Our Family Dynamic

It’s normally in the morning, or late afternoon when I witness it most. The shrieks of happiness, the giggles, the pitter patter of four feet, and the sounds of two siblings playing in their own make believe world of monsters, princesses and dogs. It’s been a relationship that’s grown abundantly with every milestone. When Emory […]

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Our Growing Family Continued

Things have been quiet around here, and I apologize, but it’s because I’ve been growing a human. Yep, we’re expecting our third child and he/she will be due in April 2020!! We are over the moon and so grateful to God for keeping the baby safe and healthy. While I have been feeling great for […]

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Halloween Baskets – 2019

Last year, I started the tradition of giving the kids Halloween baskets on October 1 to kick off the month and get them even more excited for Halloween. We really enjoy Halloween at our house (minus the scary stuff!) and look forward to continuing on with our Halloween family traditions. This year’s baskets include a […]

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Marina’s Travel Guide to Newport Beach, California

Summer seemed to come to a close quickly for us, but we ended it on the sweetest note with a vacation to California! We decided to take a trip with the kids because my best friend and her family live there, and we wanted to visit and enjoy a few days on the West Coast. […]

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Marina’s Travel Guide to Lisbon, Portugal

Our last stop on our recent Europe trip was Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon has become so popular and it was the place we initially had our eyes on when planning our trip. We heard  great things about the city and received tons of recommendations from people we knew, so we definitely looked forward to this portion […]

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Marina’s Travel Guide to Lagos, Portugal

I’m finally getting around to continuing writing about our trip to Europe this past May. If you missed it, I already wrote about our time in Barcelona here and Alella, Spain, here. Now, it’s time to recap the Portugal part of the trip, starting with Lagos. Lagos is a part of the Algarve Coast in […]

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A Fairy Special Birthday Party

Peyton has been into fairies ever since we bought A Fairy Friend by Sue Fliess a couple of years ago. It is the sweetest book. The illustrations and poetic phrases about how to build a fairy garden and make fairy friends is a dream. We made our first fairy garden after reading it and I wrote a […]

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Motherhood Then & Now

My Papou came over last week for lunch and while we ate our way through french toast and bacon, we talked and laughed with the kids and my mom. At one point, my papou turned to me and asked, do you think motherhood is more difficult now than it was back then? It’s funny because […]

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Marina’s Travel Guide to Alella, Spain

As I mentioned in my Barcelona Travel Guide, we booked a private tour to the town of Alella with Adler & Marlow. I had stumbled upon Alella on Instagram while researching wineries near Barcelona and ended up seeing a picture of a winery called Alta Alella. That’s when I started looking into whether or not […]

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Marina’s Travel Guide to Barcelona, Spain

Hi friends! It’s been a hot minute, but if you follow my Instagram, you’ll know my husband and I spent a little over a week traveling to Spain and Portugal. I wanted to be able to fully enjoy our time together while we were away and spend quality time with the kids when we returned, […]

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