These People: Life Right Now

July 7, 2015

It’s hard to believe, but school starts in a month here in Nashville! I thought it would be fun to do a little mid-summer update on everyone in our family. Ali Edwards does these periodically and I always enjoy reading those posts. Matthew Is woodcarving up a storm these days. It is fun to see […]

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SALE: 40-50% Off Must-Read Books

July 3, 2015

Amazon is having a big sale and has marked a bunch of Christian books down 40-50% off. If you are looking for some books to add to your summer reading list, or to give to friends, now is the time to stock-up. Affiliate links are used in this post. The Fringe Hours: Making Time for […]

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Throwback Thursday: Growing Up in Target

July 2, 2015

Last week, I shared my big news – The Fringe Hours is going to be available in Target stores starting around this coming Monday, July 6. I cannot believe it. I have been a Target girl literally since I was in my mother’s womb. You see, my parents met at Target, where they both worked, […]

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A Must-Read Memoir for Moms

June 30, 2015

I began scrapbooking in 2004, right around the time I met Matthew. This was the start of the big scrapbooking boom. I went to conferences, participated in challenges and got to know like-minded memory keepers, many who are still friends today. One of those friends is Kayla Aimee. We met when she worked at the […]

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Summer Learning: Free Math Site for Kids

June 29, 2015

This summer, Matthew and Elias are spending lots of quality time together since Matthew’s work schedule is much more flexible than mine. I thought it would be cool to have him write this sponsored blog post. Now that Elias has completed kindergarten and his first summer is in full swing, he and I are spending […]

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Best News Ever: TARGET!

June 26, 2015

I was in a meeting at work when I received the email. The subject line said “Target Recommends & Lifestyles”. I quickly opened it, my heart pounding. And there it was… a short note from my publisher saying that The Fringe Hours was going to be in Target stores nationwide. I could hardly contain myself. […]

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Creating Cardboard Box “Cars” + Free eBook

June 25, 2015

This post is part of a year-long sponsored series with Elmer’s. As parents, craft projects can sometimes feel overwhelming. The supplies, the instructions, the wrangling of kids… This is not that type of project. Over the years I have found that nothing inspires my children’s creativity like cardboard boxes and a few Elmer’s art supplies. […]

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A Quickie: 5 Minute Kid Photos

June 24, 2015

One thing I have learned since becoming a mother is that I never regret picking up my camera. I used to make a production out of photos, but I have come to realize that any documentation is valuable. Last week we had a few extra minutes before leaving for work/day care/camp, so I asked the […]

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Happy 4th Birthday, Adeline

June 23, 2015

My darling Adeline, Today, you are four years old. When you are a parent, people will tell you to savor the little years, for they fly by. Listen to those people, because it is so true. You are growing up so fast. I can’t believe that just a few years ago I was holding you […]

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The Perfect Summer Chocolate Milkshake

June 18, 2015

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo Milk. All opinions are 100% mine. Last week we all had colds and sore throats. One day, after picking up Adeline and Ezra from daycare, I asked Adeline if she would like to stop at McDonalds and get a milkshake since mommy had […]

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