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Liturgical living on the Solemnity of the Assumption | Something Pretty

The table is always at the forefront of my mind when I’m planning feast day celebrations in my family. So many liturgical living traditions center around food, and even when they don’t, pulling meal planning inspiration from the place a Saint is from is easy. The real magic, though, lies in the gathering around the […]

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Ginger jar print dress | Something Pretty

I am still taken aback every time I look at the calendar and see that it’s August! It feels as though summer just began, and yet, here we are with only a few short weeks left before school starts. I’m eager to carve out some time this weekend to reflect and figure out what matters […]

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Azelie is just over five months old, and gosh, what a five months it has been! Now that we are out of the fourth trimester and quarantine, I feel like I’m slowly inching toward some semblance of a routine and (dare I say it) sense of normalcy. It is almost impossible for me to compare […]

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I always cringe to realize that I’ve gone a whole week without any other blog posts than Love Lists…sorry about that, friends! There are SO many things I want to blog about, but right now, it feels like there is no time at all to do it, let alone do it well. I know it’s […]

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I literally forgot that today is Friday…this week has been a blur! My parents were here with us from Friday-Tuesday and then my sister Dana arrived on Wednesday night, so our schedule has been thrown off in the very best way. Dave’s elbow surgery went well last week (thank you for your continued prayers!!) but […]

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There’s no way to sugarcoat it…this week was a doozy. Dave broke his elbow pretty badly on Monday night, and navigating doctor’s offices in pandemic protocol with a three-year-old and a baby in tow has been challenging, to put it lightly. He is going in for surgery this morning so we would love your prayers […]

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This week marks my seven-year anniversary of moving to North Carolina! While it may seem like a bit of a random anniversary number to celebrate, this milestone makes this the longest I have ever lived in one place. North Carolina wasn’t a “love at first sight” situation to me, the way Austin (the city I […]

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All of our summer plans are packed into the last two weeks of July! Filling out our whiteboard calendar with more than just the days of the week felt so satisfying. I’m holding this all in open hands, knowing how quickly things can change nowadays, but as of right now, we have visits from my […]

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