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Fashion, Style

Trend I’m Loving: Cactus Print

Along with the dawning of summer, bright and fun prints comes with it.  This year, the print of the season is cactus!  I love the fun takes on the prickly plant, from cartoon-esque drawings, to sequins, to photo prints.  The colors that go along side the cactus prints are some of my favorites: washes of green with pinks, preferrable a blush tone. cactus shoes // cactus shirtdress  &lt;br /&gt;<br />

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Camping, Family, Outdoors, Travel

Beginning Camping Season at Sheep Creek

Our annual fishing excursion to the Duck Valley Indian Reservoir signals a sort of waking from a winter long hibernation of outdoor activity.  It marks the first camping trip of the season, and definitely not the last.  This year was all the same as the past and also quite a bit different, with a baby in tow.  Especially with a baby who just wanted to get down in the dirt and stuff handfuls of rocks into her mouth.  What stayed the same, is that it gets cold and WINDY.  ...

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A Little Lambie for Lucy

As they are for most children, Easter baskets were always such a fun tradition at our house.  I still associate the Starburst jellybeans with said tradition, and my family still jokes about a little stuffed toy that would say “Happy Easter!” in the most annoying, obnoxious voice us siblings got one of the years.  I realize Lucy will not remember this first Easter, so I’m not going to pretend I went all out or anything.  But I did find a precious little  ...

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Vegan Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

The thought of a “healthy” dessert honestly makes me want to gag.  Why would you ever want to make something and sacrifice flavor and all enjoyment just so that it is good for you?  And we have all fallen victim to Pinterest’s yummy looking so called healthy sweets only to make them and realize they taste like, well, garbage.  So when I say I have found a healthy dessert to share, you can be sure it’s pretty amazing for me to advocate.  This  ...

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Around Town, Family

1st Edition: Explore Boise

This morning, Chase had a meeting downtown and since it was my day off from work, Lucy and I tagged along for the ride. Or maybe I should say we tagged along for the walk because that is just what we did! We parked on one end of the city and just walked and walked and walked. It was crisp out but sunny and the blooms downtown this time of year are just phenomenal! First, we made our way to West Elm. I love getting inspiration from their store, as the aesthetic there is very in line with my  ...

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Around Town, Friends

Picnic in the Park

Springtime weather is the weirdest.  It can be 60s and sunny one day and snowing the next.  So when it is nice, you must take advantage!  Last Saturday was one of those good days that just had to be spent outside.  It was sunny and gorgeous!  A group of our friends with kiddos all met in the park for a BBQ- the adults had fun and the littles got lots of energy out so it was a win-win!  We went to Settler’s Park in Meridian, and it is a beautiful new park  ...

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