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My favorite Christmas tradition

We’ve moved around a lot over the past few years. Like, a lot. So it’s been hard for our little family to create special holiday traditions year after year.  When I was growing up our family had so many traditions.  The menu for Christmas eve, the order we opened presents, where we went out to eat.  We did the same thing, year after year. 

But our family traditions have been a little different.  Since we’ve moved all over the country, and in many different homes, our family traditions are still forming.  “In the works” if you will.  Which I think is more common than not for many young families.

So this year we’re paying close attention to the traditions we DO have, and ones that we’d like to create.

First and foremost is our Christmas tree.  We always put our tree up Thanksgiving weekend.  In the past, we had always put up a real tree, but this year we did something a little different.  In our living room, we decided to try an artificial tree from Wayfair for the first time ever and I am so happy with it.  It looks so real and is perfectly low maintenance (which let’s be honest, is exactly what this mama needs this year).  I love how we could put our tree up early this year at Thanksgiving, and know it will still look great weeks later when we host Christmas this year with all of our families.  

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How to set an easy holiday table

It’s wild to think that the holidays are already here.  I swear we were just watching movies in the park as a family, and now in the blink of an eye, I’m getting our house ready to host the holidays. This is the first big holiday in our new home and I’m so excited.  We’re

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Roasted butternut squash pasta

There are a lot of ways I try to be mindful of my diet.  Avoiding dairy, meat, processed foods.  But one of the things I don’t think I could ever give up is gluten – especially when it comes to pasta.  I’m such a sucker for a good plate of pasta. When I was in

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Friday Favorites 11.8.19

Wow, what a few weeks.  The past two weeks have been a little rough.  I’ve had a few tough “mom” moments (as I know so many of you can relate to). I haven’t necessarily been on my “A-game” for a while now, and I think it’s starting to catch up with me. In the past

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My favorite “clean” products

I know you’ve all heard me talk a lot on here about “clean living” and what that means for me and my family. For years, eating “organic” was about as far as my “clean living” efforts went. I assumed that focusing on what I put “in” my body, and my kid’s bodies, was “good enough”. 

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Friday Favorites 10.25.19

Well, I’m not gonna lie, kind of glad this week is over. I’m usually not one to say things like that. I can almost always see the good, in everything, but this week was a little bit of a doozy. Frankie was really sick all this week, and with JP traveling, my job as #1

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