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  • family-of-3

    Our Biggest News Yet: Welcome Maya Catharine!

    Well, friends, it happened. It really and truly happened. We’d like to introduce you (kind of, and I’ll explain that below) to our daughter, Maya Catharine Westbrooks. On October 6th, I closed my eyes…

    November 25, 2015
  • Poufs!

    Only in writing the word poufs did I realize exactly how strange a word it is. There’s nothing terribly pouf-y, in the onomatopoeic sense, about the cushion-ottoman hybrids, but the name has stuck. All…

    September 24, 2015
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    A Special Maine Bridal Shower

    I can count on one hand the number of bridal showers I’ve ever attended. Scratch that. I can count on one finger the number of bridal showers I’ve attended and that was my own.…

    July 28, 2015
  • april-and-the-bear

    Two Delightful Irish Interiors Shops

    Hello, friends! How’s your Tuesday going? Mine is remarkbly better than my Monday, which was spent mostly in bed fighting a stomach bug for the first time in about six years. Give me a…

    June 16, 2015
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    A Bright Living Room Makeover

    Happy Monday, everyone! Did you have a nice weekend? I caught a cold Friday and wore my voice out chatting with friends all day and night. I’ve been squawking and squeaking all weekend, and…

    May 18, 2015
  • after-braces-in-your-thirties

    How to Cope with Braces When You’re 30

    I’ve been keeping a secret from you all for the last eleven months. Well, I think I have. Maybe you’ve noticed and you’ve been too polite to say anything. In June last year, at…

    May 11, 2015
  • Easter Egg Hunt for the Big Kids

    One of my goals lately has been to take more photographs of my family and friends. For a while there, photos were just for business or blogging. But I’m realizing how much I want…

    April 7, 2015
  • Landing Strip Makeover

    In the next few months, unless something really unexpected occurs, Michael and I will be moving out of the sweet little apartment we’ve lived in for the last five years. We’re in the process…

    March 24, 2015
  • A New Evening Routine

    One of my resolutions for the new year was to stop taking my phone to bed, and that small change has turned into a new evening routine I thought I’d share today. I know it’s…

    January 27, 2015
  • Six Years of Marriage

    Tomorrow, Michael and I will be celebrating our sixth wedding anniversary. We’ll be dancing to this song that we danced our first dance to, and listening to this one that I danced with my dad…

    August 22, 2014