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Bachelor in Paradise Girls Night

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It’s officially been 15 years since the first Bachelor aired, and I’ve been enjoying it as a guilty pleasure ever since. One of my favorite ways to kick off a week is by gathering with girlfriends on a Monday night to see all the shenanigans, “final rose of the nights”, backstabbing, run-and-jump hug greetings, white […]

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Mini Me and Me

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Me and my baby girl. I never thought I’d be this person, wearing matching outfits with my toddler in a field. And now I honestly can’t imagine anything better. Her 2nd birthday is right around the corner and I can’t believe we’ve gotten to this places. Sometimes I look at myself and think, “remember when you […]

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Real Talk With Real Moms / Adult Time vs Family Time

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The concept of “adult time vs family time” is one that can leave new parents marveling at how different their current life is from the one they had before. The second you cross over into a life with kids, it becomes painfully obvious that finding time together with your spouse one-on-one is like finding a unicorn. Sure, […]

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Charcoal Jalapeño Margarita

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Lately I’ve been seeing a new food trend popping up everywhere that brings a moody statement to anything it touches: activated charcoal! After the whole face mask craze, I started seeing it in lemonade at juice shops, ice cream, smoothie bowls, and even bread, turning everything a deep black color. First you’re a little weirded out […]

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DIY Leather Tassels

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Ever since my mom taught me how to make tassels (see here for the first adventure in tassel making), I have been taking note of all the different areas of my life that need tassels. Tassels on the trim of Sailor’s dress, tassels hanging on a doorknob, tassels on a keychain, tassels on sandals… you […]

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Trader Joe’s Hall of Fame

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What’s not to love about Trader Joe’s? Fun, friendly, affordable, and full of innovative foods, a trip to TJ’s is *almost* as fun as a trip to Target in my book. For awhile there, we found ourselves in the black hole that is Whole Foods and thinking that everything on our list needed to be […]

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IKEA Table Runner Hack

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I’m all about those IKEA finds you don’t expect to get when you go there for other stuff (this is clearly how most of my shopping happens in general), and these Marknad flax linen table runners are definitely in that category. For $5.99, it’s the perfect soft neutral color and a nice quality fabric. But then […]

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Serrano Watermelon Margarita

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No matter how hard I try to tackle my daily To Do list, there are always at least two or three things that didn’t quite make it to being crossed off.  But how good does it feel when you can actually look at your list at the end of the day and say you did everything […]

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