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easy weekday breakfast pockets.

September 13, 2017
easy weekday breakfast pockets.

breakfast is the hardest meal. there are so many things you must accomplish from the moment you (finally) roll out of bed until you head out for the day. although, I’d love to cook a proper breakfast and enjoy it while sitting at our dining room table, accompanied by a big cup of fresh coffee .. that’s just not real life. or not, my real life. we’re rushing around in the mornings. the husband + I each trying to get…

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being a mom.
lifestyle

being a mom.

becoming a mom is the most magical, terrifying + wonderful experience. you have no idea what you’re doing, but know you would do anything for your tiny human. I am very new to this “mom” thing. and still have days where it feels more…

September 11, 2017
even better moscow mules.
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even better moscow mules.

if there is one thing I learned this summer, it’s that: moscow mules should be made with alcoholic ginger beer! I’ve been making them “wrong” this whole time. let’s just say, these are the types of lessons you learn at a family reunion, in an…

August 23, 2017
black bean burgers.
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black bean burgers.

while I was on maternity leave, the baby + I settled into quite the morning routine. we’d take the dog for a walk. once we got home, it was breakfast + the today show. (not mentioned: the large, multiple cups of coffee). one morning,…

August 7, 2017
day trip | decorah, IA.
travels.

day trip | decorah, IA.

it is now very rare the husband asks me: “what do you want to do today?” the last time he asked, we ended up driving three hours across the state for a spontaneous day trip to decorah, iowa. he didn’t even hesitate before saying…

August 2, 2017
llbychels bathroom updates
lifestyle

4 inexpensive bathroom updates.

last spring, the husband + I purchased our first home. when we put in our offer, the house was 30 days from completion of construction. it was good in the sense that we did not have to make every decision necessary when building a…

July 12, 2017