Category Archives: Personal

“I saw you’re going to Italy again- that’s so exciting! Is Matt coming with you?” “Nope! It’s just me :).” And then the inevitable head-cocked-to-the-side-in-slight-confusion moment. “But…why?” It’s a comPLETELY reasonable question. Matt is my best friend, my favorite travel partner-why wouldn’t we go together? I think my own mother was confused the first time […]

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Something you, dear reader, need to know about me: I hate cliché, and I hate “just fluff.” Just Fluff is only good in two scenarios: 1) on a peanut butter sandwich, and 2) stuffed into a down comforter. Just Fluff has no place at a conference or workshop, and I promise to you that if […]

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I’m going to start this off by giving credit where it’s due: I was 100% inspired by David & Kristy Abel’s wall of silver IKEA frames! You have to go see theirs, it’s way better than mine. But after you’re done goggling over their living room wall, come back here and we can get on with things. […]

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The winter blues are a real thing, people. And we were feeling them pretty strongly this past winter- it was just so cold all the time, with winds nasty enough to chap your skin until it cracked. Not fun. Not fun at all. During one especially nasty, wintery period, Matt proposed the idea of going south for […]

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Guys, I’m REALLY excited that it’s Monday! Why? Because it’s supposed to get up to 60 degrees outside today!! I think Spring might finally be on her way, and I, for one, could not be more happy to see her! It’s been a crazy long winter here in Virginia and I am ready for warm […]

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