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How to Make Homemade Melt and Pour Soap

How to Make Homemade Melt and Pour Soap

Long before I was a wedding planner or a mama, I was an avid crafter. I have such fond memories of being little and sitting at my parent’s wicker coffee table with ‘art’ supplies from my dad’s then home office. The ends of the coffee table were meant to hold magazines but if I put […]

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All Natural Homemade Make Up Removers

All Natural Homemade Make Up Removers

If you read this post last week you’ll know I’m on a current quest to live my life in the most well rounded and healthy way possible. While the quest started off with a massive overhaul to my diet, a quick dive into Phoebe Lapine’s The Wellness Project opened my eyes to so many other […]

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How To Make Fresh Flower Hair Combs

How To Make Fresh Flower Hair Combs

I’m a pretty low maintenance person. My hair is usually up in a pony tail, I wear limited make up, and leggings and a t-shirt are a staple uniform for me. Now I certainly love feminine details like a fresh application of make up, a statement accessory when needed, and more fancy types of clothes […]

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The Best Banana Bread

The Best Banana Bread

Long before my event planning company was a reality, my days were full of baking cups, chopped chocolate, and flour. Before my hands were full of fresh flowers they were often found maneuvering a mixer or chopping bittersweet chocolate into perfectly imperfect pieces. In my early twenties I used to dream of the day I’d […]

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Homemade Bath Bombs

Homemade Bath Bombs

I still remember the first time I walked into my college dorm room in 2004. The cramped room (my freshmen class was one of the biggest in school history meaning dorm rooms for four people were now filled with five) wasn’t what surprised me most. What I was most shocked to find was a stand […]

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How I Use My Write The Word Journals

How I Use My Write The Word Journals

If you missed the news, last week the Cultivate What Matters shop launched their spring faith collection and let me tell you, it’s a really beautiful line of intentional journals. If you know me well, you’ll know I try my best to be purposeful in all I do. So when I made it a goal […]

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Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers

Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers

One of my favorite things about being a mama is the sense of excitement that comes hand in hand with holidays. While I’m fully aware of the commercialization around these events, I remain unapologetic about how much fun it’s been to both start new traditions and celebrate the holidays in different ways as a family. So […]

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A Valentine’s Day Cupcake Recipe

A Valentine’s Day Cupcake Recipe

Once upon a time, exactly eight years ago this weekend to be exact, this very blog you’re reading was devoted entirely to baking. My fresh out of college, 22 year old self had aspirations of being a television reporter intertwined with big dreams to run my own bakery; imagine THAT career path! I had all […]

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Our Trip to New York City

Our Trip to New York City

‘These streets will make you feel brand new…” – Alicia Keys, New York At the end of January I had the pleasure of travelling to New York City for a quick yet full two days. My friend Sam was my travel partner for the weekend and our schedule priority was the annual Martha Stewart Wedding […]

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A Dinosaur Themed 1st Birthday for Lachlan Rue

A Dinosaur Themed 1st Birthday for Lachlan Rue

Out of all the events I’ve ever planned, this one might be my favorite. I believe there are certain milestones every parent looks forward to, and for me, one of those was planning a really fun and awesome first birthday party for Lachlan. When he was really little (we’re talking just a few weeks old) […]

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Au Revoir 2016

Au Revoir 2016

Oh 2016! You were quite the year. A wonderfully, life-changing year full of milestones. I want to remember you forever, learn from you always, and give you thanks indefinitely for all you brought and taught me. While it’s bittersweet to bid farewell to the year that made me a mother, it’s refreshing to say hello […]

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12 Gorgeous Ways to Wrap Your Gifts

12 Gorgeous Ways to Wrap Your Gifts

One of my favorite holiday tasks is wrapping gifts and seeing the excitement on each recipient’s face as they receive their carefully wrapped parcel. Every year I try to stock up on the most beautiful wrapping paper, bows, ribbons, trinkets, and adornments I can find to use when Christmas time rolls around. This year is […]

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