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Maternity

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Buenos días ,Hace ya algunos meses que desaparecí del mundo "blogger" y aunque muchas veces he querido volver a publicar algún post al final por una cosa o por otra nunca he podido.Como os conté...

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Nathan

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Buenos días,De nuevo por aquí y esta vez vengo con una sorpresa muy importante, mi bebe ya ha nacido.El día 17 de Diciembre dios nos bendijo con un ángel del que estamos totalmente enamorados, no...

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Nathan 21 Días

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Buenas tardes chic@s,Ahora que parece que Internet funciona en mi casa, me apetece retomar el blog poniéndolo al día con nuevos looks, aunque ahora tengo menos tiempo por el tema de mi hijo recién...

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Love Beanies

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¡Buenas tardes chicos! Siempre me han gustado los Domingos para estar en familia y descansar ( vaguear) del ajetreado ritmo de la semana , aunque ahora mismo al no trabajar y estar al cuidado de...

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BIRTHDAY COUPLE

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¡Buenos días! Aunque quería actualizar el blog hace ya algunos días por un motivo u otro no he podido, además tampoco he tenido suficiente tiempo como para hacer fotos así que he decidido hacer un...

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BAUTIZO NATHAN

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¡Buenos días desde Barcelona! Por fin puedo poner al día el blog y es que aunque tenia wifi en el hotel no se por que no me funcionaba..pero por fin mi querido novio me lo ha solucionado jajajaHoy...

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ONLY TEAM FACE

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{ T-shirt: Only team face }{ Jeans: Only team face }¡Buenas tardes! Ya os hablé en otro post sobre esta firma italiana que colabora con mi chico llamada Only Team Face, os dejo su web aquí y su...

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MONDAY

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¡Buenas tardes! Creo que es la primera vez en muchos años que llevo viniendo a pasar el verano en Cantabria que estoy pasando verdadero calor. Hoy estamos ni más ni menos que a más de 30 grados y...

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UNDISCOVERED

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¡Buenas noches! Que contenta estoy, hoy por fin viene mi chico de Oviedo aunque solo sera por un día ya que vuelve a irse y vuelve a dejarnos solos, están siendo días un poco tristes por que aquí...

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Untitled

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¡Buenas tardes! Que rápido pasa el tiempo ya queda nada para empezar Septiembre y prácticamente diremos adiós al verano,  en Cantabria la verdad es que hemos tenido pocos días de sol para poder...

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ONE DAY IN OUR LIFE

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¡Buenos días! Por fin viernes y que rápido se ha pasado la semana, esta claro que cuando te lo pasas bien y estas rodeada de las personas que quieres todavía sientes más esa sensación.Creo que una...

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RESCONORIO

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¡Buenos días! Uno de los pueblos que más ganas tenia de visitar en Cantabria era " Resconorio" y es que se trata de la tierra que vio nacer a la madre de mi novio. Ella siempre me hablaba de lo...

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FALL IS HERE

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¡Buenas noches! Parece que por Cantabria se ha anticipado la llegada del Otoño incluso hace frió así que me imagino que ya nos hemos despedido del verano...Ahora hay que empezar a buscar y guardar...

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MATALEÑAS PARK

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Baby clothes¡Buenas noches! Hoy hemos descubierto una zona en Santander que nos ha encantado, se trata de un parque llamado " Mataleñas". Hemos paseado prácticamente toda la tarde y como siempre...

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BEACH AT NIGHT

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¡Buenas tardes! Me encanta la playa y adoro vivir en zona de costa, creo es un sitio perfecto para desconectar y dejar la mente en blanco. Tengo que reconocer que lo que es el mar me da algo de...

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FANTA ZERO

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¡Buenas tardes! Hace cuestión de unas semanas que estoy participando en un proyecto con Bopki  y Fanta Zero, me enviaron un pack de 8 latas para poder "degustar"  en familia este refresco.Como ya...

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WALKING IN FAMILY

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¡ Buenas noches! Como buen Domingo ha sido un día tranquilo en familia, hemos salido a dar un paseo ( mientras el tiempo nos lo ha permitido) enseguida se nos puso a llover y tuvimos que volver a...

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CARDIGAN LIXMEE

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¡Buenas tardes! Hoy os enseño una de las cosas que me han llegado nuevas, se trata de este cardigan negro de la tienda online Lixmee , sencillo y para mi es un básico de armario, se puede combinar...

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NEVER GROW UP

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¡Buenos dias! Mi historia favorita desde bien pequeñita ha sido Peter Pan, podría pasarme días y días seguidos viendo alguna de sus películas ya sean las de disney o las "reales", se que soy...

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BisuteriaDeModa

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¡Buenas tardes! Hace cuestión de unos días recibí un paquete de BisuteriaDeModa y dentro se encontraba esta preciosa Pashmina que os enseño en las fotos.Tengo que reconocer que jamas he sido mucho...

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SHOPPING CENTER

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¡Buenas noches! Si algo nos encanta hacer cualquier día de la semana es ir a pasear por el centro comercial y mirar tiendas, sobre todo cuando empieza a hacer mal tiempo y no hay mucha más...

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YELOW BLAZER

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¡Buenas noches! De nuevo os enseño mi nueva camisa de rayas de Yoins, me gusta tanto que últimamente estoy buscando varias combinaciones con ella. Dos colores que me gusta mezclar aunque...

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ALIVE

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"El mundo está lleno de pequeñas alegrías: el arte consiste en saber distinguirlas."Li Tai-Po¡Buenas tardes! Hace cuestión de unas semanas os hablé de mi precioso collar de Happiness Boutique y...

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OLIVE BLAZER

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¡Buenos días! Benditos días festivos en los que se puede estar en la cama hasta las tantas del mediodía, son la 13:36h y acabamos de levantarnos jaja seguramente estaremos todo el día en casa...

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MUSTARD BEANIE

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¡Buenos días! He estado algo desaparecida por aquí y es que justamente Nathan, Carlos y yo nos pusimos malos de la tripa al mismo tiempo y hasta hoy no hemos estado totalmente recuperados.Nathan...

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CASUAL OUTFIT

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¡Buenas tardes! Hoy es el primer cumpleaños de Nathan las fotos que veis en este post son de ayer y lo programé para que se publicaran hoy, mañana veréis las fotos del cumpleaños.Como he estado...

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BABIES SANTA CLAUS

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¡Buenos días! Como veis hoy os traigo unas fotos adorables de Nathan y sus dos primos Anjara y Marco, no he podido resistirme a enseñaros algunas de ellas y así aprovechar para desearos una feliz...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

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¡Buenos días! Feliz día de Navidad a todos, nosotros nos acabamos de despertar y apenas hemos dormido unas cinco horas..seguramente acabaremos haciendo una larga siesta para recuperar jajajaPapa...

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ANJARA CHRISTENING

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¡Buenas noches! Que rápido se pasan los días, ya se han acabado las navidades y ahora queda la nostalgia de esos días cálidos en casa con la familia comiendo sin parar...pero bueno ahora toca...

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GOCUSTOMIZED

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¡Buenos días! Por fin Sábado, hoy me toca pasar la tarde viendo fútbol y luego posiblemente acabaremos en el cine así que estaré bastante entretenida, amo los días en los que se que voy a ir a una...

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LOVE OF SOCCER

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¡Buenas noches! Ya estamos a Viernes y hoy hemos estado toda la tarde jugando al fútbol con Nathan, ya comienza a dar sus primeros pasos ( sin caerse a los dos segundos) y va detrás del balón como...

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PIRATE FAMILY

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¡Buenos días! Hoy os enseño algunas de las fotos que hicimos el dia de carnaval, finalmente decidimos disfrazarnos los tres de piratas , fueron unos disfraces improvisados contando con prendas que...

