Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

I have been having a bit of writer’s block lately.  I have all these blog post ideas, but yet whenever I sit down to write I find myself staring back at a blank computer screen.  I have tons of posts started, but am having a hard time finishing them.  I would assume this happens to bloggers all the time – it’s just my first time really experiencing this.  I think sometimes I assume I need to keep churning out in-depth…

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Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List

As we get closer and closer to Memorial Day Weekend (how is that even possible?) I have started thinking about things we want to do with the kids this summer. So I decided to put together a summer bucket list.  We have done this before, but I thought it would be fun this year.  This is what I have so far: Camping at Promised Lands State Park:  We are hoping to do this over Memorial Day weekend (if we can…

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The best homemade cinnamon rolls

The best homemade cinnamon rolls

I used to be a huge “sweets for breakfast” gal.  I blame my dad.  At the ripe old age of 74, he still eats some type of sweet for breakfast every morning (donut, pastry, pie, etc).  It’s who he is, and he will never change.  When I was younger I remember that Dunkin’ Donuts box sitting on the counter, full of every kind of donut you could imagine – sprinkles, chocolate glazed, jelly-filled.  I remember hearing that distinctive “pop” as…

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How Barre Helped me recover from childbirth

How Barre Helped me recover from childbirth

Barre is something I had never even heard of until after Reagan was born.  I didn’t know anyone who took the classes, and I had no idea a studio existed right in my hometown.  To give you a little back story of how I got involved with Barre, let me start with Reagan’s birth story.  As most people say, your second labor usually goes much faster than your first – Reagan was no exception!  Once my labor really got going…

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Spring Break 2017

Spring Break 2017

Hi everyone!  We are busy getting back in the groove after the kids’ spring break last week.  We didn’t plan very well, so Nathan and I took turns working and staying home with the kids.  It was fine, but felt kind of crazy at times.  Plus every morning the kids would ask “is it a school day or a home day?” and “who is staying home with us today?”  Next year we want to plan on going somewhere for spring…

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Recent Eats – Part 5

Recent Eats – Part 5

This has quickly become one of my favorite series on here (part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4).  Just recapping some recent meals has been really fun! Plus it forces me to find fun backdrops for my photos  A picnic lunch on a recent hike – I am noticing an outdoor picnic theme with a lot of food pics recently.  Love this time of year!  This was a “superman” – turkey, ham, swiss, russian dressing, coleslaw, lettuce and…

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Comparison is the thief of joy

Comparison is the thief of joy

“Comparison is the thief of joy” – I love this quote.  My sister introduced me to this a few years ago when I was getting caught up in the comparison trap.  I think this is something we have all dealt with at some point.  Maybe we look at fashion magazines and wonder what it would feel like to have a closet full of the latest trends.  Maybe we watch other people at the gym and long to be able to…

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Randomness from my iPhone

Randomness from my iPhone

Time for another edition of randomness from my iPhone.  So fun to look back over the week and see what all I thought was important enough to capture on my phone. Graham got this battery-operated ATV from his Uncle Gavin for his 3rd birthday, and it’s still a hit!  And now that we are getting warmer temps, he’s been riding it nonstop.  The only issue he has is he REALLY wants it to go faster.  I fear he’s going to…

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Recent Eats – Part 4

Recent Eats – Part 4

Another edition of my recent eats (part 1, part 2, and part 3).  I do try and step outside the box a bit with recipes, but now that I’ve started documenting more meals I realize I tend to fall back on a few favorites.  If it ain’t broken, right?  But I’m trying hard to break out of the rut and try some new recipes.  Suggestions welcome as always! 3 scrambled eggs, half an avocado, and apple slices.  I did go…

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We all make mistakes: how to forgive yourself

We all make mistakes: how to forgive yourself

I came up with this post idea when we were on the plane back from our vacation to Florida.  To say I had a rough week leading up to vacation is the understatement of the year.  See I had made the decision to pull Reagan from her current school and send her to a new school, and I had myself convinced this change was going to be great.  I knew it would be hard; but I thought it was the…

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