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My 5 Minute Hair Routine

Even before I had Parker, I’ve never been someone who could spend an hour fixing my hair.  There’s always something else I would rather be doing or I’m just too impatient to walk out the door and get the day started!  Now that I have a toddler, that would be a total impossibility.  My mornings are spent feeding bananas and chasing little tiny feet around the house while drinking coffee and I wouldn’t have it any other way!  On the days when I don’t wash my hair (which is every other day and can only happen …

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What To Read Now // Summer

I recently learned that when Aaron is out of town and I am in bed alone at 10pm with my laptop, what begins as catching up on emails or writing a post always ends in an impulse purchase.  It could be cute baby shoes or new dry shampoo, but it will undoubtedly be something.  Last week Aaron was out of town for six nights in a row.  Parker got new shoes on night number one and I got new craft supplies for an upcoming project on night number three, but luckily for both of us on night number two I binge ordered 4 books via Amazon …

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Wedding Season // BHLDN Gift Guide

In just a couple of weeks, Aaron and I will celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary.  Five years!  It doesn’t seem like a lot in comparison to some couples– my parents for example who have been married for almost 34 years– but to me it feels really monumental!  A few things were different when we were planning our wedding.  For starters, there weren’t as many blogs out there and I wasn’t reading the ones that did exist.  Also, Pinterest had just launched a couple of months prior to us saying I do and …

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What To Listen To Now // May

Happy Friday, friends!  It seems like we are barreling towards summer, faster and faster, and I couldn’t be more excited!  We are t-minus 10 days until Memorial Day and just in case thoughts of long, leisurely days, warm weather, and tropical cocktails aren’t enough to get you in the mood for this season of all seasons, Matt dropped off this playlist which should surely do the trick!  Speaking of Matt, he is quite the in-demand music supervisor these days!  He just made a big move from Disney to NBC-Universal and we …

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