2020: A Year to Flourish

flourish [ flur · ish] verb definition: to be in a vigorous state; thrive. to be in one’s prime; be at the height of fame, excellence, influence, etc. synonyms: bloom, blossom, boom, develop, do well, expand, multiply, succeed, thrive, arrive, flower, increase, score, be on top, bear fruit, get ahead, hit it big, live high…

livelovesimple.com // Christmas 2019

A Season of Opening…

I’ve sat down countless times to write this post. Not necessarily this post, with these pictures, but the post about this season in my life, about the last year–the transition, the unfolding, the opening. There is something that happens when you experience loss on a large scale, when you lose everything and re-start from the…

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Roman Starts 1st Grade

Roman started 1st grade a few weeks ago. This, like many of the milestones of his childhood, was bittersweet for me. I was reading through old blog posts the other day and I stumbled upon this one that I wrote when Roman was 3-weeks-old. In the post I was sharing about how emotional I was.…

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Down by the Bay

Every summer at the end of July, my family took a trip to the seaside. Through my childhood, those trips gave me life. I looked forward to it all year and there was so much magic in it all. My heart still explodes with joy to think about it. The sand, the ocean, the boardwalk,…

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Keeping Our Bathroom Fresh

Thank you Angel Soft® for sponsoring this post. Ditch the spray and switch to Angel Soft® with Fresh Lavender-Scented Tube. Lately, I’ve found myself wondering if I am running a household or a zoo, in the best way possible. The population of our house has exploded over these last couple of years as we brought…

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I always have.

“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” I am sitting at my desk. It’s Monday morning. I am trying to work but mostly I’m just distracted by the beautiful cacophonous laughter of my babies playing in the next room, as well as the endless stream of social media ever-waiting…