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thinking of you, FSU.

i woke up this morning to a text from my brother saying there was a school shooting at our alma mater, Florida State University. i read it three times before what he’d written registered. i immediately went to google and searched for some information. there it was…”Gunman shoots 3 students at Florida State, is killed.“ WHAT?! […] Read more…

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a personal Veteran tale and endless thanks.

this Veterans Day (and every day) i am grateful to the women and men who have and currently fight for my freedom by serving this country. i’m particularly proud of my family and friends for their service. today, as we honor our men and women of the armed forces, i’m compelled to share a story surrounding my family’s […] Read more…

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LOB lust.

for about five months now, i’ve been jonesin’ for a new, much shorter, ‘do known as the LOB. (i know, it’s unlike me to be so on-trend) having long hair has it’s perks. the ease of a quick ponytail and/or top knot is my fave. having long thick, naturally curly hair, on the other hand, […] Read more…

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speaking of sharing.

speaking of sharing…i have questions and concerns about that. when it comes to my own personal tales, i’m fine with an overshare and the occasional personal photo. but now that Judah is here, i have major reservations about how much i share about him – in the way of photos mostly. i think a story […] Read more…

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monday mentions!

the leaves are falling, we got that extra hour of sleep this weekend (praise!), and it’s finally sweater weather. fall is in full swing! it’s strange…i don’t think i’ve ever been this pumped for chillier weather. could it be? could pregnancy have given me a new appreciation for non-summer temperatures? i suppose being nine months pregnant […] Read more…

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happy halloween!!!

happy halloween!! are you dressing up? headed to a fun party? are you the creeper who turns out their lights to avoid trick-or-treaters? i must admit, Judah’s first Halloween is a lazy one, but i’m proud that we still kept his costume on-family-brand. my husband is particularly proud of the homage to his throwback gaming […] Read more…

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well, hello again!

hey there! i’m back to posting irregularly, after taking the last few weeks to obsess over our little guy. thank you a zillion times over for all your well wishes here and on Facebook and Instagram. we welcomed Judah Eli Smith on September 18th at 5:12am. he’s a Virgo, he likes long walks in the […] Read more…

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friday faves repurposed: monday mentions!

let’s face it, this kid could drop at any moment. and while we’re still taking time to watch a movie here and there or spend time with favorites, it’s definitely crunch time. we’ve been scrambling to get everything done we’ve ever wanted to get done in the history of our lives, before babysmith gets here. so, […] Read more…

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