The holidays are upon us and that means getting all your Christmas shopping done! If you’re like me, shopping for toddlers can be quite a challenge or even just coming up with suggestions for friends and family who ask what to get your kids can be a pain. We try to stick to a “need, want, wear, read” method. When it comes to family members, we prefer they give experiences or zoo/museum tickets if possible,…

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When the cold weather hits, my homebody self would much rather stay at home, curled on the couch with a cup of hot cider, snuggled up with my kiddo and lots of blankets. Summer definitely isn’t my thing, but it is so much easier to get outside and do stuff because the last thing I want to do is cuddle up with a hot drink. But at the same time, I love the outdoors! I…

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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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