love notes

I rocked cowlicky bangs and thick wire glasses in elementary school. I was a chronic teacher’s pet and I wrote more than one letter to our senator requesting updated technology in our computer lab. I was quite the catch. When Valentine’s Day rolled around, I put down my Babysitter’s Club books and was giddy to hand-pick valentines […]

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31 days of living free: five tips for authentic networking (and a minted giveaway)

I spent two years hustling as a newspaper journalist, writing and editing a daily business networking page in our metro paper’s business section. I lugged my laptop and notebooks across downtown to morning coffees and lunch-and-learns and late night galas, zipping from suburb to suburb to cover the 5 p.m. after-hours networking events. I sipped soda out […]

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hope is my anchor

Remember my lovely friend Natalie? If you’re doing some holiday shopping, you’re going to want to check out these really amazing Hope is My Anchor shirts she’s selling to raise funds for her adoption of twin boys from Central Africa. (I’m pretty sure Jonny ordered one of these for my birthday…yay!) We have this hope […]

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Nursery Tour + Free Printables

Fresh paint and charming art on the walls. Cozy blankets washed and folded. Tiny diapers stacked and organized. One of the best parts of anticipating a new little one is creating a nursery. A space dedicated to a new family member you haven’t met yet, but already love so much it’s quite possible your heart […]

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And the winner is…

Congrats, Jane! I did a really hi-tech drawing with handwritten names on slips of paper. And yes, I did feel a bit like Effie Trinket. (What up, Hunger Games?!) Thank you so much, to everyone who tweeted, shared on Facebook, blogged, watched the video, and donated. We have power in our stories, and I think […]

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