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Four Seasons Westlake Village Family Staycation: Part 1

We needed a vacation. Boy did we ever need a vacation.  It had been a loooong summer for our little family. Even though life was the same, it all seemed {…Read More…}

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Beauty in Brokenness

Forgive how cryptic this post seems. I’m still searching for the right words to share some of the more personal details of our journey as a family with you. It {…Read More…}

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I’m Not Fancy

My friends from the Girls With Glasses made this parody and it had me laughing my butt off! I thought you guys would enjoy!

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BE Still

via Sisterhood of Secrets It’s important to find your art, your craft, your outlet, your healthy release, your voice, your place, your story… **** Sometimes I feel a heavy pressure {…Read More…}

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Sisterhood of Secrets

I’ve written and re-written this post maybe a hundred times.  I knew there was so much that needed to be said, so many emotions to share…and I’ve been struggling to {…Read More…}

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The Advice that Built This Blog

If there’s one thing you never forget, it’s your very first blog conference. For me, it was the Casual Bloggers Conference. I had only been blogging for about 3 months. {…Read More…}

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The Bigger Picture

It’s bath time and I’m carefully and strategically pouring the water on Wesley’s head to rinse out the shampoo–a task that for sensory reasons has been nearly impossible for the {…Read More…}

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I ran my very first half marathon over the weekend. And I almost didn’t do it.  I made a bunch of excuses. And I almost backed out. Then sure enough, {…Read More…}

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{3 Things} Celebrity Girl Crush

A new series: A simple list of three things — a different theme — every week, just for fun. Play along if you like. Leave your list or a link {…Read More…}

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Hawaii Part 2

 Read part 1 here. In my last post I talked all about our experience at the Disney Aulani.  Because there was so much to do, we only spent 2 of {…Read More…}

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Hawaii Part 1

Oh you guys, this really was the most fabulous vacation.  Ben had never been to Hawaii and I hadn’t been since I was 15 years old and my best friend {…Read More…}

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Life Lately via IG

Instagram has been special little gift for my family.  A daily journal. An easy way to keep up with the simple, every day moments in life. I imagine the boys {…Read More…}

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Hello Monday: Feeling the Love

Sawyers shirt c/o The Printed Palette Hello Monday. These 3 boys are my life. They are my happy place. And because I’m not feeling especially wordy today,  I’ll just say {…Read More…}

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And then I chopped off all my hair, true story

For as long as I can remember, my hair has played a huge role in my identity. Not because it was fantastic or pin-worthy. And not because it was horrible. {…Read More…}

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{this moment}

{this moment} – A weekly ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, {…Read More…}

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{3 Things} Gals to Lunch With

A new series: A simple list of three things — a different theme — every week, just for fun. Play along if you like. Leave your list or a link {…Read More…}

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{3 Things} TV Shows

A new series: A simple list of three things — a different theme — every week, just for fun. Play along if you like. Leave your list or a link {…Read More…}

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{this moment}

{this moment} – A weekly ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, {…Read More…}

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Catalina Island

Catalina Island is perhaps my favorite place on earth. One hour ferry ride from the California coast. Life slows down. No cars. Everything within walking distance. It’s one of those {…Read More…}

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Pumpkin Patch

  We spent 2 hours at the pumpkin patch last night. Two hours. And I relished every minute of it. The boys played hard. Until their dusty little legs couldn’t {…Read More…}