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Happy Birthday Mattix

Today is Mattix’s first birthday! It’s weird to think we have a 1 year old – time really does go by fast. He’s grown so much and made us the luckiest parents. I’ll forever be grateful knowing he chose us to be his parents. Mattix is quite the character! Always scowling or unemotional and then […]

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Larsen Log // Vol. 10

The last month as been pretty crazy! Looking back it’s hard to think how much has happened in such a short amount of time. I’m glad I have these posts to reflect back on and have a creative outlet. Here is a little recap on what we have been up to and have planned for […]

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Our 5 Year Anniversary

Today marks 5 years of marriage for Dakota and I! I seriously don’t even know where the last 5 years have gone. We have grown so much as a couple and a family. I always love this time of year because we get to reminisce on all of the fun memories and accomplishments we’ve done […]

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Pool party at Bloomington Country Club

Bloomington Country Club recently reopened their pool area and we were lucky to be invited to their pre grand reopening party! This summer heat has been killing us so we’ve been trying to spend most of our time inside or at the pool so this was perfect. If you know me you know I’m not much of […]

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Disneyland with an 8 month old

After years of begging I finally convinced Dakota to take us to Disneyland! It helped that our 5 year anniversary is coming, we had a baby, and our friend works there to help convince him. So after months (a couple days) of planning and hours (30 rushed minutes) of packing we were on the road […]

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Summer Bucket List

Summer has quickly approached and we want to make the most of it! Even though it will be 1,000 degrees we still want to do a lot of things that are outside. Doing things outside, even as simple as a family walk, are always refreshing and exciting. Plus, Mattix loves being outside. We have talked about […]

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MSM: Spring Box Mail Swap

A couple months ago some wonderful bloggers Kiana and Madeline reached out and asked a group of bloggers if they would participate in a mail swap. Everyone that agreed got together and decided to send each other a box of our favorite Spring items! After we figured out our Spring box we were all emailed […]

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Time management with JORD Watches

This post is sponsored by JORD Wood Watches. All opinions are my own. #jordwatch #woodwatch #wearjord Our lives have changed a lot in the last 4 months. We moved in with my parents, now only have one car, I went back to work, and of course we have a cute baby boy. Downsizing to one […]

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My controlling personality and being a mom

I’ve always had a controlling personality. Not the kind of controlling where I need to know where my husband is and who he’s with 24/7, that’s a bit dramatic. More the controlling personality where I am fine doing all the work in a group project because I know it will get done the way I […]

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Coffee Chat Vol 6

Happy Wednesday! It’s the first Coffee Chat of 2017! I’m so excited to have you here. This month the hosts of Coffee Chat are talking about our top posts we wrote in 2016. Alexis: “2016 was a great year for me. I feel like I finally started nailing my posts on A Blissful Haven. Some […]