Project 52: 16/52

Living the the Midwest, we don’t get to be near the water (which is this week’s theme), so today I am sharing one of my favorite photos from Mexico.


Brandon and I went to Riviera Maya for our honeymoon in December of 2007, and then again for our 5 year wedding anniversary in January of 2013. We absolutely love it there, and had such a wonderful time. This photo was taken on our back terrace at the resort, we had our own pool which was lovely, and our favorite (margaritas) on the table. I can’t wait to go back!

Linking up my Project 52 photos at Sarah’s blog!


What I Learned From My First 5K

I ran my first ever 5K two weekends ago, and let me tell you, it was one of the hardest things I have ever done. Let’s start from the beginning: I have never been a runner. Even in high school, I dreaded running the mile, dreaded running at cheerleading practice, and basically any other time… 

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Sensitive Smile No More #SensitiveSmiles

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SensitiveSmiles #CollectiveBias I have had sensitive teeth for as long as I can remember. Having braces for over 4 years somewhat escalated the sensitivity pain, mostly because I hated having things tightened and adjusted. I have never been… 

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Project 52: 15/52

When we moved to this house last June (how has it almost been a year?!), the previous owners left a telescope in the basement for the kids. It’s taken us nearly a year, but we finally got it out a couple of weeks ago. And I won’t tell you that Brandon struggled so the kids… 

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3 Ways to Keep Your Home Kid Friendly

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MiFabuloso #CollectiveBias Before kids, I loved decorating our home. I loved swapping things out for the seasons, having cute things on the coffee tables, end tables, and our wedding photos out on display. There were no locks on… 

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Mother’s Day Collaboration with Paper+Spark

Even with all of the technology around, I have always been a paper planner/paper list maker/ paper goal setter person. It’s something I will probably always do. There’s nothing better than having a fresh sheet of paper to plan away on. Lists and goals and plans help me stay organized, plus I love the visual… 

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Memory Verse Printables for Kids

 This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media® and DreamWorks, but all my opinions are my own. #weavemade #VeggieTalesfun I am no stranger to VeggieTales. For starters, in junior high youth group we used to sing all of the silly songs from the movies, and now that… 

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Project 52: 14/52

I love candid shots, and I don’t take near as many of them as I should! This photo I can’t take credit for, it was from a friend’s wedding, but I really like it. And it fits this weeks theme of hidden– hidden on the dance floor! Fun night, for sure, and it’s becoming more… 

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PiYo: Month One

Working out has always been a struggle for me. I don’t love doing it, I could never find anything I really liked, and most importantly, I couldn’t find anything I wanted to stick with. After a few months with my Beachbody challenge group, I decided to order PiYo. If you don’t know what PiYo is,… 

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Little Black Dress: Date Night Style

Date nights are something that I used to take for granted. Before we had kids, we would have a date night at LEAST once a week! I remember how nice it was coming home Friday after work (3:30pm since I worked at the school!) and I had time to relax, unwind, and prep for a… 

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Project 52: 13/52

Ideas are always forming in my head. Lists congregate there as well, a running total of things to do, goals to accomplish, and items to remember. As far as technology goes, I rely on it quite a bit. I rely on my iPhone for my calendar (Brandon and I sync events so we try not… 

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