what i’m for

November 18, 2015

Today I’m linking up with my friend Brittany to share some of the things I’m for. This is an attempt at positivity, even though I for sure don’t always feel it! But today I’ve had a decent night’s sleep and a scream-free morning, so I’m feeling pretty good. :) Coffee. Listen, coffee makes me a better person. I really don’t mind that my body is completely dependent on it at this point. Doing what works for you. This is my parenting philosophy. Although I have my ideals, life gets in the way and I’m all about surviving however necessary. Lullabies. Bedtime is hard for us right now, but a sweet song makes it easier. Sometimes a well-chosen lullaby can even calm a horrific tantrum. Here…
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week in the life 2015 : saturday in the album

November 16, 2015

Saturday in the album! This is one of my favorite days. I love the colors and we had a family adventure that makes me happy to look back on. That morning was rough but I got up and got going. Got the family ready to head to the beach. Simple pages. I love this spread so much. It shows our adventure in a nutshell; the weather, the drive, our family, and on the other page – our beach time. I just punched holes in the parking tag and put it right in. The rest of the beach adventure, and then baths because, of course. Then the wrap-up of the night complete with tantrums. Just life! Supplies used:Week in the Life…
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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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