hello june dear

I like to hit up Costco for Naked Juice when they put it on sale because it’s nearing it’s sell by date. It’s a bit of a thrill this way and I feel slightly less guilty for divulging in such a luxury. I knew we would be hitting the road this week and those cute little meant […]

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one more month

It’s a dirty hair in a bun-shovel in cold pasta from the fridge-get it done sort of day. It feels like a winner though because this has also included an hour and a half chat with my parents which was just the best. Among the phone calls and other activities one is responsible for when approaching […]

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better together

We are on the countdown to finishing this year. I used to think of New Years as the starting point for a new season, but July 1 now feels even more significant. It feels as if we are leaning into the final turn. Next week will hopefully be the curve that finally lets us see the […]

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creamer & scones

Goodness the past two weeks went by in a blink. I just made a cup of tea so I suppose there’s no time like the present to catch up. Undoubtedly, not a world concern but I am sipping on the very last of our Mango Passion fruit tea. Yet another reason to make a Sprout’s run. Garrett […]

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meeting thirty

Next week is my birthday and I turn thirty-one. To be honest, it feels just right. Initially, I was a bit unsure of how I would get along with this new decade of life. My twenties were good but it took a couple of years to get into the full swing of them. I have to […]

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plant love

It’s a gorgeous morning and per usual the patio doors have been open since before I even made the bed. The birds must be auditioning for Cinderella because they have been singing non stop the past few weeks. We have a few nests in the bushes outside our bedroom window because for the past week I have fallen […]

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shake and bake

The back story is always important. I grew up with the incredible luxury of eating my mom’s home cooked meals. I was the kid who thought other kids were lucky for getting to eat white bread and macaroni and cheese from the Kraft box. As previously mentioned, my family benefited greatly from food straight from my […]

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my beloved

I have found the one whom my soul loves.  Song of Solomon 3:4 I promised Garrett my heart. It seemed simplistic at the time. Of course, it was already his. What I didn’t know in that moment is how much more I would fall in love with him. I had only begun to catch glimpses of the challenges that lay […]

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slow like sunday

I want to remember last week because it was hard. Obviously it wasn’t Syrian Refugee hard but it was a tricky beast nonetheless. It was one of those weeks that felt like we started off on the wrong foot.  The feeling of imbalance made me want to begin again and it was only Monday at that point. Sometimes the only way […]

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the marriage garden

My biggest take away from our marriage counseling sessions was quite simple. Your marriage is your garden. It resonated with me, not because I was even interested in gardening at the time, but because of experiences in my childhood. My grandparents were farmers and as kids, my siblings and I would often arrive at their […]

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