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June 2013

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About a year ago I read Gretchen Rubin's book The Happiness Project and LOVED it. While I didn't embark on my own happiness project, I did take many of her suggestions into account and started actively thinking about how I could increase my happiness on a daily basis. Well, for at least awhile :) Like [...]

ruby turns 1!

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Our favorite little Westie pal Ruby is 1 year old today! She has brought so much joy to our lives and we can't imagine life without our furry "daughter!" I can't believe how itty bitty she was when we brought her home! Ruby celebrated this morning with an extra special treat from us - HAPPY 1st [...]

body after baby

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I think every expectant mother wonders throughout her pregnancy what exactly her body will look like after baby. How exactly will that bump ever transform back to a flat tummy? I didn't dwell on the subject, but I did try to make smart diet and exercise decisions to keep my weight gain in check. At [...]

One Word Wednesday: milk

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birth plan

**I meant to get this post out before Eleanor arrived, but she had different plans - here it is a little late haha** J and I have tried to be intentional as possible while preparing for the birth of our baby. This has included everything from choosing the right doctor, making the move back to [...]

eleanor’s arrival

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Today is my official due date for little Miss Eleanor, but it feels great to have her in my arms rather than my belly :) I thought today I'd fill you in on Eleanor's arrival. It all started on Wednesday the 12th... That was an exciting day for our family. My sister who lives in [...]

she’s here!

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I've been MIA for about a week and a half, but I promise I have a good reason! Our little girl decided to come about 2 weeks early - Eleanor True Murnan was born on June 13 at 7:17am. The past 10 days have flown by and have truly been the best of my life. [...]

s’mores bars

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If my monthly cupcake posts haven't already given it away, it's no secret that I have a total sweet tooth. I am constantly scanning Pinterest for new goodies to create in the kitchen. Over Memorial Day weekend, J's family got together out at their cabin on the lake, and I wanted something new to bring [...]

prepping the pup

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My main pal Ruby pup is about to experience some BIG changes - I definitely treat her like my baby and she's about to lose her "only child" status :) We've enrolled Ruby in another round of obedience classes to work on some lingering behavior issues. Our main concerns have been jumping on visitors when [...]

belly bump to bassinet

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J and I are officially graduates of the Belly Bump to Bassinet course - I like to think of it as my mom license :) We took the 6 week prepared childbirth course offered by our hospital, and I'm SO happy we did. The class covered everything from baby care and breastfeeding to mommy care [...]

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