link roundup / 18

October 18, 2014

Today I’m sharing some stuff I found around the internet. Enjoy! >Such helpful tips for setting up a shared kids’ room! I’m definitely going to revisit this as Liam grows and as the kids start sleeping in their own beds. >How to make your home warm and cozy when it’s gross outside. I especially love the idea of putting on this fire YouTube video. It’s still too hot to turn on a fire here in Houston, so I’m going to simulate it with YouTube + Apple TV + candles. >One of my favorite books is getting made into an HBO miniseries with Frances McDormand and Bill Murray. Yes please! >Check plus to this whole30-approved crockpot beef roast recipe. >I love…
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this week

October 17, 2014

  Just a few pictures and words for you today. This has been a bit of an exhausting week. My coworker was sick so I’ve been running a busy clinic alone all week (and will be until next Wednesday). Meredith has been having one of her “spirited” weeks as well. I’ve been reading this book and it’s given me a lot of insight. I’ve been using some techniques on Meredith and I do think they help…but the whole process is draining. It will be good though. She and I are very different, but I love my spunky girl so much. We’ve been whole30-ing it up. Sort of. Trying our best. It’s a big deal and also not a big deal….
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recent podcast favorites

October 16, 2014

Over a year ago I wrote about some of my favorite podcasts. Since then I’ve added a bunch more to my listening queue and wanted to share some new favorites. From the original list, I still listen to (and love): >Joy the Baker >Book Riot >The Art of Simple (formerly Simple Mom) Now some recent favorites: >Elise Gets Crafty: One of my favorite bloggers started a weekly podcast about blogging, small business, inspiration, motivation, and creativity. Even if you don’t have a blog or small business, it’s pretty interesting to hear how all that works. >Books on the Nightstand: This is the personal project of two employees of Random House so they have plenty of insider knowledge. They usually talk…
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project life 2014 : weeks 39 – 40

October 15, 2014

Yay! Another spread that I am happy with. I’m still culling my photos so that I have more white space and journaling in each spread, and I’m loving it. I’ve also been using the Project Life app to plan and it is helping immensely! Next week I’m going to have a comprehensive look at it for you guys. On the left side we have a picture and story from my first 10k, a couple books I read, a classic #toddlerfashion, and just a plain ol’ cute pic of Liam and a pretty sky. I liked typing up some of my journaling in PSE this time. On the right side: the kids playing outside, at the toy store, journaling about our anniversary…
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my first quilt FINISHED

October 14, 2014

Slow and steady wins the race. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Better late than never.  All the cliches apply to the making of this quilt, but my favorite is: Better done than perfect. In 2013 I decided I would make a quilt. For Christmas I received this rotary cutting set and this pattern book. I had a hand-me-down sewing machine from David’s grandmother. I got it serviced and practiced a little (very little). I made a plan. I gave myself a year to do it, and broke it down month by month with manageable steps. Choose the size and design. Obtain fabric. Cut blue triangles. Cut cream triangles. Lay it out and stack the rows. Sew…
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