this is our story. where we open our door. a place where we  share our small wins, adventures in motherhood, and all those yummy baby rolls. you know, the 'good' stuff. like smiles between loads of laundry, coffee on sundays, and the warmth of being held by the right person.

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smoky weather, old friends, and a road trip.

why, hello! Today, I’m starting a new chapter in my blog. We’ll call it, “Weekly Recaps” for now. It’s a desperate attempt to get me to open my laptop more, and to take a moment to write things down. Each day passes so quickly and before I know it- another month has gone by. I […]

July 10, 2019

The Good Stuff, weekly recap

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meeting love for the second time

Lately, I’ve been experiencing a unique form of writer’s block. All I want to write about is Love. I always imagined Love to be this larger than life, all encompassing, state of heightened romance. If Love were a person, I pictured her wearing French lace, brown worn boots, and having tight brunette curls cascading around her […]

July 31, 2018

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thoughts: embrace change gracefully

Aww, Friday! Here we are again. Did it seem like this week blew by? Or did it seem to drag? Anybody experience any BIG or little changes? I feel like July is chalk-full of change. Summer months are go, go, go and I never get enough time to stop and reflect (a.ka. rest and recharge). […]

July 27, 2018

Life, The Good Stuff

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5 podcasts for the well-balanced twenty something

In my opinion, podcasts are quite simply the next best alternative to streaming music and audio books. I love listening to them during commutes to work, busy airport lines, and during workouts. I find podcasts to be informative, entertaining, and usually, more mentally stimulating than Top 40 Pandora. I love that they are consistently updated, and […]

July 24, 2018

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review: the light we lost

“Some relationships feel like a wildfire-they’re powerful and compelling and majestic and dangerous and have the capability to burn you before you even realize you’ve been consumed…..some relationships feel like a hearth fire-they’re solid and stable and cozy and nourishing.” – Jill Santopolo Synopsis Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can […]

July 23, 2018

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thoughts: be your authentic self

It’s Friday!! What a great time to reflect on the week, month, and year we’ve had so far. It’s July 20th, and we are officially half way through 2018! Honestly, these days it seems like years fly by. Friday’s are my favorite day to wrap up loose ends, think about the week I’ve had, and […]

July 20, 2018

Health & Wellness, The Good Stuff

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the art of being left out

Fourth of July in Manley sounded great. A change of scenery and a much needed get away from all the day-t0-day stresses of being 6 months pregnant. My family always has an amazing time down there. We laugh, we eat hot dogs, and we enjoy the comforts of being without cell service. The town square […]

July 3, 2018

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thoughts: be mindful of you

Alright, today I’m talking about mindfulness. Not mindfulness of staying in the present moment and taking in all the beauty around us (although that’s pretty great, too). I’m talking about being mindful of yourself. Being mindful of your thoughts, your words, and your actions. Just about the only three things we are actually in control of. […]

June 25, 2018

Health & Wellness, The Good Stuff

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What I Learned The First Year Of Living With My Significant Other.

I’d been dating my significant other for 6 months when he deposited a few couple grand into my bank account and told me to “find us a place”. Just like that. A child-like twenty-four year old was browsing the market for her first home. I was given some parameters, of course. Like the structure had […]

February 14, 2018

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Why ‘I Love You’ Should Be Felt; Not Heard.

In 135 minutes, I will be kissing the most handsome man in the world. You moved home last winter; for me and for them. You’ll be here to make me a bonfire in the yard, and to keep my toes warm when the snow starts to fall. The small argument the other day got me […]

February 14, 2018

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