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I’m back to running (more like walking, jogging, walking, jogging) a few times a week and I used this pretty fall leaf as an excuse to pause and catch my breath :)  Who has a bread machine? I can’t wait to try this French bread recipe! I’m so intrigued by the Enneagram. Loving podcasts lately […]

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Who else is just smitten with fall? Two hands, two boots, and a venti pumpkin spice americano with extra cream way WAY up for me!  Currently, the crew and I stay home a lot (because it’s hella hard to leave with 4 people fully clothed, fed, and happy). But, when cabin fever strikes I just have to […]

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Have you read this ^^^? I’m about halfway done and really enjoying it. Raw and messy and beautiful, just like motherhood. I’ve been on a roll of staying up mega late (like 2am and then listening to an audiobook to drift off). Naturally, I’m a night owl, but having birthed two early birds, often, I […]

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It’s the weekend! Cheers! We’re packing up for a week away from home … I’m taking the kids back to our old town for their favorite summer camp and crashing with my mom and sister while there. I CANNOT wait to make the rounds on all my favorite restaurants. I know, I know, I sound […]

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I spent all day yesterday thinking today was going to be Friday. Like, “Yay! Only one more day until the weekend!” And then, *boom* wake up and it’s only Thursday. Hmmmm. So now I have a whole extra day to fill and I think that’s going to include a Starbucks run, a post office drop, […]

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Jem and I are upping our art game. It’s calm and relaxing and we listen to Yo-Yo Ma or the Disney Legacy CD while we craft. The boys join in sometimes and other times we distract them with snacks so we can get creative in the quiet. This week it was watercolors and flower crowns. Next week? Well, we’re taking […]

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We’ve started venturing out a bit and exploring our new town (and surrounding towns because it’s kinda tiny). It’s majorly lacking in art walls which is sad because the hashtag must live on! But, there are perks to tiny. Perks like … there is never a line at Starbucks, we have a brand new Grocery […]

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I turned 30 last October and as my gift Dominic promised me a fancy day in Seattle. Together we chose to go see King and I since it was coming up at the Paramount and it did not disappoint! Well, for me at least, Dominic wasn’t really familiar with the storyline (which is partially true!) and […]

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There’s no better way to begin my lazy year than with a round up of all the fantastic things other fine folk are up to, right? Technically, I’m not being lazy AT ALL. Our house has a closing date, we’re packing to move, I’m still homeschooling Jem, and juggling a work from home schedule. Every […]

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Last week we had snow. The first snow Jemma and Max really remember! It took almost a half hour to get them bundled up and within 10 minutes or so Max was telling me it was too cold. That boy! Mimi swooped in and distracted him with plans to make a trio of little snowmen while Reid and […]

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Forgive the quintessential pumpkin photo. But, for real, it’s October and aren’t they just glorious? We marched our way to the patch this afternoon with some friends. Max’s preschool field trip was canceled last week due to the Great Pacific Northwest Storm of 2016 (that didn’t actually happen) and it just doesn’t feel like Fall without […]