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Paddle Up For MS!

4/22/2014

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This Sunday April 27th a group of some really cool people, The Remix Project, SPiN and Team Forty,  have teamed up to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for MS.

My family, like many others,  has been affected by this disease where the brain and spinal cord are damaged by your own immune system.  The disease can be debilitating and many times can result in death, like in the case of my aunt.  She was young, a mother of three and an amazing lady and this disease stole her away.

Right now there is still no cure for MS but where there’s awareness there’s hope and the good people of Paddle Up for MS are planning to do just that.

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On Sunday April 27th join us at SPiN from 7pm-11pm for some ping pong and a great time in support of a great cause.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchase online HERE or at the door (but I wouldn’t risk the disappointment, early bird gets the worm!)

xxo,

COCO

Muffin Tin Meals!

4/21/2014

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Mealtime with an almost one and a half year old can be trying.  One day H loves something, the next day she isn’t having anything to do with it.  I’m always looking for different foods to try and on a recent Pinterest search found muffin tin meals.  Sometimes it’s all in the presentation!

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Muffin tins help keep the different foods separated and is a cute, fun way for kids to eat a variety of things.

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If it was up to H she would be a strict fruit-a-tarian but when I tried this out she happily munched on the purple cauliflower, and really loved the Mac & Cheese.

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Check out Another Lunch for some awesome ideas.

xxo,

COCO

Hope You’re Having A Lovely Long Weekend

4/18/2014

PaperFashion

4/17/2014

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@paperfashion is one of my favorite follows on Instagram. Her paintings and sketches are incredible.   Full of movement, her paintings seem to capture these perfect fashion moments almost like a photograph but with far more depth – if that makes any sense.

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Katie Rogers is the magician behind Paper Fashion.  She started painting at the age of seven as an escape and hasn’t come back ever since.  With collaborations with Valentino, Coach, Swarovski, among others, she’s got the world by her paintbrush and I can’t seem to get enough.

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Check out her full site HERE.

xxo,

COCO

 

I’m Totally Fine….

4/16/2014

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I, like most of us, have this habit of being ‘fine’.  When someone asks us how we’re doing we’re always just totally fine.  It’s easier that way.  Who wants to hear that you’re not?  Who really cares?  A good friend of mine and I have gone so far to as to use ‘I’m totally fine’ as a our secret phrase for when we’re completely 100% not, as a twisted way to find some humor in incredibly uncomfortable situations.

But after reading this a while back I’ve been mulling over the implication of always being ‘fine’.

My father recently went through some major surgery and leading up to it I was a bit of a mess but really didn’t want to deal with it.  I was of the mind that if I didn’t give it much thought, give his tumor any power, then it wouldn’t amount to much.  After he had come out of surgery I made a casual comment about it to my friends and they were not only floored that I hadn’t shared it with them in the first place, but also a little annoyed that I didn’t allow them to be there for me.  Once they knew and were checking in on me I realized that I probably would have been able to deal with the whole situation way better if I could have told them, “hey guys, I’m not fine.  I’m actually pretty scared.”

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