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    Home Renovation with a Toddler and Pregnant: How to Survive

    Are you one of those people who loves watching home renovation shows? Do you crave a good DIY project? Does updating your home make you happy? I can answer YES to all of these questions! When I’m not working or chasing my toddler, you can find me watching pretty much any home renovation show on HGTV. Or you’ll find me on Pinterest searching for inspiration to update something in my home. Unfortunately, doing a home renovation with a toddler and pregnant is not as fun as I thought it would be. Sure, there have been a couple of things I’ve enjoyed doing. But the truth is I. AM. TIRED. Insurance…

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    Our Adventure

    Our adventure began in 2013 when we relocated from California to Texas. We have been asked countless times why we chose to move away from family and live in a state we had not visited prior and truthfully, the answer is that we just wanted to try something new. And so, we packed up my little silver Mazda 3 with what we had and drove from northern California to central Texas. Little did we know what memories were waiting for us to be created in this big state. The initial thought of moving to Texas came from some friends of ours that we had known in high school. They had…

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    Next Chapter

    Texas has been our home since 2013 and throughout our adventure here, my husband and I have created some incredible memories. We’ve also added some pretty great friends who’ve become an extension of our family and couldn’t be more thankful for the experiences we’ve had. But now, it’s time to close our Texas chapter and it’s time for the next chapter. It’s bittersweet for us to realize our time in Texas is limited. The greatest memory we have of being in Texas is the day our son was born and the many friends who helped us prepare and celebrate his arrival. Since that day, we’ve come to the realization that…

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    The Season

    It’s that time of year! The time of year where people celebrate the holidays and spend time reflecting on what they are thankful for in their life. Along with the change of seasons from fall to winter, there are changes in people’s lives that happen during this season of giving and reflection. This year, I am seeing the holidays through a bigger and brighter lens. This year, I will have a son to share these special moments with and begin our own traditions. This year, I will have so much more to be thankful for in my life. I know there are discussions about whether Christmas is actually the best…

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    Hanging Hamper

    This week has kicked in a little bit of the nesting feeling for me. I began doing baby’s laundry to prep the hospital bag. It was difficult to know which clothes to wash since we have a variety of sizes from newborn to 12 month old clothing. Obviously, he won’t be using the 12 month clothing anytime soon so those items stayed at the back of the closet. But still, not knowing how big/small he will be when he is born can make the clothing dilemma much more challenging. Do we only wash the newborn sizes? What if he’s too big for those? Should we also wash the 0-3 month…