Mailbox Makeover

 

This project update is long overdue.  A few months ago, I received these mailbox numbers to review.

The delay in posting this is due to a few things — the primary thing being that the numbers are applied with an adhesive backing and we’ve had some rainy weeks here in New Orleans.  The other reason being– LIFE– it’s just been busy around here, but that’s another story for another day… or year.

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Dinner Done Right

I love making dinner with my husband.  I’ve shared this in previous posts, but one of our biggest moves towards losing weight and adopting a healthier lifestyle was to make more of our meals at home.

This actually started while we were dating.  My husband, then boyfriend, would be quick to take me out to restaurants around the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina… until one day, I suggested we go get groceries and cook together instead– this girl was tired of eating out… and packing on the pounds…(Those love lbs., ain’t no joke!)

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Doula Duty: Tips for Keeping Babies Cool and Comfortable in their Carseats

I mentiond in a previous post, that I’m now a Certified Doula.

From time to time, I may share some of my activities and exciting updates with you on this blog.

Slowly, but surely these baby product reviews are going to make their way over to @crowned_at_birth and will no longer be featured here.

Be sure to follow that profile if you’d like more tips & product recommendations 😉

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Book Review: Work PAUSE Thrive

work-pause-thrive-book-review-on-fixitwithfran-comThis book was so great to read.

The sociologist in me geeked out.

The professional that spent years doing strategic research felt like I’d found “my people.”

Am I a biased reviewer?  Maybe.

Is this a long post?  Definitely. (Much longer than most.)

But, it will let you know a good bit more about me and it’s probably opening me up to a whole new series of posts.

So, here we go!

This is my personal review of a book that will be released later this month.

I didn’t plan this in advance, but it’s perfect for today given that the Women’s March took place Washington, DC along with other solidarity marches across the country and around the world.

The text is by Lisen Stromberg and it is titled, Work PAUSE Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career

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3 Tips for Embracing a Low-Carb Diet

The Story Behind This Post

Many people have asked me what I’ve done to lose the weight (and keep it off) this last go round.  I don’t have one simple answer, but I do know what I was doing that probably contributed to my weight gain.  

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