Labor Day in Gettysburg

Yesterday, I looked at my husband and asked, “Remember when we went to Gettysburg today?” Yes, Labor Day started off like any other day. I woke up early with my son and enjoyed coffee while he ravenously enjoyed his breakfast and looked forward to playing with his toys. Once my husband woke up, we decided…

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The Seven Year Itch

Ten years ago, I found you in my kitchen waiting on my roommates and, with a confused look on your face,  you asked me, “Is that what you’re wearing tonight?” Nine years ago, we moved into an apartment together and found ourselves in the throes of finding routines, acceptance, and understanding. Eight years ago, you welcomed me into…

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End of Summer Treats

Is Labor Day really celebrated this upcoming weekend? Oh my word. How is it already September? Somebody please press the “slow motion” button. Can we all agree that this year is flying by? With kids heading back to school and the fall season around the corner, I can’t help but try and find a way…

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Side Dish: Southwest Chili Cups

You guys. College football starts and I seriously cannot wait to see my boys in green and white kickoff tomorrow night. That’s right, Go Green. I look forward to waking up on Saturday to watch College Gameday, setting out appetizers as we anticipate the big game, and cheering on our favorite team. Do you know…

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Introducing Jen Tilley Photography

So, things have been a little on the quiet side around here. July was insane for us. Each weekend was full of visitors, trips, activities, balancing acts, good eats, refreshing cocktails, building and enjoying a fire pit … pretty much everything that defines an incredible summer month. Oh, and I decided to launch my photography…

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25 Fourth of July Recipe Ideas

  The Fourth of July can be (and should be) quite a celebration. From boating to grilling, sipping to eating, playing to relaxing, this upcoming holiday should be all about family, friends, food, fun times, and freedom. I cannot wait to get out on the boat, spend time with family, watch our son splash around…

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10 Favorite Things: Issue No. 3

  The quote in the photograph above could not be more perfect for the week this past week. Why? I took a giant leap, educated myself a ton, learned a lot, experienced patience, embraced fear, and welcomed courage. I learned, I grew, and I conquered. 10 Favorite Things 1.) You guys. I migrated from Blogger…

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