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Welcome to A + Life!

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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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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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Well, hi. This feels awkward. I feel a little like I’m blowing dust off of my keyboard, tapping the microphone to see if this thing is still on?, and dipping my toe back into the water of something I love love loveeeeee (that’s blogging! and talking to you!) but just have.not.had.time.for. I didn’t plan to […]

Family, Lifestyle

June 26, 2020

Hello….It’s Me!

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Happy fall, y’all! The weather has finally turned, the leaves are changing, and we finally got some pumpkins out on our front porch! We had hoped to make it to a pumpkin patch this year, but our local patch didn’t open this season. Which was such a bummer! That being said, I did not (nor […]


October 24, 2019

Pumpkin Pickin….Sorta

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It’s well over a month later and I am maybe…just maybe….recovered from the great Florida road trip of 2019. Ha! We decided to drive this year, which had it’s pros and it’s cons. One of the pros, was that we drove to Georgia first to visit with Jim’s grandparents for a few days before making […]


October 15, 2019

Destin 2019

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