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say YES! to hoboken Weekend Roundup Up to anything fun this weekend? I think we might head out on a camping trip tomorrow morning. It’ll be Edie’s first time, I hope it goes okay and that everyone gets some sleep. We just need to find a good spot! I haven’t been camping in a while (I think our last time was kayaking + camping here) so I’m excited about it!

say YES! to hoboken

rockstar diaries today we have teamed up with our partner, naturebox, to giveaway a 6-month snack subscriptions to two lucky readers! (details at the end of this post.) so far on this family trip, we have clocked in something like 15+ hours of travel time in the car (not including the plane, just talking time buckled up on the good old fashioned highway…) that’s a lot of time on the road for a family that doesn’t even own a car back home in manhattan. for the most part, it’s been alright. in my opinion, in order to have a successful road trip of any kind, you need three things. one:: good company, two:: good music, and three:: lots and lots of good snacks! while i’m usually stocking up on junk food and soda for the car, i am proud to say i’ve been working hard on ditching these kinds of food habits for better ones over the past several months. we brought along a bunch of fresh veggies and fruit and several snack bags from naturebox for the drive this trip and so far they have been a huge hit!

rockstar diaries

steoffrey language steoffrey language We thought it would be fun for Ivy to have a video made of her stay in the hospital to watch when she was older. I was most excited to catch all her many visitors on camera so she could know how many people loved her and wanted to come snuggle her. Her nursery stay made that difficult, so we got as many as we could once we got home.
(My little cherub with angel wings) I had such a wonderful time at the Sweet Tooth Fairy meeting you! Thank you so much for buying my 2011 calendar. I was honored to see people enjoying it and wanting to display it in their homes.This is the letter I wrote inside the calendars, and I wanted to share it with you this wonderful Sunday before Christmas: nienie nienie
Seriously, So Wise | Mormon Women Seriously, So Wise | Mormon Women At A Glance The anonymous creator, brains and author behind Tiffany/Amber/Megan/Nicole shares why she started Seriously, So Blessed, the highly popular Mormon mommy blog spoof. She speaks candidly about how she responds to Mormon culture as an author and as a member, and why humor is such a powerful tool for helping us look at ourselves in an honest light.
I can't believe I won. I mean, i can, but i can't. What a secret to keep, and i'm a bad self-secret keeper. I can keep others, sure. But i have no secrets of my own because, i'm the most transparent person in the world. and i like to talk. a lot. obviously. So keeping this GOOD of a secret was sooooooooooo hard you have no idea. The Brass Petal The Brass Petal
Seriously, so blessed! Seriously, so blessed! You guys, I do NOT say this lightly but am seriously ready to swear and cry and just take off my boots in dispair! Just don't understand why life keep's throwing rotten lemons at me. Even typing this gives me a serious bummer but this is my journal, and you do exist to validate me, so here goes everything. deep breathe~ing... JJWT just
C. Jane, Enjoy It I've had some really great days lately. I think writing helps. I've come to realize I am a better mother when I write. And because of that, it's sorta imperative I do it as regularly as I can. I'm trying to "live in the present" which I think means I actually listen when my kids are talking to me. C. Jane, Enjoy It
this is a post about basics. what do you consider your basics? this is an existential question, i think, because nobody's basics are the same anymore. for instance. i don't do blazers or ballet flats, and i don't want to make blanket statements or anything but i've never met a button up that liked me all that well, so i steer clear. my basics start with a good, slouchy white tee. i'm still trucking with the forever 21 tees i bought a few years ago, upsized for slouch (i took a large), but everlane'sryan tee is spot on as well, no upsizing necessary, as are these two tees here and here. and denim. last summer i discovered the current/elliott stiletto. it is the only jean i don't have to have hemmed up seven inches. (they cost an arm and a leg but i have had insane luck finding them on eBay and have never paid more than $50 for a pair.) Nat The Fat Rat Nat The Fat Rat