Ezra at 3 Months

April 1, 2015

It’s hard to believe that Ezra is already three months old! Yesterday I took his monthly photo with Olaf. (See months 1 and 2 here). I was by myself so I couldn’t catch a big smile (always happens when you rub his cheeks) and back up with the camera in time for him to keep […]

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Dollywood: Festival of Nations

March 30, 2015

Last week we vacationed in the Smoky Mountains. When planning our vacation, Dollywood was at the top of our list. We were fortunate that Dollywood opened just four days before our visit and that they offered us tickets to come experience the park and the Festival of Nations. The Dollywood Festival of Nations goes through […]

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Fringe Friday: Week 7

March 27, 2015

Welcome to Fringe Friday, an opportunity to share what you have been doing in your fringe hours during the week. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know we have been in the Smoky Mountains this week. We have explored the Smoky Mountain National Park, seen shows at Dollywood, raced cars at Nascar Speedpark […]

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NEW Fringe Hours Products – BOGO Sale

March 26, 2015

When I wrote my proposal for The Fringe Hours, it included a line about a Fringe Hours product line. It was a pipe dream. A if I say it, maybe it will be real, sort of thing. After signing my book contract, I pitched the idea to DaySpring. A product collection that would tie to […]

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Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away Vacuum Review

March 24, 2015

My husband Matthew loves to vacuum. When we received a Shark Rotator vacuum to review, I asked him if he would be willing to write a review because like with our Shark Rocket, I knew he would be passionate and honest. I was right. I think he should do infomercials. If you are looking for […]

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How to Get a Passport for a Newborn Quickly

March 23, 2015

At the beginning of the month I went to Canada for some television appearances for The Fringe Hours. Obviously, since I am nursing full-time, Ezra went with me. He was eight weeks old. My smart publicist said in November, we will want to be sure that Ezra has a passport for the trip. I did […]

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Fringe Friday: Week 6

March 20, 2015

Welcome to Fringe Friday, an opportunity to share what you have been doing in your fringe hours during the week. My big fringe hour project this week was gearing up to get my 2015 Project Life album underway. First about my album plans. Album Plans If you are a long-time reader you might remember that […]

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On Saving, Remodel Projects & Sunny Days

March 19, 2015

We bought our house in September 2012. Since that time, we have slowly been making changes to make it our own and update it from its 80s glory (duck wallpaper anyone?). These changes have happened slowly, as life with kids, full-time jobs and other responsibilities means limited time for house projects. We also are very […]

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The Year of Birth: Ezra & The Fringe Hours

March 17, 2015

“2015 is going to be the year of birth. First I’ll birth a baby, then I’ll birth a book.” I don’t know how many times I said those two sentences last year, but it was a lot. And since having Ezra and releasing The Fringe Hours, questions about how having a newborn while launching a […]

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Fringe Friday: Week 5

March 13, 2015

Welcome to Fringe Friday, an opportunity to share what you have been doing in your fringe hours during the week. Sorry it has been so quiet here on the blog this week. If you have been following me on Instagram you know that last week Ezra, my friend Katie and I were in Canada doing […]

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