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Happy February! I wanted to share a bit about the app I am using and loving so far this year: 1 Second Everyday. If you follow me on Instagram you've heard me pledge my love to this about a million... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
I'm currently on a mission to fix up all the little things in our house that drive me crazy. Some are so simple: Get Piper in more framed photos! (check!) Add legs to the media stand! (check!) And some are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
around here I am still not exactly sure what my plan is for the blog. Right now, I plan to update on occasion when I have something to say or something to share. It's funny - I blogged near daily... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
My word for 2016 came to me in November and felt right immediately. ENOUGH. As in, this is enough. You have enough. You are doing enough. Relax. I chatted about it in depth with Ali Edwards (who has inspired my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
If you're new here, the cliffnotes are: I had a rocky start to motherhood in June 2013 when we welcomed our first daughter, Ellerie. Some people feel like they are "born for this job" and I was not one of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
The Monday before Thanksgiving we were lucky enough to have Lisa Bardot at our house to take some family photos. Longtime readers are familiar with Lisa and Geoff, the husband and wife team that make up The Goodness. They shot... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
Every year, I like to share a simple gift guide. It's really just a fun way for me to round-up some of the products we plan to give each other and/or have used and loved recently. Hopefully you see something... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2015 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
products above: my top, the wrap, Piper's pants are from Target, the quilt, the banner, the framed art. typing this on my phone with a sleeping baby on my chest. enjoying the newborn phase so very much. Reasons: 1. this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
Our beautiful daughter, Piper Frances, arrived at 8:49am on Friday, November 6. Two days past my due date, I went in for a scheduled c-section. A few weeks ago, this was for sure not the plan. I couldn't even tell... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
photo is from 35 weeks, but ear-to-ear grin is the same. I had a doctor's appointment this morning to check on this sweet baby girl and things are looking good. Well, all we really know is that her heartbeat is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
From a "technically-good" or "breathtaking" standpoint this is probably one of my least favorite months. But for capturing Ellerie at play? Instant favorite. There is so much imaginative play happening in my house right now and I'm so glad to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
Cue Ross, "We were on a breaaaaaaaak." Crazy story: three months from today exactly (Christmas Day! Who starts a blog on Christmas Day?!) I will have been doing this for ten years. That's all of my twenties. That's really my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
around here I have to add the (ish) because it's been in the high nineties the past few days. I remember this time last year when I told Paul I was totally down for him to take the random billet... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2015 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
Eh, I didn't do so well book-wise this month. I started falling back into "browsing my iPad" instead of reading before bed and I can always tell...and not just because I get through less books. I'm more tired during the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
Watching Ellerie make stuff will always be near the top of my happiest parenthood moments. I've talked about this a bit before...toddler crafting time is a lesson in patience more than anything else. But the fact that she is taking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
thank you! I think about it often, but at this point, do not plan to share them publicly if I do. :) I will do something special for her though. :)
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Dear Ellerie, This week I found myself looking at photos of you from the day you were born. It's partly because I'm gearing up to meet your sister and partly because I can't get over the fact that you were... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
some fun stuff from around the Internet this week... yep, I'm hooked on the Limetown Podcast. what a beautiful way to fancy up a simple planter. why you need a true hobby and not just a side-hussle. cute tank top.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2015 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
Years ago, I made this giant scripted canvas. It is still one of my very favorite DIY projects and it's still hanging in our house. The lyrics are from a Rise Against song that was our first dance at our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
this is so kind and appreciated. I am praying for a smooth transition too. thank you.
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oh thank you! yes, boundaries, boundaries... working on them always. :)
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that would be fun! I think he's playing it cool because he knows it's round two for me. ;)
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haha! maybe downloadable designs you can just edit - that could be fun. :)
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So many of my girlfriends are expecting babies this fall (four out of my six bridesmaids have/will deliver in 2015). We are using one of them as an excuse to have a quick college reunion/couple's shower. Per usual, invites were... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe