Celebrating Marissa, Nine Years

We’ve been counting down the days for weeks now and it all is leading up to tomorrow, the day my baby turns 9. It’s her last single digit birthday and the first year to officially be a “tween”. I’m not so sure how I feel about all of this, but I don’t really seem to have much of a choice in the matter.

Today I want to introduce you to sentimental & mushy slideshow Beth. She’s the one that pulls out the external hard drive and spends nearly a whole day looking through old photos of her first-born child, because she didn’t have a blog back then to document all of the milestones. She also noticed that somewhere in the middle years she stopped taking as many pictures and over the last couple of years has really upped her photog skills.

So grab your coffee and get your scrolling finger ready. Today we are looking back on 9 years of Marissa Renae. 

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The Kids Behind The Blog, June 2017

It’s the second Wednesday of the month and that means it’s time for The Kids Behind the Blog. Every month I take a few minutes to interview my girls. I love taking these moments to sit down and talk with them one and document the big and little things that they have to say. They always leave me with a smile on my face.

This months questions are about all things summer. Because, what else would they be about?!

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Margherita Grilled Pizza

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If you know me well you know that I love food. Pizza happens to be among my favorites, especially summer pizza. Yes, summer is the time that the pizza is grilled, the toppings are fresh, and things simply just taste better. It must have something to do with the state of euphoria that only summer can bring. Today I want to share my recipe for one of our very favorite pizzas, ever!

The perfect summer pizza. Try this grilled margherita pizza today!

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Ten on the Tenth, June 2017

Hello Monday, hello summer!

After Memorial Day craziness, VBS week, and struggling to find a routine, it feels like the real deal now. Summer is really here. We are almost mid June and the high today is 90 some odd degrees 😎 . I am having all the happy summer feelings and I just can’t soak enough of it in. 

This weekend was equally fantastic. We woke up on Saturday morning with nothing planned but ended up having what I would call the perfect summer Saturday. And since it was the 10th day of the month, I did 10 Insta-stories just so I could share all the details with you

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Our Home Tour, The For Sale Edition

The last time I did a home tour post was September of 2014, shortly after I first started blogging. Since that original post there have been some changes. Although, I could also say that some rooms look exactly the same. Since it’s been a few years, and I am fairly certain that nobody was reading my blog back then, I thought doing one final home tour post might be a fun way to help us remember our home.

This particular tour is the ‘for sale’ edition. You know, after we cleaned, purged, and depersonalized our space. So if you think things look rather dull and don’t see a single family photo that is why. I should also add that I didn’t edit these photos. There were simply just too many for me to have any desire to do all of that work #becauselife.

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