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A space to talk about growing our businesses, families, and dreams. Pull up a seat, grab a glass of something you love (it's a dry rosé for me!), and hang around for a bit.

Cheated (An Overreaction Story)

I was folding laundry in the middle of the day today in our bedroom. I had spent Saturday and Sunday in San Francisco because my best friend was there visiting with her mom and sister. After two long days of exploring, laughing, eating, and walking our way through the city, I wanted to spend this […]

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Family

August 19, 2019

7 Things I’ve Learned from 7 Months of Marriage

We almost missed the realization we’d been married for 6 months. It’s not because we’re falling into the “old married couple” category yet (although some of my friends might disagree), but our half-year anniversary fell on Easter this year. And it fell on the day after an overnight girls’ trip to New Braunfels to see […]

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Family

May 16, 2019

Our Wedding Story: Part 2

If you haven’t yet, check out the first part of our wedding story that includes details about my wedding anxieties (fun!), the rehearsal dinner, first look, interesting touches in our ceremony, and more. The Reception We served tacos, chips, salsa, queso, and a side salad, for those who might think Tex-Mex doesn’t cover every portion […]

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Family, Personal

December 20, 2018

Our Wedding Story: Part 1

John and I got married on a cool, sunny Sunday in October. It had been freezing and rainy for the week leading up to October 21, but when I woke up to go for a head-clearing run on the big day, the sun rose without a cloud in sight. Everything about the day felt surreal. […]

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Family, Personal

December 19, 2018

Everyone Has to “Settle” to Some Extent

I remember in high school, my friends and I made these long, detailed lists of all the things we wanted in our future boyfriends. (Were we losers? Probably.) Some of the more low-key adjectives included honest, athletic, tall, funny, smart, blue eyes, musical, educated, talkative, supportive, well-read, interested in the same hobbies as me, loves […]

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Career and Freelancing, Family, Personal

September 6, 2018