Simple Pleasures

Ever since the Mr got home from training, we’ve really been enjoying a few simple pleasures together. Even though we would never choose separation, it does have a way of making the smaller and seemingly mundane bits of life that much sweeter when we are together. Coffee together in the mornings, a quiet dinner at the […]

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Happy Feet

Last week I went to a hip hop dance class (an intro class, mind you!) with a friend as part of my plan to stay busy. It was so much fun and a great workout, even though I could barely keep up and looked completely ridiculous! I was so inspired by the guy in this […]

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Hello Monday

The weekend just evaporated, wouldn’t you agree? To start off a new week, here are a few pics of things that have brought me joy lately. Above: Trader Joe’s Cocoa truffles. Have you tried these? They are the perfect little treat. A cozy striped throw from Target (you can never have too many cozy things […]

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A Peek at Portland

Portland has such a unique and natural beauty that you wouldn’t expect to find in a big city. We stayed with one of our dearest friends and her husband, who have lived there for nearly two years. They were such amazing hosts and showed us the best of the city! Here’s a peek. (ps, How incredible […]

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The Best Wedding Invitation

Take a look at this adorable wedding invite from two dear friends. Isn’t it so creative? Their wedding is going to be one heck of a party! My trip to Portland was so lovely. We ate amazing food, went out dancing, and did some great shopping. I’ll be sharing photos and stories later this week. […]

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While He’s Gone

Yesterday the Mr. left for a month of training. He’s not far, but he won’t be able to contact me while he’s away. These long stretches of time apart are definitely intimidating… But instead of just wishing the time away, I’ve been inspired to try new things, knockout some to-dos around the house (like a […]

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Why Thank You

Last week, I was thankful to receive nominations for two blog awards. Blogging has been such a beautiful, rewarding experience so far, and I am so grateful for the community it has allowed me to be a part of. The Inspiring Blog Award nomination was from a blogger friend in Chicago, In Real Life – a lovely slice-of-life […]

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Grown-up

The other day, a friend of mine at work was telling me a story about her seven-year old’s sense of humor (apparently he finds his stepdad’s impressions more hilarious than his mom’s dry one-liners). Afterwards, she said, “I have a real little human living in my house… I’m such an adult now.” I found that […]

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I Must Have It

If I can’t birth a French baby, at least I can cut her hair just like this. And pray she has magical storytelling powers. And speaks French. Did you know that French babies sleep better?

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Good Read

In the week and a half that I’ve been blogging, I’ve really enjoyed it more than I expected… But I’ve also learned that it’s a lot more behind-the-scenes work than I expected. This lovely book has been a godsend. Written by Joy Cho of Oh Joy!, it is simple (thank goodness), easy on the eyes and […]

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