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  • What I Eat In A Day

    January 21, 2021 by

    … If I’m working. Felt I needed to clarify that, because when I’m not working my eating habits vary slightly. (Normally I forget to eat- oops) Anyway since I have been really digging my own meal preps here of late I thought I would share a few with you. Bon’apiti! Breakfast Breakfast is that meal… Read more

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  • Looking Ahead to 2021

    January 15, 2021 by

    So 2021 is here… does life get better now? Looking at our country I would say- No. No it does not. As a Christian looking at the world around me I see lots of hopelessness, confusion and darkness. My country seems to be taring itself apart and is more divided now than it has been… Read more

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  • Pittsburg 2021

    January 14, 2021 by

    Hello all my wonderful readers! As I write this post(which you will get next week as perusal) I am laying in my bed on my yearly work trip to Pittsburg, PA. We usually visit the Steel City in the summer, but because of the crappy year formally known as 2020 it got pushed back all… Read more

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  • Weight Loss Check-in

    January 8, 2021 by

    For those of you who read my post five months ago(dang where did the time go?) I thought I would do a very brief update on my fitness, health and weight loss journey. While also sharing some of my favorite fitness content and a few things I have learned, while pursuing my goals. But just… Read more

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  • Book Review: My Utmost for His Highest

    January 7, 2021 by

    Book recommendation time! So this is my Mom’s go to graduation gift. She’s given it to everyone we have ever known, who has graduated high school and/or college. It was a book that had helped her in a difficult time in her life and has always stuck with her. And boy can I see why.… Read more

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  • 2020 Photo Diary

    December 31, 2020 by

    And that’s it folks! So long 2020 with your ups and downs. It’s been a crazy year and it’ll be an even crazier one tomorrow. Wishing you and yours all the best this coming new year… Lots of love, Tally

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  • Christmas 2020

    December 25, 2020 by

    Merry Christmas 2020 O Lord, you are my God;    I will exalt you; I will praise your name,for you have done wonderful things,    plans formed of old, faithful and sure. Isaiah 25:1 The Bible is God’s holy word is replete with examples of God’s faithfulness. From the beginning God spoke of a coming Savior who would crush… Read more

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  • DIY Christmas Touches

    December 23, 2020 by

    Last post I am gonna try to squeeze in before the season is over. Yikes! I meant yesterday’s and today’s for last week but I was rushing around meeting up with friends. Trying to squeeze them all in before the holidays. Anyway all that to say that is way this week you are about to… Read more

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  • Nannying at Christmas

    December 22, 2020 by

    Oh what a wonderful, crazy time of the year! This is true I think in every aspect of life, but nanny hood can get especially chaotic. I thought I would do a very brief and grand overview of what a Christmas Nanny looks like! (Ya know since I don’t have time for an in depth… Read more

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  • Why is Christmas so Stressful?

    December 10, 2020 by

    I don’t know about you guys but this time of year is either all or nothing for me. Either it is crazy busy, bubbly and none stop go; or really lonely. There is like no in between. Last year was kind of “eh” time. And like at the totally other end of the spectrum this… Read more

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  • Party Planning

    December 4, 2020 by

    Hello everyone! I hope you had just fabulous holiday weekend. With the jump into a busy and festive couple weeks I thought I would give a few tips on how to throw an awesome holiday party. (Pics will be from a Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving Party I helped planned) but can be easily applied to a Christmas get… Read more

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  • Christmas for a Coffee Snob

    December 4, 2020 by

    Well I only promised a Ratio Coffee Maker review like months ago(here) but in this crazy COVID world things get lost in back order. And yet I think it makes more sense to do this post now, during the holidays and combine it with a few of my top gift ideas for the coffee snob… Read more

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  • Skills to Consider Investing In

    November 25, 2020 by

    I’ve had the idea for this post for quiet a bit now but haven’t been that inclined to finish it. But I thought I would make a quick list of skills a nanny/governess should consider investing in. Another Language- I mean when could you not benefit from learning another language? Any employer would be excited… Read more

