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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what i learned in october

November 3, 2015

I started strong with writing down what I learned in October, but it got kind of stressful toward the end and I didn’t end up remembering to keep up with it! So here are the few random things I learned over the past month. Pop culture trivia Am I the last one to know this? Kirk Cameron and Candace Cameron Bure are siblings. I learned this from the Popcast. Fairy tales Also from the Popcast, I learned some of the details about the dark origins of fairy tales. Suuuper creepy stuff. Random medical stuff This is probably going to be a recurring category in my life because of my job. From working in the pre-op department this month, I learned…
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link roundup / 36

October 30, 2015

It’s Halloween weekend and I’m feeling kind of like these kiddos look – crazy & tired. :) So excited for the weekend though! Here are some links for your Friday. For fall, I’m looking to invest in some black booties. I’d love to get these, but they would take me until NEXT fall to save up for. My second choice would be these, but that’s still probably too much for me right now. So instead I’m thinking something like these. And speaking of ankle booties, I appreciated this post on how to wear them. A seriously simple fall wreath DIY. Have you heard of Madre Beads? They are playful and mama/baby friendly necklaces & bracelets, and I’m in love. I’ve…
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favorite scary books

October 29, 2015

I’m not much of a scary book reader, but since it’s that time of year I figured I’d share my favorites all the same. I could only come up with four that would qualify, so as a bonus I turned to my husband David who loves this stuff. Here we go! IT by Stephen King – David turned me on to Stephen King as a writer, and although I tend to stay away from his horror stuff, I did tackle IT and man was it good. Yeah there is some scary stuff in there, but you’d also be surprised to know that there is a beautiful coming-of-age story within it, as well as a lovely portrait of childhood friendship. (P.S. –…
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