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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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Friday Favorites

This week our kids are out of school for Mid-Winter Break. Since we haven’t seen much snow this winter, we went east of the mountains to our favorite vacation spot for a few days. There wasn’t much snow east of the mountains either, but that didn’t stop us from driving up as high on the […]

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! My week was half productive, half completely not. Lunch with friends, super hard barre classes, meeting with my spiritual director, napping on the couch, baking, driving to the middle school (twice!) to drop off forgotten lunch and homework, watching that crazy National Championship game, finally packing away all of the Christmas decorations, making […]

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! This week flew by … the kids went back to school, piano and basketball started back up, and I finally took down Christmas which led to furniture rearranging (my favorite). rug | couch | lamp | coffee table (similar) | x pillow | plaid pillow | leather pillow | curtains Let’s talk about […]

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The best of JDC in 2017

JANUARY We started 2017 with big plans and plenty of motivation to continue updating our new house. A few big projects were finished in January … The unfinished storage space turned studio was an exciting transformation. Once the shell was complete, I got to work coming up with a classic/modern design plan. We moved into […]

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Gift ideas for the boys who only wear athletic clothes

This post is sponsored by Nike When my boys were little, I loved dressing them as sweetly as possible. Fisherman sweaters with those adorable elbow patches, mini flannel shirts, corduroy pants and lace-up leather shoes. Then they got older and all those sweaters were replaced with hoodies, pants were traded in for year-round basketball shorts […]

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18 Gifts on my wish list

Truth be told, I really don’t need anything for Christmas. But if you really twist my arm and make me come up with a wish list, these are the things I would be more than happy to unwrap on Christmas morning. Maybe a few of these items will make it onto your Christmas wish list […]

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What do I do with Audrey’s beautiful wavy hair?!

Remember when my baby girl was this little? Many of you have been reading the blog from the very beginning and have watched Audrey grow from in my belly to now – a sweet, funny, cheerful, sometimes-bossy almost eight-year-old. Audrey’s hair is one of her prettiest features. It has always been very thick and gorgeous, with […]

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27 favorite Christmas picture books

Have you noticed yet that I have a deep love for illustrated children’s books? Whether we’re in a toy store, at the library, on Amazon or in a real bookstore, I am always drawn toward the picture book section. I love the sweet stories and am absolutely captured by the illustrations. At Christmastime, we pull out […]

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Favorite Things of 2017

Today I’m joining a group of bloggers as we share our favorite things from 2017. Melissa, from 320 Sycamore, is hosting and she has the whole lineup right here (there are so many great gift ideas in each of the ladies’ posts!) I am notorious for calling everything my favorite. A new song, the current […]

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behind the scenes-ish

Fall is in full swing in the Pacific Northwest and I’m enjoying it this year more than ever. Here’s a peek at life this past month as seen on my Instagram feed. (sweatshirt from here) Last year at about this time we were moving into our new house and getting our old one ready to […]

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Good stuff at IKEA

The kids had half-days last week and I had the brilliant plan on Thursday to take them all with me to meet up with my mom at IKEA. Here’s something I’m learning: I don’t have preschoolers anymore. I used to meet my mom at IKEA regularly when the kids were little – especially when the […]

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