The Year of Peace

Five Things My Life Coach Helped Me With

Five Things My Life Coach Helped Me With

At the beginning of 2019 I hired a life coach. For years I had been torn between hiring a life coach or a business coach. I knew they’d both bring respective benefits to my life but I wasn’t sure what coach would be best. My intention was to start 2019 with the coach by my […]

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When Your Second Baby Changes Your Heart

When Your Second Baby Changes Your Heart

I recently shared photos from Ev’s first birthday party but I wanted to also share these thoughts, specifically as a summary to that first year of life, in a post separate from the festivities. I feel it’s important to not only document milestones in my life but celebrate the coming out on the other side […]

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Our Holiday Planning Meeting

Our Holiday Planning Meeting

I’m real big on traditions, routine, consistency, and making plans. I am married to a man who is not big on traditions, routine, consistency, and making plans. Now to be fair, because my husband is pretty remarkable, Andrew is wonderful at many things that involve forethought, discipline, and order. He has a great job where […]

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Being Brave

Being Brave

My 2019 was supposed to be the year of peace but I’ve found most of the last 10 months have been spent feeling uncomfortable, challenged, and often at a crossroads where I’m pushed to be complacent or bold. Further, what I’ve uncovered is that part of the discomfort I’ve been experiencing, part of the vulnerability […]

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How to Be An Imperfectionist

How to Be An Imperfectionist

One thing I’ve learned about myself, especially so throughout this year as I’ve faced multiple big professional and personal transitions, is despite my best efforts I still struggle with failing short of perfect. How silly to so often feel paralyzed by being less than when I’m wise enough to know I’ll never be perfect. So […]

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Our Backyard Patio Refresh

Our Backyard Patio Refresh

Last year I shared a tour of our yard. While our outdoor space has been pretty complete since then, we have made a few recent updates, namely the addition of a 12 by 12 foot cement patio off our covered wood deck. If you look at the photos from last year’s post you’ll see that […]

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Organizing Our Kids’ Keepsakes

Organizing Our Kids’ Keepsakes

Over the last year or so I’ve been on quite the purging adventure, ridding our home of things we don’t need or love. It’s been a really slow yet consistent process and I’d say we’re about 80% ‘there’ with ‘there’ being a place where nothing requires massive attention or causes unnecessary stress and upkeep in […]

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Things I Do

Things I Do

Last week I wrote a (fun) post about the things I don’t do. It seemed to be a hit with some of you and rightfully so! I’ve loved reading similar lists from friends and bloggers because it’s interesting to learn more about the things others prioritize, and the things they do not. Imagine how life […]

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Things I Don’t Do

Things I Don’t Do

Inspired by both my life coach Diana and my treasured friend Emily, I wanted to share a list of the things I don’t do. How many times we marvel over the things others seem to effortlessly pack into their lives only to lose sight of the many things they probably don’t to make room for […]

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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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