caramel trench coat // turtleneck sweater // black jeans // lace-up boots // pom beanie It all started when Chase and I were dating and I, being fall-everything at heart, wanted to visit a real pumpkin patch! Not just a roadside stand or a lawn with pumpkins laid out, but a good old-fashioned, still in the field pumpkin patch. We were in luck and we found a beautiful apple and pumpkin farm near us that…

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A new month means new goals and a new perspective. Also, with a new baby on the way, Chase and I definitely have things we want to do before the due date is upon us, which is going to be here before we know it! About mid-September Chase told me had a challenge that he wanted us to do called the Minimalist Challenge, and being very minimalist minded lately, I was all for it! Here’s…

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I never considered myself a minimalist until I read Emily Fillerup’s very well written blog posts about minimalism with kids. Maybe it stems from my huge dislike of clutter and useless things laying around, but Chase and I both decided that we’d rather have Oliver have a handful of toys that he plays with all the time, instead of a hundred different toys that he plays with for a minute or two then discards on…

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Oliver had his second birthday a week ago and I really wanted to share some things about Oliver as he’s grown and discovered new things. Oliver turned 2 on the 6th, and while he’s not old enough to request things for his birthday, he’s made it very clear what he likes and doesn’t like. We went all out for Olivers fiesta themed first birthday, but being pregnant this year, and also being more realistic, I…

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Staying active and fit during pregnancy is essential for a better pregnancy and an easier labor, but it’s not always easy, especially during the first trimester when your nauseous or exhausted (or both). But to be honest, I definitely thought it was going to be harder to workout than it has been (mainly because I’m carrying smaller so far than I did last time, and have no nausea). I think the hardest part for me…

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