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Week in Review

Another week come and gone! I tell you, writing these weekly recap posts seems to make time fly even more! This time of year always flies by, but the older I get, the faster time seems to go…which makes these weeks even more precious! What happened in your lives this week? I feel like things … Read more

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Week in Review

Happy Monday! Is anybody else having a lazy day today? It’s been a little tough to get going with some cool, cloudy temps and fall-like weather. It makes me want to stay snuggled up in bed and have some hot chocolate! FAMILY FUN How was your week? We had a busy one around here with … Read more

Week in Review

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend with your families. I don’t know about you, but these weeks seem to be going by faster and faster. I used to be really good about posting more family updates here on the blog and as the kids have gotten bigger and busier, I’ve slacked … Read more

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Week in Review

I hope you are having a wonderful start to your Monday! Spring has sprung! What a wonderful week it was with the time changing (I love to spring forward and get that extra hour of golden daylight in the evenings!), the temps showing signs of warming up, and Ashley’s birthday! woohoo! We had a busy … Read more

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WEEKEND RECAP

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? I have to say that here, almost a year later, this weekend was the first one in a LONG time where I felt a little bit of normalcy. Outdoor dining is allowed finally here in CA, so we went…dare I say it…to a restaurant?! I know. I was pretty … Read more

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How Can it Be 2020?!

Hello friends! I can’t believe today is January 6th. This last few months I have felt like the time has gone so fast. The holidays felt like a blur…I think it had something to do with Thanksgiving falling so late and now the kids not starting back to school until today. Here we are in … Read more

Finding Joy in the Journey

I don’t often get too personal here.  It’s a bit of a fear of mine to open myself up to being vulnerable, so I usually stick to the basics of Home Decor and Travel, lighthearted and fun.  But an event occurred in my life yesterday that was hard.  Really hard.  I lost someone dear to … Read more

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Weekend in Review : Easter Fun

Where does the time go?  I can’t believe that we are already heading into the last full week of April!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!  We were lucky enough to have some of our favorite people from Orange County come and visit us for a ski weekend.  We met these sweet … Read more

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Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a fun weekend.  I am in recovery mode today.  John and I had the chance to sneak away for a bit back home to Orange County and it was a much needed trip!  Sunny skies and being by the ocean are always a good cure for the winter … Read more

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Weekend Recap

Happy Monday my friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Monday’s are always tough, but these Monday’s leading into the holidays seem even a bit harder to me because it’s getting cold and all I want to do is lay in bed in my jammies with hot cocoa and watch Hallmark movies.  Who really … Read more

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Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to a great week ahead…especially with Halloween on Wednesday! Woohoo! We had a fun and busy weekend full of family time…my favorite thing!  Saturday morning our dining room chairs arrived! Yay!  I like the way the painted chairs look with the … Read more

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Week in Review and Weekend Sales

I can’t believe it is Friday already!!  These weeks just keep flying by and I feel the holidays coming on strong.  Do you ever feel like you have so much to do you just start to feel paralyzed…like you can’t get anything done?  I feel like I am running around doing a whole lotta nothing … Read more

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Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!  How did we already get to the last Monday of September?!  I feel like it was just July and here we are headed full speed into the holidays.  You have probably noticed a few Halloween posts popping up here and there…I’m sorry!  I can’t help myself! 🙂 So, how was your weekend?  Last … Read more

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Playing Hooky with Great Grandma

It’s been a bit of a slow week around here on the blog, but we have been busy playing hooky from work and school and enjoying some quality time with family.  Sometimes I just get the urge to slow things down a bit and take some intentional time to make memories and do the things … Read more

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Weekend Recap

It has been a whirlwind of a week…in a really good way!  We had our first visitors for a ski vacation and we were SO excited to play host.  I wish they could stay forever…but I can’t blame them for wanting to return to warm and sunny AZ! It was fun for them to be … Read more

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REFLECTING ON 2017: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

The New Year always makes me a little bit emotional.  This year I feel even more emotional than usual.    My kiddos went back to school yesterday and to be honest, I have been avoiding writing this post, and getting back to work a bit so that I could spend these last few days of … Read more

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Weekend Recap…I can’t believe Christmas is in a week!!!

