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Goodness and Beauty, Simple Pleasures, The Little Things, Things That Bring Me Joy

Goodness and Beauty {4}

I started a new series this year to encourage me to 1) put a little more effort into my photography again, and 2) notice and acknowledge some of the many wonderful things that are all around me on a regular basis. Each month, I’m challenging myself to take at least five pictures of beauty, as …

101 in 1001, Goals

101 in 1001 List #2 Progress Update – One Year Left

At the beginning of 2018, I decided to vastly change how I approached goal-setting, and instead of setting my usual New Year’s resolutions, I decided to hop on the bandwagon of doing 101 goals in 1001 days (which is just under 3 years). After completing over 60% of my first list (you can see the …

Goals, Monthly Recap

Taking Time to Heal + Selling All the Flowers {August 2022 Goals}

July ran the gamut of emotions just about as much as it could have. We started the month off with the incredible high of being on our long-awaited family vacation in Hawaii, and we came home to do an ultrasound for my pregnancy that showed that everything sounded perfect. Although I felt sick with the …

Gluten Free Eating, Health, Mathias, Motherhood

Helping Our Preschooler Cope With a Celiac Diagnosis

Last month, we discovered that my second child, who’s 4, has celiac. The diagnosis didn’t come as a complete surprise as my husband has celiac, as do several members of his family (and one member of mine). While my husband Matt is asymptomatic, my son (Mathias) was not, which was what prompted me to get …

instant pot chicken and potatoes
Here's What's Cooking, Main Dish, Recipes

Creamy Ranch Italian Chicken and Potatoes {Instant Pot}

While I have no ambitions of being a straight-up food blogger, occasionally I’ll invent a recipe that’s just so good I have to share it. (And sharing it on my blog makes it super easy for ME to access it from my phone anytime I want to whip it up myself for dinner.) Ever since …

Products and Books I'm Enjoying in September 2022
Book Recommendations, Loving and Learning Lately

Loving and Learning Lately {45}

Welcome to Round 45 of this little series I started of all the things in life I’m loving and learning lately! Here you’ll find everything from the books I’m currently reading to the products I’m loving to the shows I’m watching (which, spoiler alert–won’t be very many or very exciting, since I’m not a huge …

Goals, Monthly Recap

Back From Hawaii + My To-Do List is Insane {July 2022 Goals + June Recap}

Yep, we’re a third of the way through July and I’m just getting around to posting my July goals and June recap. We’ve been intensely busy over here! At the end of June, our whole family flew to Hawaii to stay for a week thanks to my in-laws, who rented a house and took turns …