autumn

Last night I had to drive a teenager to hockey practice for one of my nanny jobs. To escape the freezing ice box, and at his insistence, I opted to sit just out front. I sat on a rock to read, and as the light began to change and the temperatures cooled, I suddenly had […]

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25 for my 25th

Today is my 25th birthday. Yikes. How am I already closer to 30 than I am to 20? It’s such a cliche, but time really does move faster the older you get. Lately I’ve been feeling really nostalgic about my childhood and college years and how I didn’t treasure those moments enough. A lot has […]

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my summer bucket list

Summertime makes some fine competition for my other favorite time of year, Christmas, and I couldn’t be happier that it’s here (for me, June marks the start of the season). I was so successful with this list last summer…and not so successful with the following lists, but I’m hoping these summer months will motivate me […]

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on taking risks

I have always been the by the book, do-gooder, never take any uncalculated (not a word) risks, worry wart. Always. And I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it on this blog, but I suffer from a lot of anxiety. Even I know it’s absurd to get anxious about asking the drive-thru employee for a […]

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my new year goals

With the beginning of the new year, I want to focus on my wellness, both mind and body. I want to focus on creating (and reestablishing) good habits, taking care of myself, and doing some things I’ve been meaning to do for a while. Some of these are from past lists, but they are things […]

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the new year

A few days late, but we’ve been traveling through Texas the past two weeks. I’ll have a list of my new year goals coming to the blog soon, but for now I wanted to share the few phrases I’m hoping to live by this year (my form of a new year resolution). slow down, look […]

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my fall manifesto : final progress (in photos)

So none some of you may be wondering, “Hey, what’s up with the fall manifesto?”. Well guys, I didn’t forget about it. So let’s talk about this list, shall we? Many of my items on this list were not quantifiable or specific enough, which made it difficult for me to complete them and difficult for […]

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my fall manifesto : progress (in photos)

I will have a game night. √ We hosted a wine and cheese/game night last month, and we had a great time. I will carve a pumpkin. √ I got into the Halloween spirit by carving a Cheshire Cat pumpkin. I will learn some basic sewing skills. √ I took a free Sewing 101 class […]

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my fall manifesto : progress (in photos)

I will make a trip to San Diego. √ This past weekend we celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a little weekend getaway to San Diego. I’ll be posting about it this week, but it was wonderful. I will plant more flowers. √ We planted some standing and hanging cacti and succulents. I will make […]

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my photography book

I print a ton of photos to display in our home or in my scrapbooks, but I haven’t printed any of my “photography work”. So, I decided to design a digital book of my photos. I bought a Living Social deal for a York Photo book for…get this…$7! $7 for a 20 page book (including […]

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