link roundup / 38

November 13, 2015

This custom calendar gift is such a fun idea (see above photo). I never understood the obsession with Marfa, TX until I read Miranda’s recap of her trip there. Clearly I just didn’t know enough, and now I want to visit for sure. We gave up on cloth diapering Liam awhile ago because something had to give for my sanity, but Ashley has a great post about what she’s learned in four years and she makes it seem SO simple (and it really is). People tweeting their awkward moments: I haven’t laughed this hard at anything in awhile. The Internet is so great sometimes. Fun & EASY birthday traditions for kids. DIY magnetic patterns car game. Looks like this would probably…
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notes from an unplanned day off

November 11, 2015

I’m home today with a sick boy. If you’ve been reading for awhile, you might remember that Liam was sick constantly for the first year and a half of his life. So today, I am celebrating the fact that this is is first illness in months. He only has a mild fever and congestion, so hopefully it won’t stick around long. We’ve really been enjoying our special day together. Extra cuddles, nursing, and screen time (his favorite right now is Little Einsteins – he loves to “pat pat pat”). We went for a long walk and I was surprised by how muggy it is outside. Middle of November and it’s 80 degrees and I’m sweating! Back at home, I got him…
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week in the life 2015 : friday in the album

November 9, 2015

Just wanted to share a quick week in the life album update! I’m so close to finishing this project. I’m just keeping it simple, as with all of the other days. This particular day I did all of my journaling typed out on photos and journal cards, so I just added a few small embellishments here and there. Mostly perforated word strips from the kit. This was a crazy day at work, so all of my photos came from the morning and evening. Which is fine, because I’d rather not relive that work day anyway. ;) I remember being so totally exhausted at the end of this day, but now looking back at these bedtime photos I feel kind of…
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link roundup / 37

November 6, 2015

Happy Friday! Lately the work weeks have been even harder for our family so we are always so happy to see the weekends come. Here are some links for you today! As the mother of a strong-willed 4-year-old girl who is VERY particular about what she wears and wore a princess costume 3 days in a row last week (and only changed out of it because it had a huge rip across the middle)…I loved this post. If you haven’t heard of ePantry yet, I encourage you to check it out. They have amazing all-natural home, cleaning, and personal care supplies for cheaper than you can get pretty much anywhere. Right now they have several seasonal scents and packages! Use my referral…
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they were here / 1

November 5, 2015

I don’t have a lot of time these days to work on the house like I want to, but I do like to keep things neat and tidy. For me it is very true that outer order contributes to inner calm. However, that’s often hard to do when kids are living a full life in the space. We keep their “stuff” to a minimum and I do a daily pick-up of the house which helps, but as long as they are there I will find evidence of them. And actually, I love that. So this photo series is to celebrate the little things around the home that remind me: my kids were here. Current library book on my bedside table….
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