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valentine’s day gifts for bae

ah, valentine’s day. a holiday filled with desperation, regret, tragedy, and occasionally over-priced flowers. i’ve never been a fan of february 14; even as a grown up in a real-life committed and in-love relationship, i think it’s pretty dumb. i would actually consider myself a romantic, but valentine’s day is just a bridge too far.… Continue reading valentine’s day gifts for bae

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she was born on the 4th of july {freedom ring}

i’ll give you $5 if you can name that song and artist. the 4th of july 2006 was one of my most memorable holidays, ever. ’twas ten years ago exactly that i was spending my first summer in rexburg idaho. i was attending 1 of 2 years at byu idaho and it was actually a… Continue reading she was born on the 4th of july {freedom ring}

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happy one-year anniversary of the blog {plus, my birthday!}

may is always a big month around here. for starters, it’s my birthday! this year was extra special because we celebrated it a few times.on my actual birthday i had a big event at work, so we went to dinner at olive garden, and then to frozen yogurt that night. my parents sent a gift… Continue reading happy one-year anniversary of the blog {plus, my birthday!}

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italian cooking class

i’ve never been into cooking. it wasn’t until i met matt that i even planned to be in the kitchen regularly. i always thought my nanny would take care of that. but sometimes nannies don’t show up until much later in life. and one must learn new skills sooner than one expected. spoiler alert: when i… Continue reading italian cooking class