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NOJA

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¡ Buenos días! Ya estoy de nuevo por aquí y para quedarme. He estado algo ausente este pasado mes de marzo por una razón u otra pero bueno espero volver a ser constante a la hora de actualizar el...

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GREEN MILITARY

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¡ Buenas noches! Por fin parece que el tiempo se pone de acuerdo para hacer mejor temperatura y así poder salir con camisa sin pasar frío.En esta ocasión os enseño un outfit casual y que me gusta...

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EXPRESS WEDDING

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¡ Buenas tardes! El dia 23 de Abril llegó un momento muy esperado, ¡Carlos y yo nos hemos casado!No es de la forma que teníamos pensado ni mucho menos ya que ha sido algo improvisado por motivos...

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OREGON,USA

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¡ Buenas tardes desde Estados Unidos! Ya estamos en este precioso país en concreto en el estado de Oregon. Os iremos enseñando muchas cosas sobre este sitio y también os contaremos curiosidades,...

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MORE MOMENTS

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¡ Buenas tardes desde Estados Unidos! Se que ultimamente estoy muy desaparecida del mundo "blogger" y es que estoy más centrada en mi cuenta de Youtube, pero prometo volver a mejorar y ponerme al...

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DREAMS

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¡ Buenas noches desde tierras estadounidenses!!Hoy os traigo más fotos de nuestra andadura por Estados Unidos, muchas de ellas son de momentos que ha vivido Carlos jugando a soccer y algunas otras...

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EEUU

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¡ Buenos dias desde USA! Hoy de nuevo os quiero traer una pequeña selección de fotos de nuestra aventura por Estados Unidos, por si no me seguís voy actualizando a diario mi Instagram, asi no os...

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MEMORIAL DAY

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¡ Buenos dias desde Estados Unidos! Hoy os quiero enseñar algunas de las fotos que tomamos en el dia " Memorial Day", donde se hace honor a los caídos de la guerra.Nuestra primera vez y fué un dia...

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PORTLAND PARTE 2

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¡ Buenos días desde USA! Hoy os traigo la segunda parte del viaje a Portland. En esta ocasión os enseño algunas de las fotos que hicimos en el ayuntamiento, la gran estatua que veis se le llama...

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PORTLAND PARTE 3

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¡ Buenas tardes! Hoy os traigo la tercera parte de nuestro viaje a Portland, os enseño la tienda Nike donde podéis observar a la estatua de " Michael Jordan" colgada del techo. Si no lo sabéis,...

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BILBAO

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¡Buenas noches! Ayer disfrutemos de un día en Bilbao, paseando en familia por la zona preciosa del museo guggenheim. Os dejo algunas de las fotos que tomamos, espero que tengáis un buen fin de...

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DIA EN FAMILIA

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¡Buenas tardes! No hay nada que se pueda disfrutar más que de un dia en familia. Ya que estamos muy cerca de Santilla del Mar decidimos pasar la tarde en este precioso pueblo de Cantabria.Os dejo...

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LITTLE MAN

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¡ Buenos días! Hoy os traigo algunas fotos que le hice el otro dia a Nathan. Os presenté a Nathan nada más nacer y va creciendo dia a dia a pasos agigantados. Ya no es un bebé, es un...

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H&M LINGERIE BRA

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¡ Buenas tardes chicos! Para los que ya me seguís por diferentes redes sociales sabéis que estoy embarazada pero por aquí no he tenido tiempo de hacer un post hablando sobre ello.Ahora mismo estoy...

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MAMÁ

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¡Buenos dias bonitos! Vuelvo por aquí para presentaros al tercer amor de mi vida, él es Jayden. Nació el día  11 de Junio en Santander, pesó 3,100 kg y midió 51 cm, ahora ya tiene un mes de...

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KAZAM BIKES

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¡Buenos días! Mirad que contento está Nathan con su nueva bicicleta sin pedales de Kazam Bikes. Es su primera bici por lo que está super emocionado. Una cosa que nos ha encantado es que no lleva...

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Ink Master!!!

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   This is probably going to be a short one- but we shall see. I have been so exhausted from the extra work one of my higher ups has been making me do for him and it has made me oversleep, turn...

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Meet Audrey

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   Audrey in her summer dress on a walk Sunday evening   Meet Audrey Georgina, also known as Roley Poley. She is over 6 months old, her birthday is March 26, 2014, and she is a purebred English...

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Demi Lovato

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   Oh my, I am so drained. By the way, I don't think I have EVER in my live used "Oh my" in a sentence. Weird. I wanted to try to post about the concert over the weekend but just didn't have the...

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Throwback Thursday

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   Ok, so I was looking through some old photos of me from my bad girl days on an old friend's Facebook- I'm not tagged in them anymore because it was my old Facebook that was originally tagged in...

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Happy Tattoosday

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    Happy Tattoosday! You know what that means, right? It means Ink Master comes on tonight. Of course I won't be watching it until tomorrow or something because I don't stay up that late on work...

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What The Fuck?.

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   Well here it is... What The Fuck Wednesday again.   Come on Heather, hang in there. After today. there's just two more work days this week. You can do this! Blah Blah Blah, my pep talk for the...

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Sundays...

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   Ugh, is it really Monday again? Yes, Heather, yes it is... And what's even worse is that it is cold. I didn't get the greatest sleep last night either. Lately Audrey, the puppy, has been...

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Freezing Friday

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   Yes, it is Friday!!! Thank the Lord! Hallelujah! It is so freakin' cold. It even snowed a little yesterday. I don't know about where you guys are but here, the lowest temperatures have been on...

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WTF Wednesday

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   So lets start off What The Fuck Wednesday with two personal WTFs. My Sister and I decided to put up my Christmas tree last night (I'll post pictures tomorrow). When we got to the ornaments I...

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WTF Wednesday

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   Oh good Lord I am tired. It is dark and raining out. The roads are slippery. It is supposed to snow 5-8" today in the city I live in. WTF?! So I left work early. I was not trying to get stuck...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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   Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!   So yesterday we got some snow and I made sure to take a few pictures when it had only been snowing for about an hour (or so? or less?). You might be wondering...

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WTF Wednesday

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   Sorry I've been gone for a little while. Work has been hectic with moving offices, getting shit set up, and drama that is pissing me the fuck off. Although I am not a morning person, for work I...

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Sooo happy!!!

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   So I am very happy! Steve is seriously so amazing!!! We actually had our third date on Thursday. I had to get blood tests done, so I took off work and we went out for lunch at Chipotle after....

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Pottery

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   Finally getting around to showing you all the pottery piece I painted almost 2 weeks ago. I'd show you the one(s) for my Mom but I can't spoil her Christmas present(s) by showing them off...

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Health Update

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   Ok, so I wanted to update you all on my newest health discovery adventure? Um yea "newest health discovery adventure" doesn't exactly describe this well and kind of makes it sound fun- which it...

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My Weekend

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   Oh Lord, it's Monday again. But cheer up because this is a 2 1/2 day work week!- for me at least.   Let's recap what all happened this weekend. Friday night I met Steve at the tattoo shop, 717...

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What the ? Wednesday

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   So I know my WTF Wednesdays still aren't back to what they were when I started them. I'm working on it. Ugh my eyes hurt so bad from the pressure on them. At least my throat is starting to feel...

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My Weekend

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   Finally, my weekend recap post. Why did I take so long to get around to this??? Me starting off the week being sick probably contributed to that. Sorry loves.   So this past weekend. Saturday...

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Weekend Recap

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   Wow these weekend recap posts have been really late in the week- sorry! Well this past weekend was ok. Saturday night I hung out with Sexy Steve and some of his friends and went to a hookah bar...

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Simply Valentine

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    Ah, love is in the air- or at least that's what they say this time of year. Hmmm, when I hear that [expression?], it makes me think, what does love smell like? Some might interpret it as a...

