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September 2013

Makingmine Feature: Amber Vokt

"Makingmine" means taking control of your life to pursue your passions and follow your dreams. Whether it's creating your own business, challenging your body through exercise, becoming the best parent possible, finding a job you love, or volunteering on the weekends, we ALL have something that brings us joy and makes us unique. As a new [...]

It's no surprise that life has changed with an infant in the house. After nearly three months getting to know little Eleanor, we finally have a bit of a routine. Not everyday is the same, but here's a glimpse into Nora's day... 5:30am I'm hungry! I let mom know by whimpering in my pack n' [...]

One Word Wednesday: teething

one word wednesday teething

My mom is always finding projects for her and I to try together, so it was no surprise that she found a fun cookie recipe to make while Eleanor and I were visiting! I love baking with other people because it makes the process go faster, you can learn from each other, and it ensures [...]

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! For today's post, I'm going to send you over to Amanda's blog at Fit Pregnancy & Parenting. She and I were pregnant at the same time and she's been an absolute inspiration to stay active through pregnancy and get back into exercise after Eleanor was [...]

a few friday favorites

I recently stumbled across some new products that I absolutely love! I can be a creature of habit, so it's really fun to find new things and change it up a bit! I thought I'd kick off the weekend by sharing a few of my recent favorites... Cindy's Kitchen Cooking Sauces I bought two flavors [...]

real food baking

100 days of real food muffins

Recently Jeff and I have fallen into some poor lazy eating habits. We've been opting for quick and easy rather than focusing on nutritional value - NOT the way we want to live and especially NOT the example we want to set for our daughter. My sister recently started the Real Food Challenge from 100 [...]

One Word Wednesday: nostalgia

one word wednesday nostalgia

worry with a side of guilt

guilt and worry

I’ve learned many lessons in my first three months of motherhood, but this has to be one of the biggest. I realize now that when I cradled my sweet baby girl for the first time, I also began to carry the weight of a mother’s guilt and worry. What does that mean? I definitely experienced [...]

Hello all! I hope you’re all having a wonderful Labor Day weekend! We spent ours out in northeast Iowa visiting my grandparent’s farm. My family from England was visiting, and my cousin who was married this past winter held a small reception to celebrate with us stateside. The farm is one of my favorite places [...]

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