whole30 afterthoughts

July 24, 2014

Today I’m going to share with you the results of my whole30 experiment, plus a bunch of other thoughts and things I learned along the way. I hope that this will encourage anyone who is thinking about it to consider giving it a try! And if you are planning your first whole30 and, like I was, are searching online for success stories and tips, I urge you to reach out to me and I will help as best I can! I want you to know up front that it was definitely not as scary or as hard as I expected it to be. Now for the rundown! What my life used to be like: So, I wasn’t a total mess. I…
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Posted in: health, health, whole30

my summer capsule wardrobe

July 22, 2014

I’ve been mentioning that I’m in the process of determining my personal style and putting together capsule wardrobes for each season. Recently I was able to purchase some sorely needed summer items, and as of now I feel pretty good about what I have. The following clothes are what I’m wearing almost exclusively, apart from a few items that I have in duplicate colors. black pullover / black striped shirt (maternity from Ross) baseball tee (Gap, in stores) / gray striped shirt (Gap, in stores) / gray sleeveless henley white shirt (Gap, in stores) / cream tank / black & cream striped shirt (maternity from Ross) army green open tee (old from Target) / green v-neck / flowered shirt (maternity from…
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meredith is three!

July 21, 2014

Well my crazy girl is three. We had a casual family party in the park for her on Saturday evening. There was picnic food and cake. An awesome jungle gym and plenty of room to run around. Uncle Scott led the kids on a nature hike where the highlight was throwing sticks in the creek and looking for frogs. Even though Meredith spent the first half of the party subdued because of a bug bite that puffed her hand up, she eventually rallied and had a blast hanging out with all her favorite people. Then on Sunday, her actual birthday, we kept things pretty routine but she did get some extra treats, gifts from us, and more cousin play time…
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Posted in: motherhood, meredith lately, motherhood

currently

July 18, 2014

snacking on dark chocolate covered almonds. limiting dairy in my diet because it makes me feel bloated. hoping it doesn’t rain tomorrow for Meredith’s birthday party in the park. keeping the party stuff simple. starting a new daily photography project involving my Instax. wishing for a digital camera other than my iPhone. itching to tweak my blog design. loving my morning Bible study time. evaluating our budget. planning my whole-life personal organization notebook. needing to dig deep for patience with the kids sometimes. missing one of the daycare teachers who I’d come to like, who just left to continue her schooling. enjoying the company of David’s aunt who is in town. taking Liam for his six-month checkup this afternoon. feeling energized…
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Posted in: personal, currently, personal