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Tart Cherry Gin Fizz

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A few weeks ago I was having dinner at my friend Jaimi‘s house and she served a delicious cocktail using cherry juice. I love cherries just as much as anyone but never think to use them in a cocktail! This got me thinking, wouldn’t cherry make the perfect accent to gin, and while we’re at […]

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Finding Motivation

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I’ve been in a bit of a pickle since the beginning of 2017. See, I was SO READY to take on the next Tone It Up fitness challenge after a whirlwind few months (moving into our house and the holidays). I talked about it on social media, bought some new fitness gear, and stocked my […]

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Aperol Spritz

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Since today is Valentines Day, I feel like it’s only appropriate that I take a walk down memory lane to the last time Ian and I took a romantic vacation just the two of us: Italy 2014. It’s starting to feel like a distant memory, but I still have so many mental pictures that I pull […]

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Bikini Punch

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This year has been a total craze fest so far… in a good way. I’m busy trying to make all my high hopes for 2017 a reality, but inevitably certain things take a backseat. When I get busy or stressed, I’ll either forget to eat or I’ll eat everything. Being healthy is something I have to actively […]

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Nursery Necessities

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When I was pregnant with Sailor, one of my favorite things to do to mentally prepare for this massive life change was work on getting her nursery ready. I spent a lot of time browsing different baby websites, adding things to my registry, planning which items I wanted out of all the options out there, […]

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Hot Cocoa Bar

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I grew up in a very hot cocoa driven family. Living in Minnesota, we were constantly looking for ways to stay cozy and warm in the winter and there was nothing like coming in from a cold day to some fresh hot cocoa. I may not live in Minnesota anymore (though this bar was done there), […]

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Real Talk With Real Moms / Favorite Books

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Today’s topic in our Real Moms series has me feeling mixed emotions. You’re probably wondering why the hell something like children’s books can have a deep meaning attached to it but I guess everything with being a parent does, doesn’t it? I’m a little sheepish about this because, confession: I’m really not much of a book reader […]

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4 Easy Life Changes For 2017

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The new year always brings up a lot of wishes for change and improvement, but I find that some resolutions feel so hard to achieve. In a way, they end up more like weights on our shoulders and reasons to feel bad about ourselves. This month, I’m trying to approach my resolutions with a bit of […]

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Our Holiday Cards

I always think holiday cards sound so easy to do, with the entire family looking fresh and relaxed for the season, and all in our friends and families’ mailboxes the first week of December. But then when the season is upon us, the fact that I thought it would be easy is laughable. Finding time […]

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