Early Thoughts on Letting Go

I put my first-born on a plane on Tuesday to go to Kenya!!  16 days, 10 different flights, 8 different airports, 3 countries, and she is now approximately 7,500 miles away. (They arrived safely last night!) I titled this "early thoughts" because I feel we are just entering the season of letting our kids go.  …

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Sweet, sweet summer

Well, summer is in full swing here! I love the laid-back schedule and feeling that we can do anything we want, whenever we want! (Full disclosure-very soon the lack of routine will leave me crying. But for now it's all good!) Memorial Day weekend we decided to give away our kids' fort to our neighbor. …

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what’s been happening around here

I totally feel like I have to rewind here.  I haven't posted in a while - we have been so busy! So let's start with some summer stuff... We started a fairy garden, just for fun.  It looked pretty pathetic for most of the summer, but by September, the ground cover we added had grown …

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crying is good sometimes

I saw this video floating around facebook but I have this weird thing - I rarely click on video links because I have media trust issues. Seriously, I feel like you never know what you're gonna get. Anyhow, a real-life friend suggested that I watch it. So I did. And I cried. There is this …

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Back-to-school Teacher Gift

I've got a quick, cute back-to-school teacher gift for you! Get yourself some school-themed scrapbooking paper, some white cardstock, ribbon, and a frame. Go to this awesome blog to print out the art for FREE!  (Thank you, bitsycreations!) Put it in the frame and dress it up however you like, and there you have it - …

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*Last Day of School Tradition*

Yippeeeee! Summer vacation is here! Yesterday we ended the school year with what has become a bit of a tradition for us: Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts Well, the tradition is the homemade doughnuts, although the kind has varied every year.  I bake the doughnuts and use the excuse that they are healthier (the truth is …

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Quick and Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift

It's National Teacher Appreciation Week! And because I am never on-the-ball enough to have things ready beforehand, here I am again with a post you probably won't be able to use until next year! {be sure to Pin it!} OR, this is so quick - if you have the materials and a free half-hour before …

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