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For Brides

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What is a Capsule Wardrobe? You may be wondering what the heck a capsule wardrobe is. To put it simply, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential clothing items that do not go out of style (think classic, not trendy) that can be augmented with seasonal pieces throughout the year. The key […]

My kid’s capsule wardrobe

April 5, 2021

Different colored clothing folded and stacked

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I’ve received a lot of questions about what a typical homeschool day looks like for us so here it is! I’ve written out our homeschool daily rhythm but keep in mind, my kids are Pre-K and Kindergarten ages so it’s fairly simplistic. It’s recommended to spend about 20min-1hr for Pre-K and up to 2 hours […]

Homeschool Part 2: Our Daily Rhythm

August 17, 2020

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I’ve had quite a few conversations with friends and family lately about homeschool- what curriculums we use, what our daily rhythm looks like, why we homeschool, etc. So I thought I’d make a post about it since the answer to those questions are more involved than just picking a curriculum and creating a schedule. First […]

Homeschool Part 1: Our why & Our curriculum

July 30, 2020


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I love refreshing citrus flavors and this lemon bar recipe by Kim Nelson in her Daisy Cake Bakes Cookbook is one of my favorites! I added a hint of lavender which made my botanical-loving heart happy but that’s definitely optional! Ingredients Crust Filling Directions Let me know if you made this lemon bar recipe in […]

Lemon Bar Recipe

July 15, 2020

Lemon Bars

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Hello. My name is Sarah and I’m addicted to social media. Ok ok. Let’s be real, 99.99% of modern humans are addicted to our cellular devices. We’re the most technologically “connected” yet relationally disconnected generation…since…well…ever. This addiction has only gotten worse since the world shut down and really revealed to me how much I needed […]

5 Tactics I’m using to kick my social media addiction

July 7, 2020

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I have a confession. I have a slight obsession with cookbooks. Especially those that combine my love of gardening and growing veggies and herbs with my love of cooking delicious and simple recipes. I really only have 3 criteria when it comes to deciding whether or not a cookbook is good or not. 1) The […]

My top three favorite cookbooks

June 15, 2020


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My skin struggles #vulnerablealert. I have always struggled with blemish prone skin ever since I was in high school but just in the past few months I noticed I started breaking out with blemishes along my jawline way worse than I have in years. I tried alllll kinds of over the counter products and even […]

My Favorite Clean Skincare – Biossance

May 7, 2020

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First I have to tell you that this sourdough recipe and technique came from THIS website. Watching the video was so helpful and I halved the recipe to make one loaf instead of two. And just a heads up, baking this type of bread is kind of an all day process but so worth it! […]

Sourdough Recipe

April 14, 2020

Sourdough Bread

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I recently took a poll on Instagram about what you wanted to see on the blog next and the overwhelming response was my daily life! I was so surprised! My life isn’t super extraordinary but I am so excited to share my daily routine with you and what it looks like to juggle working from […]

My Daily Routine

January 14, 2020

Catskills Wedding Photographer

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Do you have a photographer friend or family member you’re shopping for this Christmas and have no idea what to get them? Then look no further! I’ve put together a gift guide for photographers of my 6 favorite items that I’m sure EVERY photographer would appreciate this holiday season (and they’re all under $50 too!). […]

Gift Guide for Photographers

November 21, 2019

gift guide for photographers

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