Family

All this blog’s posts about my sweet family.

Little Girl’s Hello Kitty Party: Adeline’s 3rd Birthday

by jessicaturner on September 30, 2014

This summer, for Adeline’s third birthday, we had a Hello Kitty birthday party. My mom, sister and dear friend Chris from high school were all in town, so we had lots of help for the day. This was especially great because I was so sick during my first trimester. If you have a little girl […]

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Pausing to Say Hello: The Benefits of Card Writing

by jessicaturner on September 26, 2014

As I shared in my update earlier this week, life has been incredibly wild for us the past few weeks. W-I-L-D. Because of that, I have had to really fight for fringe hours for myself. This past weekend I finally started reading Gone Girl (so good!) and last night I sat down to write a […]

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It is such a delight to share my friend Angie’s latest project, For Such a Time as This: Stories of Women from the Bible, Retold for Girls. This a book that every home with girls should have in it – and frankly, boys will love the stories and illustrations too. (Read on to win an […]

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Fall is here and I can already tell it is going to FLY by! Here’s a brief recap of our crazy life these past two weeks. Pregnancy: This week marks 24 weeks in my pregnancy. Baby boy is BUSY in my belly. I am feeling lots of kicks and movement every day. Matthew felt him […]

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Our Halloween Costumes for 2014: Things that Fly

by jessicaturner on September 18, 2014

With being pregnant this year and our family having an insane amount of travel in the next 6 weeks (Matthew is going out of the country twice + has a conference and I have two conferences), I knew that this was not going to be a  year of handmade costumes for our kids. Recognizing your […]

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Life is incredibly busy, especially lately. I hardly know if I am coming or going. I can’t remember the last time I went to Target (and y’all know how I love Target!). I haven’t needed to go to Target in part because I almost exclusively use cost-effective subscription services for all our regular home needs […]

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A Skeptic Asks: Free Essential Oils Class Q&A

by jessicaturner on September 15, 2014

Update: Because of a glitch in the bundle system, this sale has been extended through 3:00 pm EST today (Tuesday). So, if you missed this post yesterday, you are in luck! Today is the last day to take advantage of the Ultimate Health Living Bundle Sale that I shared about last week. This bundle includes […]

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Reading with Our Kindergartener on the Kindle

by jessicaturner on September 12, 2014

Sometimes I still can’t believe that Elias is in kindergarten. It seems like we were just bringing him home from the hospital. But here we are. Kindergarten. Elias has transitioned into kindergarten with great ease. He loves his school, teacher and classmates. He is doing well with the routine and very happy. We are so […]

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DIY: Easy Candy Corn Costume Tutorial

by jessicaturner on September 11, 2014

I was going through some old Halloween costume posts and realized I never wrote a costume tutorial for Adeline’s felt candy corn costume that she wore at 16 months. I went back to our 2012 photos and found a few in case anyone is looking to make a simple little girl costume this Halloween. Felt […]

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60th Birthday Party Inspiration

by jessicaturner on September 9, 2014

This summer my aunt turned 60 and our family threw her a surprise party. I was in charge of decorations, which were mostly provided by Minted. Since my forte tends to be baby showers and kids’ parties, it was fun to do something a little different. Minted has a huge party decor collection. With being […]

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