• Making Up & Going Natural

    Dena October 18, 2013

    From about nine-months pregnant to about three-months after birth, me & makeup just didn’t get along. For awhile I couldn’t even see my legs, let alone shave them. Then, when I could see everything again, I didn’t even remotely have the time to think about…

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  • Sweet, Sweet October

    Dena October 2, 2013

    Yesterday was the most gorgeous, blue-sky, fluffy-white-cloud day. The warm air & sunshine felt more like the middle of July than the first day of October. Still, the sweet smell of fallen leaves and the pumpkins on all the front porches let us know that,…

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  • Bravery

    Dena August 22, 2013

    As Borges said in his writings, “There is no other virtue than being brave.” And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear, but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear. —Paulo Coelho I’ve been starting this…

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  • a perfectly sweet day

    Dena June 13, 2013

    june twelfth was: wildflowers in the kitchen windowsill . lots of sunshine . long walks in the stroller . roses blooming everywhere . my sweetest five-week-old boy . the loveliest purple flowers i ever did see . fresh radishes from the farmer’s market. xo

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  • all in a golden afternoon

    Dena June 6, 2013

    “You can learn a lot of things from the flowers, for especially in the month of June.” —Alice in Wonderland A couple of days ago, Roman & I took a ride down to my parent’s house. I wanted to take him for a walk in…

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  • on a monday afternoon

    Dena May 21, 2013

    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…

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  • Our Wedding

    Dena April 26, 2013

    We were married on June 2nd, 2012 at the White Meadow Lake Country Club in Rockaway, New Jersey. It was the happiest day of my life. It was a dream come true, a fairy tale, a happy ending/beginning. I cannot imagine it being any better…

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  • Health + Beauty Review: Natural Soap & Lotion Bar

    Dena October 29, 2012

    Products: Lavender Vanilla Soap and Jasmine Lotion Bar. Core Ingredients: Soap ♥ Fruit & vegetable oils ♥ Homemade beer ♥ Goats milk ♥ Essential oils Lotion bar ♥ Shea & mango butters ♥ Bees wax ♥ Essential oils From the Velvet Soaps Etsy shop: As…

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