Small Business: Villa Nuova

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There is nothing I like more than a family run small business and when given the chance I will always choose to shop in a one-of-a-kind shop over a big mega-store. (My husband jokes that I without a doubt would be happier living in Europe where people tend to go to 4-5 different specialty shops to… read more

Shopping for a Cause: Cabochon Jewelry

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  I love beautiful things – whether it be a stunning pair of semi-precious earrings or an open field with lush greens and old trees casting long shadows. This partnership mixes the two. The incredibly talented jewelry designer behind Cabochon Jewelry has generously decided to give 15% of all proceeds at her trunk show this… read more

Home: Dutch Doors

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There’s something about a Dutch Door that’s very inviting. Come on in and stay awhile… images: pinterest

Parenting: The Things I Know

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Living is learning and as you’d expect I have added many new “tips and tid bits” to my arsenal of knowledge since my third baby arrived 5 months ago. It is amazing that parenting never ceases to present us with opportunities to learn, grow, and gape in awe at the sheer wonder of it all. Being a… read more

Read: Wild

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I was first introduced to Cheryl Strayed when my “best book friend” gave me an anthology of columns she had written giving people advice. I immediately knew her voice resonated with me. And then I read her best-seller Wild, the story of a young woman who cracks, both literally and figuratively, after suddenly losing her mother… read more

Fitness: The Best Way to Get Healthy

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This post is all about nutrition and wellness. It’s time. Three babies later I must admit that my body feels like it’s gone 5 rounds in the ring with a heavyweight boxer. My back aches, things are saggy where they shouldn’t be, my stomach muscles suffer from diastasis, and my bladder, well, let’s just leave… read more

PSA: Jump It

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I cannot believe it has taken me this long to discover this nifty gadget. If you have ever had your car battery die at an inopportune time you will understand why this contraption is so genius! It all started two weeks ago when our car battery died. It was 8 am and I had all… read more

Easter Blooms

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Word Geek

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Admit it. You’ve gotten at least three of the phrases listed below wrong in the past. I’m a geek. I loved this post from Inc. It’s so good that I cut and pasted it below. Inc. claims these are the most commonly misused phrases on the internet. 1. Prostrate cancer It’s an easy misspelling to… read more

Best Books: Iggy Peck, Architect & Rosie Reveer, Engineer

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My mom came back from a trip to Seattle last year with two books that have added such richness to our little home library. Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect, both by Andrea Beaty, are fabulous. Each is the story of a child inspired at a young age to follow their passions for architecture and engineering…. read more