what i wore : coffee at blacksmith

May 12, 2015

Photos by Uncork Over the weekend I met my friend Christie for a coffee + blogging date at Blacksmith in town. It was such a treat for me to do something like that – two hours of leisurely chatting, sipping lattes, & writing in a new-to-me coffee shop with no kids! We decided to try and make it a monthly routine so I’m pumped about that. I wasn’t planning on taking outfit photos, but Christie offered and I decided that even though I was wearing jeans and a t-shirt it was pretty representative of my style in general. My husband made so much fun of me for using the word “momiform” but…that’s kinda what this is. :) I actually love…
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May 8, 2015

recommitting to getting 10,000 steps per day. Especially since it appears I’ll only be going running 1-2 times per week. finishing the audiobook Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty and really enjoyed it. The Light Between Oceans is on deck. planning a coffee & blogging date with my friend Christie. making My Sweetiepie ABC’s sampler and keeping up fairly well with the stitchalong. cooking as little as possible lately. Thank goodness for in-laws and leftovers. wanting a couple great summer dresses. needing new work shoes and scrubs, and probably abnormally excited about getting them. looking to make a solid budget and financial plan for the future. #grownupproblems playing with the kittens every morning and night. Also: cuddling. wearing Birkenstocks and getting what all the…
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LIGHT : april (one little word update)

May 6, 2015

I don’t have a whole lot to report about my journey with my word for the year except that for most of April I was definitely not feeling light. It was a super hard month of parenting and I wasn’t feeling proud of the way I handled the stress. However, having the word “light” in the back of my mind allowed me to make the decision toward the end of the month to let some things go and release a lot of the pressure I put on myself. I had to get back to the root of why I chose my word: “light” is how I want to feel on the inside. Sure, I would love to completely declutter our house…
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project life 2015 : april 1

May 4, 2015

Today I’m sharing one spread with you, from the first half of April. As I mentioned in this post, I’m at a place where I need to simplify my life to relieve some stress, but instead of giving up on Project Life altogether I am transitioning to using the app. I wanted to share my first spread using the app in a separate post which will be coming soon. Anyway, this spread from April is one of my favorites, I think. It’s just so springy and happy. Granted, I wasn’t always feeling happy during this time, in fact there were some pretty tough days, but this time I chose to save those for my journal. I had a ticket stub from…
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what i read : april 2015

May 1, 2015

This month I started letting some things go to get my stress level down (see my last post) and although reading is definitely still part of my life it obviously took a back seat in April. Only one (and a half) books finished! Oh well. The Magician King by Lev Grossman – this is the second in this modern fantasy series and it was just as good or better than the first. Definitely not your typical middle-of-a-trilogy slump. (5 stars) The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku – this nonfiction book about technological advances regarding understanding and manipulating the power of the mind was for book club, and I wasn’t able to finish because I had to return it to the…
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