A Christ-Centered Advent for Toddlers

(Disclaimer: I realized after writing this that it maybe sounded like I was dissing (pretty sure that’s geriatric-speak by now) other advent calenders, or ones that are more “fun”-focused?  Because I’m not at ALL.  This is just what works for … Read More

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A Traditional Vegetarian Thanksgiving

My whole life, starting at the beginning of November, people (who have found out I’m a vegetarian) have asked me, “So do you celebrate Thanksgiving?” Um, yes. Forgive me for thinking you’re a dummy, but a) Thanksgiving is about more … Read More

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One-Hour Astronaut Costume

(Otherwise known as Astronat.  Because of course we had to.) Nat’s been saying he wants to be an astronaut for Halloween for a couple of months now.  I mostly ignored him for a while because I’m the sort of mother … Read More

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Happy Birthday to Meeeee

On Thursday night, we were planning to go camping in the beautiful Shenandoah’s in honor of my birthday on Friday.  Dan surprised me with a spot picked out months ago before it filled up right at the top of a … Read More

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Things That Make Me Happy Monday

      Saturday morning, I slept in and then the kids & Dan took me downstairs where what was waiting for me?  A new bike and kids’ bicycle trailer!!  I had a super old bike before that was just … Read More

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Mama

Growing up, there were probably a lot of things I took for granted about my mom.  Moving across the world to a country where she didn’t yet have a firm grasp of the language (and then getting the hang of … Read More

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Happy Easter!

From our crew to yours. Me: Downeast shirt, Gap cardi, eShakti skirt, F21 tights, Payless shoes, Blue Nile earrings; bow pin made by me Husband: Bowtie made by me. I haven’t the faintest on the rest. Boy baby: Target blazer … Read More

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S’more Eggs

Yesterday, we had a little Easter egg hunt with our playgroup.  Aside from needing to have the egg hunt indoors since it was freezing and windy and BAH willwinterneverleave, it was adorable watching all the kiddies run around finding eggs. … Read More

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Shimmer

  Blouse: thrifted; Cardi: Gap; Skirt: made by me; Necklace: made by my husband; Earrings: Shabby Apple; Scarf: F21; Heels: Payless I just felt so pretty in this outfit.  There’s just something about pink and gold and a shimmery scarf … Read More

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Holiday Traditions – Linkup!

I love traditions.  Not just Christmas ones, but for the 4th of July, for Halloween, for the prophet of our church’s birthday…you name it.  But Christmas ones have a special place in my heart.I feel like the last few years, … Read More

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Drawstring Bag Advent Calendar

After Janssen posted her adorable Advent calendar, I decided to blatantly copy her and post my own.  Because imitation is the highest form of flattery, right?  Bonus – this project is simple enough that there’s still time to get it … Read More

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