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Lent Starts Today?

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   So I definitely forgot Lent starts today. I rarely give up anything for lent and when I do, I usually don't follow through with it. Recently, I've started trying to eat healthier and stuff and...

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The Oscars

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   Hello everyone! So I read a pin on Pinterest that had facts about the people associated with their zodiac sign (trying to word this correctly?) and it said a Cancer's (my zodiac sign) lucky day...

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New Car, New Car

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   Guess what???!!! It is Friday!!! And by reading the title, you can tell that I got a new car!!! Yesterday I traded my piece of shit 2012 Ford Focus SE for a handsome 2010 Scion xB Sport...

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Flats and Toenails

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   This snow is seriously driving me crazy! It needs to stop! Our snow never even got the chance to melt completely from the last time. I think we have like 10" out there. Ugh. My fatigue,...

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The Weekend

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   Well it is Sunday evening which means tomorrow is Monday *sigh*. At least I am feeling a little better than earlier. Because I have sleep problems, changes in my sleep schedule (like turning...

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Weekend Recap

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   Well, I did some online shopping Friday night. I probably shouldn't have but at least I didn't get everything that I originally wanted to buy b/c that would have been way too much money. So be...

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Weekend Recap

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   Ugh it is Monday again... damn it. Sooo, I'm sorry I have been a little MIA lately. I have had so much stress and anxiety lately- my mind is going crazy! Plus, I am trying to get a few more...

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Losing My Mind

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   Oh good Lord, is it really Monday again? Yep. I don't even know where to begin. I feel like I'm losing my mind. Well, I mean I feel a little better today- or at least for right now but who...

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Date Night #2

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   Good Morning, eh let's just say Morning instead. Anyway, let's start off this week with a quick recap of Friday night. I had a second date with the guy from last week. His name is Eric but...

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#WCW

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   Woman Crush Wednesday. Gonna keep this one a little short since I have been having migraines and feeling very fatigued, but I am going to walk a little tonight to get some exercise.   My woman...

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#OOTD

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   So yesterday the fabulous Jennifer Hammel (Follow her blog!How much can a parent gift a child) took a few pictures of me and the princess. Gemma wanted to be in the pictures- she loves modeling...

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First Post

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   Ok, Hi everyone! I am a new Blogger and will be updating my page over the next few days. I am writing- typing- this post to give you all a little insight about my life.   Ahhh where to start?...

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New Boots

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    Sorry I haven't posted in almost a week. Still not feeling well but really, what's new? I feel bad everyday. Yesterday I felt like I had been hit by a truck or a train but I still managed to...

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Weekend Recap

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   Well, it's Tuesday- which is better than Monday! One day down. These weeks seem like they have been going by so slow and each day feels like it's going by so slow. I hate days and weeks like...

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Swimsuit Season

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   Happy hump day! Well we are finally hitting the half way point for the work week. My mind has been all over the place lately and I feel like I have been having a creative block or something....

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It's Friday!

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   It's Friday- thank God! Sorry I haven't been posting lately. I have felt so tired and drained this week and haven't been feeling good. I think I might be getting sick- for the hundredth time...

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Easter Sunday

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   Ugh, the dreaded Monday is here and I definitely didn't want to go to work today. I feel like I need a day off and a vacation but I'll have Thursday off b/c of my sleep study scheduled for...

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No Caffeine...

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   Good Morning everyone! I do not know how I am going to make it through the day. I am not allowed to have any caffeine at all today-none. I'm already ready to pass out and I feel the migraine...

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Weekend Recap

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   Good Morning everyone. It's Monday- again. Grrr. I really just wanted to stay in bed and sleep but I gotta make that money.   So this weekend was slightly eventful. I actually cleaned my room...

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Let It Go

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   In the words of Elsa, let it go. Sometimes you just have to let things go. For me, that was letting things end with Ryne. He was just moving way too fast and it unfortunately ruined what we...

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Pet Giftbox #2

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   Good Morning. I saw something somewhere on Facebook that said Tuesday is Monday's stepsister or evil stepsister. I thought that was pretty funny and true. Tuesday is almost as bad as Monday. I...

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Mo' Problems

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   Gooooood Morning! We just have to get through today and get through tomorrow and then it's the weekend. Hallelujah! Sorry about my rant yesterday. So my bed and new mattress got delivered...

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My New Bed

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   Yay, it is FRIDAY!!! And my bed frame got put together last night. The nice people that worked higher up at Ashley Furniture found out about the situation and agreed that what happened was...

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Weekend Recap

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   Weekends are always way too short and Mondays come way too quick. Good Morning! I am freakin' freezing and tired right now and it is raining its butt off here. Cold+Tired+Rain+Work= Not A Happy...

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Emojis

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   Happy Hump Day! We've made it to the halfway mark of the work week-kind of. Ugh yesterday was a total mess. My sleep app/ alarm malfunctioned or something, maybe because of the storm, and it...

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Teen Mom OG

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   So who has been watching Teen Mom OG? I have! I finally watched Monday night's episode on Tuesday- ya know, since it comes on past my bedtime. At the end, Farrah Abraham finally made her...

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I HATE Spiders

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   I hate spiders. My morning has started off with some trauma already- but it could have been so much worse. So I go into the bathroom- the only one in my office that I have to share with all of...

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Weekend Recap

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   Oh good Lord, it feels like a Monday- and kind of is Monday for those of us who were off for the holiday yesterday. I definitely could have used an extra 4-8 hours of sleep this morning and my...

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Pretty Little Liars

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   Yay, it is finally furidayyyy!!! So excited even though I have a big to-do list this weekend. So a lot of shows have just had their season finales and a lot of shows are starting back up in the...

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Hey, Guess What?

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   Not only is it Hump Day but it is officially 1 month from my birthday! I probably shouldn't even be this excited because it's a month away and I have no plans but hey, I'll be another year...

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Milestones

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   One more day until Friday!!! So last night my little sister graduated from High School. I'm so proud of her even though it was a given that she would graduate considering she is SUPER smart and...

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News

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   How the heck is it only Tuesday??? Ugh, these weeks seem like they are getting longer and longer.   So my sweet baby Audrey is officially on seizure medication. She has been having seizures....

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Weekend Recap

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   Monday seriously needs to go on a vacation. I am so freaking exhausted. At least it is less than 2 weeks until my birthday!   This weekend was another uneventful one. I've still been trying to...

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Birthday Week!!!

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   Good Morning- 4 day work week this week, yeeesssssssss!!! And it is my birthday week, yay! I used to always say July was my birthday month and felt like I should be treated extra special for...

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Pet Giftbox #4

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   Good Morning... Oh My Lord I am so freakin' tired. I went to bed later than usual last night because we were out getting all of the dogs shots done and it took a lot longer than expected. I...

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Gotcha Day

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   Ugh, it's only Tuesday? And it has been thundering. Lovely. I am tired as F***.   So ironically, I got my dogs around the same time each year I got them. Not only do I celebrate their...

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On The Market

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   Good Morning... Lord, I am most definitely more tired today than yesterday and that is rare. I am like insanely tired. Ugh. I know I haven't been posting much and that was because I was so busy...

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Pet Giftbox #5

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   Almost halfway through the work week. I consider around noon to be halfway through the work week and boy am I tired this morning. Someone paleeease stick some wires in my eyes and charge them...

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Weekend Recap

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   Omg, thank God it is Friday tomorrow- forreal. I have been so busy and on the verge of literally losing my mind. So let's just cut to the chase. Even though this post is late, I wanted to give...

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Weekend Recap

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   Oh my Lord it is almost Friday!!! I have very exciting news for you but I probably won't get around to it until next week. Either way, just keep an eye out for that post!   Sooo I don't have...

