link roundup / 33

September 25, 2015

>I seem to be including a house tour in every link roundup these days! Right now I’m totally in love with Miranda’s house and now I kind of want to build a new one. (see photo above by her) >If toddlers could text. >Definitely making these cookies this weekend. >Do you like birth stories? My friend Bryn has a new podcast out called The Birth Hour! I’m going to be on it soon and I’ll definitely let you know when my episode is up. >This is a genius idea for what to do with kiddo artwork and special papers. >The way Alicia describes her creating this embroidered quilt top for her daughter has me sighing and dreaming of the day I’ll be able to…
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week in the life 2015 : monday in the album

September 24, 2015

I’m excited to start sharing with you my completed Week in the Life album. I’ve made a lot of progress and hopefully I’ll be finished with the whole thing within a month! For my album, I used mostly Ali’s kit. Here you see the title page, on which I decided to just play with paper. I think it’s cute. :) Before we got into the details of the week, I wanted to briefly give some info about each of us. I basically just wrote our ages and what we’re into right now off the top of my head. I love the transparent dividers that came with the kit since I preordered. For the beginning of each day I decided to…
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hormones & self-care

September 22, 2015

Last week was not a good one. I have many stressors in my life right now: not sleeping well, Meredith having anxiety, Liam teething, finances in bad shape, work unpredictable, not to mention the general craziness of being a working mom to little kids. But last week I was not handling anything well. I forgot completely about self-care and let my grumpiness come out in full force each evening at home. By the end of it I was wondering if it was time for me to consider therapy. And then I realized: HORMONES. Yup, my body was going through some stuff (ahem) and hormones are changing and I don’t think it was a coincidence. ANYWAY. We ended up having a great…
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link roundup / 32

September 18, 2015

>What do you think about this home tour? It’s so pretty, but I don’t think I’d actually want to live somewhere like that. On the other hand, that cross-stitched pillow? I have to make one. (photo above) >What a cool idea for a weekly wall calendar. >Are you a blogger interested in doing sponsored posts? Here is a long list of companies to sign up with that can connect you with brands. >If you have a strong-willed, spirited, intense child (like I do), here are some book recommendations for you! >You know reading slumps are a thing, right? Here are some tips for getting out of one! (I need to do this now.) >Food is a big area we are focusing on to save money,…
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getting kids to fall asleep and stay asleep

September 15, 2015

Hey hey, let’s talk about sleep, shall we? Specifically, how to get your kids to fall asleep and stay asleep. Our basic situation was that both kids had been sleeping in our bed since they were born. I went to sleep at the same time as Meredith in our bed, David would take Liam on a drive until he fell asleep, and then he’d bring him to lay with me where Liam would nurse. He would end up nursing multiple times throughout the night, more if he was teething or sick. Half the time David would end up sleeping on the couch if there wasn’t room for him to crawl in. So…we made a strong effort to get Meredith to sleep…
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