Oh my goodness, where has this month gone?  I feel like we were even lucky and got an extra week this year since Thanksgiving was earlier, but whoa!  Time flies when you’re having fun!  Every year at this time I feel a little bit like there are so many things on my list I wish … Read more

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Monday Musings and Week in Review

Happy Monday!  How are you today?  I am feeling like I could happily crawl back into bed for a long nap, but there’s no time for that! I have finishing details on this darn house to manage!  We just scheduled our stuff to be delivered from LA in a little over a week.  I can’t … Read more

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Weekend Recap

I don’t know how it is that my Monday morning recaps always seem to turn into Monday afternoon recaps. 😉  These days, especially with the renovation going on, just get away from me SO quickly!  With the kids gone all day at school I thought for sure I would get SO much accomplished, well…that remains … Read more

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Send Help…I’m buried in boxes and Sawdust!

Oh wow!  Time flies when you’re having fun…or moving across the country. 😉  I cannot believe that I haven’t even had a minute to sit down and blog in the last 10 days.  It has truly been a whirlwind around here!  Moving was hard enough, but moving into an unfinished basement to live in during … Read more

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Moving on Up : Today is the Day

Today is the day.  The movers have come and gone, the carpets have been cleaned and we are handing the keys over to our renters tonight.  This is a wild ride.  I was reading a sweet story few days ago, trying to find some comfort in this whole move situation, and there, staring back at … Read more

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Memorial Day Weekend Recap

Happy Tuesday!  I love it when I get to say Tuesday when I’m doing a weekend recap…because that means it was a great 3 day weekend and that we are that much closer to the next one! 😉  I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating with friends and family.  Do you have big … Read more

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Weekend Recap : Welcome Summer

Happy Monday! I am suffering from a bit of a weekend hangover…no, not that kind…just too much fun in the sun with my favorite peeps. 🙂 I’m longing for those days to continue and not to be forced back to school and work. 🙂 This was an extra special weekend for me and I was … Read more

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Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  With Mother’s day yesterday and the school year wrapping up in just two weeks, our weekend was full of family activities, sports banquets and very needed haircuts.  Andy cracks me up.  He is usually an “I need my hair cut every 4 weeks” kind of kid, but lately he … Read more

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The True Measure of Success

I started blogging about 11 years ago.  Way before blogging was really “a thing” I was hammering out post after post on my TypePad blog sharing scrapbook pages I had made, recipes I was cooking up and lots of pictures of my kids.  It was a fun outlet I used as a young mom who … Read more

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HomeGoods & New York City, Two of My Favorite Things

I feel so fortunate to work with some of the best companies on the planet, and HomeGoods is definitely one of them.  Back in 2012, HomeGoods ran a contest on Facebook for fans of their page.  I, of course, being a huge HomeGoods fan couldn’t help but enter…the prize was a $250 gift card!  Visions … Read more

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Thoughts on Moving and an Update on the House Hunt

I’m so excited to be heading to Alt Summit today in sunny Palm Springs, but I have to say part of me wishes I could just stay home and snuggle my babies.  January has been a super wild, fun and emotionally draining month.  Between trips to NYC for an amazing, dream meeting with HomeGoods, (more … Read more

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Getting Ready for NYC In The Winter

I am so excited to be heading back to my favorite city later this month, but boy, it is going to be cold!  I have been to NYC in the winter before (well, technically I guess it was still fall, but it was December and the 18 degree temps sure made it feel like winter. … Read more

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A New Year and New Adventures

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  It’s always amazing to me when it seems like we spend countless hours preparing for the holidays over a period of several months, and then poof! it’s all over in the blink of an eye.  A new year often brings with it the … Read more

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