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I'm Still Here

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   Hey everyone! I'm still here and didn't bail on y'all, I promise. Sooo I've kept this on the DL and had only told a few people and was very vague to others but... I sold my house (I also...

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Weekend Recap

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   "Happy" Monday everyone. So I was determined to get this weekend recap post done on Monday and I succeeded! Yes!   Friday, Jesse surprised me. He came home with food to make dinner for us on...

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I'm Thankful For...

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   I cannot believe Thanksgiving is just 2 days away! The end of this year has been flying by so fast and before you know it, it'll be 2016. Well, anyways, I figured I would do a post on what I am...

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Weekend Recap

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   Hey y'all! So I really did have every intention to do my weekend recap on Monday and then even yesterday but it just didn't happen... at all. I was so exhausted. I just couldn't do it and it...

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Wine Made Easy

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   Who doesn't love a good glass of wine? Whether it be at dinner, while you're snuggled up on the couch watching a movie, or wherever. Now, I'll be the first to admit, I am terrible when it comes...

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Weekend Recap

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   Sorry my recap is late! I really thought I'd get this week's recap done and posted on Monday but shit happens. Anyways... oh my God y'all, it is almost Christmas!!! I am so freakin' excited! ...

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Weekend Recap

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   This weekend was fun but so tiring. I even fell asleep around 7/ 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night! Of course I still didn't wake up feeling rested but I have been so tired lately. I could not keep...

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Weekend Recap

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   Yea I know, my recap is a little late but I made sure I got it done before we are in a completely new year.   I had a blast this past weekend. After I got off work and got home, I baked cookies...

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Healthy Snacking

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   Snacking is probably one of my major problems when it comes to trying to eat healthy and maintaining a healthy weight. Finding a snack that is healthy, tasty, and fills me up in between meals...

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Weekend Recap

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   "Happy" Monday y'all! It's just another week of the new year and my brain feels like it is mush right now. Buuut, I want to get this weekend recap done and published today so here it is. ...

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I'm Pregnant!!!

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   Yup, you read that correctly! I am pregnant! What a freakin' year. I still can't believe it but Jesse and I are over the moon excited that we are expecting our first child. Baby McAward is due...

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13 Week Bumpdate

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   Some say 13 weeks is when the 2nd trimester begins, some say 13 weeks and 2 days, 13 weeks and 3 days, or some even say it doesn't start until 14 weeks. Well guess what? I don't care. I'm...

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Old Wives' Tales

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   I LOVE reading about the different old wives' tales and theories to try and guess the baby's gender. I can't use all of them because some of them require you to be a little further along and I...

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15 Week Bumpdate

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   Ugh, Mondays... so freakin' tired but let's start this week off right on a positive note. I'm 15 weeks and 2 days pregnant, so it's time for a 15 week bumpdate.How Far Along:15 weeks...

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16 Week Bumpdate

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   Good Morning y'all! It is bumpdate time, ya know since I can't seem to get my bumpdates done on Saturdays with all the craziness of the weekend.How Far Along:16 weeks and 2 daysDue...

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17 Week Bumpdate

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   Ugggh, can we all please just put our pajamas back on and crawl back into bed??? No? Ok, then we might as well get on with this bumpdate.How Far Along:17 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:12/31/2016 New...

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18 Week Bumpdate

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   Holy shit, I'm 18 weeks pregnant?!!! Almost half way there and it is so freakin' exciting!How Far Along:18 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!Baby is the Size of:A Sweet Potato!...

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19 Week Bumpdate

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    Omg you guys, I'm almost at the halfway mark!!!How Far Along:19 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!Baby is the Size of:A Tomato or Mango! Baby is measuring 6" from crown to...

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20 Week Bumpdate

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   We're at the halfway mark people (well 2 days past it if you want to get technical)!!! And it is anatomy scan/ ultrasound day (but not until later, so the day will drag on for sure)!!!How Far...

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21 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along:21 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!Baby is the Size of:A large Carrot! Baby is measuring 7" from crown to rump. At the anatomy scan last week, Rory was weighing in...

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22 Week Bumpdate

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   Is it really Monday again already??? These weekends go by way too quickly and I can't believe it is almost September!How Far Along:22 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!Baby is...

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23 Week Bumpdate

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   Ugh, going back to work after a long weekend sucks but hey, at least it's only a 4 day work week (for me at least)!How Far Along:23 weeks and 3 daysDue Date:12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!Baby is...

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24 Week Bumpdate

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   Sooo if you count a month as having 4 weeks in it, then I'm 6 months pregnant!!! But at the same time, not really. That's why it's so much more accurate to just go by weeks instead of months....

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25 Week Bumpdate

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   Is it really only Monday? I am so freakin' exhausted...How Far Along:25 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!Baby is the Size of:An Rutabaga! Baby is measuring 9" from crown to...

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26 Week Bumpdate

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Ugh, is it really Monday again? I am sooo tired from my baby shower yesterday.How Far Along:26 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!Baby is the Size of:An Eggplant! Baby is measuring...

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27 Week Bumpdate

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   Guess what?!?! I'm in my third trimester!!! Ok, some people don't consider the third trimester starting until 28 weeks but I'm one of the people who says it starts at/ around 27 weeks. Woohoo...

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Baby Shower

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   Sooo I had hoped I would've had this post up already and I had thought I'd have at least started it last week but that didn't happen. I am seriously so exhausted and this pregnancy brain shiz...

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28 Week Bumpdate

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   Ugh I think the pregnancy insomnia is happening and I definitely regret eating a bunch of m&ms right now because now I feel nauseous but enough of me complaining. Let's get onto this late...

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29 Week Bumpdate

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   Is it really Monday??? I am so freakin' tired I seriously debated staying home to sleep. I ended up getting to Dunkin' Donuts before they opened and ended up napping in their parking lot while...

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30 Week Bumpdate

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   You guys!!! My due date is in less than 10 freakin' weeks!!!How Far Along: 30 weeks and 2 daysDue Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!Baby is the Size of: A butternut squash! Baby should be...

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31 Week Bumpdate

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   The countdown is getting real! Exactly 2 months until my due date!!!   You guys, I officially received my first ignorant rude comment about how far along I look/ how big I am. We went to A.C....

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32 Week Bumpdate

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   Sooo if you consider a month having 4 weeks, I'm 8 months pregnant!!!How Far Along: 32 weeks and 2 daysDue Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve! The OBGYN's office actually called me on Friday to...

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33 Week Bumpdate

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   Ugh, it feels like these work weeks are dragging and the weekends are going by waaay too fast. I've been having horrible all over back pain that started last night while I was sleeping. I'm...

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34 Week Bumpdate

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   I feel bad saying this sometimes but I'm forreal over this pregnancy. I am not one of those ladies that has had a smooth easy pregnancy and just absolutely loves being pregnant. And don't think...

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Thankful...

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   In the spirit of Thanksgiving being tomorrow, I thought I'd do a short, sweet, and simple little post on some things I am thankful for...1. Rory Brielle- Although she is not here yet, I am so...

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The Perfect Side

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   With it being deer season and all, Jesse got his hunting trip done and out of the way before baby Rory makes her appearance. A few weekends ago, he went hunting down on my grandmom's property...

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35 Week Bumpdate

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   Ugh, Mondays after a long weekend are the worst and I seriously contemplated staying home today.How Far Along:35 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:12/31/2016 New Year's Eve but c-section is scheduled...

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36 Week Bumpdate

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   You guys!!! I get to meet my little girl in 3 weeks and 2 days!!! I can't believe it is so freakin' close!How Far Along:36 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:12/31/2016 New Year's Eve but c-section is...

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37 Week Bumpdate

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   Ugh, Mondays... but at least I just have to get through this week and next week and then I'll be off for the Holidays, I'm taking off the day before my c-section, and then I'll be on "maternity...

