday home tour? Well, consider this not so much a tour and more like a little glimpse 😉 The truth is that Christian and I are still getting to know our new home: we’re still not completely sure about what should go where, still haven’t hung anything on the walls, and have both moved our…

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The blurry & grainy moments. (A Grateful Heart)

November 2, 2015
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And just like that, not only is it Monday again but it’s a whole new month. Woo! Did you all have a fun weekend?! We had the best Halloween, the entire evening spent celebrating our sweet friends’ wedding! As I looked back at the pictures we took of the night, I realized that most – if not all of them – were either blurry, grainy, weird angles, someone’s eyes were closed, or they just weren’t quite in focus. And I…

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A Billion Memories.

September 28, 2015

What is it about the dinner table that somehow encourages us to lay our hearts right there next to our food? Clearly I’m speaking metaphorically here but when I think about some of the most important or meaningful or sweetest conversations I’ve had in my life – I’d say 90% of them have been at the dinner table. My favorite snapshot of the soul moments? Most of them happened over food, at the table. Maybe this is because we tend to talk…

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I’ll call this one “Granny Panties.” (Yes, this is for real.)

November 19, 2014

It’s funny, the little moments throughout your life that only highlight the fact that you’re either 1.) Turning into your mother or 2.) Getting old (and if we’re being honest here, sometimes it’s both). I don’t know what it is about 30, but as soon as life told me I had to claim that number for a year, those little moments have been happening more frequently. And it’s in those moments I haven’t figured out yet whether I should laugh…

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