Massive Holiday Giveaway Hop | 26 Gifts for Women

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This year has been a year of gigantic ups and downs, and it has been really quiet here on my blog. After blogging for 9 years, I was tired. I needed new direction. So I re-branded from To Think Is To Create, to Mabel + Riv  (the names of my two daughters – the one […]

Free Birds

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Happy Friday! Halloween is behind us (did you see the pics of our Halloween fun on my Facebook Page?), and I’m already getting excited for Thanksgiving! This weekend we will be hiding away the spooky decor and finding some new fun things to do in November. So, to get us in the mood – today […]

On being impatient for healing

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I’ve been blessed in the area of broken bones and large puncture wounds. What I mean is, I haven’t broken anything but my pinky toe, and I’ve never required stitches. I sprained my ankle once, I’ve had shin splints and I gave birth 5 times. So, I know what it feels like to wait on […]

Confessions Of An Emotion Stuffer-Downer

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I would love to talk real talk with you for a minute. Let’s grab a spot on my couch and I’ll make you some green tea with honey and I’ll make sure we aren’t interrupted because this is a bit of a hard thing. I have always been a pretty expressive person, and proudly so. […]

It’s saving my life: Carry-on edition

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On Fridays I’m going to share with you some things that are saving my life right now – just a fun little feature to start off the weekend! If you ever have things that are saving your life that you want me to try or feature here, please just drop me a line.  Traveling is […]

Curves and Rules Don’t Mix

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I can’t tell you how much I love fashion. You know I particularly love to mix up modern and vintage styles, it’s just so much fun. But there is a challenge to styling my body — the fact that my curves and size don’t always mix with the cutest clothing options out there. So I […]

On being a mother for the first time

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It was 2002 and I distinctly remember sitting on the beach in the Spring, a good 6 months before my first baby was expected. I was attempting to take in the fact that I was not going to have another Spring with only my husband and I. Not even another Christmas. I couldn’t fathom my […]

How to survive a tidal wave

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You look around and you find yourself standing at the edge of a shoreline. You can see it coming up ahead. A huge tidal wave. You have no doubt that it will reach you. You start to tremble. What do you do? Maybe you consider running, but you quickly realize you’re out of time, and […]

Dress for the Day: Pink neon

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It’s been a while since I did a Wednesday outfit post – I’m excited to be rejoining the fashion fun today! This day I dressed simple and it was what I wore to my sister’s house to feed her chickens and snatch some delish fresh eggs. Yes I knew it was not the most ideal […]