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Health update and the Natural Cures Summit

29 September 2014

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It’s been a while since the last post about the journey to identify my mysterious health issues. After sharing two posts about the GAPS diet over the summer, I realized how much I wanted to continue writing about my health issues — what I’m doing to get to the bottom of them and what I’m […]

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Where I’ve been

29 March 2014

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Where I’ve been

Hello, friends. It’s been a while. This is my first blog post of 2014. THE FIRST. I’m breaking an almost 4-month silence on the blog (finally!) to share where I’ve been all this time. While I’ve mostly been away for not-so-fun reasons, I’m blessed to have enjoyed some positive experiences too. Gav and I spent […]

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Our backyard wedding reception – in photos

8 December 2013

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Our backyard wedding reception – in photos

In central Virginia we’re due for a day of snow and freezing rain, starting any minute. To keep the cold at bay, I’m thinking warm thoughts and sharing photos from our spring backyard wedding reception. Guests left our ceremony at the University of Virginia and drove 16 miles to my parents’ home. The lovely neighbors […]

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Our outdoor spring wedding in photos — the best of the rest

1 December 2013

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Our outdoor spring wedding in photos — the best of the rest

It’s the 1st of December. Where has 2013 gone?! This year seems to have flown by more quickly than most. Between planning our wedding and honeymoon, spending the entire summer sick and injured, and working hard at the office this fall as our small team of 4 became 3, I’ve been moving from one project […]

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Orange and blue wedding colors: Our perfect combination

1 September 2013

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Orange and blue wedding colors: Our perfect combination

When I was in kindergarten, my favorite color was orange. Don’t ask me why, but when I surveyed any available box of crayons, the orange one always seemed to call my name. While others picked blue or red as their favorite, I was the one kid who claimed orange. I don’t remember how long the […]

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Charlottesville spring wedding at the University of Virginia

24 August 2013

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Charlottesville spring wedding at the University of Virginia

I’ve lived in Charlottesville, Virginia since 1996, with the exception of the two years I was in graduate school and the one year I spent in Australia. I love Charlottesville. The city has been consistently recognized as a delicious, smart, beautiful, and all-around great place to live. Charlottesville is also home to the University of […]

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May the 4th be with you! Small ways to incorporate Star Wars into a May 4 wedding

8 August 2013

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May the 4th be with you! Small ways to incorporate Star Wars into a May 4 wedding

We owe Star Wars a big thank you for helping us meet. Years before Gav and I ever met, I met his best friend Kev online because we both had an interest in Star Wars. While I still enjoy Star Wars, I REALLY loved Star Wars at the time. I’d seen the movies, read many […]

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Fall bucket list: Wear orange and blue

9 December 2012

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Fall bucket list: Wear orange and blue

I think fall is the most wonderful time of the year for so many reasons: ● the smells ● the colors ● the food ● the weather ● FOOTBALL As the first born to a man obsessed with sports, I was destined to love them too. My dad pitched a plastic ball to me as […]

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Bucket list item achieved: Run a 5k without stopping

3 December 2012

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Bucket list item achieved: Run a 5k without stopping

I have a love/hate relationship with running. I would prefer to walk all day than to run for an hour, and every time I travel overseas, I actually do walk for hours on end. Give me Zumba, cardio group classes, or weights, and I’m a happy gal. But running? Sigh. I LOVE what it does […]

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A trip to Carter Mountain Orchard: Apple Harvest Celebration

16 November 2012

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A trip to Carter Mountain Orchard: Apple Harvest Celebration

Ask any Charlottesville or Albemarle County local, and you’ll hear that we’re a community that LOVES to support local business. Ask anyone who knows me personally, and you’ll hear that I LOVE food. A few weeks ago, Gav and I woke up early to visit nearby Carter Mountain Orchard, an apple orchard that’s been part […]

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