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5 Ways to Keep Cool When You Don’t have a Pool

It’s summer.  It’s hot.  Going to a pool can get expensive, and keeping one at your home is a hassle. I’m excited to be a part of The Berry Bunch’s Week to Beat the Heat, and share a few of my ideas on how to keep your children both cool and entertained.   1. Squirt Guns  I know not everyone is going to agree with me on this one.  We have a lot of fun with these though, and the boys...

Fun Baby Announcement Idea

*discliamer: I AM NOT PREGNANT* So the other day I had a friend over to do some girl sewing, and it morphed into making a super cute birth/gender reveal announcement.  It turned out really cute,...

Making Good: Simple Cassette Repair

So… I read blogs. Shocking right? Anyway, I caught the end of a blog train a few months back on Feather’s Flights, and thought, “how fun! I want to be a part of something like that!” So I emailed Agy, who was the mind behind the blog trian, and asked if she was going to do another one any time soon. *oh, and making good totally puts me in mind of a line from a Wicked song. Complete tangent,...

2015 Planner by Mae&K

Being in school makes for some very busy weeks and a lot of forced skill in time management.  Heck, NOT being in school can be just as busy – what with kids, husbands, appointments, work…I could go on for hours.  But this being my last semester of nursing school (I can see the light!), I needed something to help me organize my time that I can keep with me.  I also need to be able to visualize easily if...

A Birthday Photo Op

*disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links* Today I’m just going to show off my cuties. I’ve been doing more photo shoots with them just for practice. This was a birthday photo shoot for Mack, who turned 3 in June. They’re not wearing anything particularly special or handmade, but they sure look cute!    My blue suitcase is one I got from my grandma, along with a few other fun antiques. I think it makes a...

Easy DIY Headband Sponsored by Bowtique Emilee

*Disclaimer: I received the materials to make this headband free of charge from Bowtique Emilee for this tutorial and giveaway* THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED I made a really cute headband today using supplies from Bowtique Emilee!  Their website is very user-friendly, and they have an awesome selection of materials so you can completely customize your accessories. Here’s what I received in the mail: To make my...

5 Book Series for Kids

*Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. I may receive a commission from any purchases you make using the links in this post. I do not own all these books,  but I have read most of them and all the opinions are 100% mine* You may be asking, “just five?” Book series require a lot more reading 🙂 So instead of recommending 10 books, I’m recommending 89 (or more! If you choose to read the...

10 of Baden’s Favorite Board Books

*Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. I may receive a commission from any purchases you make using the links in this post. I do not own all these books,  but I have read them and all the opinions are 100% mine* I love board books. They make reading to babies so much easier! Some of the books on this list also come in “regular” binding, but because I love to read them to my babies, I prefer...

10 Works of Dystopian Fiction

*Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. I may receive a commission from any purchases you make using the links in this post. I do not own all these books,  but I have read them and all the opinions are 100% mine* When I was in 5th grade I was placed in a reading group assigned to read The Giver. I loved it. I didn’t know then that it was called dystopian fiction, but I haven’t run across one...

10 Newberry Medal books I keep going back to

*Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. I may receive a commission from any purchases you make using the links in this post. I do not own all these books,  but I have read them and all the opinions are 100% mine* Newberry Medal Winners. If a book as won an award it’s got to be good right? Not always. There is still the matter of personal tastes, as well as generational tastes. I’ve tried...

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