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Bucket List: The Color Run Night

Posted in Bucket List, Life Lately
on November 15, 2016

My sister and I have done 4 different Color Runs over the last few years.  But, this fall was our first time ever trying the Glow In The Dark Color Run Night…and it was an absolute blast!  It is an epic night filled with music and disco balls, bubbles, black head lights, hot pink tutus, and a ton of laughs!  I loved it, and can’t wait to do it again next year!

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Bucket List: Spend the Day in Providence, Rhode Island

Posted in Bucket List, Pinterest Projects & Recipes, Travel
on November 10, 2016

I’ve been promising to share the details of our New England Road Trip with you, and here it is…the first of many posts about this awesome trip! This Road Trip ended up being the pinnacle of our Pre-Baby Bucket List Busting Year!  Friends and family were so excited to share in this, and travel with us via social media, on our 8 state, 13 day, 3000+ mile journey through New England.  I had friends begging me to share with them the itinerary and the details, on none other than a blog such as this, and here we are finally!  So, let’s talk about our unforgettable day in Rhode Island.  Enjoy…

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Bucket List: Visit the Detroit Institute of Arts

Posted in Bucket List, Life Lately
on October 19, 2016

As a proud Michigander, I am thrilled to see the revitalization of Downtown Detroit.  If you live in the area, or are planning a visit, you have to visit the city.  There are so many new businesses, restaurants, and shops.  It’s a beautiful place to be. My sister and I saw that first hand during a visit to a pop up Luke’s Diner in Midtown and an afternoon spent at the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts).

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Bucket List: Drink Coffee at Luke’s Diner

Posted in Bucket List
on October 6, 2016

As I nestle into my comfy couch, with my second cup ‘o joe for the day and a brownie from Luke’s Diner, I am reminded how bucket list opportunities sometimes “pop up” when we least expect. And that is exactly what happened today.

If you haven’t heard yet, or been bombarded with pictures and status updates on social media, several coffee shops around the country today turned into Luke’s Diner from Gilmore Girls.  

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Natalie’s 8th Birthday Chicago Trip

Posted in Bucket List, Travel
on October 5, 2016

Last September…I can’t believe it’s already been a year…we were invited to tag along on a quick weekend trip to Chicago to celebrate our niece, Natalie’s, 8th birthday.  There’s so much to see and do in Chicago!  We LOVE the Windy  City.  Here’s what we did during this special weekend in Chi Town…

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Back To School Bucket List For Mommies

Posted in Bucket List, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on August 28, 2016

  Do you have a little one going off to school soon? The anticipation of that day may bring you sadness or elation depending on where you are in your parenting journey.  And, while I don’t have any littles to send off to school yet, that hasn’t stopped me from gathering an abundance of adorable Back 2 School ideas on Pinterest.

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My Pre-Baby Bucket List Busting Year

Posted in Bucket List, Inspiration, Travel
on August 19, 2016

Last year (2015), was what I consider to be my “Bucket List Busting Year”.  After suffering a miscarriage the year before after 5 long years of infertility, I was approaching 2015 thinking it was going to be one of the worst years of my life. The constant reminders of what could have been were always on my mind.

I thought I would spend most of that year caught up in pregnancy reminders from apps on my phone, & devastated at every Thursday that passed as I counted down the weeks to my impending “almost” due date, July 4th.

Instead, much to my surprise, I had one of the best years of my life thanks to the Grace of God and the prayers of family and friends.

My Journey to Mommyhood has been long and hard.  Patience, after all, is not one of my virtues. (Clearly God is trying to teach me a lesson on that!) 😉

But, one thing I’ve learned along the way, is not to put things off for your fertility… 

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How To Have An Epic 4th of July

Posted in Family Life, Life Lately
on July 6, 2016
4th of July Fireworks

I just so happen to love, love, LOVE the 4th of July.  Here’s my recipe for having the most Epic 4th of July ever!

Ever since I was a little girl, I loved celebrating Independence Day.  We did the same traditions year after year…go to the 4th of July parade in the morning, have a cookout with family afterwards, enjoy playing outside, & watch fireworks in the evening.

Seems simple, right?  Sometimes the best memories in life don’t require a lot of time & money. This is why I love having traditions and sticking to them year after year.  Sure, a little variety never hurt anybody, but being able to look back to traditions that made my life a happier one is priceless to me.  And that is why we follow some of these same traditions still to this day.

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