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A tale of motherhood, in emojis - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

A Tale of Motherly Humiliation, in 17 Emojis

I don’t know about you, but I feel like a huge part of life is having experiences that make you look around at your people and say, “Excuse me, but did nobody think to tell me it was going to be like this?”  And there’s no time this is more evident than once you’ve become
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11 easy updates to your patio

We’re in the midst of updating our backyard patio, especially now that Archer is big enough to enjoy playing outside. We found a pair of chairs and a low outdoor coffee table on our local Craigslist for a steal and I’m amazed how a simple, relatively inexpensive update has brought us so much more enjoyment
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Pacific Coast Highway Roadtrip - Big Sur - What to see - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Pacific Coast Hwy Roadtrip: Big Sur & Carmel

As we hit midway on our Pacific Coast Highway roadtrip, we wrapped up our tour of the Hearst Castle in early afternoon and hit the road north toward Big Sur. It’s a pretty long and desolate (not really the best word for it – maybe uninhabited?) road, so make sure you’ve got plenty of gas.
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Get the look: Paper Bag Skirt by Madewell - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

3 Ways to Style a Paper Bag Waist Skirt

My new favorite skirt for summer is this adorable chambray tie-waist skirt from Madewell. It’s seriously the most perfect thing ever – high waist to show off the smallest part of my pear shape, a nice a-line skirt that drops just to the knees for the ultimate in flattering length, and a light weight fabric
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