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10 Things To Do This Weekend

Happy Friday, friends! I hope your first foray into 2017 has been a good one.  This week was undoubtedly spent with more than a little catching up after the break, but I wouldn’t trade it for the two weeks off in December with my family.  We are celebrating my birthday tonight with my whole family– one of the perks of being back in Austin. Just to make things feel totally full circle, I’m dragging them to The County Line, a barbecue place that I would ask to go for every year for my birthday! As for the rest of the …

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A Healthier New Year with Outdoor Voices

I couldn’t think of a better place to start out this new year than over at the Outdoor Voices shop here in Austin. The OV gals truly embody the spirit of the company and their enthusiasm for fitness, wellness, and #doingthings is contagious! I was dying to pick their brains on getting back into the swing of working out this new year, plus their favorite healthy spots around town. If you’re not already familiar Outdoor Voices, it’s an athleisure brand rooted in fabrics that function across multiple activities– think …

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What To Read Now || The Best of 2016

I’m not even sure where to begin to describe my love of reading to you. I have loved it for as long as I can remember. I would read the Little House on the Prairie book series over and over until the pages wore thin and my mom finally forced me from the floral comforter on my bed to the backyard. It’s not just books either. Magazines, the back of cereal boxes, plaques on buildings. If you take me to a museum, I will read every last information card next to every last exhibit before calling it a day.  I’m always on a quest …

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16 Most Popular Posts of 2016

Well, friends, this is our 194th (and final) post of this year.  We’ve done so much together this year!  We baked bread, took trips, crafted, put together new outfits, renovated rooms, thrown parties, mixed cocktails, baked appetizers, chatted about motherhood, and so much more.  I’m taking next week off from posting to be totally present with my fam, but, should you stumble here some time next week, here are 16 posts to take you back!  I always like seeing what our top performers are for the year.  Sometimes they’re …

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