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5 household products to put on repeat.

February 27, 2017
6 household products on repeat.

I occasionally receive samples of new or “new to me” products in the mail from a company called influenster. essentially I test out the product + give my honest-to-goodness opinion. it’s rare I downright dislike a product I receive. but the true test, will I buy it? most of the time, no. it could be that I have a product in my life that does the exact same job + the other didn’t “wow” me enough to make the switch.…

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32 weeks pregnant.
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32 weeks pregnant.

it is surreal to say, we’re only 8 weeks from our due date. which could be the theme of our entire pregnancy (so far): surreal. we’ve been incredibly blessed to have had a pretty easy going pregnancy. besides my severe fear of needles that…

February 22, 2017
hurts donut | des moines, IA.
des moines.

hurts donut | des moines, IA.

occasionally a business will do such an amazing job creating buzz around the opening of their new store, that even one month after opening guests are willing to wait in 20 minutes lines to get their hands on the goods. that was definitely the…

February 7, 2017
28 weeks pregnant.
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29 weeks pregnant.

we’ve entered our third + final trimester. I cannot wrap my head around how I’m feeling. it’s a mixture of pure excitement to have our little one join us in the “real world” in a matter of weeks. a dash of bittersweet that our…

February 1, 2017
gender reveal.
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gender reveal.

I will never forget the look of excitement on my husband’s face when the ultrasound tech announced “you’re having a boy!”. he lit up like a little kid. (there may have even been a dance party for one in that tiny, dark room). WE ARE…

January 25, 2017
27 weeks pregnant.
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27 weeks pregnant.

it feels surreal to say out loud + truthfully, “we’re in our last week of the second trimester”. I say truthfully, because I’ve imagined what entering the final trimester might look + feel like, but it’s now a reality! my imagination was spot on…

January 18, 2017