Apples, Pumpkins and Wasted Time

Happy Monday, lovelies! Time seems to be speeding up because this weekend flew by. For some reason, last week was a disaster in terms of trying to get anything done. So I woke up Saturday morning to the thing I absolutely hate the most: a messy house. I’m not talking, “Please excuse the mess, my […]

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Sometimes You Just Need a Change of Scenery

Good morning! Apologies for the radio silence this past week, but my family and I just returned from our much-needed annual pilgrimage to visit my family in my childhood home of West Virginia. It was such a refreshing and fulfilling visit for a number of reasons. The trip is always a little rough, because it’s […]

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Lovely Little Interruptions

Happy Friday, everyone! To begin this season of thanks and gratitude, take some time this weekend to reach out to someone you love and show them how much you appreciate them. Whether it be a handwritten note, a surprise care package or a beautiful bouquet of roses, small gestures of love have a long lasting impact. Have a wonderful […]

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Stealing Quality Moments With Your Spouse

Last night was a big night for me, ladies! Months ago, my husband surprised me with tickets to see Ray LaMontagne in concert (a definite bucket list item) and the night finally arrived! Ah, that soulful voice. Prior to the concert, I spoke with a friend while I was getting ready for the show, when […]

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Lovely Little Interruptions

Happy Friday! With autumn upon us, I’ve already started dusting off my favorite fall comfort food recipes and compiled a new list of fragrant delicacies to recreate in my kitchen. Fresh pumpkin cheesecake, hearty soups and stews, apple cinnamon doughnuts and cozy cashmere sweaters to hide the evidence – I’m ready for you! But being the […]

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The Benefits of our Minimalist Approach to our Child’s Toys

“Aww, poor Lorelai,” a relative bemoaned when I told her what I’d done. “You don’t think that’s a little…extreme?” she asked. Her voice betrayed that perfect storm of skepticism, horror, condescension and disbelief reserved for making parents question their judgment – or simply feel like shit – when they make unconventional decisions. The conversation had […]

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