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The Birthday Girl Named Lauren

December 18, 2011

When your night includes a surprise ride on the Holiday Train, you know you did something right. Yesterday was all about my friend Lauren, who turns the big 2-5 this weekend. Today, in fact! I met up with Lauren and our friend Kelli in the late afternoon to do a bit of pre-celebrating in the […]

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Summertime Happenings

July 31, 2014

It’s hard to believe that we’re only a little more than a month into summer. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m currently editing magazine articles about pumpkins and fall foliage (my favorites). Luckily I need only walk outside for Arizona to remind me of exactly where we are on the calendar. Nothing screams ’tis the season more than cookies […]

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Books in Review: April

May 1, 2014

Can it really be the fifth month of the year already? No complaints here! May is one of my favorites, and not just because it happens to be the month I was born. The air smells amazing, the sky is brighter and the temperature inside a sun-soaked car feels like a warm blanket rather than a sub-zero freezer or, in the case […]

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A Pinterest-ing Weekend in Chicago

March 7, 2014

Yep – we did it again. To say this has been a busy couple of weeks would be an understatement. I’ve taken on several new freelance projects, and while I’m really enjoying the work, the days are flying by faster than ever. It hasn’t been all work, though. Last weekend I had the chance to […]

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Happenings (vii)

February 19, 2014

1. Breaking news: I finally tried a new recipe last week! Though I am certain you aren’t sitting at the edge of your seat anticipating recipe posts these days, it was refreshing to change things up. Mama Bender had once made this Pistachio-Crusted Chicken, and it was so good that I had to try it […]

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Looking Back

January 1, 2014

Overall, 2013 was really good to us. We started the year settled into our new home, but had no idea just how much out-of-state adventure Bobby’s new job would bring us. We ended the year with a nice change of pace, however, and in 2014 are looking forward to exploring more of what’s right here […]

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Lambeau Leaps

November 26, 2013

The traditional third wedding anniversary gift is supposed to be leather. Admittedly, Bobby and I had no idea that was the case when we decided a late November trip to Chicago and Green Bay would be our gift to one another this year, but it ended up working out perfectly. Why? Because there is no […]

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A Fabulous Fall Visit

November 15, 2013

Last week, we celebrated one year in our house. I know it’s a cliché, but I honestly can’t believe how fast time flies. I still remember weekends spent touring dozens of homes, the bummer of being on the losing end of our first offer and the overwhelming joy we felt when we realized that house […]

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