• Home Renovation

    Dena August 27, 2013

    When Matthew & I moved into our house almost five years ago it was a fixer-upper. (Fixer-upper being a euphemism for: a piece of…) I digress. An elderly woman lived in the house before us. It smelled like cat. There was a thin layer of…

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  • Matthew’s 30th Birthday!

    Dena June 21, 2013

    Yesterday was Matthew’s 30th Birthday! It’s pretty incredible to me considering that he was only 23 when we started dating. In many ways, it feels like we have grown up together, and I love it. I am so proud of the man, husband, and father…

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  • a sunny day with friends

    Dena April 5, 2013

    My beautiful friend, Sandra, and her son, Alex, have come to visit from Ohio this weekend. I am so happy to have my dear friend here with me to celebrate my final days as a momma-to-be. Today we took a trip to the Skylands Botanical…

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  • Give Love, Valentine

    Dena February 14, 2013

    I’ve rattled on enough about Valentine’s Day in the past, so this year I am going to keep it super simple: Give, love. Don’t buy love. (Should you really need the pep talk… just click here.) Happy Valentine’s Day! I love you all, today +…

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  • Becoming Wife

    Dena August 1, 2012

    I love you. You are closest to my heart, closer than any other human being. You are my extension. You are my prayer. You are my belief in God. For better or worse you inherit me. —Anne Sexton The truth is that I didn’t think…

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  • A Magic Moment

    Dena July 7, 2012

    There was this moment on our honeymoon. We had just finished a late lunch. It was our last full day on the ship. We were sitting in the dining room next to a window with a clear view of the sea. Something became active inside…

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  • golden afternoon: goodbye

    Dena July 3, 2012

    My Mom mom was a most wonderful woman. She had a big heart and a beautiful smile. She took care of me when I was sick. She made me oodles of noodles & the best grilled cheese sandwiches that I’ll ever have. When I was…

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  • A Gift from Far Away

    Dena June 26, 2012

    We arrived home on Saturday to find a special package waiting for me. It was a magical little gift that had come very far indeed. My dear friend―Andrew Caldwell―is taking an iPhone photo per day while travelling the world in 2012. The package came all…

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  • Our Wedding: Video

    Dena June 13, 2012

    I have so much to say about our wedding that it’s a little bit overwhelming. I want to write about the planning process; about all of my DIY craft projects; my inspiration boards; our amazing coordinator (Kim); and my final budgeting. I want to write…

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