Category Archives: Tips, Tricks, and Experiences

First Whole30

Today I’m starting my first Whole30. Almost ten months into Paleo eating and it’s time to go hard (and take a break from heavy cream–yikes!). For the most part my food choices are on track, Paleo-wise, but I do let … Continue reading

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A DIY Answer to the Dress-up Storage Question.

Our lucky little girls (M will surely inherit her big sister’s legacy) have quite a dress-up stash. When we moved into this house two years ago, Dot began accruing dress-up dresses. First, a Sleeping Beauty get-up as a Christmas gift … Continue reading

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Pantless: A day in the life

In September I bought new clothes for both my first internship and my new body. Size 6. Snug. (On a side note I’d bought pants for an interview in May. Size 8. I returned them after, not sure they’d still … Continue reading

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December Thanks: Re-cap and People Edition.

I knew last month when I set out to pay homage to 25 Things I’m Thankful For in less than thirty days it was a rather tall order. To then take into consideration the timing of the academic term, the … Continue reading

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Second Born: It’s a[nother] GIRL! (Birth Story-Part III)

Hopefully this post can catch you up. Basically my second baby (for whom gender is unknown) is about twenty minutes away from making her grand entrance. And I’ve got no drugs. Between the last posting and this one I finally … Continue reading

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Second Born: It’s [still] a surprise! (Birth Story-Part II)

Major blogging fail on my part. First, I never meant to make this thing two parts. Second, I never intended for a couple six(!) months to pass in between. So I apologize to all my readers. If you’re just coming … Continue reading

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My nine month old.

My nine month old is blossoming by the day. Whereas from about four months to eight, she mostly stayed in a similar [sedentary] groove, I am forced now to look ahead to the ever-nearing end of babyhood. My nine month … Continue reading

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No ‘poo: Is a shampoo-free lifestyle right for you? For me?

Though it’s been around for awhile, the no ‘poo movement has popped into my conscious in recent weeks. Seriously, I think I’m having one of those moments where life is sending you a message. I first linked to Bambino Steps … Continue reading

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A day at Wild Waves Theme Park.

Last Thursday we “spontaneously” (for us, we are typically planners and this day trip was only conceived a few days in advance) trekked up to Federal Way, WA for a day of family fun in the sun. Does that sound … Continue reading

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Ninety [90] Days of Paleo and Crossfit.

This coming weekend marks three months since I embarked on this journey. One month later I graduated from the On Ramp class, which means I have now been doing legit Crossfit workouts for two months. And by “legit” I mean, … Continue reading

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