Fragments
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Fragments

The past few weeks have been a blur, with both of us having felt pretty consumed with work. We’ve managed to find some much needed down time in between the long work weeks with lazy days out at the cabin and trips to MN and Fort Lauderdale. Now it’s back to the real world. It’s … Continue reading

Plans
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Plans

{via} It’s funny. I love having plans. Places to go, people to see, a list of things I’d like to accomplish. And yet, when we finally come upon a weekend with literally nothing to do, it’s the sweetest. And we hang onto that weekend for dear life. Until, inevitably, the work week starts all over … Continue reading

Hello Spring
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Hello Spring

{despite it’s lime green color, this candle smells like lilacs} I think all of Iowa is letting out a collective sigh these last couple of days, now that the temperatures are rising to something resembling springtime. Spring! We are so ready for you! For the first time in a loong time I opened up the … Continue reading

2014: Be Mindful
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2014: Be Mindful

{via} Once again a year has come and gone, more quickly than the last. And once again, it’s time to reflect on the achievements and failures from the past year. Time to reflect on experiences and lessons learned that will help guide our hopeful wishes for the new year to come. Mindfulness is a word that’s … Continue reading

Escape
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Escape

{rainy day – the best kind to spend relaxing and lazying around} For the next two weeks we get to call this gorgeous place home while Brian’s dad is off galavanting in Italy. It will be a nice “staycation” for us, even though we’ll still have non-relaxing obligations to tend to – aka work. Even … Continue reading

First Day of Fall
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First Day of Fall

Today is the first day of fall, and the weather couldn’t be more appropriate and perfect. It’s currently 55 degrees, but sitting out in the sun it feels much warmer. I totally dig sweatshirt weather, and I couldn’t be more excited for cooler temps, colorful trees and the kick-off to the holiday season. Fall always … Continue reading