March Reading Update

April 2, 2014

February was such a busy month that it wasn’t worth me posting a reading update, but I am happy to share my February AND March reads today. Though it is just three books, it is three AWESOME books. I’ve had a streak of great luck in the fiction department, so if you are a fiction […]

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Project Life Tuesday: Project Life Baby Album (April Link-Up)

April 1, 2014

Welcome to Project Life Tuesday 2014 If you are new to The Mom Creative, welcome. I hope you will stay awhile. I’m Jessica – wife to Matthew, mom to Elias, a silly and spirited five-year-old, and Adeline, a spunky two-year-old. I’m also a marketing professional, savvy deal finder, photo lover and memory keeper trying to […]

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Bathroom Remodel: All the Products

March 31, 2014

This is the second in a two-part series about our bathroom remodel. Read part one. When I set out to remodel our bathroom, I had no idea how difficult making all the selections would be. I should have known. I read lots of design blogs (The Nester, Inspired Room and Vintage Revivals are my favorites.) […]

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Bathroom Remodel Inspiration: Before & After

March 28, 2014

When we bought our house, we knew that it was going to need a lot of work. Almost every room had wallpaper, dated gold fixtures and ugliness. But with both of us working more than full-time and having two small children, we also knew things weren’t going to happen overnight. This bathroom review is six […]

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Five on Friday

March 28, 2014

Happy Friday! Here are a five links for you to enjoy today – from encouragement to shopping, I have you covered. Encouraging: Today I’m over on (in)courage sharing how speaking kind words has impacted me and those around me. Join the conversation? Mothering: Ann’s “The Secret You Have to Know About You & That Thing […]

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A Photograph is a Biography of a Moment

March 27, 2014

So many of us here love to take photos. This story of a man who documented his wife’s story through their 60+ year marriage is simply beautiful. A must-watch today. Have the tissues nearby. I love what he says, “A photograph is a biography of a moment.” So true. His words reminded of so many […]

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Recipe: Easy Raspberry Lemonade Punch

March 26, 2014

For our party this weekend, I made my mom’s raspberry lemonade punch. I remember being so excited when I was a child whenever my mom made it for a party. Now it is a favorite of mine to serve. It is super easy to make – just lemonade, sprite, sherbert and frozen berries. You can’t […]

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Simple Tips on Hosting a Party for 50 People

March 25, 2014

This post was sponsored by Aladdin. All ideas and party planning tips are my own. Something I never thought would happen actually happened. Matthew and I both were writing books in the same year. His was due first, and mine was due 6 months later. Needless to say, life has been a little crazy for […]

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How to Put Together Cheap Easter Baskets

March 24, 2014

This past weekend I went ahead and assembled the kids’ Easter baskets. I am traveling next week for work, the following week we are going to Disneyland and then it is Easter. Assembling them early allowed me to make sure I had enough in my stash (I had plenty) and could then share the baskets […]

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Free 8×8 Shutterfly Book – One Week Only

March 21, 2014

Shutterfly is my go-to source for photo books. I love how easy their site is to use, the designs and the print quality. Right now they are offering a killer deal – all customers get 1 free 8×8 photo book with promo code STORYTIME. Want a larger size? Redeem STORYTIME as a credit and upgrade […]

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