• January Goals

    Happy January! Time for monthly goals again. This month is all about restoring the routine and balance that December took. It should be a fairly quiet month, aside from a 3-day weekend in Florida with J’s family. Here are the things I’d like to get done this month…. January Goals: Write to Jacques, our compassion

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  • December Goals

    I’m about 17 days late on posting these goals, but in my defense, I did write them up over Thanksgiving, just haven’t posted them on here yet. On the long list of things to do this month, writing on the blog keeps getting shuffled lower on the list. But as I’m about 99% done with

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  • Uncommon Gifts

    Like it or not, the gift giving season is officially upon us. I like buying people gifts that they wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves, but would still use, like and fits their personality. There is nothing greater than watching someone you love open up a gift that you put a lot of thought and love into! But

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  • November Goals

    Oh, November. I have mixed emotions about this month — the one that begins in autumn and ends in winter. On the one hand — it’s chilly! and cozy! and I want to wear warm sweaters and boots every day! But on the other hand, the days get darker and shorter, and without any Christmas lights

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  • October Goals

    Hello October! Pumpkin season! Crisp air! Hay rides! Turning leaves! Cozy layers! October is one of my very favorite months, and this one should be pretty fun. I am hosting a girl’s weekend at my house with old childhood friends, and attending another in Charlotte later this month with some college friends. I also plan to spend as

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  • September Goals

    September is here! Schools are back in session, football season has begun, and hopefully the weather will catch up and start to cool down here in NC. This month is going to be a very fun one — I am going to Disney World next week on a family vacation with my in-laws, celebrating my 29th birthday

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  • July Highlights

    In July we hosted friends for the Fourth, pet-sat a few friends’ dogs, and stayed in town most weekends, except for a quick trip to Charlotte. It was a very good summer month, but I’m not entirely sad to see it go, mainly because it means the Whole30 diet is over (more on that later). Here

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  • August Goals

    Hello August! I am so happy to greet you! The lazy days of summer are coming to a close and I feel things starting to ramp up for a new season. We have a fun-packed month planned, including two weekend trips to see family, and lots of local events planned in between. I also really want to organize my house. We

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  • June Highlights

    June was such a happy, sunny month. It always is! Here are some memories we made last month: June Highlights: + Peonies! + Leia riding in the trunk + Weekend trip to Boone for J’s birthday + Boston with the birthday boy + Bike riding to Harvard + Getting lost in the North End +

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