Home Tour: Levi’s Blue & White Striped Nursery

blue and white striped nursery | a girl named pj

Before Levi was born, I shared my inspiration board for his nursery design but never followed up with photos of his actual room. Although it's been a while since his bedroom looked like this (we don't even live in Omaha anymore!), I'd love to show them to you now. … READ MORE!

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My word for 2015

my word of the year 2015 | a girl named pj

Now that we're halfway through January, I'm curious whether you've broken any of your New Year's resolutions yet. It's not that I doubt your stick-to-itiveness. However, research has shown that after two weeks, only 71% of people who make resolutions are still working on them. By February, that number drops to 64%. Ultimately, only 8% of us are successful at achieving our New Year's goals. With … READ MORE!

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Building momentum

Building momentum - skateboarding

Three weeks. That's how long it's been since my last post, but it wasn't the plan. When I decided to take some time off from blogging at the end of December, I was hoping a break would be just what I needed to recharge my batteries. I was beginning to feel burned out from juggling the demands of motherhood and work as we rounded the corner on our fourth month of living with my parents. … READ MORE!

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A Hanukkah tradition and some thoughts on the holidays

Our Hanukkah tradition | A Girl Named PJ

As a kid, I'd treat my holiday wish lists like homework assignments, studiously researching what gifts I hoped to receive that year. When I was little, I eagerly flipped through the Toys R Us catalog, noting which Cabbage Patch Kid or Barbie needed to be added to my collection. Eventually, the contents of the J.Crew catalog (back when it was less trendy and more conservative) replaced my desire … READ MORE!

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Do you listen to podcasts?

Do you listen to podcasts? | A Girl Named PJ

When Serial, the breakout podcast* from public radio's "This American Life," aired its season finale last Thursday, I tried my best to avoid spoilers on social media. Starting the true-crime story** from episode one is on my to-do list, but I just haven't been able to find a good time to listen to podcasts lately, Serial or otherwise. The problem is … READ MORE!