I’m Going Minimalist (And Totally Not Freaking Out)

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If you have been following me on Pinterest you have probably noticed the flurry of minimalism inspiration I have been pinning away. Going minimal has been an interest of mine for a while, and I have been doing some mini purges over the past year (mostly because we moved our stuff twice last year and there were lots of boxes I would rather get rid of instead of moving it…again), but with jobs and kids and trying to actually leave the house sometimes it has fallen by the wayside. I am all about intentional living and making your home reflect the life you want to lead, so it’s about time I stop pinning and start making some moves! If you are kicking around the idea of decluttering, join me! We can commiserate over all the pairs of jeans we bought and never wore (ugh, I don’t even want to think about […]

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Trying to Enjoy It All (Without Completely Freaking Out)

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Parenthood might be one of the trickiest gigs ever. We are totally responsible for the care of these little people (if they grow up and rob a bank, that’s on us). There is pressure from every direction for the best way to guide them along the “right” path (whatever that means). It is exhausting, messy, frustrating, and full of physical and emotional extremes (I have been both the happiest and saddest in my entire life in the span of two and a half years). And, in the middle of it all, we are supposed to cherish every moment. Every. Single. One. Damn. That is a lot of cherishing. “It is hard to cherish the moment that your toddler is having a Britney-circa-2007 breakdown in the grocery store.” Since having my daughter two (wow, almost three) years ago, I have tried to live more slowly and be more present. I try to […]

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6.17 Links // Lazy Days

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This week has been hard, but that is for another day. Gib had surgery last Friday so this week has been filled with lots of snuggles and lazy days. I have perfected my carrot cake overnight oats, decided on curtain rods for the kids’ room, and walked past a full sink of dishes about a million times (my life is super riveting right now, I know). Here is what else I have been into this week. Happy Fathers Day weekend! Maybe it is all the rain we have been having and all the time we are spending inside, but I have been itching to redo our whole house. Not gonna happen, I know, but a girl can dream, right? This overdyed rug just needs to occupy the still bare spot in my living room under my couch. It is rich and saturated and would add just the pop of color that […]

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These Thanksgiving Pins Will Totally Save My Butt This Year

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There isn’t much of a chill in the air here in Orlando, and the only changing leaves are the dying palm fronds, but fall is here. Yes, I am going to be totally stereotypical and get all heart-eyed about all things fall. It might be different in Florida, but I am always thankful for the less-sweltering weather and the excuse to wear my boots for a couple of months. Since having Vi, this time of year has taken on a totally different meaning though. I used to see all kinds of “this is such a stressful time of year” and I was like, huh? To me, this time of year meant breaks from work, tons of food, and shopping for a few gifts. Now I’m a wife and mom and… um… it can get stressful. I try to keep it low key still, but planning who will be where when and […]

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It’s Been a Minute…but I’m Back!

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Holy moly, guys. So sorry for suddenly being all M.I.A., but things have been crazy over here! Lots of changes, lots of projects. All summer I have been putting together our Reader Guides for the Orlando Moms Blog (and wow is it a lot of work!). But on the upside I have gotten to spend time with the loveliest women you could imagine at the best events, like our third birthday bash at Paper Goat Post. Vi even came with me to this adorable little shop and fell in love with the fresh flowers, balloons, and cards. And the cotton candy cookies. We are also saying goodbye to our little nest after six years. It is bittersweet for sure, but definitely needed. We moved into the building right after college, and we can only make excuses to stay in a tiny one bedroom apartment for so long (or so Scott […]

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Looking Back at the Long Baby Days One Year Later

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The days around here have been…challenging recently. My sweet one year old is quickly approaching two, and she is developing all of the opinions to match. Every silly toddler parent joke makes so much more sense now. She really did melt down today because I gave her milk—the milk she asked for. I stood there, just looking at her, not sure of how to respond while she threw herself down on the ottoman in a dramatic fashion that would color any Disney princess impressed: one arm flung forward, the other crooked with her face buried into her elbow. Sometimes I think about when, exactly, did the new baby smell wear off? What were we doing the last time I inhaled that sweet scent? I would have lingered a little longer. I remember chubby baby legs and squishy little hands. I remember toothless grins and wispy hair. You know what I don’t really […]

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Go Pick Some Blueberries, Eat Them off the Branch

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Do you ever stop in a moment and look around you, suddenly realizing what magic is taking place? Last Sunday my little Vi—a toddler whose only home includes an elevator ride up to our 740 square feet—got to race down rows and rows of blueberry bushes. I watched her pluck blueberries off the branches and pop them into her mouth, again and again and again. Vi was born into a world that is sleek and clean, all plastic and metal casings. Automatic sanitization and intangible music. Robotic vacuums and televisions on refrigerators. As much as our world offers in the way of access to technology, medical advancement, and scientific understanding, it lacks something. There is hollowness in a life spent in front of a screen, to hands most familiar with the cold smoothness of plastic. It feels like a belly of spun sugar. I want more: warmth, dirt, danger, and fullness. […]

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