weekly mantra //

July 27, 2015 in mantra

A giant thank you to Alicia over at Poise in Parma for posting this on instagram the other day. I’m ‘borrowing’ it for this weeks’ mantra. I’ve set my laptop to the side for the last week, partly out of necessity; partly because when I had my fleeting moments of “ok-ish” feelings, I spent them with family. And I don’t feel guilty about that. I savor the most precious resource — time!


weekly mantra //

July 20, 2015 in mantra


Because, Monday.


So call it pregnancy brain, but this mama has completely overextended herself. It turns out, I can’t be two places at once! Hmm. We should look into fixing that!

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Well, my loss is your gain! Out of town plans = my two Big Kahuna tickets for this weekends Luau on the Lake Shoes + Clothes For Kids event are up for grabs! If you missed my post about Luau on the Lake, check it out here!

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter widget below. Winner will be chosen using Random.org and will pickup the tickets at the event. Tickets retail at $75 each and includes island buffet, beer, wine, soft drinks, and souvenir cup. plus 3 Island Cocktail drink tickets, Hawaiian lei, VIP cup and tote, and half-hour early admission!

Umm yeah. I’d say my loss is totally going to mean someone else has a fabulous time this weekend!

And don’t forget, today — JULY 20th! —  is THE LAST DAY to purchase pre-register online. If you miss out, you’ll be able to pick up tickets at the gate on Saturday!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure: I was offered two tickets to the event, courtesy of SC4K, for running the original giveaway. I chose to run this secondary giveaway in return for nothing when I realized I could not attend. As always, all opinions herein are my own.


do what you can // it takes a village. still.

July 15, 2015
it takes a village

After Moosh was born, it became crystal clear that the saying “It takes a village to raise a child” is 100% true. I was, and forever will be, eternally grateful for everyone who brought over a meal or sacrificed their time to come clean our house and do the laundry. We even had several family […]

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Twilight at the Zoo // Upcoming Events!

July 14, 2015

It’s hard to believe we are midway through summer already! And the event calendar is getting more and more busy! I hope you’ve pencilled in a sitter for your little ones for the evening of Friday, August 7th, because it’s one of the biggest events of the summer — Twilight at the Zoo! The Cleveland […]

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weekly mantra //

July 13, 2015

I’d like to report that over the last couple of weeks my health has taken a dramatic turn for the better… but instead, it’s gotten even worse. My ‘morning sickness’ is being treated with 3 different medications at the same time, and I’m still throwing up an average of 3 times a day (on a […]

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life lately //

July 9, 2015

Pregnancy has taken over my life, friends! Seriously. I’m sick pretty much all of the time (truly, very, very, sick). But as much of a cluster that this pregnancy has caused these last few months, I’ve also managed to fit in some happy to our lives. And I’ve been quiet about ALL of it… because […]

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weekly mantra //

July 7, 2015

I was too exhausted from the weekend (and sickness) to get around to posting this yesterday. But perhaps it’s better this way, because I truly needed to see this exact quote for my mantra this week. I certainly don’t have inner peace (does anyone with a toddler have inner peace!?); but I’m certainly not going […]

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Happy Fourth Of July Weekend!

July 3, 2015
the fourth

Stay safe. Have fun. And celebrate with the ones you love! Looking back at this picture from last year, it’s hard to believe how much older Moosh is! And that it’s been a WHOLE YEAR since my sister-in-law visited us from Denver! Though we won’t all be together this year, we’ll still be going to […]

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the truth about this 2nd pregnancy //

June 30, 2015

My pants started to get tight prior to even finding out I was pregnant. Which totally made sense once I found out I was pregnant. However, that happens FAST with a second pregnancy! Dang! People weren’t kidding! Morning sickness that lasts all day and taking care of a crazy ass toddler is hell on Earth. […]

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