Thoughts on Spring Cleaning, Simplicity, and Not Wanting a Bigger House.

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So it appears that Spring has sprung early in Maryland this year. We had the windows open with temps in the 70s this past weekend, and the seven day forecast shows much of the same. And as a result, I have been going a little overboard with Spring cleaning – particularly de-cluttering. So much so […]

A Health Update After a Scary Month…

CVID: health update

Hello friends. And I do mean that:) I feel like I’ve gotten to know so many of you through this blog – when I sit down at this laptop and start typing, I always feel like I’m about to talk to old friends. It never feels like an obligation, or anything other than sitting down […]

Repurposed Shelves in My Daughter’s Room…and Realizing I Need To Start Acting More Like My Mother.

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Remember my little DIY Coffee Bar we made a couple years ago? (By the way, how was that TWO YEARS AGO??) I loved that thing. But as all things seem to do in this house, the dining room evolved and I rearranged and things changed…I bought a mug rack that I ADORE for that spot: […]

That Summer We Let Go…

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Long time, no blog, huh? This is typically my ‘off-season,’ since the kids are off school, but this year it seems to be even more so. I mean, there a MILLION and one projects waiting here for me – our family room is a hot mess, what with the wall coming down in early June […]

Today Will Become a Memory

living in the now

Oh those Facebook memories. Those “On This Day” memories that pop up in my feed. Do they get you, too? I mean, I love them, but man. They tug at the ol’ heartstrings. I look at those tiny babies from 3, 4, 5 years ago. Those sweet memories. And I usually tear up bawl like […]

Our Trip to New York City!

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My Facebook and Instagram followers already know this, but we just got back from a weekend trip to New York City! We’ve always said we wanted to take the kids there when they were old enough where it’s a little more manageable – and I have to say, 6, 7, and 9 are PERFECT ages. […]