Month: June 2016


when dog becomes chopped liver

FacebookPinterestRedditTwitterLinkedinemail Marvel and Share!!!!!!Fin is my dog. I have had him since I was 19 years old. He has moved with me, been there for my break-ups, watched me eat pizza at 2am after a night at the pub, and loved me through it. He’s my own personal Tom Hanks. He keeps things light, cracks […]

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baby bump

styling a baby bump on the cheap

FacebookPinterestRedditTwitterLinkedinemail Marvel and Share!!!!!!Not all baby bumps are alike. My bump was high and tight. My sister carried hers like a big basketball in her shirt. I remember being at work and a colleague who was about six-weeks ahead of me in her pregnancy said “You’re in the ‘cute bump’ stage.” I didn’t know then […]

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nursery on the cheap: decorating a cozy space for less

FacebookPinterestRedditTwitterLinkedinemail Marvel and Share!!!!!!Our nursery is tiny. Really really tiny. A “cozy” nursery. Jay and I have been in the market for a house for a while now, and haven’t had any luck finding the “right” home for us. In the meantime, we have been renting a sweet little house in our favorite neighborhood. It […]

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baby shower

wishlist: baby shower, registering like a boss

FacebookPinterestRedditTwitterLinkedinemail Marvel and Share!!!!!!When I was getting married and threw a bridal shower, I wanted to skip the whole registry thing… in fact, I sort of did… (can you say build-a-bar?) I felt like I was committing to way more than I wanted to when I walked into a store and they gave me a […]

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engagement photos: saving money because you can!

FacebookPinterestRedditTwitterLinkedinemail Marvel and Share!!!!!!Good morning! I have to remind myself how awesome it is to wake up on beautiful summer mornings. Wisconsin winters seem to be about 9 months long, and we are about three weeks in to a five-week summer…Life is good. This morning I was asked an awesome question. How can I save […]

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getting away at home: touring your backyard

FacebookPinterestRedditTwitterLinkedinemail Marvel and Share!!!!!!One of my favorite words that seems to be a pretty recent phenomenon is “staycation.” It hasn’t been all that long that people have felt like staying home can be a sought after luxury. These days, I know that when I am home, I am usually trying to catch up on cleaning […]

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