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A Grateful Heart (+ weeklong linkup!)

October 27, 2014

  ^^ this is Cleo’s judging face, as she says, “Dude, you ate way too much candy corn. That bowl was FULL 30 minutes ago.” Happy Monday, all! Today is one of those days I’m grateful for so, so much – it would be hard to pinpoint it down to just one thing. So, in true type-A fashion, I’m sharing my grateful heart in list form 😉 Daily walks with my husband, taking in the last of these warm fall,…

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A Grateful Heart (+ week long linkup!)

October 20, 2014

This past weekend was quite the musical weekend for me and let me just say- a weekend I’ll remember for the rest of my life. This Breaktober really has given me so much perspective because it’s kind of forced me to honor it and to focus on life’s present moments. As I was packing to leave for Indiana on Saturday morning, I almost packed my laptop and then thought, Nope. It’s Breaktober. I can live without it for a few…

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A Grateful Heart (+ weeklong linkup!)

October 6, 2014

  Today I am grateful for the unplanned moments that lead to grand adventures.   My bff Keren and I had grand plans for Saturday. In fact, I had already deemed Saturday an “epic fall date” before the date even began… so to have things turn out the way they did was actually pretty hilarious and ironic. If you’ll remember the last time I called Keren and asked her to go on a little adventure with me (an hour drive…

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My Indiana Home.

September 17, 2014

“The new-mowed hay sends all its fragrance, from the fields I used to roam.”  – Back Home Again In Indiana Well, guys? This is my last week of staying out here in the country. It’s funny, looking back on the days leading up to my two week stay in Indiana – I’d had it all planned out. It would be relaxing and I’d get in so much alone time (which I love) and I’d be so inspired by the beauty…

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Snapshots of the soul (+ a special birthday!)

April 10, 2014

(source) I’ve done this thing since I was in high school where I’ll take what I call, “soul snapshots.” I do it whenever I’m in a moment that’s special and something I want to remember, but don’t have a real camera. It’s when I’m in the very present of something happening and I say to myself, Oh, heart. Remember this. Just exactly how this very moment is.  Somehow the little moments are usually the ones forgotten. And it’s not because…

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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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One of those* days

March 26, 2014

Ever have one of those* days?             *I realize this can vary greatly but yesterday was one of them for me.  I woke up tired yesterday and feeling under the weather, dealt with technical issues for most of the morning, then dealt with customer service issues for the early afternoon. All the while, I was trying to write something new and fresh and fun to share with you all and my brain was like “Nope. Not…

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And it was totally Empire Records (ish).

February 22, 2014

Happy weekend, guys! If you live in Chicago, or- let’s be real- pretty much the entire midwest and northeast, are you SO ready for Spring like I am? I saw the first Cadbury Egg commercial of the year last night so surely that means something, right?! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I spent the one Spring-y day we had last week with Oooj in the park, but the rest of this week has been rainy, cold, and…

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Hello, sweet February

February 1, 2014

via Good morning! I am spending the weekend with X at my parents’ house, in the Indiana country, for an early birthday celebration. I woke up this morning to quiet (something you never get when waking up in the city!), the smell of fresh coffee brewing, and the prettiest view of cardinals flying from tree to tree, with a white backdrop of snow – right outside my bedroom window. You kind of can’t help but feel at rest out here…

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The last of the Christmas cleanup. Bye, Fred.

January 13, 2014

So this happened yesterday…. Our tree (who we name Fred every year) seemed to grow in size this last month and neither X nor I were bright enough to even think to wrap him in a sheet prior to dragging him through the hallways and kitchen. He got stuck pretty good at this point and X said the look of terror mixed with disbelief and defeat was all over my face, and apparently too good not to get a shot…

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