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My big kids are away at camp this week. I cannot deal. How are they old enough to leave for so long? Granted, it’s just day camp and they’re with their aunt in the evenings. But still, I’m a ball of anxious energy waiting to get them back in my arms! Also, that big guy […]

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Summer is here!  I mean, not technically, but for our family because the school year wrapped up this week. We’re loving the sunshine, the longer days, popsicles, park visits, and sleeping in. Jokes. No one is sleeping in here. We have been napping well lately though. Slower days with less to dos allow that. And […]

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I’ve hit a lull lately, here and in real life. I’m craving quiet. So I have been. But, I’ve collected a bit of things between my reading and browsing and thought I’d pop in to share. There are a few other things on my radar that will come in due time. Eventually I’ll have an […]

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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 […]