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When I left off with my last post I explained “something must have happened”  Well two days after writing that an even bigger “something” happened… we found out we were expecting another baby due in August!  We’re incredibly excited about this baby and can’t wait to meet him/her! Besides getting that piece of news, the …

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something must have happened...

We have a saying on the island when something doesn’t go according to plan or expectations… “something must have happened” and “something” can be anything from bad weather to power going off across the entire island for several hours. Well… “something happened”.  Actually several “somethings”… internet being out for a whole week, a cold that …

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why I threw out the parenting "rule book"

With Baby Girl turning 18 months last week, I’ve been reflecting on the past year and a half of motherhood. Becoming a parent has been wonderful, crazy, incredibly rewarding, and at times very challenging, and as first time parents we’ve learned many lessons (and are still learning) along the way. Before becoming a mom, I …

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aerial photos ... our island from above

Whenever we leave the island for a trip I look forward to our 15 minute ride in a puddle jumper airplane which transports us to the international airport.  The airplane flies at an altitude of no more than 1000 feet, which makes for some spectacular views of the ocean and the surrounding islands. I’ve been …

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no sew DIY mermaid costume for a girl

Each fall when the leaves on trees on our street began to make their annual transition from lush green to vivid golds, oranges, and reds, my sisters and I would inevitably begin dreaming up what we wanted to dress up as for Halloween. We were lucky enough to have a very creative and talented mother …

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cottage style

For the last several weeks I’ve been scouring Pinterest and looking through old magazines for home decor inspiration.  This is mostly due to the news that our new home on the island should be ready in the next couple months, and to say I can’t wait to decorate is an understatement!  As I said in …

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Coastal Home Tour

In: Home Decor
October 7, 2015 by Heidi
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Last week we traveled to south Florida to celebrate our good friend’s birthday.  Our friend graciously opened her home to us for a few days.  It goes without saying the best thing about our visit was the excellent company, but staying in this gorgeous coastal home was icing on the (birthday) cake. The house is …

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