• Donate Life_Thank You Could Never Be Enough_The Liver Transplant that Saved My Mom's Life
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    Thank You Could Never Be Enough – The Liver Transplant that Saved My Mom’s Life

Thank You Could Never Be Enough – The Liver Transplant that Saved My Mom’s Life

By |April 16, 2014|

Five years ago, my mom nearly died the same day her grandson was born. Her life was eventually saved by a stranger who became [...]

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    Turn a Closet into an Awesome Mudroom Space with a Fun Chalk Wall

Turn a Closet into an Awesome Mudroom Space with a Fun Chalk Wall

By |April 1, 2014|

I am SO EXCITED to show you this change we recently made in our house! I absolutely love not only what it looks like [...]

Giveaway – Win $150 to Spend at Minted! EXPIRED!!!

By |March 25, 2014|

Congratulations to Christina H! You just won $150 to spend at Minted… woohoo!!! You have an email in your inbox from me to tell [...]

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    Find Joy in Every Day – Create Your Own Custom Photo Collage

Find Joy in Every Day – Create Your Own Custom Photo Collage

By |March 23, 2014|

As you’ll see here, it’s no secret that I’m kind of obsessed with Minted’s beautiful holiday cards, but did you know that I also [...]

Love Your State Canvas – Easy, Inexpensive, DIY Art!

By |March 20, 2014|

I might live in the South now, but I’ll always be a Minnesota girl. This year we’ve had a cold winter even for the [...]

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    Give Your Child a “Safe Journal” – A Place to Ask You Anything!

Give Your Child a “Safe Journal” – A Place to Ask You Anything!

By |March 9, 2014|

When my oldest daughter was turning 10, I began to realize just how fast time was really going. My youngest was still an infant, [...]

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    A Mom’s Guide: 15 Things to Pack for a Disney Cruise & Other Travel Tips

A Mom’s Guide: 15 Things to Pack for a Disney Cruise & Other Travel Tips

By |March 1, 2014|

My family recently went on our first Disney cruise.  Even though we have traveled a lot with our kids, I felt very overwhelmed while [...]

How Having One More Baby Has Changed Me as a Mother

By |February 24, 2014|

We almost didn’t have her.  I shudder now at the thought.

Shortly after the birth of our third daughter, I remember thinking that I was [...]

World’s Best Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

By |February 17, 2014|

We think these are the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on the planet!

I have been on the quest for the perfect oatmeal chocolate chip [...]

What Do I Love About You? Valentine Note Tradition

By |February 10, 2014|

Anyone who reads my blog knows that I love to start traditions!  (Some family favorites:  Halloween Boo-ing, 24 Books Until Christmas, Happy Jar… I [...]

Melted Crayon Hearts with Free Printable Valentines

By |February 1, 2014|

Looking to do something different for Valentine’s Day this year with your kids?  Why not make use of all those old and broken crayons! [...]

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    Tight Quarters? 10 Simple Ways to Create Space and Get Organized!

Tight Quarters? 10 Simple Ways to Create Space and Get Organized!

By |January 25, 2014|

This post was written as a sponsored post for Organize-It.  All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.

In college I lived on campus for all [...]

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    How to Teach Your Children to Be More Positive with a Happy Jar

How to Teach Your Children to Be More Positive with a Happy Jar

By |January 15, 2014|

I love how the New Year brings with it a turn of the page.  You get a clean slate, and a chance to do [...]

Best of 2013 – Most Popular Posts

By |January 7, 2014|

What a year it’s been!  As I look back on my first full year of blogging, I’m (pleasantly) surprised sometimes by what resonates with [...]

Favorite Things of 2013

By |January 2, 2014|

Over the past year, I have shared various gift ideas or products that I swear by.  It’s not uncommon for me to receive emails [...]

10 Most Popular Photos of 2013

By |December 30, 2013|

I absolutely love pictures.  My camera is never far from reach, and I’m a big believer in displaying family photos so that the love [...]