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Northeast Ohio Holiday Gift Guide //

December 11, 2017

Hi. My name is Rachel and I LOVE Ohio. Like, I really, truly, have a passion for my home state. We produce amazing people, products, and industry. I always try to buy as local as possible, but it’s especially important for me at this time of year. There are just so many local options from […]

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What I’m Loving Wednesday //

March 29, 2017

It’s still Spring break around here and we’re keeping busy with activities and naps galore! But I feel like I’ve had too many awesome experiences to ignore as of late! So I’m sharing what’s good — here’s what I’m loving lately: The brand new podcast S-Town, from the people who bring you Serial and This American Life. […]

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what to get a toddler for the holidays //

December 2, 2015

One thing I’ve learned about babies and toddlers is that you can totally go overboard with gifts. And well, everything. They get very over stimulated very quickly. At birthday parties, we’ve learned not to open every gift. In fact, we only open about 3. The rest? We put in storage to be opened later [and […]

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because it’s been a week now…

September 10, 2015

One of the main reasons I was so anxious to find out if we were expecting another little boy or our first baby girl, was because I want to either: a. pack all of our boy stuff up (I’m not ready to part with it yet), or b. look for all new awesome girl stuff. […]

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a few of our favorite things // toddler books

May 28, 2015

I was honestly beginning to wonder if it would ever happen, his love for books and reading. He spent so much time loving ‘boy’ things like Thomas the Tank and Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and I wasn’t sure he would ever slow down enough to sit down with a book. But something happened just […]

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My Christmas Wishlist //

December 23, 2014

Ok, so truly I will be happy just to have Moosh and Chad open their gifts on Christmas day. Buuuuut if I had to take a look at my running ‘wishlist’ of items (let’s be real — we all have a list like this), it would include the following: Mini Crock Pot. Because you bring […]

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Shauna + Jimmy // Ceremony + Reception

November 6, 2014

Hey guess what? It’s been a WHOLE MONTH since my baby sister got married. And it means it’s been like a full month since I blogged. Buuut I’m getting back to it! Well, Moosh failed to fall asleep before the ceremony. Which means a 3-hour nap a day toddler was running on little sleep and […]

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2013 // a (blog) year in review.

December 31, 2013
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January //  Slow Cooked Spicy Chicken Tacos — Which honestly feels like the last time I cooked! Just looking at these instantly reminds me of how delicious (and easy!) they were! Tales From A Working Mom // Why I Choose To Pump — As silly as this may seem, this was really my ‘coming out’ […]

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my christmas love list //

December 23, 2013

A Tattoo. Preferably this one. ‘It’s always darkest before the dawn.’ Mizuno Running Shoes. These Mizuno Wave Rider 16’s to be exact. In this color. I already have these in the pink/salmon color, but they are b-e-a-t! I love the way they feel. I think it’s the first shoe that has not induced pain when […]

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a few of Ari’s favorite things //

November 16, 2013

Moms-to-be & new-moms! I have been waiting ONE year to tell you about the products #BabyAri and I have learned to love and the baby items we simply cannot live without! Newborn Must-Haves:  Aden + Anais Swaddle Blankets.  You might think “Dang! These things are expensive and cannot be practical or worth it!” But the […]

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