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Vintage car birthday party invitation

After Charlie’s second birthday, Dave and I realized that planning a big party for every birthday was not going to be the right fit for our family. As fun as it was (and is!), we knew we wanted more kids, and that throwing even small parties for each kid each year was going to add […]

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When my dear friend Emily shared a bunch of my outfit diary photos on her blog recently, I was so encouraged to get this post on my schedule! This late summer outfit diary is a little different than past posts, namely because the outfits I have been most excited by lately have been my forays […]

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One great victory over the past few months has been reclaiming the 6:30-7 P.M. timeframe. Ideally, by this point, Dave is off of work and we’re done with dinner. It’s one of the few windows of time during the week when all four of us are together as a family, so we wanted to take […]

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As some of you may recall, a big part of my magazine job years ago was working on photo shoots. We did shoots all over the Southeast, and one of my main roles was what you might call model management. While Emily was always side-by-side with the photographer, styling details and manning the shot list, […]

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The start of a new season of life for our family (two kids in school at the same time a few days a week) feels like a good time to jump back in with a goal update! I haven’t posted one since April, but am relieved to report that that doesn’t mean I haven’t been […]

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Mini desserts

About a month ago, I had the chance to throw some dear friends a baby shower for their third little one! Stephanie hit it out of the park with my shower when I was pregnant with Azelie, so almost as soon as she told me she was expecting, I all but demanded the chance to […]

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Earlier this month, we went to a wedding for the first time since December 2019! If you’ve been following me for a while, it is probably no surprise to read that weddings are among my favorite things in the world :) We were so thrilled to have had the chance to fly to Austin to […]

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In a few months, I’m having headshots taken for the new business I’m working on. While trying to plan an outfit that feels the most authentically like my style, I keep coming back to the same look: a relaxed white button-down, classic jeans, and a bright lip. I actually steered clear of white button-down shirts […]

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