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We’re so excited to share that our family is growing! You may already know from Instagram or conversations, but I wanted to officially share it here on this platform as well – we are welcoming a baby girl in October 2020! Quarantine made keeping the secret pretty easy, since we weren’t seeing any family or…

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june goals

Long time no see. Recently it seems that each time I sit down to write one of these monthly goals posts the world has shifted again. So much has happened in the last three months that it is difficult to know what a “normal” day, week, or month is anymore. I have to admit that…

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may goals

Oh what a time we’re living in. I had every intention of posting these May goals right at the beginning of the month, then huge storms and winds roared through and took out our internet for a week. I have to say, being alone at home all day every day with no internet really makes…

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recipes we’ve tried lately: quarantine edition

With more time at home, the need to stretch food for longer between grocery trips, and the desire to balance healthy food, comforting meals, and new interesting recipes to stave off boring mealtimes, we’ve found ourselves making more detailed meal plans and adding lots of new recipes to our repertoire. Since I am working from…

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april goals

Wow. I looked back at my March goals and the day when I wrote them seems like eons ago. So much has happened and changed since then. Right at the beginning of the month, a tornado hit Nashville and Middle Tennessee hard and created devastating damage to some areas. We are lucky and grateful to…

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50 Things to Do in Quarantine

Like many of you, I have been self-isolating for a few weeks now. I am an introvert, am lucky to be able to work from home, and don’t have to juggle working with childcare, like many of my colleagues do, so overall my experience has not been too bad. I am very grateful that I…

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march goals

February was filled to the brim with celebration and travel and hosting. Every weekend we had somewhere to go or people to host – which were all wonderful and filled our cups. But, just as the start of February was a nice fresh start, so is the beginning of March. March brings a new set…

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15 go-to weeknight meals

Will and I have five criteria for good go-to weeknight meals. We came up with them early on in our marriage, and still live when a meal checks off multiple boxes. Our five criteria are: 1. Healthy, 2. Creates or uses leftovers (the reasoning here is to get something out of the fridge or provide…

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one-bowl chocolate cake with fluffy buttercream frosting

Happy love month! As with any good Valentine’s celebration, there are hearts and chocolate galore in this easy dessert. The best part is, you can throw this one-bowl chocolate cake together in under an hour and be ready for any last-minute (or not so last minute) night in. Every year I think to myself, Valentine’s…

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february goals

Does anyone actually think the months feel like they are 30/31 days? Everyone I talk to feels like January either flew by in a split second, or the more popular answer, it dragged on forever and ever. January gets the reputation for being a fresh start with the beginning of the new year, but sometimes…

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