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The Story of a Baby Scrapbook

This tale is of a lesson learned by one mom, intended to inspire and encourage any other mom or dad who may be finding themselves in this same predicament. You see, baby books didn’t work for me. Let me explain: I’m a list-maker, detail-oriented, and pretty type-A. So, when I was filling out the treasured […]

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Going Automatic in Meal Planning

About a month ago, I went with some girlfriends to hear Kimberly Zahasky of The Professional Optimist speak about loving ourselves. Part of the talk was spent on how we spend our time. She told us to focus and spend our time on the things that we love, eliminate things we hate and can live […]

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10 Fun Ideas for Candid Infant Photos

Time slips away so fast, and even faster when you are caring for a newborn. You realize even though you are up before the sun and possibly haven’t showered, you blink and the day is over. The precious gift you are caring for grows up before your eyes and days and weeks slip on by. One thing I […]

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11 Ways to Create an Awesome Kid’s Table

I think my kiddos are finally old enough to take that leap to a kid’s table for upcoming holiday family celebrations. They no longer need me to feed them (although the five year old might argue with that) and honestly I think it will be fun for the kids and the grown-ups. A table within […]

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Toddler Craft: Make A Fall Wreath

The changing colors can make Madison so magical around the fall. Hopefully you’re able to get out and enjoy it! The next time you head out on a nature walk or play in the backyard, why not encourage your toddler to pick the prettiest leaves to collect for a craft? Here is a super fun […]

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The Blessing of Forcing Myself to Host

I’m not a naturally hospitable person.  I’m friendly and I can easily make conversation, but inviting people into my space doesn’t come easily.  In fact, it is very difficult.  It rattles me.  It stresses me.  I overthink everything and suddenly feel insufficient and frustrated at my lack of skill.  I feel self-conscious as I view […]

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Easy Homemade Spa Products

From cracked cuticles to dry, over-styled hair to mom-tired skin I am no stranger to needing a spa day (or 3).  Here are a few recipes to give yourself a spa day at home. Affordable and all natural pampering! So send your significant other off with the kiddos or lock yourself in the bathroom and […]

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DIY Bunny Garland

Here’s an easy, but adorable DIY Bunny Garland you can do with your kiddos to help make your home a little festive for Easter!  The great thing is you can customize this garland with what you got lying around or head on over to a craft store for minimal items. Materials Needed:  Paper/cardstock, bunny template, […]

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Repurpose Jewels

  I love costume jewelry! Statement necklaces are very popular and you can find everywhere. At around $10-20 for a necklace expectations of longevity are irrelevant.  When one of them breaks of course I am bummed but instead of tossing the jewelry have you considered repurposing? Have you lost one of your favorite earrings and hope […]

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Simple Tips for Better Photos on your Smartphone

One of my favorite sayings is “The best camera is the one you have”. In today’s age of amazing technology just about everyone has a smartphone with a pretty amazing camera. I have a professional full frame camera that I use for clients and for my family. But, when I don’t feel like lugging it […]

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