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  • New Topic

    November 5, 2020 by

    Vague title I know, but I couldn’t quite think of one that covered my thoughts without sounding weird in my head. “Self-defense in a Crazy World” “Situational Awareness 101” “Young Women vs. The World” Okay so now you’re probably even more confused. I’m supposed to be Marry Poppins without the singing not ninja, warrior woman(which… Read more

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  • Favorite Scary Movies

    October 31, 2020 by

    Hello everyone surprise post! I thought it would be fun to do a quick Halloween post of my favorite scary movies. Let’s be clear growing up my family never really celebrated Halloween. We were the type to turn off all the lights and act like we’re not home; type of people. And while we were… Read more

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  • Everything’s Pumpkin

    October 30, 2020 by

    Some of my favorite fall recipes… …Thus far anyway. I think as soon as October hit everything I cooked baked or others made was pumpkin infused, spiced or shaped. And I am pretty sure my sister(my official taste tester is done with fall foods) When my sister moved in with me the first of the… Read more

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  • Yellowstone Trip Part Two

    October 29, 2020 by

    Here we go again! If this post(and last week’s doesn’t make you want to visit the West nothing will) And then my Mom and sister drove up and down the Teton Pass just because it was there. And that’s a wrap! It was a much needed vacation and was probably the most beautiful thing I… Read more

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  • Yellowstone Trip

    October 23, 2020 by

    A Look Book (But first I would like to apologize to whoever left a comment on my last Yellowstone post– I was going to respond and then the comment was gone. Like no where to be found. So please know I didn’t ignore you! I believe you asked what was the most important thing I… Read more

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  • Assistant Teaching

    October 16, 2020 by

    In the crazy year that has been 2020, why not throw homeschooling into the mix? For many parents the unpredictability of schooling (whether or not public schools are going to stay open and for how long etc.) has come with the joy that is not online schooling. So, many have just taken the leap and… Read more

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  • Yellowstone Packing List

    October 2, 2020 by

    Did you just read that right? Did I really write packing list? It feels like forever(and frankly it has been forever) since I have been on vacation. And man do I need it. This was supposed to be a family vacation, but of course life gets in the way so it ended up just being… Read more

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  • Stitch Fix September 2020

    September 25, 2020 by

    It’s that time again. Time to see my horribly dirty mirror and try to see the cute clothes beyond. Let’s get started!! Boom Boom Jeans Utility Joggers – $38 Market&Spruce Button Down Top- $54 Pinque Crew Neck Pullover- $44 Market&Spruce Cargo Jacket- $88 Herschel Retreat Backpack- $90 The total price of the box came out… Read more

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  • Making Life Decisions on Wednesday Mornings

    August 26, 2020 by

    Ominous title. Feel the drama… lol But yes I decided to try a dieting app(Noom) on Wednesday three weeks ago. But what lead to this decision to ignore all my past dieting experience? Why now? To answer this we must go back to I a post before COVID, when I discovered a book(Lift like a… Read more

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  • Brim Coffee Maker Review

    August 20, 2020 by

    Hello all! So ya know how I am a coffee snob? Yes total control freak when it comes to the brown liquid of life and happiness. And ya know how I love to share my obsession with anyone who will listen? Well I may or may not have corrupted my boss into my cult of… Read more

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  • One Year Ago…

    August 19, 2020 by

    I know so dramatic right? But this time last year I was moving my year old random ramblings to this new site. It’s crazy to think it’s been that long and that my site is two and half years old. Crazy!! I just wanted to thank all of my readers and subscribers. Those who have… Read more

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  • Stitch Fix August 2020

    August 14, 2020 by

    Hello all! It’s been forever since I have done one of these reviews(here’s the last one) But with moving between two houses back and forth and just the craziness that is life right now I have been a bit distracted. But I am going to do another catch up post either this week or Wednesday… Read more

