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It’s Summer, Still and an Update

Hello, Lovely Ones! I don’t want to point out that we are nearing the end of July or that school supplies are in stores everywhere (assaulting my eyes and my right to enjoy summer–mostly I get agitated because I know what is next. As soon as the school supplies are down, Halloween goes up and […]

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Dear Sister, (On Being Productive)

Dear Sister, Apologies for the silence. I went on a last minute (yet, long awaited) trip to The Netherlands last month (as you may have seen on Instagram), celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary (which was actually, nearly, two years ago) and in search of my heritage and inspiration. The fields of tulips did the trick. […]

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Trina’s Current Favorite Beauty Products

You all know, I love beauty products. Give me all the creams, over clothes, any day. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve shared some of my favorite products, and if you are anything like me then you are always curious about what others are using and loving. So I thought I’d share what I’m currently […]

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Going Forward

Happy New Year! Let’s catch up, Lovelies. [Otherwise, scroll down for what’s to come, Moving Forward] ___ Apologies, for the radio silence. I suppose, I’m not in the radio business, anyways :) We had a rough Christmas and New Years. The short of it is that we all got a terrible stomach bug over Christmas […]

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Stress Less this Season

Lovely One, As we head into one of the busiest weeks of the year, in which we are trying to get all of the things done (shopping, wrapping, baking, school finals, end-of-year work, etc.), meet everyone’s expectations (as well as our own), keep traditions, and do our best to be mindful of, and celebrate, the […]

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Not Perfect

The other day, I received a DM from an Instagram story. It wasn’t a fabulous story. It was neither styled, nor super-posed. Just me in my bathroom, with bad lighting, highlighting some retro spirit wear that I was sporting to my Ella’s volleyball game. The message, basically, said, “Your house is so perfect.” “Your life is […]

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Life Lately & the Launch

Anyone remember when blogging used to entail updates on life and was not all “10 Steps to This or That?” Well, I’m going old school today and just giving a little life update and sharing some photos from the La La Lovely Book Launch. The night before the book was released we had a little […]

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On Self-Care

Self-Care is a bit of a buzz. It’s viewed vastly from luxury to necessity. A few years back, after dealing with health issues and anxiety I found it to be the latter of the two—a necessity. The choice seemed to be stress (having its way with me) or self-care. So, I began to add acts […]

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Don’t Judge Me

“Don’t judge me.” It’s the line I’ve been hearing on repeat these days. You too? “Don’t judge me.” It’s the line I’ve been hearing on repeat these days. Not from strangers. From family. From friends. Honestly, I had to ask myself (and one of my friends), “Am I judgemental?” I was beginning to wonder based on the […]

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