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Recent Posts

Postpartum Must-Haves | Tina in Real Life posted August 16, 2018

I read a ton of postpartum must-have blog posts during my first pregnancy and compiled a small list of the items I saw come up the most frequently. Then five weeks after Simon was born (4 years ago!) I wrote this blog post, and now I’m bringing it back!!!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 | my favorites! posted July 20, 2018

This is my second year as a “fashion blogger” during the anniversary sale but I’ve been shopping the sale for longer. I got my first pair of Frye boots during the sale five years ago and still love and wear them today. I tried a TON of stuff and because of budget and the climate I live in now (hello Las Vegas desert) I am not keeping very much, but I had all the money in the world and still lived somewhere that has a real winter I would be keeping a lot more!

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How we sold our house in 48 hours for OVER asking price! posted June 22, 2018

Ok, so this has to start with a huge disclaimer that the market was HOT when we sold, especially in our super affordable price range. That made all the difference. But that said I did watch other houses go on the market in our area and sit for much longer before selling.

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Home Decor - our mid century modern ranch posted June 5, 2018

Our first home… :) We bought this house in 2015 when I was pregnant with our second and while part of me did not love home ownership (hellooooo responsibilities and expenses!) I did love making it our own and putting time and money into projects I wanted to do. If we hadn’t decided to move across the country (from Indiana to Nevada!) we would have stayed in this home a lot longer!

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Plane Travel w/ Toddlers - Tina in Real Life posted April 9, 2018

Me and the kiddos just took a flight from Northern Indiana to Las Vegas and it went pretty well! It was my first time with two kiddos that could carry their own backpacks (they are 2.5 and 4.5) and that was a game-changer for sure. Here are some ideas and tips!

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