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What to do with all your phone photos

You know how it goes … You take one million photos of your travels/your kids/your adorable puppy and they just sit in an album on your phone. This was totally the case for us with all of our roadtrip photos. As I’ve mentioned before, we took hundreds (and we’re so happy we did!) but we […]

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Use your phone to take eye-catching photos

Two summers ago, when our family took a long roadtrip, we packed 6 cameras: 2 DSLR cameras – our good camera and the older one as a backup 1 GoPro 1 video camera 2 phones (Ryan uses an android, I’m an iPhone girl). Why? Well, we knew the roadtrip would be a once in a […]

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front porch love

My sister and brother-in-law and their kids spent the weekend with us. We were craving some family time so on a whim, they packed up and drove the 1.5 hours to come for an overnight. Yesterday, we spent the majority of the day sitting out on the front porch. It started with coffee and Sunday […]

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12 books on my Summer Reading List

One thing I’m very much looking forward to this summer is reading. I usually read a few books during the summer, so that isn’t necessarily new. But the older I get the more I enjoy the quiet of reading good book. And the older the kids get, the easier it is for me to take […]

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! This week was filled with track meets, piano lessons, sitting in the sun, barre class, Audrey’s field trip, closing the watercolor class, watching Harry + Meghan tv specials … I guess all of that makes for a full week. Last weekend we celebrated Mother’s Day at our house with 17 adults, 11 kids […]

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15 lovely watercolor-ers to follow on instagram

Instagram. The place where I keep up with family and friends, fellow bloggers, get fashion inspiration, drool over gorgeous homes and darling babies and admire talented photographers. Also, the place where I’m consistently in awe of lovely watercolor artists and their work. I follow quite a few artists on Instagram. Each one has her unique style and […]

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the best chocolate chip cookie recipe

I posted this photo on instagram last week with this caption: “Not to brag, but I make some pretty amazing chocolate chip cookies.” I mean, just look at those?! It’s always fun to try out different chocolate chip cookie recipes to get just the right consistency. I like fluffy cookies, a little crunchy around the […]

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Special necklace for mama

I took my little charm necklace off about a year ago. I’m not really sure why. Maybe I just needed a break. This necklace has been with me for almost my whole time of being a mom. I ordered the two little charms when my first two boys were tiny and added more with each […]

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What March Taught Me

I’m keeping up with this year’s goal to document a few of the things each month has taught me. You can read about what I learned in January here and February here. Now for March. March has not traditionally been my favorite month because it usually just rains every day. But this year was a little […]

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14 housewarming gifts anyone would love

It’s that time of year when we get the itch to move (well, not us. We’re not moving anytime soon. But lots of other people get that itch.) Spring is always a busy real estate season with people selling and buying houses, moving into new apartments or rentals, trading up or down and starting fresh. […]

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A friendly reminder from your resident plant lady

I posted this picture on instagram yesterday: It makes me laugh every time. Side note: When messing around with the letterboard, I cut that delicate skin underneath my fingernails on two of my fingers and now they hurt. Oh, the things you do for letterboard-ing. It is no secret that I have a thing for […]

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