15 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman (and 7 You Definitely Should!)

15 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman

There are a lot of amazing things about being pregnant: Baby kicks; the best hair days of your life; the surreal feeling of growing a human person. There are also some not-so-amazing things. The top of this list for me is all of the comments.  Nothing invites family, coworkers, friends, even complete strangers, to comment […]

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Plans for the Nursery

gender neutral nursery

Things are moving along in the unpacking-and-getting-settled world over here, and we’re finally at a point where we can start thinking about fun things. AKA, the nursery! I have been DYING to put together a nursery pretty much from the minute I saw two lines on that test. We didn’t have a nursery in our […]

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Fall 2018 Coffee Date

FALL COFFEE DATE

Welcome to the Fall 2018 installment of the Coffee Date series! This is a landing spot for relevant topics that maybe don’t fit neatly into the regular posts about food and home on here, and a place where you can find lots of what’s going on with us in one post. See here to get the […]

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Introducing: Coffee Dates

Introducing: Coffee Dates

I’m a fan of general catch-up posts. I think they are some of the most fun to read, and also serve an important purpose of being a landing spot for relevant topics that maybe don’t fit neatly into the regular posts about food and home on here. Or even just being a place where all […]

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The Perfect House

I think most people these days want a perfect house.  With so many renovation shows, home magazines, and Pinterest-worthy living rooms surrounding us, a perfect home becomes an easy idol. I find myself falling into this trap more often than I would like to admit. Thinking, “all I really want is bright white walls,” or […]

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Accidentally Downsizing

Kitchen Table in Middle of Kitchen

Who downsizes right after having a baby? We do. That’s who. But not on purpose. Not on purpose at all. As you know, we recently moved to Virginia from Michigan and, after the house we had planned on renting fell through, we ended up in an apartment. The apartment is far and away the nicest […]

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Greeting Card Stash & Storage

Greeting cards are one of my favorite pieces of mail to receive, and I come from a family that sends greeting cards for just about everything. Is it Valentine’s Day? You’re getting a card. Easter? Card. Anniversary? Card. Feeling sick? Card. It’s your birthday? Lots of cards. I love to be on the receiving end […]

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How We Ended Up Back in an Apartment

Brick Fireplace

When we were first married, we lived in a very typical apartment complex. We got all the perks of apartment living – no lawn maintenance, a readily available handyman, and a neatly plowed parking lot after every snowfall. We very much enjoyed these things, but they were outweighed by the less appealing realities of apartment […]

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Life Update

Big things happened this summer. HUSBAND GRADUATED To kick things off, Husband graduated law school! Yay! So exciting! I still can’t believe that phase of our life is over. He started when we had been married a mere two months, and three years later at his graduation, we were expecting our first baby. Life, it […]

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SHARING A ROOM WITH BABY

Armed with the knowledge that we would be moving within the first 8 weeks of our baby’s life, we chose to forego a nursery. Instead, we decided the best course of action was to have all of Baby’s stuff (and oh boy, do they have a lot of stuff!) in our room.  After a couple […]

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