NY State of Shine ✨

Girls trip! My mom, my oldest sister and I decided to visit my middle sister in NYC this summer. We’re a pretty fun group and I ❤️ NYC, just like the shirt. I always come back so inspired. The energy of the city is contagious. Yeah, it might not be the friendliest city in the […]

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Trio for Life?

The decision to have another child or not has been floating over our heads lately. Persistently. My husband and I have been so torn about whether to have a second babe or stay a trio for life. A trio we’ve grown quite comfortable with. I love our little family. We had our precious baby girl […]

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How to Travel with an ACTIVE Toddler

Traveling is a big part of my family’s life. My husband and I have built so many memories in different places on this rock, but not nearly enough. We treasure our experiences and value the knowledge and culture you gain from travel. We refuse to believe that you can’t do it once you have kids. […]

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The Love Vibe, How to Catch It

Love. Such a big idea and such a passionate feeling. As with everything, it’s vastly unique to personal situations and context. But I can do my best to speak to my own experiences and the experiences of others I’ve met along the way. It kinda all comes back to “to each their own.” We spend […]

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Italia, The Motherland

It was an easy decision to go to Italy for our honeymoon. We decided on Europe early on and I couldn’t imagine exploring any other country first. I feel so fortunate to now associate it with the start to a loving milestone in my life. Marriage. We left for our flight to Rome the day […]

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Working On My Mental

I haven’t always been completely honest with myself about my mental health. I think I’ve always been aware that I feel things deeply. I love HARD. And inevitably when you love so hard…the burns are intense. I’ve always felt like, overly empathetic to the world. And I had a balance… Until I didn’t. It’s been […]

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Pittsburgh, A Love Story.

Driving through the hills of Western Pennsylvania has always been special for me. I find it to be incredibly beautiful and peaceful. I went on a solo trip to one of the oldest and fondest cities in my life, Pittsburgh, PA. I hadn’t gotten the chance to really explore the city as an adult so…here […]

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Well I’m Goin’ Down South Child

I had made up my mind. I was moving to Jackson, MS. Heading Souf. Fresh outta THE Ohio State University with a Master’s in Education and a Minor in Art, I was going to teach and give it a real go with my boyfriend (now husband). He was flying and living down there at the […]

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Miss My Father Day

It’s a bittersweet Father’s Day for me. Bitter because it’s the first without my Pa, and sweet because it’s my husband’s first. He’s a brand new papa bear. And such a good one. I always say I’m so lucky to have him, which I sincerely believe. He is a fantastic dad. But how unfortunate is […]

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