for part 2 of our family adventure to hawaii, we went to maui!
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family hawaiian adventure: part 2

Ok I’m back to our family Hawaiian adventure: part 2. Never have I ever written a two part blog post so I’m sure you are all just sitting on the edges of your seats waiting for this. 😉 But as is often the case in real life, I have a lot to say about this

cozy basement update!
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the ldl home: cozy basement refresh

This post has been created in collaboration with my partners mentioned below. In exchange for some product, I am sharing with you my honest opinion. This post also contains some affiliate links. For my first the LDL home update since moving into our new house, I’m starting from the bottom – with a cozy basement

family hawaiian adventure for these three kids by the beach + mom and dad
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family hawaiian adventure: part 1

First of all, I want to thank you all for the love on my last blog post. It was deeply personal and those type of posts always take a lot out of me so your support truly means the world! As I mentioned in that last post, I am starting off this year by going

family of five standing in fall foliage. sharing our life lately update

life lately: a personal update

I have been writing this post in my head for almost a year now. But now that the cursor is blinking on my screen, I’m not even sure where to start. Well let’s start here: First of all, I’m not writing because I feel I owe anyone an explanation. I told myself long ago in

the water park at the cambria hotel, anaheim, CA
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10 hotels for your disneyland vacay

I have always been a HUGE fan of Disney. Starting from the time I was young and obsessed with Disney princess movies, up to the time we lived in SoCal where my first two babies were born, and still to this day! The magic is just undeniable. I have also always dreamed of being an

our romantic cabo getaway #thelovedesignedlife #cabosanlucas #travel
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our romantic cabo getaway

A few weeks back, my husband and I finally got our romantic Cabo getaway. This was another do-over from his 40th birthday festivities last November, when we all came down with the big C and cancelled all of our plans, including Thanksgiving and this trip. Life has a funny way of slowing us down when