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the sister magic

The request to wear her sister always seemed to come at the worst time: Lucia was hungry, tired or the house was just chaotic. I'd said no and not right now and maybe tomorrow too many times to count, so I prepared her:  "It might be quick. She's pretty hungry...

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oh hey!

Well hello.  So many things to say, not really sure where to start.  I feel as if I'm going for a run after a year long hiatus -- I've missed it, yet it takes some a lot of motivation to get there....and to keep going! A lot has been happening since my...

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mistletoe, love languages & things

Taking time to slow down is not one of my strengths.  I remember chatting over dinner with some good friends of ours back in Pittsburgh when I mentioned a change and followed it with, "oh, I'll find something to fill up my time, I'm sure!" He replied with, "why? Why...

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thankful.

Give thanks in all circumstances. I Thessalonians 5:18a Praying you have a wonderful day with family, focusing on blessings more than the material and edible, but the immense blessings we cannot see as well.  Photo by the beautiful Rachel Rowland. ...

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sling diaries | community

Wow.  6 months and my last Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries entry.  On one hand, the time has flown by.  On the other hand, my time as a Sling Diariest marks my time here in the Boston area: Pittsburgh feels so far away.  With my last entry, I've been...

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sweet Jonesy turns one

My baby is one.  The obligatory, "how did time go so quickly?" is required, but man it feels true.  (I also wasn't going for the on-purpose-crooked-"artsy"-photo in the cake pics above, but it was so bright, I couldn't see very well as I was trying to avoid...

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a little ScanNCut PSA & weekend in photos

The ScanNCut2 is going to be on HSN today!  Super excited to share more of the new features of the ScanNCut2 with you--working on tutorials as I write this!--but today is a great day to get it at a good price.  My friend Julie is going to be sharing the...

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back to school denim // giveaway!

As much I think I love summer, I love fall a little bit more.  Those beginning days of fall... when the mornings are cool, when my car is warm from the sun, when the leaves are a rainbow of colors.  And when the temperatures finally call...

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the Parative Project // more together

I can't be the only one obsessed with things like Kickstarter and SharkTank, amirite?  There is something about people making huge sacrifices for something they believe in, and then seeing other people believe in the dream as well.  If I had to pick a...

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