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Cuppa reads

For fun, I thought I’d make this week’s reads a little different. Because we could all use a bit of lightheartedness every now and then, right? Enjoy.

• These are amazing parents, letting their son find out the news for himself yet celebrating with him in his excitement. What great role models they are, special needs or not. via Nightline

• I love this version so much better than the original—even though it still takes me back to 7th grade algebra. (This one’s fantastic, too.) via YouTube

• I know this has made the rounds on social media this week, but it’s just too bizarre not to share. I seriously don’t remember the 90s being like this. via Devour

• Yeah, it’s a commercial… but it still had me in tears. via Pandora

• And finally, it’s an oldie but a goodie—this makes me smile every time. I get it, and I bet a lot of you do, too. via Coca-Cola (I know, right?)

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ―J.R.R. Tolkien

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Waking up for my life (not to my life)

It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, and I was sure I was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad…wife, mom, friend, general human being and occupier of space on planet Earth. At least I wasn’t prone to drama. As I sat in my minivan, in the garage, in July, in Texas…the (read more…)

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You do you (a different kind of spring cleaning)

This year’s spring cleaning series has been a bit of a different one because of my family’s current travels. It’s all good, though, because I’ve really enjoyed writing about this sort of stuff from a different perspective: we’ve talked about minimalist beauty and health routines, a minimalist approach to kids’ toys, and a simple trick (read more…)

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Cuppa reads

Happy weekend to you! First things first. A common thing I’ve been hearing these days from y’all: I miss the podcast. Oh… solidarity, friend. Me too, so much. And I have a fun plan to get a few episodes in the queue before we touch down back home in the near future. But in the (read more…)

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10 years later: looking back on my simple wedding

My husband and I celebrated ten years of marriage last month. We decided to splurge, and headed to New York City for four nights. It was fabulous! We ate amazing food, saw the sights, and even stuck to our resolution that while we were there, we would not hurry to get anywhere. It was so (read more…)

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