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Friday Favorites 1.17.20

While I loved our Christmas and New Year’s break, you guys, it feels so good to be back in a routine and moving again. I have LOVED taking these last two weeks to get back into a healthy mindset, which includes everything from cleaning up my diet and adding back in daily movement. To help

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How I’m finding more time in my day

One of my goals this year is to try and be more mindful of my time. Knowing where my time is going, being more intentional with it, and getting ahead of our schedules. For so long, as a mom with four kids and a husband who travels a lot, I always felt reactionary to my

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My morning routine

One of my goals this year is to work on being more mindful of my time, understand where it’s going, and hold myself accountable. One of the biggest lessons I’ve had over the years, as I’ve tried to unsuccessfully manage my time,  is that so much of my day, and my schedule is out of

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The lessons 2019 taught me

Every year I think things are going to slow down. That this year will be the year I’m really going to treasure every moment, slow down and soak it all in. But every year, as December rolls around, I’m somehow amazed at where the time went (and there was no slowing down in sight). And

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Creating your own home bar

Whenever I’m entertaining or hosting, especially around the holidays, my kitchen can become a zoo.  Filled with dishes, people, food and little kids running around between it all. Pure mayhem. So whenever possible, I try and take as much stuff OUT of the kitchen as I can.  Especially cocktails.   Creating a bar area OUT of

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Holiday Pajamas for the whole family

When I was growing up, Christmas morning my siblings and I would painstakingly wait at the top of the stairs of our childhood home, waiting for my parents to give us the “green light” to walk down to see if “Santa had come”. Then we’d run down one by one, while my dad would beg

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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

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