3 Reasons Why It Was Time My Two Year Old Start Preschool

I recently read something on Instagram that said, “I always wondered why people couldn’t control their kids in public, then I became a parent”!  and I thought man, that is so darn true! lol! — You see, there are so many things that take place in life (as actual parents) that we just can’t understand […]

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Currently Loving: Minimalist Toys

It’s crazy the way your lifestyle changes once you have children. Pre-baby I remember obsessing about home decor, books, movies, music, makeup & those awesome little Loose Leaf Dragon Pearls at Teavana! Mmhm! — In contrast, my makeup routine is almost non-existent now (except on Sundays), I only finished one book in 2016 that wasn’t a toddler […]

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Two LA Museums You’ve likely never Heard of But are Must See!

It’s no secret, I’ve got a thing for museums! And in 2016 hubby, Connor & I put ourselves on quite thee self-guided tour of some of the most well-known ones in LA County (The Huntington Library, The Getty, LACMA, The Museum of Latin American Art, The Museum of National History, and The Science Center). I […]

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Currently Loving: Patched & Pin Worked Jackets

It’s a new year and I have so much that I would like to share with you all here. After launching Granaway last fall I took a little break from blogging because I felt so creatively drained with all the excitement and challenges of starting a new business. Now that I’ve gotten into the swing of things, […]

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Living Authentically – 5 Small But Mighty Goals for 2017

It’s a new year and as is customary there is much talk about “Resolutions”.  And while I’m not so much into the commercialism of making New Year resolutions, (i.e. waiting until Jan 1 to work on loosing weight, start a new business, or being more consistent about working towards a personal goal),  I truly do like the […]

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Finding Holiday Decor Inspiration – Roger’s Gardens

It’s officially December and you know what that means – Let the Christmas Shenanigans begin! Christmas time is definitely one of my favorite times of the year and since our little clan is still developing new family traditions every year still feels so fresh and new. I love the nostalgia, the music, the decor, the scents, and […]

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It’s our Blogaversary! + Freshly Picked’s #SweetestSale

Can you believe it’s almost been a year since I started this little blog that could?! Lately life, my new business, family, and church life has kept me from being as active here as I’d like. But this is still one of my favorite places to connect with all of you and I wanted to let you know […]

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My New Fav Fall Accessory – JORD Wood Watches {GIVEAWAY}

It’s no secret that my husband is a big time watch man. But what most people don’t know is that I am too! – A watch [woman] that is! ha! — And while I am no where near as much a collector/fanactic as he is about a good timepiece, through the years he has definitely rubbed […]

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Happy 2nd Birthday Baby Girl! {Connor’s Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch Soirée}

This past weekend was all about celebrating the birth of our baby girl! And boy was it super sweet! If you think celebrating your baby’s first birthday is exciting, wait until you reach their second! This year Connor was far more engaged, excited, and able to enjoy her special day(s)! And that made a world of difference! The best part […]

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Saying Goodbye to Well-Baby Doctor Visits

And just like that I have entered a new era of motherhood! And it’s happened so quietly and unceremoniously I barely realized what was occurring… It’s not a milestone that people write much about in books or even mentioned in The Bump & What to Expect baby emails I still receive every so often. But here […]

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