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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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Lemonade Stand for Charity Ideas : The Wounded Warrior Project

The kids (particularly Ash) has been begging all summer for a lemonade stand and bake sale.  Like any good mom, I have been dragging my feet and keep putting it off.  It sounded like a lot of work for me, only to earn them money to buy a bunch of junk…you know…all those little trinkets … 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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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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