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Introducing: Hyrum

Semi-recently I just so happened to take on a big project– a 3rd child. He’s a cute little stinker who insisted on waiting to be born in January, even though he could have saved his parents a few thousand dollars by coming in December. Yeah, he’s never going to live that one down. The poor little guy came out really bruised. His nurses had to make signs for his bassinet so that they knew he was...

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...

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