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    Products That Have Helped Me Survive the Fourth Trimester: Baby Edition

    February 5, 2020

    As that catchy tune we all know goes, “Hello from the other side!” The other side of pregnancy and delivery, that is. Hey, hi, hello. I had a baby about two months ago and, since I still have several weeks of maternity leave to go and a dwindling list of engaging things to keep my…

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  • My Favorite Cold-Weather Recipes

    November 18, 2019

    When temperatures begin to dip below (or even remotely near) freezing, there’s nothing I love more than settling in with a hot cup of coffee and preparing rich, healthy foods I know my husband and I will enjoy. In our area, seasonable fall weather only lasts a maximum of two to three weeks before tumbling…

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    Our Biggest Announcement Yet…

    June 2, 2019

    On June 1, 2019, Jordan and I made our greatest announcement to date: we’re expecting a little one this December! Without a doubt, this has been one of the most difficult secrets to keep for the past two months, and we’ve nearly slipped multiple times. But, we managed to keep our baby bean under wraps…

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    On Growth & Gratitude

    October 27, 2018

    As you may or may not have already noticed, this blog has been fiercely neglected over the past several months. Of course, I chalk it up to my second, more recent promotion, which has provided me the opportunity to build up the team that surrounds me, sharpen my leadership skills, and finally and fully come…

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    Why My Long-Distance Friendship is My Best Friendship

    October 1, 2018

    Because my best friend felt excluded when I shared my list of what I’m grateful for in October 2018.) When people speak of their best friends, they often start off with their origin story — you know, how they initially met. For some, their lifelong friendships were sparked early on, perhaps in elementary or middle…

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    My Workspace Essentials

    April 7, 2018

    Hey, hi, hello! I know it’s been a minute since I’ve even considered updating this blog, but I come bearing good news (and an excuse for my prolonged absence): I recently got a promotion at work! Although this change has been exciting to say the least, it also came at a time that was already…

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    How to Do Valentine’s Day on a Budget

    February 7, 2018

    Whether you and your significant other are still in school, or are just figuring out your adult life like my husband and I are, it’s possible you’re absolutely stressed out by the idea of planning the perfect Valentine’s Day festivities. However, I feel it’s important to note that you don’t have to go all out…

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    Back at the Barre

    February 5, 2018

    Once upon a time, I was incredibly active. Although I wasn’t a gym rat by any means, attending anywhere from three to four dance classes was a part of my normal, weekly routine. I was a dancer, and I was proud of it. Due to some major life events, such as starting college, I fell…

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    In 2018, Let’s Rid Ourselves of Resolutions

    January 6, 2018

    It’s no secret that a lot of people treat a new year as an opportunity to start out with an entirely clean slate, leaving behind any and all negativity, bad habits, and every other stressor imaginable. Unfortunately, though, that “new year, new me” philosophy is not always so simple. After all, countless studies have concluded…

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    The Best Quotes For Every (Struggling) Girl Boss

    December 8, 2017

    Picture this: you have not slept well lately, your finances are messy and uncertain, you are stressing out over finding time to wrap all of those Christmas gifts you bought on Black Friday, and now you have been overwhelmed by a large amount of small tasks at work. Needless to say, every molehill is suddenly…

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