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March Stitch Fix: HOME RUN!

March Stitch Fix: HOME RUN!

Posted By on Mar 28, 2015

Okay. Little League season just started this week, so the “Home Run” analogy comes from the overwhelming excitement about baseball. But yes, this was another Perfect Stitch Fix. I knew it would be even before I tried on the pieces as they all matched my style, my color loves, and things I’ve been pinning.… Read More


Posted By on Mar 26, 2015

I am not overly sentimental when it comes to keeping things. In my dating years, I did not hang on to movie stubs or concert tickets or mementos from first dates or anniversaries. I attempted to keep a rose now and again, hanging it upside down to dry.… Read More
We spent Saturday on The Farm with cousins and grandparents, with hills and trees, with the creek and rocks, with the woods and sticks. It was a good day. The fresh air, the fun with family, the bit of relaxation.  … Read More
Break the Routine

Break the Routine

Posted By on Mar 24, 2015

The boys stayed after school for a club meeting, so we didn’t pick them up until 4:30. They changed out of their picture day clothes—repurposed Easter clothes—and into jeans and comfy shirts. They told us about their days, about the homework they needed to complete, about the fun at the after-school program as we drove off on a weeknight adventure.… Read More


Posted By on Mar 20, 2015

Each night after we finish up our bedtime routine, the boys decide whether they want to read independently for awhile or not. LittleBrother chooses to read five days out of seven; sometimes being seven is exhausting and he just wants to get to sleep.… Read More
Not even staged. The weather turned warm, and so we descended on the front yard after dinner. I clutched my phone in one hand and a half full mug of coffee I nursed ever so slowly; I mostly held it to keep my hand warm.… Read More
As runners, we push a lot of boundaries. We set goals. We meet goals. We set new goals. Rinse, repeat. Sometimes runners end up injured when they push too hard, too fast. We get set on achieving the goal. Sometimes we forget to enjoy the journey; too often we refuse to listen to our own bodies.… Read More
Oh hey. It’s March 13th. That means I’ve worn green for thirteen straight days now. All super cute things, of course. I’ve worn green tunics with black jeggings. I’v worn green and black stripes. I’ve worn a new white and green shamrock scarf with a green shirt.… Read More