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the pumpkin patch

Last week we went on a field trip with No. 3’s preschool class to the local pumpkin patch.  #3 is in a class with two of his best buddies {who happen to have mommies who are two of my best buddies, with older siblings who are some of #2’s best buddies} so we all went […]

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Why aren’t there seat belts on school buses? Why is it that no matter how late a three year old stays up, he still wakes at the exact same time in the morning? Why does gas cost so much? Or maybe more importantly, why do I drive a car that requires so much gas? Why, […]

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a childhood dream

Several months ago I read a blog post written by a woman who had just received news that her house was going to be in a magazine. The post was full of excitement and humility and touched on the point that God is so cool that he knows our deepest dreams even better than we […]

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time for another coffee chat

It’s been a few weeks since our last chat. Today if we were sitting together, I would be drinking this: I am so high maintenance when I order drinks at Starbucks. In the winter I add extra-hot. If I were to add an extra shot, I would check all the boxes on the cup. High-maintenance, […]

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I am a big fan of blogs

I write a blog. And I do love it. But before I was a blogger, I was a reader of blogs. Lots of them.  And I still am. My intention with this post was to share a list of the blogs that I love : and that will come : but I feel this need […]

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my best friend

Let me introduce you to my best friend. Her name is K.C. {the initials of her real name, but she’s gone by k.c. for forever}.  She is really, really pretty, has amazing arms, brings out the wittiness in me, loves her three children more than any mom I know, can have a conversation with absolutely […]

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let’s chat

When I read a blog for an extended period of time, I start to feel like I know the writer. Oh, doesn’t Ashley Ann just come up with the best projects? That, Meg. She always makes me smile. I was reading Angie the other day : I don’t want to be presumptuous in thinking you […]

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summer in snapshots {week two}

It’s Wednesday : which means a photo collage capturing our week. {I’m linking to The Starfish Blog Summer in Snapshots} This week was our first full week of summer.  By day two, with the rain pouring down, I thought I was going to cry. Bored kids already?  Fortunately, by day three, the rain stopped {momentarily} […]

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25 bits of randomness

#1 I’m pretty random by nature : take this blog for instance. What category does it fit in? Lifestyle? Home Decorating? Crafts? Who knows. But it represents my life. Random. Thanks for coming along for the ride. #2 I am quite taken with Pinterest. Slowly but surely my boards are gaining pins. #3 My go-to […]

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growing pains

We are entering a new phase of parenting. With it comes great joy as we watch our kids grow in to their own personalities, develop their individual talents, become independent and responsible. But it also comes with new challenges, heartaches and fear. (more…)

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q & a recap and a free printable

Well, my goodness. That was fun! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who took the time to ask questions, those who replied to them and all who read through the answers. I am normally a question asker, so it was fun to be on the other end and have to come […]

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hold on to your fork

I heard a story this weekend and wanted to share. Perhaps you’ve heard it, or maybe it isn’t even true, but the meaning is sweet, nevertheless. You can read many different versions online, but this is my recap: A woman who was nearing death, requested that she be buried with a fork in her hand. […]

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a whole lot of stuff to share

This is me clearing out my brain. Some of it is business, some just random thoughts. Enjoy. If you purchased the new art print assortment and your name is: Lisa Baum . Vickie Baccaglio . Jenna Allen . Lynda Ford . Ashley Cole you just received yours for free! I will refund your payment and […]

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