Dr. James Patrick Manning

June 9, 2016




Wow! I cannot believe that graduation has come and gone. I honestly never thought this day would come! Somehow we survived the last four years and are moving on to residency. I cannot express how much I have grown to love all of the students and families that we were able to go through it all with. The University of Washington has showed us a great time, and we are super excited to see what Rochester brings. Read More

The Foothills / Styled by Five

May 26, 2016

yellow skirt in the foothillsLast week I spent at home where I grew up in Eastern Idaho. As I mentioned on my Instagram, the foothills this time of year are my favorite! They are so beautiful and green! I made sure to run them each day as part of my workout. I also hit up my favorite little spots to eat and visit. It is so bittersweet moving to New York. I am beyond excited for the new adventure with my little family but sad that we will also be so far away from a good chunk of the rest of our family and good friends. Thank heavens for airlines! Read More

Lavender-Lemon Linen Spray

May 6, 2016

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My grandmother has ALWAYS used essential oils, and the smell of them reminds me of her and being in her house. I love the memories that those scents bring back. Growing up it seemed that I always had a small bottle of lavender from her near my bedside. I had a hard time falling asleep in high school (a really hard time…I still do sometimes), and I found lavender to be soothing and calming which naturally calmed my mind so that I could fall asleep easier. I have been exploring different to ways to use essential oils for about a year now. One of my favorite ways to use lavender is by creating this homemade lavender-lemon linen spray. I like to spray this blend over our sheets while making the beds, or simply throughout the house after I have finished cleaning. It’s a natural way to keep things smelling fresh and clean especially when crawling into bed at night. 

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Sunday Supper Picnic

April 26, 2016

DenovoDesign-SpringPicnic-05 DenovoDesign-SpringPicnic-06 We have all been spending as much time outside as possible lately. The weather here in Boise has been so warm, and all of the trees are in full bloom. I couldn’t imagine a better way to spend our Sunday evening than taking our supper outdoors.  Read More

18 Months

April 19, 2016

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I can’t believe that Olive is eighteen months! I told JP the other day that I need to start planning her second birthday because it is going to be here before we know it! He of course gave me the eye roll. I know I sound ridiculous, but birthdays in my family are a BIG deal. We drove up the hillside the other night to take some photos capturing this stage of Olive’s life. Aside from her making a mad dash to the edge of the cliff a couple of times, our night was quite therapeutic and relaxing as we just watched her play in the sunset.

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