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38 Week Bumpdate

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    We're in the single digits y'all! 9 days until Rory is here!!!How Far Along:38 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:12/31/2016 New Year's Eve but c-section is scheduled for 12/28/16.Baby is the Size of:A...

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Months 4-6

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   Alright, now let's try to get through months 4-6.4 Months Old12 lbs 2 ounces, 24 1/2" long, 41.3 cm head circumference.You finally sleep in your pack n' play and by "in your pack n' play" I...

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Months 7-8

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   We're getting caught up!!! I was beginning to think it would never happen.7 Months OldFirst trip to Rita's! You had some of daddy's cotton candy italian ice but you weren't crazy about it. You...

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10 Week Bumpdate

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   Ok, so let's try this thing again lol. And as I said in my announcement post, these things are not going to be posted weekly. I'm going to try to do them every other week but we'll see.How Far...

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9 Months Old

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   What??? We're actually doing a monthly update on time? It must be a miracle! On another note, I can't believe we have a 9 month old!!!9 Months OldRory's 9 month appointment isn't until next...

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12 Week Bumpdate

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   So yea, I'm thinking this whole doing bumpdates every other week is working out pretty good. I'm posting this one a little later b/c my first appointment with MFM (Maternal Fetal Medicine/ high...

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14 Week Bumpdate

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   Jeez, I almost forgot to get a picture for this one and everything. I am just so freaking busy and tired.How Far Along:14 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:4/14/18Baby is the Size of:a lemon! Baby #2...

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16 Week Bumpdate

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   Am I done yet? Like seriously... but in all reality I'm almost at the halfway mark.How Far Along:16 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:4/14/18Baby is the Size of:an avocado! Baby #2 should weigh 3-5 oz...

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10 Months Old

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10 Months OldAt your 9(ish) month appointment, you weighed 18 lbs 4 oz (37th percentile) and were 28.25" long (71st percentile)! I think it is safe to say you're going to be a tall girl.I swear...

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18 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along:18 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:4/14/18Baby is the Size of:a sweet potato! Baby #2 should weigh 5 oz and measure 5.5" longWeight Gain:At the 17 week mark, I was down 1 lb but as of this...

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Baby #2 is a....

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   GIRL!!!!!!!!!   I am still in shock! I for sure thought we were having a boy but we're super excited! Even though we both originally wanted a boy this pregnancy, we then changed our minds and...

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11 Months Old

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11 Months OldThis is what 11 months old looks like. You are in that defiant rebellious stage. You get into anything and everything. You prefer to be pantless and sockless.1st Halloween- you...

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20 Week Bumpdate

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   I know, I know, I'm late. I've been feeling sick and Jesse also hid the scale so that I couldn't weigh myself [insert eye roll emoji]. Butttt better late than never, right? Especially since I...

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22 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along:22 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:4/14/18Baby is the Size of:a spaghetti squash! Baby #2 should weigh 1 lb and measure 8" long. After my next scan, we should be able to get a better idea...

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24 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along:24 weeks and 4 daysDue Date:4/14/18Baby is the Size of:an ear of corn! Baby #2 should weigh 1.5 lb and measure 8.5" long. At my ultrasound a week ago, she was weighing 1 lb 6 oz and...

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26 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along:26 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:4/14/18Baby is the Size of:an eggplant! Baby #2 should weigh 2 lbs and measure 9.2" long. My gut feeling has been that her birth weight will either be 7...

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28 Week Bumpdate

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   Hellllllo 3rd trimester (although I consider 26 weeks the 3rd trimester but whatevs).How Far Along:28 weeks and 4 daysDue Date:4/14/18Baby is the Size of:a cauliflower! Baby #2 should weigh 2.5...

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30 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along:30 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:4/14/18, Still waiting for the call to schedule my c-section. We are in the single digits (regarding weeks) in the countdown!!!Baby is the Size of:a...

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32 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along:32 weeks and 3 days (I think I'm going to start doing these weekly since she could literally come any day).Due Date:4/14/18 but my c-section is scheduled for 4/11/18!Baby is the Size...

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33 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along:33 weeks and 2 days (doing these things weekly now).Due Date:4/14/18 but my c-section is scheduled for 4/11/18!Baby is the Size of:a honeydew melon! Baby #2 should weigh 4.5 lbs and...

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35 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along:35 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:4/14/18 but my c-section is scheduled for 4/11/18!Baby is the Size of:a canary melon! Baby #2 should weigh 5.5 lbs and measure 19-22" long. I had my last...

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34 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along:34 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:4/14/18 but my c-section is scheduled for 4/11/18!Baby is the Size of:a pinapple! Baby #2 should weigh 4.9 lbs and measure 19-22" long. I had my last...

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36 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along:36 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:4/14/18 but my c-section is scheduled for 4/11/18! But I would love for her to come tomorrow b/c tomorrow is the first day of spring and Rory was born on...

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37 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along:37 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:4/14/18 but my c-section is scheduled for 4/11/18! Yup, still pregnant...Baby is the Size of:a winter melon! Baby #2 should weigh 6.5 lbs and measure...

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38 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along:38 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:4/14/18 but my c-section is scheduled for 4/11/18! Yup, still pregnant...Baby is the Size of:a swiss chard! Baby #2 should weigh 6.5 lbs and measure...

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39 Week Bumpdate

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   Y'all, it is so weird doing a 39 week bumpdate post! Since I had Rory at 38 weeks and 4 days, this is the longest I've been pregnant.How Far Along:39 weeks and 2 daysDue Date:4/14/18 but my...

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Snow Day

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I had an unexpected snow day from work today so I have spent most of the day working on yarn pom poms but I also took a break to curate another treasury. I get addicted to making these. This one...

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Yesterday

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Ok so I didn't make a schedule or to-do list or any of the sort yesterday.  I did, however, get a long overdue haircut, worked on a birthday girl's ribbon corsage, saw a super inspiring art show...

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Hello Blog

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Today has been one of my favorite days in my studio.  My walls are filling up with color and they are looking like this:This morning I hit the ground running and started working on these two new...

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So Many Things

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This week has gone by in a blur.  I had a few days off at work and I spent the time as wisely as possible.One of the best things I did was check out this show at NIU's art gallery. The closing...

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Busy Bee

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Hi you guys! It's been a couple of weeks since I got back from sweetRachael's wedding and it feels like I have hit the ground running with lots of stuff going on in my life.  The wedding was...

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Angie Zielinkski

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A while back I had a long talk with a former professor of mine. I may have already talked about it here but the talk has stayed with me and I try to work out all the different thoughts and ideas....

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Happenings

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Have you ever had an idea for a project and then once you started it had a huge "What have I done?" moment?  I  am feeling that right now. As I mentioned in the last post, I bought this beautiful...

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Studio Clutter

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I am currently drowning in my studio! I know the smart thing to do would be to stop and clean it up and then jump back in but I have this frantic feeling that there is no time to clean. I would...

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These Days

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Good morning, y'all. I have to say I'm sorry this blog has become a bunch of posts of me just saying, "I've been busy!!" but man oh man have I been busy. My first big sale of the summer is just...

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Giveaway Winner

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Good Morning! I just used the random number generator to pick a winner for my Dreamcatcher giveaway and the winner is lucky number 2!   Julisuz... or Suzi... wins a dreamcatcher of her choice plus...

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I did it!

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I made it through the weekend!  I had such a wonderful time at the Na-Da Farm Sale this Spring and am happy to have met so many new people.This year we were allowed to come to the farm a day early...

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Weekend Sale

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Yesterday I set up shop at a local flower and garden store.  It was a beautiful setting, I was right across from a small waterfall and koi pond.  It was a fun day and I met neat people that do...

