Major Surgery: What Tips Do You Have?

September 26, 2016

Photo from a recent girls’ weekend.  In just over two months (December 2), I am scheduled to have a breast reduction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). I have contemplated whether or not I would share or not here but landed on yes because y’all are like extended family and because I hope it might help others who […]

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You’re Invited to My Pampered Chef Party

September 22, 2016

I’ve been a fan of Pampered Chef for as long as I can remember. I get it honestly, as my mom has been a huge Pampered Chef fan since I was a kid. When I got engaged, Mom was the one who helped me start my own collection of Pampered Chef products. And since Matthew […]

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20 Pirate Activities for Kids

September 19, 2016

My kids, especially Elias, have always loved pirates. There’s something awfully interesting about those scallywag pirates, probably thanks to Jake & The Neverland Pirates. Living on the open sea, going on treasure hunts, getting crazy body modifications like peg legs and hand hooks – pirates are the kind of nautical adventurers kids love. Whether your […]

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Join Becky Higgins & Me on Facebook Live

September 15, 2016

Excuse me while I try not to pass out from excitement. Yes, you read that right! Becky Higgins and I are going to do a Facebook Live together tomorrow at 2:15 pm PST, 4:15 pm CST. If you have been a reader for any length of time, you know that scrapbooking is a huge part […]

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10 Ways to Support Your Child’s School

September 13, 2016

School has been in session for more than a month now in Nashville, though I have many friends whose children just started! Already, we have received many communications from our children’s elementary school regarding field trips, fundraisers and classroom support that is needed. While parents tend to be more eager at the beginning of the school […]

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A New Gallery Wall, Tips for Printing on Wood & a Freebie

September 7, 2016

The site that I use to print the most prints for my home is Photo Barn. I literally have their stuff in every room of my house, especially on my gallery walls. They often run crazy freebies, which is how I have gotten the majority of the prints. The above photo is of a new […]

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Perfect Kids Craft: DIY Itty Bittys from Hallmark

September 2, 2016

One of my kids’ favorite things to collect are Hallmark Itty Bittys. We simply adore the petite plush that range from Disney Princesses to Star Wars characters. Since they are so small and affordable, I often have some in my gift stash to have on hand for little gifts to surprise the kids. Needless to […]

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August Reads

September 1, 2016

I’m shocked I got as much reading done as I did this month because I worked many more hours than normal. It just goes to show that if you are intentional with your fringe hours, you can totally squeeze reading in! The Woman in Cabin 10: I selected this book from Book of the Month […]

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Cute $10-$12 Kimonos on Amazon

August 31, 2016

I’m in New York right now having the best time learning about Swiffer and getting to experience the city (more soon!). Today I am wearing this new flowy kimono and I have gotten SOOOO many compliments on it that I thought I should quickly tell y’all where to get it. I think it might be my […]

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6 Easy Ways to Keep Kids’ Parties Simple + The Secret Life of Pets Birthday Party

August 30, 2016

If you have followed this blog for any length of time, then you know I love throwing big parties for my kids. I look forward to their birthday parties all year long. Elias turned 8 this summer, and we decided it was time for a not-quite-so-big birthday party. He could invite eight friends to see […]

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