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To Gather // Together

I hope that you had the most beautiful Thanksgiving, friends. Ours was spent in celebration and bounty, surrounded by loved ones. It was my first time hosting Thanksgiving and it was a whirlwind of work (with help from my mother, sister, and sister’s mother-in-law), love, and laughter. It wasn’t perfect surely, but it was perfect…

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Magic is something you make.

“Keep your best wishes close to your heart and watch what happens.” I’ve started taking long walks with my sweet babies again. It’s something that I didn’t do often after Marina was born. Recently, though, she’s been doing much better in the stroller. I forgot how much joy these long walks bring to my heart.…

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Memorial Day Weekend // 2015

Memorial Day has always been a very special holiday for me & my family. It’s the unofficial start of summer — bring on the cold drinks, hot sun, beach days, and BBQs! But more importantly, it is a time to reflect and give thanks to those who gave their lives to protect our freedom. We’ve…

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Happy Thanksgiving

I hope that you and yours have had a beautiful Thanksgiving celebration today. We got a foot of snow overnight and woke to a winter wonderland outside. Since my husband is still unable to leave the house, my mother cooked us a big dinner with all of the fixings. My father came up this morning…

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a day in our life // 03.13.14

“The small things of life were often so much bigger than the great things…” —Barbara Pym breakfast, messy banana-face after breakfast snack, pizza crust playtime naptime ready to play again daniel tiger while mama makes lunch a lunchtime rainbow love my salad spinner hello, blue eyes happy hour! mama time kristyn, deciding between giants and…

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Simple Beautiful // 01

“She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short.” — Brian Andreas SIMPLE // BEAUTIFUL THINGS + Every year, in winter, my great uncle sends my mom a giant box of fresh, citrus fruit from Florida. Of…

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The Simplest Days

I remain convinced that sometimes the sweetest days are the simple ones. Perhaps it’s because when I’m slowed down, not doing too much, I take the time to really observe and appreciate how blessed my life is. Roman has been sleeping in his room, in his swing, for a couple of nights now. And even…

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on a monday afternoon

sitting out on the deck with roman & bella. a warm may afternoon. soft puffs of dandelion fuzz floating through the air like snowflakes. sunshine peaking in & out from behind the clouds. giant bumblebees buzzing overhead & birds calling to one another in the distance. the flowering bushes are popping bright bursts of magenta…