Ireland, Day Two: Cliffs of Moher, The Burren and Lahinch

June 24, 2014

Previous recaps: Day One – Bunratty and Doonbeg I’ll probably end up saying this more than once, but our second morning in Ireland definitely ranks up there as one of my favorite parts of the trip. We woke up bright and early, pulling back the curtains to this view of the golf course we had played the previous afternoon. […]

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Ireland, Day One: Bunratty and Doonbeg

June 12, 2014

“You’re very welcome.” -A common way of saying “hello and welcome” in Ireland As some of you know or might have guessed, my most recent blogging break was due to a vacation that has been nearly six months in the making. Mama Bender, Papa Bender, Eric, Bobby and I had the chance to visit Ireland for 10 days. […]

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My Writing Process Blog Tour

May 31, 2014

**This post was originally scheduled to go up on Monday!** Last week I was tagged by Kristi to participate in the My Writing Process blog tour. Kristi is a fellow Phoenix blogger who shares my love of books and writing. She’s also an inspiring business owner! Thanks to this blog tour, we’ve realized that we live super […]

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Happenings (viii)

May 20, 2014

1. I turned 27 back on May 9. Similar to last year, part of my birthday weekend was spent in St. Louis, where I had the chance to spend some time with my Grandma Gige. We attended an early afternoon showing of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which was really good. I watched Ace Young’s […]

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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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Easter Egg-stravaganza: 2014 Edition

April 28, 2014

Two years ago marked the first nieces pieces Easter egg-stravaganza. This year marked the second! Fast forward to 2014, and it’s fun to spot the changes – most notably the fact that three of our nieces pieces are now sweet little ladies, and “Baby Molly” makes an adorable fourth addition to the bunch. There are a few key similarities, […]

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Mountain Match Play

April 15, 2014

March madness has given way to absurd April! I’ve been juggling a lot of work deadlines during the first couple weeks of the month, but a bit of a breather could maybe – hopefully – be in sight, at least for the upcoming holiday weekend. It hasn’t been all work, no play, though! The first […]

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March Madness

March 27, 2014

The past 27 days have been a blur – seriously, what happened to March?! Fortunately it was full of the good stuff, including plenty of time with family and friends. Following our trip to Chicago, I had the chance to travel to San Diego for a work conference. But we all know that there is […]

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