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friday favorites {weekly links}

friday favorites {weekly links}

this week has been so BUSY! in a good way, and ending it with a full day playing in the sun with the boys. here are some of my favorite things of the week. check ’em out! this desk situation is making me want to […]

last weekend

last weekend

last weekend was pretty special. nothing crazy, just makes me smile looking back at it. we had a couple house showings (cue the last minute tidying and shoving things in closets), but the weather was amazing so we didn’t mind escaping the house for a […]

last weekend {series}

last weekend {series}

we had a pretty normal, laid back weekend around here. prepping the house for sale still, a little painting, lots of cleaning and laundry and such. so nothing really epic happening since we have so much to do. but even so, i love to remember […]

happy birthday, mom

happy birthday, mom

august 13th. happy birthday, mom. i miss you. caren gail calder. this would be her 58th birthday. fifty effing eight. it’s crazy young. she passed away almost 6 years ago. her death still makes me mad. well, lots of emotions really, but mad is one of […]

mama diaries {4 year olds are deceiving}

mama diaries {4 year olds are deceiving}

so, my 4 year old is such a pain in the you know what. seriously. i mean, not as bad as his three year old self, but way more unpredictable. at three he threw a fit for everything. we knew he’d resist everything from brushing […]

baby enzo {portfolio}

baby enzo {portfolio}

even though i’m hardly a photography – every now and then i get to take pictures of my friend’s adorable kids. the sweetness of these little ones? i was just lucky enough to be able to capture a few moments of it. nothing like an […]

banana bread mini muffins {recipe}

banana bread mini muffins {recipe}

guys, these are legit. i’ve tried so many, and i’ve adjusted this one bit by bit until we’ve definitely got a winner. we were striving for the super banana flavor, with lots of sweet and not dry. if you looked around a little, this recipe […]

what i’m loving right now {kid’s books}

what i’m loving right now {kid’s books}

we read every night, at the very least. the boys each get to choose a book, because otherwise there would be a whole lot of arguing! but really, it’s fun to see what they choose each day. sometimes they want the same thing for a […]

just trying to keep healthy{ish}

just trying to keep healthy{ish}

this time of year, we’re all just trying to tread water and keep the family alive, right?! so many sickos around me. if it’s not my own family, it’s friends and their kids. and with school, it’s only a matter of time before we’ve all […]

why my kids are good eaters

why my kids are good eaters

i get ‘you are so lucky your kids are good eaters’ all the time. at first, it’s almost a compliment. almost. but then you think about it, and it comes off as ‘you have it easy because your kids choose to eat.’ so we need […]