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Baby Talk – Tell Me What You Want

Baby Talk – Tell Me What You Want

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Hi, friends, and happy Monday! A quick post this morning to talk about baby talk. As in, tell me what you want! Considering this is my first time growing a human and therefore such matters have previously been largely irrelevant around here, I’d love to know what you’re most interested in my sharing over the next few months. For sure I’m planning to share about the nursery, some about the baby shower and maybe a few DIYs along the way. …

Some Crazy Big Wild News

Some Crazy Big Wild News

Sitting down to write this post has proven to be one of the most surreal experiences of my life. There’s a million different things I could say, an infinite number of ways I could drag this out, but frankly, my brain is going a zillion miles a minute so we are just going to cut to the chase here, friends. I have some crazy, big, wild news to share with you today! We’re talking an announcement I never anticipated making so it’s utter …

Personal Notes 004: The Last Few Weeks

Personal Notes 004: The Last Few Weeks

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An update post seems a bit overdue, so today I thought I’d take a few moments to sit down and catch you up on the last few weeks. It’s pretty obvious that I’ve been quite MIA, to an extent unheard of since The Sweetest Occasion’s conception back in 2008. I wasn’t planning to be quite so out of touch, but it turns out it’s what I needed during this time. This week I’m finally feeling ready to be plugged in …

Personal Notes 003: On Life + Family

Personal Notes 003: On Life + Family

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I’m struggling to find words to write this post today, although I’ve been meaning to sit down and do so for nearly a week now. I’ve been wanting to do so in part because I realize over the last week or so my posts have gotten sporadic at best and also, in part, because my grandmother has long been my number one fan. Now well into her 80s, she has been a daily reader since my very first posts back …

50 Random Things About Me

50 Random Things About Me

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I wanted to do something a little different today and share 50 random things about me that you might not already know. I was motivated to do so primarily by the fact that I love reading these kinds of posts when other bloggers share them. There’s no rhyme or reason behind what things I’m sharing, I’m literally just writing off the cuff and sharing whatever comes to mind as I type. Maybe you’ll learn some weird little thing about me …

Happy New Year + Welcome 2015

Happy New Year + Welcome 2015

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Happy Monday, and welcome back to reality, friends! I hope you all had a lovely and lazy holiday season full up with too many cookies, at least a few cat naps, an abundance of hugs and lots of new memories made with your favorite people. Our Christmas week was a flurry of activity during which I came down with a cold, so I’ve spent much of the last week trying to recharge my batteries and sort through my intentions and …

Happy Birthday, Baby Keegan!

Happy Birthday, Baby Keegan!

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Hi, friends! I am so so sorry for the unexpected radio silence the first part of this week. You see, I have a very good, very cute excuse. You may remember that about a month ago I hosted a baby shower for my cousin. She and I are about as close as two ladies can be. We grew up together on the old family farm, surrounded by an excess of boy cousins and brothers, and it was just she, my …

Six Years of Sweet

Six Years of Sweet

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One year ago today I waxed poetic about my amazing grandmother and how The Sweetest Occasion came to life. On that day, now over six years ago, I was about a year out of grad school with a fancy MBA, witnessing an economy that was literally crumbling before our eyes. In between printing, folding and mailing my resume countless times a week, I started a little blog. After a handful of posts I told my family and friends about my …

2014 Reader Survey + Giveaway

2014 Reader Survey + Giveaway

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Hey, gang! I’m popping in this morning with a little request. This time of year gets kind of crazy for those of us bloggers in the lifestyle/entertaining/DIY realm as holiday prep and projects step into high gear. (In fact, some holiday stuff begins as early as July for me every year!) I’ve spent a lot of time this past year thinking about The Sweetest Occasion and how to grow it into something truly awesome and after months of feeling stuck, …

My Quest to Start a Yoga Practice

My Quest to Start a Yoga Practice

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I wanted to take a moment to chat with you guys about something slightly different today. Yoga! Specifically, how I used to practice semi-regularly back in college (primarily kripalu) and would love your thoughts and input on starting again. In the area where we live there aren’t a ton of local yoga studio options, making attending class in person a bit tricky. I’ve been trying to find a studio with a class schedule that suits my needs and it’s proving …

Let’s Get Social!

Let’s Get Social!

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Have you guys seen Joy’s new app, Pippit? It just launched earlier this week and after downloading it this morning I’ve been having fun playing around with it over the last hour or so. I currently have about, oh, zero followers, but it got me thinking that I might be past due for a little social media shout out. It’s no secret that all of us have become more and more social media obsessed over the last year, which I …

Personal Notes 002: On How I Got Here

Personal Notes 002: On How I Got Here

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[Inspirational quote from Free People.]

Hands down one of the most frequently asked questions I get is how I got to where I am today. Whether it’s from readers, family, or random people I meet, people always wonder how on earth, of all things, I became a blogger. I’ve been planning to write this post for a couple of weeks now and have received a few more reader emails inquiring in the meantime, so I thought maybe today it would be …