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Happy October! It actually feels like Fall in Maryland, which if you live here has you perplexed, because for the past few years October has still had higher summer-like temperatures. It’s basically been a lighter version of summer which makes those of us who appreciate fall quite annoyed. But this year, pretty much on the …

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Welcome, Sterling!

If you follow me on Instagram, this is not news to you. But, if for some reason, you don’t, please allow me to introduce you to our son, Sterling Archer Banks. If you’re one of those people that is going; “wait…like….Archer…?” Yeah….. We’ve found people either absolutely love the name or just roll their eyes …

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Italian Pasta Salad

Happy Spring everyone! While I’m typically not super into the seasons that bring really hot and humid weather to the mid-atlantic (which can happen in the spring as evidenced by it being 78 on Saturday), this year is a bit different. Later this spring we will be welcoming our new baby boy into our home, …

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No Spend Challenge – The End!

As promised in my initial No Spend Post – I wanted to share the results of our month of trying to curb our spending from the holiday season. Like I stated in the initial post, this month was meant to be more of a financial reset for us than anything else. With the holidays, like …

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Recent Beauty Empties

Am I the only one who feels like all of their beauty products all seem to run out at the same time? Luckily I stocked up on quite a bit during holiday/Black Friday sales so I already had a backup ready when things ran out (which is not only convenient but a good way to …

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Our Fertility Journey, Part 2

Part 1 can be found here. We tried again in May 2021. My doctor cut back the amount of medication – which was likely the culprit of the failed first trial, which gave us a better result and allowed us to actually do the IUI this time. If you have never had an IUI done …

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Our Fertility Journey, Part 1

Just in case, you are someone who just happens to come by this post without being a regular reader here or someone who follows me on Instagram, my husband and I are expecting our first child in June of 2022. But getting to this point was far from an easy process. Devon and I got …

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