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August 2017

Inspiration + Wisdom

Remembering Princess Diana

August 31, 2017

What Princess Diana Meant to Me

The death of Princess Diana 20 years ago is a β€œJohn F. Kennedy” moment for me; meaning I’ll always remember where I was when I learned that Princess Diana had died in a car crash in Paris. I was 12, the same age as Prince Harry, and it was almost like learning my own mother had died. To me, Princess Diana and my mother will always be inextricably linked. My mother adored Diana and, like many women, tried to emulate her style and haircut. But their link is way deeper to me because they were both beautiful, loving, kind, fun and graceful. So now whenever I see pictures of Diana, I always think of my own mother.

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Life

Sunflower Days

Sunflowers, babies and the end of summer There’s a post about sunflowers on my blog so it must be the end of summer. πŸ˜‰ Ok, so you can tell I love sunflowers from this post and this post, but they never get old to…

August 29, 2017
Motherhood

Audrey at 7 Months

Seven months old, y’all! Audrey is so much fun these days. She’s smiling and laughing more often and she exploring more of the world. I find that I really like this stage because she’s able to interact with me, I can tell she sort…

August 24, 2017
Style + Beauty

5 Pre-Fall Looks to Love

Ugh, August! Am I right?! August used to be exciting because it was the last month of summer, which meant long days at the pool, back-to-school shopping and new outfits. Now it’s just the never-ending month of heat and humidity, slogging through the work…

August 10, 2017
Health + Wellness

Clean Eating

When is buying organic worth it? Last Saturday Dan, Audrey and I went out to do some shopping for our upcoming family photo session. While we were out we decided to get groceries, but we ran into the issue of needing some toiletries, like…

August 8, 2017
Food + Drink

Wine 101

Learning the basics of wine from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of FrenchΒ CookingΒ  I first discovered Julia Child five or six years ago when I read her book My Life in France. At the time I was more interested in France than Julia or…

August 3, 2017
Family

Parenting Goals

4 Character Traits to Pass On to My Daughter I get excited about parenting when I think about the things I get to show, teach and experience with my daughter. She’s only 6 months old but I’ve been thinking of character traits that I…

August 1, 2017