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Sunday Salon

Time: // 8:27 a.m. The scene: // I’m currently sitting at my kitchen table, holding Gigi, and drinking a cup of coffee as I type this post. The sun is shining brightly into my window and I still can’t believe … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Thoughts

It’s been over three months since I last wrote a post. Three brutal months that have left my family and I changed–but for the better. There have been many times that I found myself composing a blog post in my … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: What’s Your Story?

Time: // 7: 37 a.m. The scene: // ALL of my kids are up right now. It’s Sunday and they act as though it’s a school day! I was hoping to get some work done this morning. It’s going to … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time and scene: // It’s 7:53 am and already it’s 73 degrees. It feels hotter than that. Fall needs to come already. I’m ready for pumpkin muffins, stews, and El Niño. Most of the house is asleep, so I’m taking … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

It was exactly a month ago that I gave birth to Gigi. Life is taking on a new normal as my family adjusts to Gigi and she adjusts to the world around her. I feel so grateful to my mom … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: My favorite books of June

Time: // 2:05 p.m. The scene: // For the first time ever, I am days past my due date. I’m calm about it, while the rest of my family are on eggshells waiting for the new arrival. She’ll come when … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 5:13 a.m. The scene: // I’m sitting in bed as the house sleeps. Insomnia has hit me pretty hard in the last few weeks, so as usual, I’ve been up for several hours. Drinking: // water. Reading: // … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: On Recovery

Time: // 5: 23 a.m. The scene: // The house is quiet as I listen to the birds chirp outside. I’m sitting here with my thoughts and there’s so much to try and process. I named this post “On Recovery” … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 8:04 a.m. The scene: // As usual, I’m sitting at my desk in the living room. I spend a lot of time at this spot, doing research, reading, or just watching my kids play outside. Drinking: // coffee. … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: It’s finally summer!

Time: // 8:28 a.m. The scene: // It’s a cold and cloudy Sunday morning, not your typical setting when you think of summer but it feels good. The last day of school was Friday, so I’m spending the weekend packing … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 9:26 a.m., four hours after the readathon ended. I didn’t stay up reading the whole time. I’m too pregnant to do that! I stayed up until hour 18, woke up around hour 22, read a bit more, then … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Happy Easter!

Time: // 9:00 a.m. The scene: // It’s a cold Easter morning as I sit at my desk, regretting the fact that I didn’t start cooking Easter dinner yesterday. I’m a big believer in cooking the day before, so I … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 4:16 p.m. – Saturday afternoon The scene: // Since California has decided to skip winter AND spring, it’s a hot summer day. The kids are outside enjoying themselves while I’m sitting at my desk and feeling a little … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 7:36 a.m. The scene: // Sitting in my living room with my son as he watches Steven Universe. I was trying to get some alone time to just read, but that’s okay. I love spending time with my … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 8:35 a.m. The scene: // sitting at my kitchen table while being surrounded by books. Drinking: // water and my first cup of coffee. I know that’s a little odd, but I wake up sometimes thirsty. Eating: // … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 8:18 a.m. The scene: // sitting at my kitchen table listening to my tea kettle. The boys are watching TV and my daughter is off to a sleepover. It’s a cold winter morning and for once, I’m wishing … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 8:54 a.m. The scene: // Cuddling with my family on the couch while watching HGTV’s Flea Market Flip. The older kids are in the kitchen washing dishes and making pancakes. Love. This week: // has gone by in … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 6:46 a.m. The scene: // I woke up early this morning to get some me time in. The living room was nice and cozy as the coffee pot perked in the background. Not even five minutes after I … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Happy New Year!! Time: // 7:26 a.m. The scene: // It’s a cold SoCal morning, so I’m bundled underneath covers on my couch. The boys are making pancakes and it’s a pretty quiet morning for the most part. Wait. I … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Week 3 of My Happiness Project

Time: // 12:46 p.m. – Saturday afternoon The scene: // The sun is out and shining. If you didn’t already know it, you wouldn’t think it was fall. It feels more like summer, but for once, I don’t mind. My … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Week 1 of My Happiness Project

At the beginning of October, I decided to spend the month de-cluttering and focusing on managing my time better. I’m pretty tired of my days going by in a blur with little to show for it, but an ever-growing to-do … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: My plans for October

Time: // 8:34 a.m. The scene: // sitting in my living room with the kids, watching HellBoy 2. The kids and I decided to watch a scary movie every day in October. We missed two days but are planning to … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 8:42 a.m. The scene: // my living room is a mess! As I sit at my desk typing this post, behind me my son has poured thousands of Lego pieces on the floor. I better remember to walk … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 8: 52 a.m. Sunday morning The scene: // sitting in the living room, listening to my kids and sisters talk. Is it me or are teenagers kind of loud? It’s already 80 degrees, set to be 97, and … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Have I Got a Book for you! #diversiverse

Happy Sunday! Instead of telling you what I’m up to, I decided to do something different. A Diverse Universe event is coming up and I thought I’ll write a list post for anyone who’s thinking about joining the event and … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 5:14 p.m. Saturday afternoon. You guys, we have to stop meeting like this! It’s becoming a bad habit that I’m only posting on Sundays. Luckily, I have a few book read and I plan on spending some of … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 5:32 a.m. Sunday (Insomnia is no joke.) Listening to: // “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor. What a fun song about plus-size women! Have you heard it? Reading: // I’m still reading The Canon by Natalie Angier. … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 7:14 am The scene: // with the exception of the fan going, the house is pretty quiet. Almost everyone is still asleep and the air is so cool since it rained last night. I hope it continues today. … Continue reading

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Monday Salon. . .again

Time: // I originally started writing this post around 8:30 Sunday night as I waited for my son’s x-rays to come back. He was playing soccer and miss the ball and kicked the concrete wall outside instead. Ouch! The scene: … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 9:20 a.m. The scene: // Sitting in bed as the sun shines through my window. The fan is on, my cup of coffee is on my nightstand, and I feel so good. Reading: // a bunch of teaching … Continue reading

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