Elevate, Play with Lark, SOAK, and Eat Local! // Embracing the Chaos

July 24, 2017

We’ve been so crazy busy lately that we’ve hardly had a chance to slow down. It’s my own fault, really. I’m a chronic over-scheduler. It’s a blessing and a curse, friends. It really is. See, I thrive on the crazy; I need the busy days. I need them because they make me feel accomplished. And […]

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P.S. I Love JORD (and my husband) // GIVEAWAY

January 28, 2017

In keeping with my commitment to be as open and honest as possible here on my blog, I have to say that I had no idea how having children would change my relationship with my husband. See, Chad and I had dated for four years before we decided to get hitched! So we certainly didn’t […]

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etsy pregnancy wish list

December 1, 2015

I am so excited winter is on it’s way! I know, I know… I’ve said that a lot recently. But even saying it ONCE, for me, is completely out of character! I told Chad that the sole reason I’m so excited this winter is knowing that I won’t have to drive in winter weather often […]

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Key to the Cure // Wrap Up

November 6, 2015

Before I get into this wrap up I wanted to very quickly give a shout out to one of my favorite local charities, Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4k). The mission of SC4K is to provide disadvantaged kids in Greater Cleveland with brand new shoes and clothing. What might surprise you is that two of their most […]

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#FreeToBe A Busy Mom //

May 25, 2015

My main life-goal for the last couple of years has been to find as much balance in life as possible. Not just with work and home, but with all the other “to-dos” that creep up on us on the daily. However, family is the most important; family trumps everything else. So I have to find […]

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April 24, 2015

IT’S THE WEEKEND! IT’S THE WEEKEND! IT’S THE WEEKEND! Okay, okay… I need to relax. But I am MEGA excited about this weekend. First of all, I have my FIRST girls night in AGES scheduled for tonight. My BFF (like, BFF since we were 5) and I are going for dinner and drinks tonight. She […]

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Shabby Apple Giveaway – CLOSED.

March 30, 2011

This giveaway is closed! A winner has already been announced! Thank you! 🙂 Shabby Apple has graciously offered to giveaway one of their fabulous dresses! If you are unfamiliar, Shabby Apple not only carries an awesome line of vintage-inspired women’s dresses, but also a gorgeous line of bathing suits, maternity wear and little girls dresses. […]

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on planning and pretty things.

March 17, 2011

Thanks for the cruise announcement love!  And now that we have a vacation in the works (even though it is 6 months away), I cannot stop planning! I am a uber-planner by nature. I can’t help it. But now that there are plane tickets, excursions, swimwear and outfits to be planned, I am in HEAVEN! […]

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true story tuesday.

March 2, 2010

Have I mentioned I’m addicted to planning and budgeting? So much so that the fact that I can’t predict the weather for the weekend of my big move to the new place is freaking me out like craziness. True story. I refuse to put a deposit down on a UHaul until I hear the forecast. […]

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a girl can hope, … right??

October 24, 2009

I have a question for you, my dear readers. Have you ever heard of a Hope Chest? I have a hope chest full of baby clothes and other items. People think this is strange. I don’t have any children and I’m not sure that I ever will. But in college, I worked at Gymboree in […]

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