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First & Second Trimester Favorites

It’s hard to believe I’m officially in the third trimester! Now that I’m nearing the finish line, I thought it’d be fun to share some of my first and second trimester favorites.  The first trimester is hard, because you’re…

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The Illusion of “The Perfect Pregnancy”

I’m officially 23 weeks pregnant. I now regularly feel my daughter kick and move, and my husband and I fall more in love with her every day. My favorite moments are when her little movements wake me up in…

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And a Baby Makes Three

Yep, it’s true! My husband Dan and I are expecting our first kiddo this spring. And…it’s a girl! Obviously we’re completely and totally over-the-moon. But it’s been a total whirlwind. I’ve learned so many things about myself (and my…

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10 Tips for Planning a Wedding

Tomorrow marks my third (!!) wedding anniversary. It’s flown by so fast! And as more and more of my friends are getting hitched, I’ve started reflecting on my own matrimonial experience. I’ve been dishing out advice left and right.…

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Advice For My Twenty-Something Self

Last week, I turned 31 – not a very exciting birthday to say the least. Yet, another year passing is always a good excuse for some reflection. There are times when I miss my twenties but most of the time,…

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Confessions of a First-time House Hunter

You might’ve have picked up on the fact that my husband and I are house hunting. It all started in February in 2015, when we were like, “Hey, let’s buy a house!” And then changed our minds and rented…and…

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Investing in Ourselves

This summer, I’ve been in a bit of a rut. There have been some extremely challenging situations at work and I hate to admit it, but those things can make me shut own. It’s all I can think about…

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10 Tips for Enjoying Summer on a Budget

As many of you might know, Danny and I are planning to buy a house this fall (!!!) While I’m obviously super excited, this past year has also been daunting — how can we possibly save all we need…

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Valentine’s Day Wish List

I still feel incredibly spoiled by my family and friends post holidays. However, there are a few items I’ve had my eye on. My planner obsession continues and I’m pining for a statement watch. All five items are core…

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Winter (Stave Off Seasonal Depression) To-Do List

It’s cold outside. It’s also very dark outside. A lot. There’s snow now, which can be pretty, but also makes getting around tough. I dream of the day I park in a garage and can kiss laboring with a…

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