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smitten with . for the tiny adventurer

18 Dec

while i’m on a roll with the “gift guides” here, here are some goodies for the little boy or girl on your list that cole is either about to receive or has been enjoying lately. (and a couple that, really, are more for mom, but sure make his walls look good.)

(not pictured but currently high on the love list, anything from play doh, lego, or sands alive.)

in pictures . cold and flu season

18 Dec


(please let it pass before christmas.)

smitten with . gifts for baby

17 Dec

so, this post is coming up on being seven months late or so, but with christmas right around the corner, i figured better now than never. it may be too late to pick up most of these things in time for the holidays, but these gifts (yes my friends have amazing taste and all of these goodies (aside from the baby book i won on instagram) were given to oscar) would be perfect for the expecting mama, new baby, or small child in your life — any time of year!

in writing . #zoomoutmovement

16 Dec


so, i’m blatantly cross posting this from my instagram account, but based on the response there, i wanted to share it here too!

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anyone who has followed my work for any period of time is probably pretty aware of my tendency to focus on the positive/find the light/celebrate the everyday/enjoy the small things… to “zoom in” if you will. in chatting with a good friend recently (this is all her idea really), she mentioned how much power there was in both spotlighting the awesome moments AND in “zooming out” once in a while, to embrace the chaos and to give some context and perspective.

while this concept is nothing new, i thought it could be a fun little project to start and to extend to anybody else who wants to join in and share some of the not so pretty behind the pretty.

all that to say, welcome to the #zoomoutmovement and please play along :)

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and if you somehow were under the impression that i (or anyone else for that matter) am “doing it all”, you were wrong ;)

in pictures . a snowy sunset stroll

15 Dec

in pictures . a pretty awesome little duo

14 Dec

in pictures . this year’s tree hunt ended in the ikea parking lot

14 Dec

in pictures . building birthday toys before the sun rises

13 Dec

in pictures . fire extinguishing team

12 Dec


happy birthday lauren!

in pictures . it’s not very often he falls asleep while playing these days

11 Dec