Snowed In


After the world’s longest winter break, my kids finally went back to school today.
Ok, so it wasn’t really the longest winter break ever – but it was three days longer than it was supposed to be, and by yesterday it was feeling like the kids were never going to go back.
Getting everyone out the door [...]

Halloween 2013 – Last-Minute Costumes


Nothing like last minute, right?
Halloween costumes have recently become a big source of stress for me. Gone are the years where I could shop a year ahead and grab something cute on clearance, “oh don’t you want to be a _____ this year? You’ll be so cute!”.
Yeah, right. Now the kids are old enough to [...]

Holidays, Happy New Year (and so on)


Such a cliché, right – where has the time gone? I blink and a whole month has gone by…
But a true saying, at least lately. I swear just yesterday I was thinking that it was way too early to be starting to think about dealing with the holiday season yet – and now here it [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Happy Birthday to the US of A!



Don’t forget to see more photos at Wordless Wednesday, Project Alicia, Live and Love Out Loud, Seven Clown Circus, Parenting By Dummies,Better in Bulk, and 5 Minutes For Mom!

Patriotic batik tie-dye for the Fourth of July


I fully admit that I’m not the most creative person out there – not by a long shot. I can follow a pattern when it comes to something like knitting, but to be able to visualize how a project will turn out, to design something or even to think of new ideas using existing techniques… [...]

Luck ‘o the Irish


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Yes, I know I’m a little bit late, but I’ve been sick all weekend, so I’m a bit behind.
This was a strange St. Patrick’s Day for me – not only with being sick, but with the day falling on a weekend so the girls really didn’t have any school [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Christmas gifts they made at school



So along with revving my blogging back up, I’m so excited to get back into posting for Wordless Wednesday (now on this site) every week again. Don’t forget to see more photos at Wordless Wednesday, Project Alicia, Live and Love Out Loud, Seven Clown Circus, Parenting By Dummies, Better in Bulk, and 5 Minutes For [...]

Telling Santa what to do


My oldest daughter is a very unique personality. She’s a concrete thinker to the extreme where everything is black-and-white with no grays in between. We struggle with the fact that she just simple NEEDS to be in the middle of what’s going on – not just to know that things are going to happen as [...]

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