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  • It’s Okay Being Just Okay

    August 13, 2020 by

    Soapbox Warning!! If you’re not in for a rant don’t read. Ya know I love blogging and watching YouTube videos. But sometimes it gets kinda irritating. It comes to some place where I feel like the pressure of, “You should listen to me because I have a YouTube channel and am therefore know more about… Read more

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  • General Check-in

    July 16, 2020 by

    How is everybody doing? I feel like life around here has been rather regular the last couple of weeks. No big splashes, except in the lake water. And no exciting nanny related events worth writing a blog post about. Not that I’m complaining! This summer full of hot, water logged days have been glorious. Lake… Read more

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  • The Over-hydration of Curls

    July 1, 2020 by

    It’s been almost a month since I started on my next stage of curly hair-ness. And since then I have been living at a vacation home next to a lake. And since lake life seems to be in my blood(in other words I love it and could easily do it for the rest of my… Read more

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  • Book Review: Imagine a Forest

    June 19, 2020 by

    Another possible title for this post could have been “Shout-out Book of the Month: Imagine a Forest”. If y’all follow me on Instagram(which you should be doing by the way) then you saw my post about dabbling into the realm of Folk Art painting. I know, I know I don’t need another hobby. What with… Read more

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  • Beside the Lake

    June 17, 2020 by

    For the next two months the family I work for will be beside a lake, enjoying the sun and the wildlife. It’s a new experience for us all and has been a bit stressful. But now that we have been here a week I’m praying things will settle down. In approaching this new experience as… Read more

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  • Summer Style Review

    June 11, 2020 by

    The family I work for is staying at a lake house this summer. Which basically translates to me being outside and in the water 24/7. Since I will probably be wearing my swimsuit like a second skin for two months I decided I wanted to purchase several sun dresses that I could just drape over… Read more

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  • May 2020 Media Favs

    June 4, 2020 by

    I’m so behind with posts- My apologizes but here is a quick run down of what I have been loving this month. Tv Shows/Series The Mentalist- Sometimes I do think it’s sad how many TV shows I haven’t seen and other times I don’t. (lol) I very rarely watch a show when it’s coming out… Read more

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  • My Curly Hair Journey

    June 3, 2020 by

    Both a blessing and a curse is the girl, who has curly hair! (Though I’m sure this can be said of every hair type) It was many years ago- I think I was either 19 or 20- when I finally accepted that my hair was curly and would never be straight. To be exact my… Read more

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  • Coffee Traveling Kit

    May 21, 2020 by

    Oh to be traveling again! Hopefully soon things will be lifted enough to allow adventures to continue. But until then here is a coffee kit I put together for my future travels. I think it’s safe to say I have become a coffee snob. I like my chosen roaster(Colectivo based here in Milwaukee) my pour… Read more

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  • Buying Local

    May 20, 2020 by

    A Response to Lockdown Wisconsin has been lifted from quarantine for little over a week and let me just say it is wonderful to be “free”. The process leading to our freedom(which was hard fought) is a post in and of itself, which I won’t cover here. And no matter what your view on the… Read more

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  • Stitch Fix: April 2020

    May 14, 2020 by

    Hello everybody! I wasn’t sure I was even going to write this post. I was that disappointed with this month’s box. Out of the four or five boxes I have received from Stitch Fix this is the first dud. So I guess that’s not an awful track record. I’m going to give them another try… Read more

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  • People of the Trees Prt.3

    May 7, 2020 by

    Chapter Five Serene and Traek had long ago left the fire ravaged woods for the thriving and living forest. Birds chirped high above them. Their colorful feathers only visible for an instant before they darted back into the leaves. Over yonder a squirrel chattered none stop to his neighbors, and somewhere else a dove cooed.… Read more

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  • Monthly Media Favs April 2020

    April 30, 2020 by

    Hello guys! Here’s what I have been wasting my time on(lol) this month. Enjoy! TV Show/Series 48 Hours- My sister and I have been watching an episode a night and have almost got through one whole season. On to the next season! The Last Kingdom- I think it was last month when I talked about… Read more

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  • Where Did Ya Go?

