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Wednesday, March 6

Life Lens

Life lately has meant long days at work, busy weeks, lazy {but productive} weekends, small projects around the house, afternoon espresso, the last few fires of winter, puppy feet warmers, and delicious weekend brunch (made by husband).

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Tuesday, March 5

Sunny Cranberry* Trail Mix

*I originally set out to use cranberries and golden raisins as the fruit of choice for this trail mix, but unfortunately I didn't have any cranberries on hand. So, I improvised. 

When husband and I were in Colorado we munched on the most delicious trail mix that we found at Target. Unfortunately, the mix contained a laundry list of ingredients that are not only unnecessary, they're not very healthy. So, naturally, I decided to make my own. 

1 cup lightly salted almonds
3/4 cup each pepitas,  golden raisins
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup currants
1/4 cup melted coconut oil

Mix all ingredients together except coconut oil. Melt the coconut oil and pour over the fruit and nut mixture and combine well. Store in an airtight container.

Next time I will add more sunflower seeds and less almonds, but since I only had 1/2 cup of sunflowers, this was what I made. And not only was it healthier than the bagged stuff, it was sure tasty.


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Monday, March 4

{What I'm Wearing} Black & White, Dots & Stripes

Loft top (similar) & skirt (similar here and here), F21 belt (old, but this one is fun), Dolce Vita heels, Michael Kors bag, June Shin ring

Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of spending some time with my dear friend Lesley on her birthday. It was such a fun night, filled with laughter, stories, red wine and homemade chocolate cake. But one of my favorite moments was sharing fashion tips with sweet little four-year-old Matilda. Til and I found out we share a love of stripes and polka dots, and she suggested that I wear them together. And while this skirt isn't exactly polka dots, it's a close second and one that I think Til would approve. So this outfit is for my friend Matilda Graham, that sweet little blonde that stole my heart the moment I met her.


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Friday, March 1


{Job 26:7-10, 14}

Lately I've found myself craving more time for silent reflection. My soul feels unsettled, yet have no answers for all of its questions. I feel bombarded by wants, necessities, responsibility and the vastness of endless possibilities.

This isn't inherently bad, though. Being sifted, as I call it, allows us to grow and change.. to refocus our energies.. to become a better version of ourselves. I don't know where this will leave me but even in the throes of this soul-searching journey, I am in awe of the beauty in this life of mine.

Happy weekend.

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