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Work Clothes

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Here's a side note for the day.  I got new work out pants and started my new "job" at the same time.  Normally my work out wear consists of an old pair of sweatpants that I poorly cut into shorts...

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Budget Woes

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Can I take a few minutes to whine about things I shouldn't be whining about?  Did I hear someone say yes? Ok!  I mentioned recently that my new job has meant tightening up our budget.  We have...

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Etsy Questions

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I just took finished up a photo shoot with two more dreamcatchers and got them listed in myShop Cute Gift For Girl And Gift For Boy.  In the past hour I went from feeling good and excited for what...

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Inspiration

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I was getting very lonely in my studio. I'm excited about what I'm working on but it's funny how lonely you can get.  Thursdays seem to be the worst for that kind of feeling. It's like I hit a...

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Mondays Love Etsy

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Mondays have got to be good for something, right? Why not make Mondays a good day for loving etsy shops?  It's so fun to stumble upon an etsy shop that you love.  I found Mary Bucek's work through...

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Ice Cream for Real

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Yesterday I saw a girl walking with a bag of groceries and I could see a frozen pizza in the bag. I was so jealous.  At the moment I was really hungry for lunch and I knew she was walking home and...

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Etsy Loves Monday

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Double posting today because it's Monday and it's etsy lovin' day.  Today's shop belongs to my friend Jessica Robles. You have seen her millions of times here because I adore her and her work....

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Always Anxious

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Yesterday was a busy one! I thought about blogging all day and before I  knew it I was going to bed.  I love days when I am on a roll and can't quit working. It did, however, take me a while to...

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Etsy Love!

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Every week I like to pick an Etsy shop that I love and do a mini interview with the shop owner. Today I'm talking with my friend Robyn Wells. She makes all kinds of fun and creative things.  You...

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Work It Out

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For the past month I have been using a phone app that has helped me start running. My friend Janey and I have been meeting almost daily at 6:00 a.m. and increase our running time each week....

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Room Switch

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I seem to have a gene that runs through my family where the women get tired of something in their home and take it upon themselves to make huge changes completely alone.  My mom once switched her...

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Catch Up

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This is what my desk currently looks like.  See that tiny little space where my scissors are? That's the tiny little space I'm working in.  Yesterday I was thisclose to stopping what I was doing...

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Long Weekend

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Good morning. I have been away far too long!  Friday I had some technical difficulties with my Day In The Life post so I will have to move it to this Friday.  Friday through Sunday I moonlighted...

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Pizza and Dirt

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How do you type a noise of frustration? I just uploaded pics from my new camera showing all the work yesterday and somehow they completely disappeared into the ether.  Come back photos!! Luckily I...

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Honey Craft Market

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Saturday I did an artist's market in Woodstock, IL as part of theHoney Craft Market.  They do this event monthly in a very cool space calledMixin Mingle.  I have been to this sale before so I was...

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About Me

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I don't know why I think I can sit down and edit about a million pictures and list them in myetsy Shop Cute Gift For Girl And Gift For Boyand it's going to take about an hour. I'm almost three...

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Disaster!

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Y'all.I was so serious when I said my studio is a disaster.That is my table! Above and below... that is where I'm suppose to sit and work!The table below doesn't even belong in that spot. I moved...

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Inspiration Tour

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You guys!! I had a great time on my inspiration tour in Chicago.  I went with a few gal pals who were happy to go on a journey checking out beautiful places and dreaming about all the creative...

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Little Bits

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I have been the sleepiest girl lately.  It's almost nine o'clock and I am ready for bed. Okay, I'm actually in bed. As soon as I'm done writing this I plan on falling fast asleep. I'm afraid I'm...

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So cute.

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After I write this post I think I have to have a 24 hour hiatus from the internet. I cannot watch Breaking Bad's finale until tomorrow night and I'm terrified of it getting spoiled. There is...

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Hello, I'm Fine.

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Me again.Yesterday two different friends each told me to update my blog.  I realize I'm doing a terrible job of blogging daily. I think I get nervous about what to say sometimes which is silly...

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A Follow-Up

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Last night I tried to quit my phone cold turkey between the hours of 6-9.  I mostly did okay. I had a few moments where I grabbed it and looked at a few things but for the most part I stayed away....

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Inspiration Board

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Last night for some reason I could not get into my studio again. I think I put too much pressure on myself to continue with the work from the night before and to do something really amazing. As a...

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Making Stuff

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Hi!How was your weekend? I hope you filled it with lots of sweet things like candy.I did what I said I would do and I worked in my studio.  It felt so good. I'm excited about what I am working on...

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Dream Home

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Today I'm dreaming.  We have had our house for over a year now and I love it but it still doesn't feel like home. I think I still treat it like it's an apartment so I am afraid to make a lot of...

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Artists Help

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When a typhoon struck the Philippines a few weeks ago I have felt nothing but helpless.  I've listened to news stories and heard people pleading for help. I was so happy when Nancy fromPretty...

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Quietly quiet.

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Hi! How was your weekend?  Did you have a long weekend filled with so much food? Did you shop? Did you celebrate Thanksgiving and or Hanukkah? If so I hope you had a fabulous holiday.  If not, I...

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Shop

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I have been filling up my etsy shop with lots of goodies. In a very perfect world I would be able to hire a photographer who could teach me how to shoot the best possible product photos ever. I...

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Dream Springs

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I'm really into tassels right now. Last night I was able to work for a bit in my studio and I finished up this blue jersey dreamcatcher. I fought the urge to add anything else to it and just went...

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Candy Colors

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This weekend I had the kind of studio time I have been dreaming about for some time now. I worked and worked and was super excited with the results.  I have always wanted to learn how to make a...

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Honestly Lately

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Happy new year! It's nearly a month into 2014 and I have no idea where the time has gone.  It has been a "blink and you miss it month."  In the days leading up to January 1st I spent lots of time...

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Working Weekend

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Etsy can be so overwhelming.  I have been working since 3:30 trying to take a good pic of the arrow garland below.  After tons of trial and error I felt fine with what I had but editing it was so...

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Since Last Week

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Hi. I managed to survive my back-to-work jitters last week. It helped seeing on facebook that so many other people were experiencing the same kinds of feelings.  Of course as soon as Friday came I...

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Bananas

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Hi!  I did another round of editing photos and adding items to my shop and it took me way less time.  I even re-shot this guy because the first round of pictures were terrible and I can finally...

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Imagine

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I had a great day today but I ate too many sweets.  I totally forgot that I was going to stop.  Why does my job have to have donuts on Mondays?? It gets me every time.I am trying to remember what...

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Making Stuff

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Since the time change it feels like the days are zooming by faster than I'd like. I am on "spring break" this week and I am trying to settle in to my old routine of being a stay-at-home bunny mom....

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Hot Cakes

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The other dayBryannecame over and we made cakes.  We don't get to hang out nearly enough but when we do we always put our time to good use and work on something creative.I have been wanting to...

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Fever Dreams

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This productive work week has so far been a slight fail.  I am at least blogging regularly and am working in my studio but it is still at the snailiest of all snail's paces. I finished this today....

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End of the break

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it is the end of spring break and i still have this obnoxious head cold and all i want to do is lay down. i still managed to plow my way through it and get lots of new things made with lots of...

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Oh Joy!

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oh my goodness gracious, you guys! i have been super anxious about the newOh Joy!fortargetline and it's finally here! it hit most stores on sunday but our target got the line yesterday.  i cannot...

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Fresh Start

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There is nothing like the first sale of the season to make you second guess everything you are doing.  Yeah,  it was one of those days. But it's good. It is making me think long and hard about...

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It's a Baby!

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Yesterday I had my 12 week check-up with my doctor and felt pretty in the clear about finally being able to publicly say out loud that I'm pregnant!  If you regularly read my blog you may have...

