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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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The Chickens + their backyard coop

You may remember that we dove headfirst into the country life and bought baby chicks this spring. Well, I’m happy to report that those sweet little fluffy chicks have grown into full-size, egg-laying hens. This is our first go at raising chickens and while we don’t know all there is to know, perhaps you’d like […]

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Life Lately on Instagram

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about the progression of blogging over the years. When I started blogging (about 8 years ago), I used the blog as a daily-ish journal – dark, grainy photos and all. Once pinterest came on the scene and my blog grew from hobby into profitable […]

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