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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! Andrew and I started the morning out nice and early with sweet surprise gifts for another and shared coffee before Lachlan got out of bed. Ironically, part of my gift presentation for Andrew included pink heart shaped balloons scattered all over the dining room, and Andrew’s gift to me included helium […]

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Valentine’s Day Party Inspiration

Valentine’s Day Party Inspiration

I’ve always anticipated Valentine’s Day with fierce eagerness and sense of excitement. Whether it’s the nostalgia of a flirty red and pink color palette, the sweet gestures centered around love, or the way the holiday often makes the dead of winter feel a little bit more warm, I stand behind February 14th as an official […]

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Healthy Meal Planning Strategies

Healthy Meal Planning Strategies

My first title for this post was ‘Meal Planning Tricks for Busy Women Who Can’t Eat 94% of Existing Food’ But that was a little long for a blog post title and much too indicative of my own personal reality. So instead I went with the title you see above because that fits perfectly with […]

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Au Revoir 2017

Au Revoir 2017

It’s with a bittersweet heart that I bid farewell to 2017. 2017 was HARD. It wasn’t one of my favorite years in recent memories. But with hard comes refinement and growth, two things I experienced much of over the last 12 months. The things 2017 dealt were messy, beautiful, trying, scary, exciting, and fruitful. And […]

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Simplified Holiday Home Decor

Simplified Holiday Home Decor

Home sweet home! Six years ago last week we officially moved into our home. About a year after we got married (and after spending 2.5 years living in two different countries!) we spent three months overseeing an exciting home building process which started in the summer and ended just before Christmas of 2011. What a […]

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Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treats

I’ve been reading Sarah and Sally Clarkson’s The Lifegiving Home and it’s rocking my world in all of the best ways. I think had I of started the book earlier this year when things were a little rocky in my world, I would have found it to be frustrating (life felt as far away as […]

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Our Autumn Bucket List

Our Autumn Bucket List

I’ve been in the habit of creating seasonal bucket lists for a few years now and while they sometimes take a backseat in the busyness of life, they’re very fun to scheme up in the transition of season. Here in Michigan we truly experience four distinct seasons. With autumn upon us (which happens to be […]

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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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