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Liebster Award Nominee

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I am so excited and honored that Sarah from Sugar Maple Notes nominated me for the Liebster award! This award is one that is given out by bloggers to new bloggers to show appreciation and recognition for their work…so I was really excited when Sarah told me that she was nominating me. Questions from Sarah Which three words describe your blog best? Home, food, and motherhood!  How long have you been blogging for? I actually started blogging about a year and…

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A Walk Down Memory Lane: Our First Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is in a couple of days, and as it approaches I’m finding myself thinking about the day that Brandon asked me out on our first date. We met at work. Well, actually, when he first noticed me we worked for two different companies, but were both attending the same event. He didn’t introduce himself then, but then somehow I came to work at the same company. We chatted in the office for about a month and then, on Valentine’s Day (a…

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A Year in Review

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A little over one year ago, Brandon and I packed up everything we owned and moved across the country to Las Vegas. It was a big adventure, and the year was better than we could have ever asked for. We’re moving back home to Missouri in just three short days, so I decided that this was a great time to do a “year in review” in photos – they’re so fun to look back on and remind me of all of the…

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Life Lately

- Behind the Scenes, Etc.

I feel like the past few weeks have just been a whirlwind – we have been so busy going back and forth to Kansas City,  doctors appointments, a surprise trip to Labor & Delivery, and a childbirth education class. Plus, we have been trying to fit in a little fun as well. To top it all off, we are SO EXCITED to finally say that we are moving back to our home state in t-minus TWO weeks. So, we have also…

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Moving Weekend, in Pictures

- Behind the Scenes, Etc., Home

First things first: WE FINALLY HAVE KEYS TO OUR NEW HOME! Also, let me just say as a sidenote that being pregnant is the best thing you can ever do while moving. I carried two (very small) boxes and otherwise just directed where things should go – everyone kept telling me to “go inside and sit down.” I guess that’s a good thing, though, seeing as how these days a trip up a flight of stairs makes me feel like I’ve…

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Life Lately

- Behind the Scenes, Kansas City, Las Vegas

“It’s been a while” would be putting it lightly – I haven’t posted anything for about FIVE months. Here’s what has been happening lately, according to my iPhone’s Camera Roll: Visited the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Saw the Hoover Dam. Ate a lot of ice cream. Top photo:  Glace in Kansas City – our favorite ice cream spot back home. Mine was coffee/lemon curd and sour cream/brown sugar. Brandon’s was chocolate/orange/chipotle and Boulevard 80 Acre. This place is REALLY good and has…

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Valentines Day in Vegas

- Behind the Scenes, Etc., Las Vegas, Travel

This was our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, and we had so much fun celebrating. We each planned a fun, laid-back surprise so the day was both busy but relaxing. Plus, we were able to explore the city a little more! Cactus Joe’s  (the coolest cactus nursery – unlike anything I’ve ever seen),  Orange Trees at Moon Valley Nursery Walking around Fremont Street after a tour of Banger Brewing Golden Gate: The oldest Casino in Las Vegas We finished the holiday with dinner…

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The Little Things

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This past week, I tried to make a point of paying attention to the little things in life. The things that are small, so they go unnoticed, and the things that we are often “too busy” to notice. Here are the things I loved this week: Guava lime macarons from Sugar Bee’s Bakery. The Las Vegas sunset – so beautiful! Fresh on our coffee table (And pumpkin candles, of course) Follow Life on Shady Lane with Bloglovin’…

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Labor Day Weekend + Mt. Charleston

- Behind the Scenes, Etc., Las Vegas, Travel

This past weekend was both fun and relaxing – exactly what three day weekends are supposed to be. I hope your Labor Day was great, as well! Here’s what we did (in pictures) – Roadtripped to Mt. Charleston        Drank J. Lohr Chardonnay – my favorite: ….and more wine at Double Helix:  Went runner shopping – we haven’t decided exactly what we want yet!   Had a pool day: Relaxed by the fire. *Warning: do not get this cider. Seriously, it…

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Adventures

- Behind the Scenes, Etc., Las Vegas, Travel

One of the greatest parts about living in a new city is having so many new places to explore. We have been doing quite a bit of that since we have moved here, and have many more adventures planned for the near future! Here’s what we have been doing lately: Exploring The LINQ the other night. Dinner at Yard House – the most vegetarian-friendly options at a non-veg restaurant. Perfect for both B & I. The prettiest flowers growing right outside our door.…

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