Finished Thoughts

Favorite Things, Finished Thoughts

A Sweet Lesson in Giving Back

Our family at our 2016 Lemonade Stand to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

I couldn’t wait to have kids that were old enough to sell lemonade at a lemonade stand. It is one of those mom-dreams, like catching fire flies and cloud gazing, that I would fantasize about when imagining life with kids.  Does it get any better?   And then one day as I was feeding my 2-year-old (at the time) breakfast,…

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Being Enough, On Mother’s Day and Always

How to be enough as a Mother, on Mother's Day and always.

Motherhood.   Wow, what a rush, huh?! An endless cycle of need and want and guilt and never feeling like you’re enough.     Yesterday evening I found myself in the Emergency Department, tapping my toe waiting on the doctor who said “give me a few minutes,” to come back and sew up my middle daughter’s lip. (I always knew…

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To My First Baby, On Your 7th Birthday

  Hi Baby,   I know that you think that word ‘baby’ doesn’t apply anymore, but you’ve got to accept that to me it always will.   But I want to tell you a secret.   I’m glad you’re not a baby anymore.   This past year with you has actually been one of my favorites.  6 was so much…

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Finished Thoughts, Holidays

Easter Basket Ideas

Easter Basket Ideas for kids along with other things you need for an egg-cellent Easter!

This post contains affiliate links, which just means I may make a commission from purchases made through these links but at no extra cost to you.   I love Easter.  A sign of new life, the promise of warmer weather, and chocolate.  Plus, almost 7 years ago the Easter Bunny brought us our first baby on Easter Sunday.  Needless to…

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DIY

Closet Office Makeover (Husband Version)

The husband's version of the closet office makeover. He takes you step by step on how we went from an overstufed closet office to this.

 This post contains affiliate links. This just means that if you make a purchase through any of the post links, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. See my full disclosure here. For this post, please give a warm welcome to my husband! This is his version of the Closet Office Makeover (Wife Version) to…

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Closet Office Makeover (Wife Version)

Learn how we took a closet from this to something much, MUCH more beautiful in the Closet Office Makeover post.

This post contains affiliate links. This just means that if you make a purchase through any of the post links, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. See my full disclosure here. Today, I am {finally] inviting you into my new happy place.  My new and improved closet office.  But because it is so important…

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To the Haters

to the haters after picture
admin / February 23, 2018

Today was a big day in our house.  Our famous-for-his-hair surfer dude decided it was time to take the plunge {or the chop} and go for the big cut.  I will say he emotionally prepared me well for this moment because the last time he had a hair appointment he told me it was going to happen.  And “okay buddy,…

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Favorite Things, Mom Hacks

How to Have a Clean House and Your Sanity With Kids

Want to have a clean house AND your sanity with kids? Here's my best advice on how to make that happen. And a FREE printable cleaning schedule!
admin / January 12, 2018

Updated February 16, 2018: This post now contains affiliate links. This means that at NO extra cost to you, I may make a small commission through link clicks and purchases made. Please see my full disclosure for additional details.  Happy New Year, friends!  Even though we’re already into the second week, I’m just getting back into the routine of things. …

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New Year’s One Word Focus

This year instead of the typical list of New Year resolutions, my family decided to go with choosing one focus word for 2018. My word is now.
admin / January 1, 2018

  Now.   Our family decided to jump on the New Year’s one word focus bandwagon instead of the usual list of New Year’s resolutions. Where you choose a single word to focus on and apply to all that you do instead of getting wrapped up in lists of specific resolutions, surely to disappoint.  And my word is now.  …

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