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our stay at hotel grinnell

September 12, 2019
our stay at hotel grinnell llbychels

the husband + I take every opportunity we can to travel + explore new places. it was much easier when it was the two of us. he’d pack his suitcase. I’d pack mine. we could leave for a weekend with only a duffel bag in hand. the amount of luggage we take for a weekend getaway has significantly increased over the years, but we made a promise to each other to show our little ones the world. no matter how…

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the best travel snacks from trader joes llbychels
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the best travel snacks from trader joe’s

whether we’re driving two hours or flying 13 hours to china, snacks are a very important part of our travels. I thoroughly enjoy a good snack, but with a toddler in tow.. snacks become mandatory. but these, these are the “adult” picks (even though…

August 1, 2019
easy summertime paloma cocktail llbychels
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easy summertime paloma cocktail

my brother is a craft cocktail genius + sommelier. basically, the guru of all things adult beverages. I may be the older + wiser sister (HA!), but when it comes to drink recommendations, he’s my first + only call. I recently asked for a delicious +…

May 4, 2019
introducing baby parker llbychels
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introducing baby parker

on march 17th at 9:29AM, we welcomed our newest addition – a sweet little baby boy, named parker louis. this introduction is overdue. I have been in the BEST state of bliss, the kind only a cuddly newborn that is happiest in his mom’s…

May 2, 2019
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toddler living room takeover

before becoming parents, the husband + I exchanged the popular phrase “we won’t ever let our house look like a daycare”. we did so well, until jackson’s first birthday. that’s when things began to get out of hand. the toys became larger + quickly…

March 26, 2019
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the 6 essentials for pregnancy

I am at the end of this pregnancy, literally. we’ve passed this babe’s due date. he’s comfy + continuing to grow into week 41. my two pregnancies have been nearly identical. including going past my due date. I’ve felt the same through each trimester…

March 13, 2019