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Jessica Shyba

Sweet, Simple and Organic: Gifting with Apple Park

April 8, 2014

Perhaps it’s the number of years that I’ve been parenting, or maybe it’s the number of children that I have that have ultimately made me increasingly more opinionated across the board. I suspect that this is something that comes with age as well, and I am embracing it with the fervor of the buying power […]

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Back to NYC, Back to Me

April 7, 2014

My first trip to New York City after our move to Santa Cruz in August was in late February this year. I was so anxious to stand amongst the towers of endless buildings and see if I felt any different than I did when we lived there. Secretly, I was hoping that the magic, mystique […]

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Splendidly Simplifying with Polarn O. Pyret

March 25, 2014

As I’m watching my big kids get bigger and older, their lives are also changing rapidly. We’ve phased into this space of doing nightly homework, reading chapter books, and making our way to and from sports games, practices and twice weekly swimming lessons. Jack wants to be outdoors shooting hoops or riding his bike with […]

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Getting Dolled up with Melijoe

March 19, 2014

Every morning at our house starts out the same: Jack wakes up and races into our room to let us know that he is going downstairs to watch a show. Zoe trickles in later fully dressed to say good morning and starts into a story about her dreams or what was going to happen at […]

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Into the Belly of 2014

March 18, 2014

The response we received from our announcement that we are expecting a new baby later this summer was completely heartwarming. I am consistently touched and surprised by the love that we are receiving on a daily basis from so many people from all over. It is always humbling. We’ve read each and every one of […]

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Project 4.0

March 13, 2014

We are finally able to share our exciting news and we all couldn’t possibly be happier. Coming September, 2014. Our blessings are so, so many and I couldn’t be more honored to share it with you. This post wasn’t sponsored by anything but love. Thank you for that last lovely photo, Belabumbum.

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The Twenty Freshpet Team Cuddle Finalists

March 5, 2014

One of my favorite things to come from the attention we’ve received over my photos of Theo and Beau has been the community. I’ve read and loved every (well, almost every) comment and sentiment that you’ve left, and I’ve loved the photos you’ve shared with me personally and publicly even more. Honestly, I was so […]

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Celebrate Your Style|iPad Mini & Lookmatic Giveaway

March 1, 2014

Personally speaking, there are relatively few things that have stayed the same since my transition into motherhood. Aside from being an almost entirely different human being mentally, of course there are the physical changes that have come along with three babies and 7 years. I’m not throwing a wrinkle and gravity party, but I am […]

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Big City of Dreams

February 25, 2014

From where I sit at my desk in the corner of our master bedroom typing this, there are three diplomas on the wall. All three belong to my husband, and he worked incredibly hard for those achievements. Rather than being a brag-wall for himself, those diplomas are hanging proudly for our children to see and […]

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Playful in New York City

February 16, 2014

I get asked all the time if I miss New York City. Our move from one of the largest cities in the world to a cozy beach town on the opposite coast was pretty drastic, especially in terms of culture shock. The truth is that I do miss living in New York City-but most of […]

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