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September 2012

Brene Brown is Daring Greatly.

September 25, 2012
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I met Brene’ four years ago through a mutual friend in Houston. We went to lunch. I asked her about what she was daring to dream…what she really wanted to do. Without skipping a beat, she said, “Speak at TED,” as nonchalantly as I’d say, “Brush my teeth.” Just like that. She put it out there. Boldly. Bravely. Ballsy. I thought, “Awesome, good luck with that. I want to be an astronaut ballerina.” But then, a couple of years later she did this (and 6 million people watched), and then this year, she closed TED to a standing ovation.

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Olympic Party.

September 22, 2012
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We are celebrating Harry’s 2,555 days here on the Earth (and seventh birthday) with an Olympic party. We threw around a lot of ideas for a birthday party this year, but, in the end, a jumpapalooza at the local jumping joint won his heart and won the day. It was epic.

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Friday Night Lights Chicken + Corn Chili

September 18, 2012
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It’s football season around here…even though it’s still triple digit degrees…so, to fake myself out, I made some football chili that isn’t really hot. In fact, it’s kind of summery. See what I did there? Best of both worlds, y’all.

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