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Art Makin'

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When I first started this blog I was in grad school working on my master's degree in printmaking. It was a place for me to show my processes and share the artists who influenced me.  I finally got...

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Creating Magic

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This morning I woke to the sound of my phone buzzing with text messages.  Two of my girlfriends were group texting about a blog post recently written byKatie Daisyand the magical journey she has...

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Blog Hop

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my friend robyn invited me to participate in a blog hop.  every monday different bloggers share a post about themselves and what they are currently working on. i'm excited to participate.  robyn...

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Budget Woes

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Go vote today! J and I went early this morning and it felt good.  I wish he didn't have to go to work so soon because it would have been nice to have a post-voting celebratory breakfast. Instead I...

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It's Been A While

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It has been three months since I last posted but it feels like it has been a lifetime.  I planned on writing here last week but had every computer problem imaginable.  I have finally resigned to...

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Identity

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Yesterday was one of those days where by 9:00 am I wanted to crawl in bed and call it a day.  All weekend long was a tough parent time.  Maybellene was fussy and tired and fought sleep.  I was...

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Baby Fashions

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Growing up I acted out like a typical art student and dressed in a way that some times went against the grain.  No, most times...  I think that I blend in a bit more now only because most of my...

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Here We Are

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Man oh man.  I've been away for so long I don't know where to begin.  Over the course of one month my husband got a new job out of state, we sold our home, bought a home, packed up our home, said...

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Here Now

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We have now lived here long enough to take two of Maybellene's monthly pictures.  Each month she has become harder and harder to photograph because she is becoming her own person and is going to...

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Sunday Blues

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I have the Sunday Blues.  I realize it's Monday but this long weekend makes Monday feel like an extension of Sunday.Anyway I've always had the Sunday Blues.  When I was little I dreaded Mondays so...

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Arizona

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Luke and I ventured our way out to Arizona two weekends ago. The visit reaffirmed all the faith I hold in my heart about the power of family. Life sometimes deals you a mean funk and a lot of...

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Safari Park

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(What I'm wearing) Shirt: LOFT. Denim: LOFT. Hat: Boutique ( similar). Lipstick: NYX Pure Red.One of the perks of living in the San Diego area is all of the parks, including the famous zoo and...

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Happy Anniversary

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Today marks 4 years since Matt and I tied the knot! Consider this the ultimate Throwback Thursday, anniversary edition. From the days of acrylic nails and tanning, to baby spit and poop, we've...

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Guess What?

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 Sweater: LOFT. Skirt: LOFT. Shirt: LOFT. Flats: Nine West. Necklace: Francesca's.Cat's outta the bag, folks! Baby Numero Dos is on its way! This little biscuit is scheduled to arrive November 13....

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Boy Or Girl?

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Like I said before, that feeling in my gut tells me it's a little girl, although that could just be wishful thinking to have one of each. I really am just pining for those frills and bows, though....

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Style That Bump

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Bump Stats:Tiffany from I Am Style-ish: 24 weeksAnna from In Honor Of Design: 38 weeksMe: 19 weeksLynzy from Sparkling Footsteps: 24 weeksEmily from The Freckled Fox: 22 weeksTop: Anthropologie....

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This Face

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This face. This face!I am just going to take the next minute to gush about how much I adore this kid. This is what I greet when Luke wakes up from his naps. It starts with little chirps and odd...

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Happy 28th

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Happy Birthday, Matthew, my old lug!Can't believe you are practically 30! Shouldn't we be getting ready to retire soon or something like that?These past 5 years with you have been the richest...

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Style That Bump

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Top to Bottom: Lynzy | Me | Emily | Laura | TiffanyHappiest of Mondays to you!Here is the second round of Style That Bump, where we give you maternity style inspiration and show you how to wear...

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Style That Bump

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Top to Bottom: Laura | Emily | Tiffany | Me | LynzyBom badddda bahhhh! Three cheers for round three of the maternity style series!My look this week was styling a bump in pants. And I have to tell...

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Newborn Essentials

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Clothe: Swaddle Blankets. Long-Sleeve Onesies. Mittens. Socks. Pacifiers | Feed: Breast Pump. Bottle Set. Nipple Cream | Diaper: Pocket Diapers. Prefold Diapers. Snappi Diaper Fasteners. Ointment....

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Skirt That Bump

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 Skirt: Sprightly So. Chambray Shirt: Sprightly So. Sandals: Payless. Belt: LOFT. Glasses: Vintage.Maxi skirts might as well be my best friend during pregnancy. Let's think about this. They are...

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I Doth Confess

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Folks, I have a confession... or twenty. Lately, my mind has honed in on that silly, nonsensical quest for perfection as a mom, wife, friend, person... whatever! Basically any and all facets of my...

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Park City!

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Why is it the events we always plan and look forward to for months and months just end in a flurry of time? I guess time really does fly when you are having fun, and fun we had! Bundles of it.This...

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Abstagrams

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Greetings from the glorious mountains of Park City!We are currently enjoying the 85 degree weather, frightening gondola rides, plenty of pool time and all things family reunion related. Sometimes...

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A Day In Salt Lake

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Consider any posts while I am here in Utah as a grand photo dump.We spent the last day with Matt's family gallivanting around Temple Square in Salt Lake City and taking pictures like we were part...

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Dear Luke

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My Dear Luke,As I peruse through the trails of the last photos of Utah, I can't help but feel overcome with love for you. For family. For the knowledge that we are an eternal clan, tied at the...

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Palazzo Pants

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 Top: LOFT. Palazzo Pants: Vintage . Belt: LOFT. Earrings: c/o INPINK. Bracelets: c/o INPINK. Lipstick: MAC Candy Yum Yum.These are my beloved, bonafide 70's palazzo pants. I scored them at a...

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Hypnobirthing

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The day Luke was born. I was a puffy, bedraggled mess, and it hurt like the dickens!If there is one thing I learned from bringing Luke into this world, it's the necessity to stay calm and...

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Teachers

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It's been 20 years, yet I still distinctly remember my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Allen. Those carefree days of building those rumpled, clay statues for holiday presents, followed by story time...

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Hello, September!

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1. Homemade pumpkin spice hot chocolate! Who cares if it is still 80 degrees with the worst humidity San Diego has seen? It's air conditioned in this joint, making it nice and icicle-y so I can...

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Layers

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Jacket: LOFT ( similar). Shirt: UO ( similar). Pants: LOFT ( similar). Boots: Kohl's. Beanie: H&M ( similar). Bracelets: H&M ( similar).My wardrobe is slowly transitioning back to it's muted...

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Pants, Shmants

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Who needs pants when you have a sweet graphic sweater and the baddest sneakers known to man?  Luke has implemented a firm "pants optional" policy and I am fully endorsing it. He is becoming quite...

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Oh, Disneyland

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The magnetic pull of the magic of Disneyland caught hold of us, even all the way down in San Diego. We attempted to fill the void this last year with season passes to SeaWorld, but to no avail. I...

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Color By Amber

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  Bow Necklace: c/o Color by Amber. Maternity Denim: c/o Isabella Oliver. Sweater: LOFT. Boots: MIA. Lipstick: MAC Rebel.Today I am thrilled to be teaming up with Color by Amber and 9 other...

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My Baby Is Breech

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And I am feeling overwhelmingly defeated.Today marks 35 weeks on the dot, and yesterday's checkup confirmed baby boy still hasn't budged. His darling little head is wedged up under my right rib,...

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Thank You

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Tunic: c/o NV Blue. Maternity Boyfriend Jeans: Kohl's. Booties: Kohl's. Purse: c/o PB&J Boutique. Sunglasses: Target. Watch: Fossil. Bracelets: H&M. Lipstick: NYX.First off, I just want to extend...

