Month: June 2015

The TRUE Luxury of Stay-At-Home-Motherhood

After someone learns that I am a stay-at-home-mother they typically respond with something along the lines of, “That is so nice.  What a luxury!” A luxury. It doesn’t really bother me.  I’ve heard it countless times and, frankly, I feel quite blessed and lucky to be home with my children during these years. But what …

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31 Princess Crafts

I have a little girl and like most little girls, I assume, we are knee deep in Princess everything around here.  Beyond that, I am discovering that girls, at least my little girl, is a great crafting companion.  She loves to paint and play with pretty beads and she just loves every little thing I make …

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Cancer and the Journey After Surviving

A quick note: John is now a professional speaker, sharing his journey through and after cancer with groups of all types.  To contact him or learn more, head HERE. This past weekend my brother, 26 years old and brain cancer survivor, participated in a local Relay for Life event.  Cancer has been a part of …

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6 Minute to Win It Games with M&M’s®

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareFunshine #CollectiveBias Even though I have entered full-fledged adulthood (evidently) I refuse to stop loving a few things.  I like (love) chocolate, especially M&M’s®.  I love playing games of all sorts but especially competitive ones.  And I love goofing …

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These Just Might Be The Golden Moments

I’ve started to think that maybe all those old ladies at the grocery store are right. It was a gorgeous Sunday afternoon.  After accomplishing a few things in the yard, and feeling pretty good about it, we packed up the cooler and headed to the pond.  There was a place in the shade, the water …

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Thailand Inspired Elephant Cross Stitch Patterns

It’s been awhile since I shared a cross stitch pattern around here–so that is exactly what I am going to do today. No wait, I’m going to share 2–both of which are FREE! Here they are–2 Thailand Inspired Elephant Cross Stitch Patterns that I am happy to offer you for free, now and forever.  Yay! …

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31 Toy Organization Ideas

Things are getting a little bit out of control around here.  We have so many toys–and with another birthday looming on the horizon I just know it is going to get worse.  Although I plan on doing a major toy purge very soon, we also need to establish a better system of organization–or rather we …

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DIY Watercolor Wording Art Print

I know I always say that I’m excited to share today’s tutorial with you–but today I’m EXTRA excited.  Eeeeek!  I love watercolor and I am thrilled with today’s project: DIY Watercolor Wording Art Prints.  It’s simple enough that ANYONE can do this and I just love how it turned out. I have been seeing (and …

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Lessons From a Miscarriage

**Quick Note**  My husband and I use this PRINTABLE AGENDA, which allows us to reconnect in a POWERFUL way.  Get it here: Last week we lost a baby through miscarriage.  This would have been our 4th.  Every experience with miscarriage is different.  Mine is not nearly as traumatic as some, or most.  It was short, …

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41 Creative Paint Chip Crafts

Who’s ready for some wildly CREATIVE PAINT CHIP CRAFTS?  How about 41 wildly creative paint chip crafts?!?  I worked really hard on this roundup and feel confident that I am bringing you the absolute best paint chip crafts out there.  I did this for 2 reason.  Number 1, I love you.  And, number 2, I …

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