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A Week’s Worth of Lunches for Back-to-School

How do you feel about packing lunches? Do you live for the ideating it takes to plan ahead or peer into your refrigerator and make a game time decision? Do your kids prefer variety or gravitate towards the same things every day? My requirements school lunches? They can’t be super fancy or time consuming because there’s nothing more disappointing than spending an hour making a scratch veggie lasagna that nobody wants to eat.  (Speaking from personal experience here!)  Also, they have to be things Parker would actually eat, not …

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How to Style Your Kitchen Shelves Like a Pro

If you’ve been a part of this community for awhile, then you’ve definitely heard me wax poetic about how I want our house to feel.  There’s something about the long, sometimes arduous process of building from scratch that gives you plenty of time to think about things like how you want your house to look and feel and smell even.  What’s the vibe?  I’ve always wanted our house to feel like a retreat, a place of calm… which is sometimes easier said than done with two little kids. I’m embracing simplicity more than ever as we …

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Grilling 101: How to Grill Just About Everything This Summer

This post originally went live two years ago. As I was cleaning up our own grill this weekend I figured it might be a nice time for a refresher! I really love to cook.  I enjoy the rhythm of chopping, dicing, and sautéing; waiting while faint scents become tantalizing aromas that engulf a space, and the pleasure of knowing that friends and family have been nourished by food.  It’s therapy. I can poach and chiffonade like a pro and have single handedly cooked an entire Thanksgiving dinner, but for whatever reason, have always been …

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How to Teach Kids about Generosity, Kindness + Abundance

(This post is sponsored by Frost Bank. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) Have you ever tried to teach a toddler to share? It’s the exact definition of an uphill battle.  Like straight uphill. Like Mr.-Free-Solo-himself-trying-to-scale-El-Capitan uphill. When Parker was two I read an article about having an abundance mentality and, while I was initially reading it with myself in mind, I decided maybe this was a better approach to teaching sharing to a toddler than just constantly repeating how important it is to share what is ours with …

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