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Before…During…During… Today was spent painting the white bits. Lessons learned: invest in the big box of latex gloves and big roll of blue tape, sanding is a bitch but incredibly important, don’t get the stain with the polyurethane already added, @treyt03 is a horrible painting apprentice. #homeowneradventures #farfromdone #classthatshitup

Before…During…During… Today was spent painting the white bits. Lessons learned: invest in the big box of latex gloves and big roll of blue tape, sanding is a bitch but incredibly important, don’t get the stain with the polyurethane already added, @treyt03 is a horrible painting apprentice. #homeowneradventures #farfromdone #classthatshitup

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…the moment you know you’re going to have a good time. #consideratepeopleunite

…the moment you know you’re going to have a good time. #consideratepeopleunite

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Sure, following the World Cup is exciting. Discovering Michael Ballack on SportsCenter? Life. Changing. I’m fairly certain @treyt03 would gladly raise his illegitimate love child…

Sure, following the World Cup is exciting. Discovering Michael Ballack on SportsCenter? Life. Changing. I’m fairly certain @treyt03 would gladly raise his illegitimate love child…

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And a special shout out to @alishan and @mrsrec who were there for me from the very very beginning, to the very end. 3am, to be exact. Which was about 3.5 more hours than my new husband lasted. (And to @laurenpschuler for taking this awesome shot that perfectly summed up how I was feeling at that moment!)

And a special shout out to @alishan and @mrsrec who were there for me from the very very beginning, to the very end. 3am, to be exact. Which was about 3.5 more hours than my new husband lasted. (And to @laurenpschuler for taking this awesome shot that perfectly summed up how I was feeling at that moment!)

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So, we came back why…?!? #honeymoonin #sardegna #costasmeralda

So, we came back why…?!? #honeymoonin #sardegna #costasmeralda

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Note to self: our oven’s 350 > 350. 😒 #burnedem #1978calledandsaidgoodluckwiththatoven

Note to self: our oven’s 350 > 350. 😒 #burnedem #1978calledandsaidgoodluckwiththatoven

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Scala dei Turchi | Sicily
I’ve been uploading and organizing honeymoon pictures from our various cameras. I am officially ready to go back.

Scala dei Turchi | Sicily

I’ve been uploading and organizing honeymoon pictures from our various cameras. I am officially ready to go back.

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There was a lot of energy being exhcanged in the Universe yesterday

While one friend’s father was passing away, this hot momma received word that one of her twin boys was in distress and - SURPRISE! - they’d need to be delivered via emergency c-section!

Momma and boys are doing well - they’re in the NICU, as expected, but are breathing on their own which is a HUGE deal!

So, Internet mommas - question: any recommendation on gifts for this new mom? I’m thinking something that may come in handy while she’s still in the hospital (robe? slippers? fancy bathing products? trashy magazines?) and/or recovering (is there some cami or belly band product you discovered that helped you recover from your c-section?)

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This morning, I learned that the father of one of my favorite people in the whole world lost his battle with cancer.

The above link is a tribute her brother wrote to him, and I promise you, it is worth taking 2-3 minutes out of your work day to read.

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Did you know:
The history of love padlocks dates back at least 100 years to a melancholy Serbian tale of World War I, with an attribution for the bridge Most Ljubavi (lit. the Bridge of Love) in spa town of Vrnjačka Banja.A local schoolmistress named Nada, who was from Vrnjačka Banja, fell in love with a Serbian officer named Relja. After they committed to each other Relja went to war in Greece where he fell in love with a local woman from Corfu. As a consequence, Relja and Nada broke off their engagement. Nada never recovered from that devastating blow, and after some time she died due to heartbreak from her unfortunate love. As young girls from Vrnjačka Banja wanted to protect their own loves, they started writing down their names, together with the names of their loved ones, on padlocks and affixing them to the railings of the bridge where Nada and Relja used to meet.
newsweek:

The path of true love for tourists in Paris has often involved a stroll across the Pont des Arts and the attachment of a “love lock” to its railings. The key is then thrown into the river Seine.
But the celebrated bridge had to be evacuated at the weekend after part of the railing collapsed under the weight of love locks attached to it. Police ordered visitors to leave and closed the footbridge after a 2.4-metre section of railing broke loose.
Since the phenomenon began in 2008 it has become a headache for city officials. Not only is the full 150-metre Pont des Arts covered in locks, but visiting lovebirds have targeted other bridges in the French capital. Forty locks are reported to have been removed from the Eiffel tower.
Oh l’amour: Paris bridge rail collapses under weight of too much love

Did you know:

The history of love padlocks dates back at least 100 years to a melancholy Serbian tale of World War I, with an attribution for the bridge Most Ljubavi (lit. the Bridge of Love) in spa town of Vrnjačka Banja.A local schoolmistress named Nada, who was from Vrnjačka Banja, fell in love with a Serbian officer named Relja. After they committed to each other Relja went to war in Greece where he fell in love with a local woman from Corfu. As a consequence, Relja and Nada broke off their engagement. Nada never recovered from that devastating blow, and after some time she died due to heartbreak from her unfortunate love. As young girls from Vrnjačka Banja wanted to protect their own loves, they started writing down their names, together with the names of their loved ones, on padlocks and affixing them to the railings of the bridge where Nada and Relja used to meet.

newsweek:

The path of true love for tourists in Paris has often involved a stroll across the Pont des Arts and the attachment of a “love lock” to its railings. The key is then thrown into the river Seine.

But the celebrated bridge had to be evacuated at the weekend after part of the railing collapsed under the weight of love locks attached to it. Police ordered visitors to leave and closed the footbridge after a 2.4-metre section of railing broke loose.

Since the phenomenon began in 2008 it has become a headache for city officials. Not only is the full 150-metre Pont des Arts covered in locks, but visiting lovebirds have targeted other bridges in the French capital. Forty locks are reported to have been removed from the Eiffel tower.

Oh l’amour: Paris bridge rail collapses under weight of too much love