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December ‘Hot Cocoa’ Playlist

The hustle of December is no joke.  There are projects to be completed, presents to be wrapped, dinners to be hosted, and parties to be attended… all with the looming deadline of THE END OF THE YEAR.  I hope you find time, though, to live in the moment, to be present, and to savor this magical season, whatever that looks like in your life right now.  If you’ve been stopping by here on the regular, then you’re probably well acquainted with Matt’s monthly playlists, featuring the best of new music that came out in …

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A 10 Minute Cardio Workout with Dove Deodorant

Motherhood is without a doubt the most joyful and challenging adventure I have been on yet.  It brings with it the highest of highs and lowest of lows and every emotion in between.  When Parker was first born, everything else sort of melted away and we spent the first two weeks in a total state of baby haze; sleeping, feeding her, feeding myself, repeat.  It was actually pretty amazing.  Then over the next few weeks, we began to venture out.  We ran simple errands to the grocery store together and joined a mommy and me group where we got …

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New Years Resolution #1: Read More Books

I have loved books for as long as I can remember. In elementary school I read the entire Laura Ingalls Wilder series on repeat until the pages were worn as thin as tissue. In the summers, when Aaron and I were first married, we would take 3 week long trips abroad and I would pack books by the armful to come along for the ride. As I finished them, I would leave them in my wake– on a stone wall along a canal in Bruges, at an outdoor table at a cafe in Paris, in the back seat pocket of a train in Italy. I hoped that they would find an …

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Cocktail Hour / Sugared Cranberry Margarita

There’s no cliche like a kid cliche, y’all.  From the moment your belly starts growing it begins.  People tell you, “It will go by so fast!” or “Enjoy every moment!  Don’t wish any of it away!”. Then there’s my personal favorite: “The days are long but the years are short!”.  You smile and nod politely or give a little laugh and exclaim, “Totally!”   It sounds like a broken record because we have all heard it so many times, but that’s because it is SO TRUE! …

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