100 Days of Blogging Completed

  Yesterday, Elise had me on her podcast to wrap up The 100 Day Project (the third year in a row we’ve participated and discussed). You can listen to it here! I was able to express how this project felt…Read more
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What Do You Order?

Adam and I always love asking people about their drink of choice. I always order an Old Fashioned or something whiskey-centric. In the summer, I’ll sometimes go for a vodka soda with lime. If the bartender is super talented, I’ll…Read more
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How’s Desh?

  Today I saw a friend that I hadn’t seen in so long and after a hug, he asked, “How’s Desh?” That’s exactly what I want people to ask me and I realized how offended I actually feel that more…Read more
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Cheeks are Normal

  After taking photos of lots of people, you start hearing the same feedback or preferences. When I was taking a lot of portraits, the go-to was, “I don’t like taking photos when I’m smiling with my teeth because my…Read more
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Garage Sale!

  Later this month, we’re hosting a garage sale at The Wonder Jam studio and ALL money made will be donated to RAICES in Texas. Treating human beings like anything less than a human being is wrong. Treating people like…Read more
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The Imperfect Woman

  A few years ago, Ashley invited me to participate in her campaign #theimperfectboss. I shared about how owning a business is lonely. This year, I was asked again to participate in #theimperfectwoman campaign and said, YES of course. Duh.…Read more
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9 Years

I married my best friend 9 years ago today. Nine years ago to the minute (it’s 11:55pm), I was probably passed out, completely exhausted in our hotel room while Adam was ordering me pizza because I didn’t have time to…Read more
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Advice

The best advice I’ve ever received: Don’t go into debt Choose your friends, don’t let them choose you Exfoliate Prioritize sleep Be more of who you are What about you?Read more
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The Longest Day

I took this photo at 9:03pm tonight. After a day of constant rain (and even flooding near our house), the sky seemed to open up to remind us of the longest day of the year. It made me think of…Read more
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You Are What You Love

My heart breaks every time I read the news. Children will be forever damaged by what has been happening in this country. Families broken. Fear. Trauma. I’m almost left speechless. I blogged a few weeks ago about community and how…Read more
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Can You Hug Me?

Tonight I cried at a concert because the guy standing next to me was wearing the same cologne or aftershave that my grandpa wore. I wanted to tap his shoulder and ask, “Can you hug me?” But I figured that’d…Read more
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Practicing Gratitude

I struggle with practicing gratitude. While I’m not a pessimistic person, I feel like my brain can bulldoze through the small things that make life grand. I’m working to practice gratitude, just like I would if I were trying to…Read more
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I’ll Be Here This Weekend Cooking

One thing that bonds me and my dad is our love of food. We aren’t picky eaters. We’d probably try anything you sat in front of us. We send each other photos of our food and we love watching food…Read more
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Thumbless?

We’ve been spoiled lately with cooler weather. I wore a sweatshirt and jeans tonight! Adam’s parents visited today and landscaped a lot of our back patio (and the front yard, too) and it makes such a difference. It’s something that I…Read more
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This Is All I’ve Got

I had 8 hours of straight meetings (not even a lunch break!) today and this is all I’ve got. I have no wisdom. No witty captions. No insight. No revelations. I’m watching House Hunters. Need I say more?Read more
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Keeping My Word

I found a few grey hairs. When I was 16-years-old, I was buying some makeup at Target and the cashier said, “Aw that’s so cute! You have a purse.” When I was 21-years-old, I drove down to Florida for spring break…Read more
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Almost Two Years

I felt like I was really thriving two years ago. But that’s my personality and wiring talking. I was thriving in specific ways but not as a whole person. So what was up with 2016 you may ask? I was…Read more
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When You Grow Up

I’ve been hopping from state to state over the past two weeks. To New York, then Indiana, back to Ohio and then on the hottest day of the year (So far…101 degrees!!) I drove to Illinois to see my family.…Read more
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My Pup Is 9!

To the little pup who’s brought me so much joy over the last 9 years. I can’t believe Desh is 9-years-old! When we got married in 2009, we lived in Columbus and I didn’t have a job. Newly married, I…Read more
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Back When You Were A Kid

What did you do when you were a kid? How did you spend your time? I’ve been asked this question before. “What did you enjoy as a kid? Do more of that.” I think it’s an amazing exercise to work…Read more
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Art In Your Home

One of my dreams is to become an art collector. As of right now, I don’t have any wall space in my home to accommodate a collection any larger than I have. It would still be fun to collect artwork,…Read more
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It Just Won’t Take

I just realized setting the featured image as one of our wedding photos on a post titled, “It just won’t take,” is probably not a good idea but hopefully, you keep reading and you get it. A few weeks ago,…Read more
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I Wonder

The other day I had two similar thoughts… The first thought was, “I’m so thankful for the person who discovered the avocado was edible.” Or maybe I should be thanking the person who started importing produce to parts of the…Read more
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First Steps to Patio Makeover

We moved into our house in April 2016. When we first toured the place, the back patio was completely covered in snow. We had no idea how much of it was concrete or where there was grass but we loved…Read more
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Cute Book Alert

We don’t have a dining room (or even a full dining table) in our house. Our last place (a townhouse) had its own enclosed dining area and I loved it. We strung lights and had Sunday dinners. If our current…Read more
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Teach Me

I grew up in a home where makeup and shopping wasn’t a focus. My parents didn’t drink. I wore a uniform to Catholic school where I wasn’t allowed to wear logos on my socks or even nude nail polish. My…Read more
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A Safe Place

My grandpa owned a lake house my entire life. From what I hear, they found out my mom was pregnant with me the year they bought it. He’d be able to know exactly how long they had it just by…Read more
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Nights Outside

I’m pretty sure spring has finally scooted into Ohio. I think we can take our plants outside soon. Last night might have been the last night it hit freezing overnight. It feels good. I took this photo last summer out at…Read more
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