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Bates Nut Farm

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|| Abbey || Flannel: Target. Tee: Target. Pants: LOFT. Beanie: c/o Boden. Scarf: c/o Hearts. Boots: MIA. Nail Color: Essie, Sole Mate. || Luke || Shirt: Old Navy. Pants: Baby Gap. Beanie: c/o Mini...

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Just The Two Of Us

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There are exactly just two more weeks of Luke and mommy time. This little nugget and I make a good team as we go adventuring, run errands, snuggle up on the bed with popcorn in hand while watching...

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Life With Two

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It's here.I am a mom of two.It has been here for a whole 2 weeks and 1 day now! Me, Abbey, a mother of multiple children. Can you tell I am going through a bit of a surreal moment? I keep thinking...

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To My Boys

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Litte boy, when you speakI can't help but kiss your cheeksI love the way you grab my handsAnd tell me all about your plansRocket high, comets flyYou and I could hitch a rideAnd fly away to...

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Gingerbread House

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We started a new tradition of gingerbread house making this year, in addition to our cutout sugar cookies. Believe it or not, I've never made a legitimate gingerbread house in my life. I suppose...

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Merry Christmas!

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This is our digital Christmas card this year since we didn't get around to printing out the real thing (you know, new babies and stuff). We would like to thank our tripod and camera remote for...

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Christmas Morning

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Now that Christmas is over, Luke consistently asks to read all of his books about Santa before he goes down for the night. I think it's safe to say he likes the guy. I mean, look at all those...

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Our Holiday Duds

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Me || Skirt: DIY. Top: F21. Collar: DIY. Shoes: Nine West. Lips: NARS Jungle Red.Luke || Cardigan: Baby Gap. Pants: Gap Outlet. Boots: Target. Shirt: H&M. Tie: H&M.Wes || Cardigan: Baby Gap....

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Weekending

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I live for weekends like this last one. A fourth of my enormously large family made the trek to the beach to see us and be a part of Wesley's baby blessing at our church. We celebrated birthdays,...

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A Birthday Party

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We kept it small with Luke's birthday party this year by celebrating with just our little family. Matt had to jet off for a business trip just moments after we celebrated, and keeping it simple...

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Tot School Ideas

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At the start of the new year, we introduced Luke to "Tot School" here at home. Since we are living with intention and all, Luke becoming a child genius ranks high on the list ;) But honestly, I...

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Scooterin'

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We made good use of our church parking lot last week and took Luke on a proper scootering adventure. There was just the right amount of incline for him to get some serious speed for a 2-year-old....

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Around The House

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1. My blue-eyed boy.2. Favorite candle.3. Pompoms and Polaroids.4. French finger foods cookbook that I desperately need to experiment with, and the wise words of Julia Child ... "People who love...

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The "Ugly" Truth

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So, lifestyle blogs. The place where we are guaranteed to find radiating photos (taken on a DSLR camera, no less) of perfectly dressed children and their mothers (decked head to toe in overpriced,...

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Family Style

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Me: Chambray top: Target. Pants: similar. Shoes: similar. Watch: ASOS. Sunglasses: similar.Matt: Shirt: Target. Hat: similar. Pants: Gap.Luke: Shirt: Target. Jeans: H&M. Shoes: Target.(Sorry, Wes....

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Beach Day

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Suit: c/o Albion Fit (we're collaborating for a fabulous swimwear giveaway coming soon!)Hat: similarSunglasses: similarIt's finally that time of year where hanging out on the beach is the only...

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Kissy Kissy

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 The clothing from the designer baby line, Kissy Kissy, is as sweet and yummy as it sounds. There is only a a tiny window in which you can dress your baby in those gentle and soft prints and...

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Spring Flowers

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We headed out for an impromptu stroll around Coronado the other weekend, and it turned out being one of those really good days where everything seamlessly flows together and you are left with that...

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Memorial Day copy

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On Sunday we made a little trip out to Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma. There was a sacred reverence in the air for these veterans who pledged their lives for our freedom. I was...

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Taking Stock

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I saw this list on Sydney's blog (who got it from Pip's blog) and I think it is such a simple and beautiful way to journal what is going on in my head and my life right now. So, I am jumping on...

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Beach Day Treats

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Fruttare, but all my opinions are my own.I love a long holiday weekend. Actually, I've been a long...

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San Clemente Pier

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Last Saturday evening, we strolled around the San Clemente Pier with Matt's brother and their little guy. (And I clearly could not refrain from taking 5 bajillion pictures.) If you want to watch a...

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Balboa

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Outfit details:Top: similarShorts: Forever 21Sunglasses: similarSandals: TargetHat: similarNecklace: c/o ILY CoutureLast week we made the drive up to Newport Beach and spent the day lounging on...

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Our New Place

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We've been in our new home for a little over a week now and I am convinced moving is both addicting and a good boost for morale — I feel like a new person!I can't even begin to tell you how...

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Instagram

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It's summer time, and the livin' is easy, especially when you are spending time with your family! We are in Heber at my folks' house for the next couple of weeks, so it might get a little quiet...

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Family Reunion

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Here are just a handful of the hundreds of photos I snapped over the weekend of our family reunion. We spent a day at Deer Creek Reservoir, BBQ'd, gabbed, and played. Summer is officially my...

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Taking Stock

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I wanted to take note of my thoughts and feelings while we are home here in Heber at my parents' house. This place is so beautiful and holds so many dear memories, and I want to remember it...

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Dear Wes

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Dear Wes,Today you are 10 months on the dot! (What the heck, kid? Quit that growing stuff already!) You still have rolls on your forearms and your ankles that would suggest we put elastic bands...

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Taking Stock

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I like to think I am generally a positive person and try to look for the beautiful in life, but every single day is definitely not peachy keen and sunshine and rainbows. If it were, I would be...

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Abstagram

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We will be out on the town enjoying a birthday bonanza for the rest of the week. If you like pictures of cute babies and lots of bright colors (and I trust that you do!), be sure to follow along...

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Family Photos

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Here are my favorite family pictures we had taken a few weeks back for my FIL's 60th birthday bonanza. I am embarrassed to admit this, but this is the first time our family has been professionally...

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Baby Favorites

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Wesley Rodriguez turns one tomorrow! ONE!! I cannot believe it has already been a whole 12 months since we met our incredible little guy.In honor of his big day, I've put together a "Baby...

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Wes Is One!

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I should really be sleeping right now, but the image of Wes curled up to nurse one last time as a real, honest-to-goodness infant keeps replaying in my mind. Truly, seriously, I am baffled at how...

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Happy Halloween!

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Just want to wish you a Happy Halloween! I love when it falls on a Friday. It's the perfect formula for a wonderful night of trick-or-treating. I am really looking forward to it with the boys this...

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Mommy Mailbox

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I am so excited to share with you a project I have been working on recently! Some of my good friends started a new monthly gift subscription box completely for moms called Mommy MailBox. Yes, that...

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Weaning Sucks

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Sometimes I feel like a terrible mother because I get bitter and resentful toward Wes for weaning before I was ready. Or before I thought I was ready.At 12 months practically on the nose, he just...

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"Be Patient, Mom"

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Luke quickly ran from one tree to another, soaking up the salty air and sunshine as we waited for Matt to bring our slices of pizza to the picnic table. I prepped everything for lunch and called...

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You Are Enough

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I am a fan of the real life movement in social media and blogging. It allows us to remind one another that we are in fact merely humans, and not domestic goddesses or our own making. I also think...

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What I'm Reading

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The "notes" section in my iPhone holds an impossibly long list of book titles I want to read. Will I ever get around to ALL of them? Probably not. Unless my mom visits me on my 30th birthday and...

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Baby Number Three

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If you follow me on Instagram, you saw our wonderful news! We are pregnant with baby number three, and couldn’t be more excited!I am 17 weeks, and DEFINITELY feeling like I’m 30 weeks already....

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