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Let's get weird up in here πŸ₯‚
Mediocre mom🀷
Extroverted introvert πŸ˜„|😦
Lover of home & DIY πŸ πŸ› 
Colorado πŸŒ²πŸŒ„
Occasional blogger πŸ’»

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First day of kindergarten & a solar eclipse. Pretty nice little Monday πŸ“šβ˜‰πŸŒ™
So long for now, SoCal! You were awesome as always πŸŒ΄πŸ–πŸ„ (photo cred: Quinn 😊) #SolanaBeach #FletchersCove #summervacation #SoCal
So happy to be back in SoCal!! πŸ–πŸ„ #Encinitas #BalboaIsland #SoCal #summervacation
We came, we saw, we need to get Mommy a glass of wine πŸ˜…πŸ°πŸ‘Έ #Disneyland #Tinkerbell #PixieHollow #itwasmagical
I'm that chick who cringes at mud in her mudroom, but summer? It can stay as long as it wants β˜€πŸ¦ In other news, the flamingo head on that pool noodle always falls off & makes random kids at the pool cry #spreadingjoy #memories
School's out & this kid is kindergarten bound in the fall. As I gazed proudly at her, she peered at me with her sparkling hazel eyes, slurped her milk, & said serenely: "I am drinking cow pee." πŸ„
I force myself to step away from Instagram sometimes because constantly seeing perfectly curated and styled homes/lives full of the latest & greatest things, though inspiring, inevitably makes me discontented & grouchy. No one really lives that charmed of a life, do they? (If you do, call me maybe.) So I occasionally take an Instagram hiatus because my ego is fragile and frail, mutter "Comparison is the thief of joy" to myself, & the fog lifts to show me that what we have is more than enough.  The rest is just noise (but I wouldn't say no to a bigger house πŸ€”) Wha-- who said that?! {This is a before & after of our modest little main bathroom.  We've been chipping away at this reno since 2009 😳  More on the blog.}
He's growing up SO fast. Stay little forever, Fozzy! Slow down, time! #momlife #thestruggleisreal #allthefeels #letthembelittle #momswithcameras πŸ˜‰πŸΆ
Every time there's an extended school break πŸ˜€ Love you kid, mean it πŸŒΎπŸŒΏβ˜˜πŸ€πŸŒ±
I need to be more decisive. Adulting is hard. (Regram thanks to @topknotweddings aka one of the funniest gals I don't know in real life but wish I did.)
I should've known better than to ask her to pose for my blog post #appledoesntfallfarfromthetree (Sharing this feisty 5-year-old's favorite books on the blog πŸ“š I'd love to hear your recommendations!)
She hasn't let me pick out her clothes for months now. When she waltzes out in her ensembles, we do the usual "You look beautiful!" exclamations but lately I've been frantically shouting "And you're smart! And kind! And brave!" (it's like I want her to be a Gryffindor) & she's all "Are you ok, Mommy?" 😞🍷 #raisingagirl #justgettingstarted #overthinker  #strongdaughters #selfworth