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  • flower CSA //

    A Summer Flower CSA…

    Dena January 2, 2020

    Hello, sweet friends! Happy 2020! I can hardly believe I’m typing that twenty-twenty (how!?), but so it is. Winter has recently started here which means freezing temperatures, snow, ice, rain, mud and little plant life for awhile. So I thought I would share a little bit of color and warmth from this past summer. I actually have a few things to catch up on sharing from last summer and I’m…

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  • Grand Cascades Lodge: An Overnight Getaway

    Dena March 5, 2018

    Hello, friends! I hope that you are well and that your week is off to a beautiful start. On Friday morning, we headed up to Grand Cascades Lodge in Vernon, New Jersey for a little overnight getaway. I’ve been wanting to get away with my…

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  • portraits 05 // roman + marina {evening walks}

    Dena August 15, 2016

    Since becoming a mother, one of my absolute favorite things to do has been to take my babies out on walks in the neighborhood where I grew up. I can’t explain how much I love this little community. Every time I go out walking, it…

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  • A Trip to the County Fair

    Dena August 9, 2016

    The county fair has been one of my favorite summertime traditions since forever. There is something absolutely magical about it. From the delicious food, to the adorable animals, to the fun shows — I love it all. Yesterday we made the annual drive out to…

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  • Family Apple Picking // 2015

    Dena September 28, 2015

    Over the weekend, we celebrated the Harvest Moon and went apple picking. It’s one of our favorite family traditions and a perfect way to kick off autumn. Although there are lots of orchards nearby, I spent awhile searching for an organic one. It turns out…

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  • NY Renaissance Faire // 2015

    Dena September 21, 2015

    Over the weekend, I made my annual trip to the NY Renaissance Faire. It’s one of my favorite places in the world. I’ve been going with my best friend since we were little girls. It’s pretty incredible to be attending with my own little babies…

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  • The Sunflower Maze

    Dena August 31, 2015

    Over the weekend, we took a trip to one of the sunflower farms in our area. A lot of people don’t realize just what a beautiful state New Jersey is. There is so much to see & do here, especially in Northern New Jersey where…

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  • Nature Walk in March

    Dena March 18, 2014

    The harshest winter of my lifetime is slowly creeping to an end. It’s below freezing again today, but it warmed up enough to start melting snow over the weekend. We took advantage and went on our first real nature walk since autumn. Roman is really…

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  • a day in our life // 03.13.14

    Dena March 14, 2014

    “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…

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