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This is a story I have put off writing for an entire year now because it’s incredibly painful. It hurts. It makes me so sad. I have so many emotions and feelings still deeply tied to this experience. Even with therapy, even with time, even with Lochlan. It is still so painful. On August 3rd, […]

Infertility, Miscarriage, Motherhood, Pregnancy

August 26, 2021

I Had A Miscarriage

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I haven’t even shown y’all what our Kansas City house or our new-to-us log cabin looks like, but Jim tackled this bathroom project last week and I’m so excited about it, I’m taking a brief pause from recapping life to share it with you! The house we live in now was built in the 80’s […]

DIY, Home Tour, Our Home, Projects

August 19, 2021

Half Bath Refresh!

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Over Thanksgiving of 2019, we announced that we were going to be moving from Joplin, MO- our home since we had gotten married in 2006, back to Kansas City- our home before we got married and moved to Joplin. But let me back up- Jim and I met and got married in Kansas City, he […]

Family, Our Home

August 13, 2021

Leaving Joplin

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So, I know that I still owe you a post about moving away from Joplin and moving to Kansas City. And also, another post about moving from Kansas City to our new/current house (I’m not sharing our new town- but we’re still in the KC metro) But, before I do that. Let’s talk about what […]

DIY, Family, Home Tour, Lifestyle, Other, Our Home, Projects

August 6, 2021

The Garden

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So, we were on House Hunters! Did you catch our episode? If you’re curious- our episode is “Fast and Furious In Kansas City”, season 194, episode 2! To participate, I had to sign an NDA- so I’m not really allowed to tell you the in’s and out’s of making our episode, but I CAN tell […]

Lifestyle, Other

July 22, 2021

That Time We Were On House Hunters

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LOCHLAN’S HOME BIRTH STORY So, we had another baby. And I can’t wait to tell you all about his pregnancy- how we found out about him, how we named him, how this was my best, healthiest, happiest pregnancy yet, and more. But before I do, I want to share how we welcomed him into the […]

Birth Stories, Family, Motherhood, Pregnancy

July 12, 2021

Lochlan’s Home Birth

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Oh hey! Remember that time last year when I wrote a post (which you can read right here) apologizing for ghosting this blog, shared a bit about what we had been up to, promised to give you more details, and then bounced and didn’t write another post until….this one? A full year later? Yeah, so […]

Blogging, Family

July 8, 2021

Hello…it’s me….again!

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