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August 6, 2020

I have officially been back to work and off of maternity leave for almost two whole months now. That is beyond crazy to me to think or even say. My sweet babe has grown so much in the last few months and I have too. I am learning (and I don’t think I will ever […]

May 28, 2020

Wow – this is a strange feeling to be writing again, but it also feels so good. My favorite thing to do is to write and not doing that for roughly two months has been hard. (PS – currently writing this right after Mother’s Day, but who knows when this post will be published & […]

March 5, 2020

Ireland is one of the most welcoming places I have ever visited.  The people are friendly, the scenery is beyond gorgeous, the food is delicious and the cab drivers are the best!  I love Ireland so much that Joe and I  decide to go visit again this past October.  October is a lovely time to visit […]

February 20, 2020

Hi friends, Sara here! Just as a warning, this article is going to be a LONG one, but I know you’ll enjoy it! Let’s first talk about the amazing baby shower that my mom (Michelle), my step-mother-in-law (Paula) AND my BFF (Christina) held for Jake and me! I knew it was going to be good […]

December 19, 2019

This yearly recap is going to be a little different than years previous. Our 2019 recap will compose of all categories of our year put into ONE – business and personal! Now, this is one of our favorite articles to write for the blog ALL YEAR because we get to have time to reflect on […]

October 10, 2019

Now that the news of Sara’s pregnancy is out, we can finally say that this trip was a special one because of it! If you have been around here for a while, you will know that Chicago isn’t a new city for us to travel to. It’s a city close to our hearts as my […]

October 8, 2019

UPDATE – BABY RIVERS NOW HAS A GENDER – CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT!!! Hi, hi readers! If you’re seeing this for the first time, surprise, I (Sara) am pregnant! If you’ve heard the news from social media, well I am glad you are here! I thought I would take this article and give you […]

September 10, 2019

Ciao, ciao reader! We were having a discussion the other day about the content of this blog and wanted to give you a little personal update. Currently, we are on vacation countdown mode as we prepare to head to Chicago next week! Our June was full of weddings and conferences while July was a time […]

August 1, 2019

Long-time, no see, sweet reader! It has been a busy month! Our June was packed full of weddings, sessions, this conference, and editing all of the things! Then July came and honestly went with just the blink of an eye. Last week, we did not share an article on the M&S blog to simply just […]

June 11, 2019

Hi, hi friends! It has been some time since we’ve said hello via the blog! While we intentionally took off a week from the blog, last week wasn’t intentional. We’d planned on writing this grandiose article, but as you can see that didn’t happen. However, taking another week off from the blog (or pretty much […]


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