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Sisterhood of Secrets

I’ve written and re-written this post maybe a hundred times.  I knew there was so much that needed to be said, so many emotions to share…and I’ve been struggling to {…Read More…}

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The Advice that Built This Blog

If there’s one thing you never forget, it’s your very first blog conference. For me, it was the Casual Bloggers Conference. I had only been blogging for about 3 months. {…Read More…}

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Egg Carton Jewelry Holder: Kids DIY

A quick afternoon up-cycle project for the kiddos.  Some water colors, a paint brush, an empty egg carton with the lid removed–and now it fits perfectly in my dresser drawer. Nothing {…Read More…}

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Whats In My Bag

What is it about getting a new bag that makes me absolutely giddy? Even more than shoes or makeup or jewelry. I’m pretty sure that a bags are my retail {…Read More…}

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The Bigger Picture

It’s bath time and I’m carefully and strategically pouring the water on Wesley’s head to rinse out the shampoo–a task that for sensory reasons has been nearly impossible for the {…Read More…}

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Gourmet Club: Dinner Party Menu

It hit me at our last gourmet club–I’ve been dining with these lovely ladies for nearly 3 years! Holy cow, where has the time gone?!  For those hearing about gourmet {…Read More…}

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No Sew Fabric Pom Pom Flowers

Find more of our 10 Blogs, 10th of the Month posts here. Spring has definitely sprung and the abundance of beautiful flowers in the garden is proof! Appropriately enough, our {…Read More…}

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Introducing Chores to Young Children

The floors are freshly swept.  The room smells of lavender. The dishwasher is running.  Things are in order. All is good in the world. I walk through the house with {…Read More…}

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Greatest Gift

It’s time. Here you go.  They’re yours. To cherish. To nurture. To love.  And love them you most certainly will, just as I have loved you. This is the most {…Read More…}

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Alphabet Baby Shower

  Some friends and I were lucky enough to host a baby shower for a sweet momma who holds a special place in our hearts.  A friend who has had {…Read More…}

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hello Easter

{I’m joining Lisa Leonard for another Hello Monday} hello mellow Easter. hello to egg hunts and easter baskets and chocolate bunnies. hello to family and faith and tender memories. hello {…Read More…}

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10 Minute Bunny Tea Towel

Ah, spring is in the air and what’s more springy than sweet bunnies? Get your pin fingers ready and take a looksie at these 10 bunny themed projects then read {…Read More…}

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3 Books

I’ve gotten pretty lucky with my recent book selections.  The universe must know the words I’ve needed to hear and the way my heart has needed to be touched, because {…Read More…}

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American Blogger Trailer

I got goosebumps watching this trailer. And then I felt overwhelmingly humbled to play even a small role in the film. The trailer is beautiful you guys. And this community {…Read More…}

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Love Linen

{scroll to the end of the post for a big discount code and a $100 credit giveaway}Do you want to know something I’ve learned in the trenches of motherhood? Tight {…Read More…}

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Dating Our Children

It’s extra special for me when I get to share my real life best friends with you–the gals who I’m lucky enough to see on a regular basis, whose kiddos {…Read More…}

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I ran my very first half marathon over the weekend. And I almost didn’t do it.  I made a bunch of excuses. And I almost backed out. Then sure enough, {…Read More…}

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1,001 Questions

Family Hike Spring, 2014 It’s 7:30 pm and we’re in the car, leaving the park and heading home to start the bedtime routine. Wes: Mommy, why can’t we see the {…Read More…}

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Fit and Healthy

I’ve been sharing a bit about my new “healthier living” journey with you guys. And for the most part it’s been going great. I’ve lost 10 pounds, felt increased energy, {…Read More…}

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{3 Things} Celebrity Girl Crush

A new series: A simple list of three things — a different theme — every week, just for fun. Play along if you like. Leave your list or a link {…Read More…}