Category Archives: Life

His & Hers for the Holidays

Well, whether you like it or not, the holidays are in full swing. It seems like just yesterday it was Halloween and I was scrambling around to get our house in the spirit for that holiday. And just like that, I’m doing about the same for Christmas. Whoops. One day I’ll stop being such a procrastinator and have things together. Maybe. Anyone else seem to have this problem?!

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To celebrate the holiday season, Dave and I spent most of our Saturday out shopping to fulfill wishes for names we pulled from a giving tree for a local charity. We started this tradition last year, where instead of shopping for each other, we shop for families in need. It’s way more fun to shop for presents for kids anyway, and often we find that if there’s something either of us wants or needs, we usually buy it for ourselves or each other. Plus, we hope it brings some relief to some parents out there, and smiles for their children.

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Don’t Forget to Pack These for Your Next Adventure

Is there anything more enjoyable than an adventure? Whether you’re traveling to a new place, or just exploring your own neighborhood, there’s nothing like getting lost and taking in the world around you. Take my neighborhood, for example. With the changing seasons, I’ve been enjoying getting outside more often, taking Rigby for a walk, enjoying the crisp leaves beneath my feet, and taking in what little sunny days we have left.

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Recently our adventure landed us on the other side of the country, too. While Virginia was not a destination I had on my list or even on my radar, we have friends who recently moved there with their baby whom we hadn’t met. The opportunity to visit presented itself, so we thought why not?! Of course, then the extensive planning and research began… just a few days before we left. Nothing like a last minute trip to shake things up!

And of course, the packing. One thing I did know to bring? My trusty snack bars from goodnessKNOWS. They come in a variety of yummy flavors (my favorites are strawberry & peanut and blueberry & almond), and I love that there are four squares to a bar for easy sharing. If you’d like to try them too, use code 25HELLORIGBY at checkout on Amazon to save 25%!

What to Pack for a Trip

Otherwise, packing is always the toughest for me since I never know when I’ve packed too many outfits, or am being a bit ridiculous with the camera gear. For this trip, I planned complete outfits ahead of time and kept the equipment to a usable minimum. Curious what I brought with me on our most recent adventure? Read on to find out!
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Getting Over Writer’s Block

Do you ever have those times in life where you’re feeling like you have plenty of ideas, but when you try to put the proverbial pen to paper nothing comes out? After blogging for 3 almost 4 years now, I feel like I’ve hit my first big case of writer’s block, and the struggle to get through it and back to writing daily has been real.

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Why does writer’s block hit when it seems like everything should flow easily? We’ve had plenty of things change in our lives this year (well, our living situation mostly. Hello, home ownership!) that should give me plenty of blog fodder. I have folders on my computer brimming with photos to share. But when I sit down to write, it’s like all the creative ideas that came to me in the shower vanish and I’m left struggling with the words that used to come so easily to me.

Overcoming Writer’s Block

Photos by Chelsea Macor Photography

So, here’s me sitting down, putting keys to my WordPress Editor with the hope of me working through this small blip of a lack of creativity in my blogging career. While writer’s block may not be the end of the world, it certainly does feel like a struggle, and one that I need to work my way through.
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How to Score the Best Vintage Clothing for Fall

I can’t believe how fast September flew by. It doesn’t help that the month was quite the whirlwind; from my friend Lisa tying the knot, to visiting NYC for Fashion Week, to Bellevue Fashion Week, and ending the month off with a cold. Go figure. No crazy month would be complete without getting sick at least once. Or twice if you count food poisoning in NYC. Oy.

Regardless, I made the best of what time I did have between all the crazy, and did a lot of fall shopping, bought some new old furniture, and made some minor progress on getting more settled here in our new home. And when I say minor, I mean minor. There are still piles all over the house that need to be organized, however, most of the boxes have been emptied so that’s good!

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How to Shop for the Best Vintage Clothing

With fall here now, I’ve been unpacking some of my favorite pieces out of their storage bins and I find that over and over again the ones that I keep around have something major in common: they’re old. Old as in vintage. My favorite fall pieces often come from my favorite eras, the 60s and 70s. I don’t know what it is about that time, maybe it’s the polyester, the fun colors, or the funky patterns. But whatever it is, I love it, and a lot of you seem to also. I thought I’d share a few tricks to finding the best vintage pieces that you’ll also want to keep around year after year.

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Remember Me, the Girl Who Used to Blog?

Oh hi, remember me? I’m the girl who used to blog here regularly. Somehow, the end of summer ended up being a whirlwind, and while I’ve kept up on Instagram, my little blog has suffered. To be honest, I was incredibly surprised to look at my calendar and realize it has been over two weeks 27 days (thanks, Jae! ; ) ) since my last post. Oy.

You know, after blogging for 3+ years, life changes. I started this blog as a way to document Rigby growing up. (Hence the name, I sometimes forget that new readers may not remember the old days, my rambling posts, and the puppy photos!) While I don’t have any plans to go anywhere, I guess I just needed a break to live life a bit.

Photos by Megan of Diary of This Girl

Today I thought I’d catch you up on what’s been going on behind the scenes, and what I’ve been working on. I may not have been actively posting on the blog, but I’ve kept up on Instagram, and many of the photos I’ve shared there will be future posts.

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