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Eliza’s Self Portrait with Stuff

Written on August 25, 2014 at 9:50 am, by

Eliza's 1st Day of 3rd Grade

Eliza’s first day of third grade was last week, and her first assignment for her English class was the coolest. She picked a few items that represent her to bring to school, so the class can get to know each other better. I love this assignment and think that photographing … Continue

Day in the Life // August

Written on August 18, 2014 at 10:10 am, by

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Last year I played along with Ali Edward’s Day in the Life monthly and it was one of my favorite projects ever. This year, I’m repeating the project. On the 15th of each month, I’m going to document my everyday life. I like having a set day because I won’t … Continue

Savor June & July

Written on August 11, 2014 at 10:55 am, by

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This year, I’m participating in Ali Edward’s One Little Word workshop. My word is savor, and I’m sharing a bit about how I connected with savor in the previous two months, how I did with my intentions, and my take on the prompts from Ali.

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Randomly Right Now

Written on July 28, 2014 at 1:29 pm, by

Knope Waffles

Here’s a bit of what’s been going on around here lately.

Jake and I have been obsessed with Parks & Rec, and the show totally made me crave waffles. We go to brunch almost every weekend (we all love breakfast food…but not waking up early), and it took me a … Continue

At 27 I…

Written on July 23, 2014 at 10:02 am, by

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Today is my birthday! I think birthdays are a great time to capture a bit of what someone’s life is like in the moment, so I documented some of the things that really characterize me as I turn 27.

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  • …take several pictures every day, usually with my
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Day in the Life // July

Written on July 16, 2014 at 11:28 am, by

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Last year I played along with Ali Edward’s Day in the Life monthly and it was one of my favorite projects ever. This year, I’m repeating the project. On the 15th of each month, I’m going to document my everyday life. I like having a set day because I won’t … Continue

Savoring Lately

Written on July 9, 2014 at 9:50 am, by

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This year, I’m trying to make a new meal every week. I’ve had some winners, so I thought I’d share some of the results of a few awesome chicken meals and side dishes with you!

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I subscribe to Rachel Ray Everyday magazine and I always try a few recipes out … Continue

Kansas City Maker Faire 2014

Written on June 30, 2014 at 9:55 am, by

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We spent last Saturday at Kansas City Maker Faire, which is one of our favorite things to do as a family every year. The Maker Faire has amazing inventions, interesting technology, fun activities, and plenty of nerd culture references: enough to keep any sort of nerd overjoyed and engaged. … Continue

Day in the Life // June

Written on June 18, 2014 at 11:03 am, by

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Last year I played along with Ali Edward’s Day in the Life monthly and it was one of my favorite projects ever. This year, I’m repeating the project. On the 15th of each month, I’m going to document my everyday life. I like having a set day because I won’t … Continue

The Summer List

Written on June 16, 2014 at 10:09 am, by

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It’s been rainy sweater weather around here, so it hasn’t exactly felt summery yet. But it’s supposed to get up to the 90′s today, which means I feel like the seasonal page has turned. I thought I’d list the things my family is excited to do this summer.

This summer, … Continue