    April 24, 2020 by

    Hello everyone! I’m so sorry for my prolonged absence from the blogging scene. I got a little unmotivated and decided it would be totally okay to take a week or so off just to regroup. I am totally doing fine and I hope you all are too. I plan to get back on track with… Read more

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  • Mansfield Park: Dream Cast

    April 17, 2020 by

    With the wonderful adaptions of Little Women and Emma that have come out recently, my mind has once again turned towards my favorite Jane Austin novel Mansfield Park. I believe(and I think few would disagree with me when I say) that it is the only(or at least one of the few) Austin novels that has… Read more

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  • What I’ve Been Eating

    April 15, 2020 by

    Basically this post is just an excuse to take pictures of my food. I hate following the fad of constantly posting pics of food on my instagram(which you can follow above and which let’s be honest I have been posting quite a few pics of food on) So I decided to make this post in… Read more

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  • My Pinterest Home

    April 10, 2020 by

    In the same vein of my mood boards, I have made a dream house board on my Pinterest account. It has been a fun little distraction with all this extra time. I hope you enjoy the pretty pictures as much as I do! So basically the Bennet home from the 2005 Pride and Prejudice. I’d… Read more

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  • If My Life Was a Playlist

    April 9, 2020 by

    So I thought of this idea the other day and thought it could be a fun post. I didn’t realize how hard it would be to condense my life into a playlist. Probably should have seen that coming, but whatever. Anyway I set strict parameters for myself, so I didn’t over think this assignment. I… Read more

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  • Monthly Media Favs: March 2020

    April 3, 2020 by

    Hello everyone! Hope you are happy and healthy. This month’s media favs is gonna be a bit extensive, which is to be expected when one is stuck inside. I hope you enjoy! TV Shows/Series A Letter for the King- Let me first state that I have never read the book this show was based of… Read more

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  • Working as a Team

    April 2, 2020 by

    Being a nanny(as previously covered here) requires one to have great communication skills and the ability to work well with a team while also being a self started, who can still accomplish goals on your own. You will normally find the above listed skills in almost any ad in some form or another. I am… Read more

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  • The Art of Paper Dollhouses

    April 1, 2020 by

    I just made paper dollhouses for the kiddos. And we had a blast creating our houses and families. Did any of you make paper doll houses? For the uneducated a paper dollhouse is normally created by taking/making a binder and then cutting out furniture, decor and sometimes even people from magazines. Or if one is… Read more

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  • Introverts and Social Distancing

    March 27, 2020 by

    I read a meme somewhere… I think on FB that stated something to the affect of, “You know you’re an introvert when social distancing becomes a thing and you change zero things in your life.” It’s sad, but true. Now I am not enjoying all the worry and sickness that’s causing this social distancing, but… Read more

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  • What I Would Have Worn to New Orleans

    March 26, 2020 by

    With everything that is going on in the world it’s no great shock that my sister’s birthday, girls only trip to New Orleans has been canceled. Which is of course major bum city, but also wise. Since we don’t want to get sick and certainly don’t want anyone else to get sick because of us.… Read more

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  • People of the Trees Prt. 2

    March 20, 2020 by

    So I started releasing an old story of mine… a year ago… I think… ??? (Here’s the first two chapters) Anyway I thought since we’re all kinda slowing down and stuck in place you guys might enjoy a brief distraction. (Please judge this sampling with some grace as I wrote this when I fifteen) Anyhoo… Read more

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  • What to do with the Kids?

    March 19, 2020 by

    Well we’re stuck inside, or at least within the confides of our lawns. For the most part. I mean if the weather is nice enough you can still go on walks, until they tell us the virus is spread by air… Perish the thought. If you’re like most people than you have been informed that… Read more

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