Room Reveal: Perfect Boy-Girl Shared Bedroom {Under the Sea}

May 5, 2015

Today I am delighted to share Adeline and Ezra’s shared bedroom. I collaborated with The Land of Nod on the room design and couldn’t have had a better experience. They provided the bedding, curtains and a few decor items accessories and I bought the rest of the accessories, paint, etc. Together we created a room […]

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Star Wars Bedroom: A Little Boy’s Dream

May 4, 2015

I’m so pleased to share Elias’s Star Wars bedroom today. When we bought the house two and a half years ago, the walls were covered in wallpaper, with a duck border. Here’s a crummy photo I found from before we moved in (shudder). Awful, and not exactly a little boy’s dream room – ha! When […]

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SALE: Save Up to 75% on Gifts for Those You Love

April 30, 2015

Is anyone else wondering how it is possible that today is the last day of April and that Mother’s Day, the end of the school year and graduation parties are just around the corner? I know I am. I have been boxing up gifts like crazy, and it’s no surprise that many are from DaySpring. […]

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All the Details: My First Week Back to Work

April 29, 2015

Today marks one week since I returned to work. Since so many people have asked how my first week went, I thought I would write about it. In short, it was good, hard and not like I planned. So pretty much, as to be expected. I cried a lot on Wednesday. I think I wept […]

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Earth Month Fun with Elias & Adeline

April 27, 2015

With Earth Day being last week (and April being Earth Month), Elias and Adeline have been doing a lot of activities related to the Earth, conservation, learning about waste, etc. at school. It’s been fun listening to them, especially Elias, talk about the importance of caring for the earth. I totally saved some of his […]

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Elise Gets Crafty… with Me!

April 23, 2015

yes, yes! loved chatting using the “fringe hours” and making time for yourself with author @jessicanturner for #elisegetscrafty this week. subscribe or stream at elisejoy.com/podcast today! A photo posted by elise blaha cripe (@elisejoy) on Apr 22, 2015 at 9:58am PDT I was SO delighted when Elise contacted me about being on her podcast to […]

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Dear Ezra, Today I Go Back to Work

April 22, 2015

Dear Ezra, Today I go back to work. We’ve been inseparable for 16 weeks. You’ve been by my side and snuggled on my chest for hours every day. And I’ve worked a lot while we’ve been together. Remember how we released Mommy’s first book? You were there for every podcast I recorded, every guest post […]

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My Father-in-Law & When Calls the Heart

April 20, 2015

My father-in-law loves the Hallmark Channel. I mean, LOVES IT. It kind of has become a bit of a family joke. Every time we visit Matthew’s family, you can bet the Hallmark Channel will be on. Honestly, I have never really watched much on Hallmark Channel. Until recently. You see, The Hallmark Channel asked if […]

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Dear Jonathan Crombie {A Letter to Gilbert}

April 19, 2015

Dear Jonathan Crombie, Yesterday, the world learned that you had passed away. My husband sent me a text message of the news. Honestly, when I read it, I couldn’t respond. As Anne would have said, I was in the depths of despair. I know you were an actor for most of your life, but the […]

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Making Time for Lunch and Community

April 17, 2015

It’s hard to believe my maternity leave is about over and that I go back to work next week Wednesday. As my days at home have been dwindling down, I have really been trying to make a point to get together with friends for lunch. In The Fringe Hours I share how taking a break […]

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