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Why I Make Soap

Why I Make Soap

I often write about my adventures in soap making and never shy away from sharing a pretty soap picture. But I’ve never done a deep dive into the how or why so I thought it would be helpful, and let’s be honest, totally fun to share a bit more here on the blog. I’m sure […]

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Ten Years of Blogging

Ten Years of Blogging

Today is a very special day and one full of love for more than the obvious hallmark holiday reasons. Today I celebrate TEN years of blogging! If I could paint a picture for you to illustrate where I was exactly ten years ago today, I was sitting in a small Chicago apartment, at a bar-height […]

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A Radical Approach to Social Media

A Radical Approach to Social Media

It started sometime in January of 2017. Almost two years ago. I remember I was standing in the banquet space at the downtown market, representing my business at a bridal show. I never do bridal shows but I did this one to test out the waters. I was scrolling my instagram feed in the midst […]

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The Year of Peace

The Year of Peace

Out of all the times I’ve picked yearly guide words, ‘intentional’ and ‘disciplined‘ are the only two I can remember. I think it’s because with both of those years I really sat down to dive into a snapshot of what I wanted my year, and ideally my life, to look like. When you have a […]

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Celebrating Christmas In A Transitional Season

Celebrating Christmas In A Transitional Season

I asked my husband what would be an appropriate title for this post. “I need a word to go after, ‘Celebrating Christmas In A . . .  Season,’ what’s a politically correct fill in the blank?” “Uh, in a struggle bus season?” was his response. Without even missing a beat. I married up, you guys. […]

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Eight Weeks With Everett Drew

Eight Weeks With Everett Drew

Remember this post? Talk about long days and short years. Here we are living that truth out all over again. When I was pregnant with Everett, I imagined his newborn days would be as easy as the ones I had with Lachlan. Lachlan’s newborn days weren’t anything tremendously difficult or far from textbook ordinary but […]

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Soaking In The Trenches

Soaking In The Trenches

It’s Friday. I realize six weeks ago I was in a recovery room holding my brand new little boy. But today I sit on the couch delicately balancing a hungry 12 pound baby in my left arm for what feels like the thirteen time since 5:00 am, and in my right hand, a book about […]

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A Tale of Two Birth Stories

A Tale of Two Birth Stories

After the birth of my first son, Lachlan, I carried a lot of shame and guilt. I’ve never shared his full birth story like I had planned because it remains deeply personal and very much an experience that monumentally changed my life. But after giving birth to Everett, our second son and newest family addition, […]

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Thoughts On Becoming A Mama To Two

Thoughts On Becoming A Mama To Two

We are days away from welcoming our second baby to the world. I’m full of so many emotions! Being a parent, or rather being a mother since that’s all I can relate to, is an interesting demographic to be an active participant of. I find mothers to be some of the most emotionally driven, openly […]

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The Enneagram Test (And All Its Glory)

The Enneagram Test (And All Its Glory)

I hope you’ve got some time and patience for today’s heartfelt, informative, and lighthearted post! About a year and a half ago I started weekly counselling sessions. While my physical health had been in a terrible place for quite some time and I was just starting to look for answers, I figured working to fix […]

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9 Reflections on The Royal Wedding

9 Reflections on The Royal Wedding

If you missed it, over the weekend there was a milestone event that unfolded in the United Kingdom. Being that the Royal wedding also happened to fall on my birthday, I didn’t get up too early to watch the festivities unfold as sleeping in a Saturday certainly sounded more restful. But I did get up […]

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Nurturing Sub-Facets To a Business

Nurturing Sub-Facets To a Business

Facet: A particular aspect or feature of something. One of the parts of my business I feel is most unique would be the operation of multiple facets under my one brand name and company. I actually think this is true of a lot of businesses these days as the need to diversify and stay relevant is […]

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