If This Is Home

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I shared this on Instagram the other week after one of our “searching for property” drives that have become our Saturday morning tradition as of late. Along with a Starbucks americano with extra steamed cream and 2 pumps white mocha and 2 pumps cinnamon dolce (so so good, try it!). It’s so fun and so […]

Donuts, Daffodils, and Diaper Bags

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There have been a few minor breaks in the weather lately. Two days to be exact: Tuesday and Thursday. And now, nonstop rain in the forecast once again.  But two days is enough for us to plan some excitement. And so, Tuesday became field trip day! I kept it all a surprise because you never know […]

Chicagoland

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Recap time! February was, well, all the crazy hashtags. It’s mid-March now and I still feel like I’m recovering — the move, Reid’s RSV, my first trimester, (blah!), then, Chicago! That was the good part. Seeing family. Running away from real life. Eating good food. We’re home now (obviously), settling in to somewhat of a […]

5 Reasons You’ll Love Visiting the American Girl Store

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We booked our trip to Chicago to visit family before we knew it would fall during my first trimester. It was the steal of the year … like, we all flew, round trip for a few bucks over $500. Ya’ll Southwest is where it’s at! We had a grand ol’ time touring around Naperville, hitting up […]

Hello Second Trimester!

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Oh my lanta.  That was rough. Well, it kind of still is (evening nausea anyone?), but I’m aiming to begin the start of the week, AND the start of my second trimester, with a brighter perspective and manageable to do list. And yay, you get to check it out, because what else would you want […]

The Best Foods of Disneyland

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We went to Disneyland for so much more than the food, but, I will admit, it was a nice perk. I did my research beforehand (thank you, Pinterest) and set out with a list of things to try. Throughout our week we stumbled on a few of our own favorites and today, the full “report” […]

A Castle Full of Disneyland Outfits

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Still living on the high from our 2015 Disneyland trip, Jemma and I spent almost a month planning our outfits for Disneyland this year. From tees, to jewelry, to ears, and, of course, princess dresses, we stuffed our suitcases and lived it up the whole time we were there. Hope you enjoy a few snapshots of […]

Disney-Inspired Favorites V.2

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Check out the first round here! Lillian & Co. Bracelets — Um, hello! Aren’t these the most classy chic bracelets you ever did see? Such a subtle nod to Disney phrases and something you can easily wear to Disneyland and beyond. Anthology Candles — So these aren’t technically an accessory, but I’m going to say […]

Pre-Disney Vacation Fun

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We decided to tell the kids about our Disneyland trip 30 days before departure day. I didn’t think I could handle the excitement and question overload for much more than that :) This has turned out to be wise planning on my part, it’s truly elongating the Disney magic without over doing it. Over the […]

The Gift of Adventure

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No question, experience gifts are my favorite. They’re what I like to give and they’re what I like to receive! Because … they’re awesome and fun and the kind of present that stick with you for a lifetime. So much about gifting an adventure fits into what I’m striving for in life — less stuff […]