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Jan 122017
 

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I feel stuck in a perpetual state of business and the lazies at the same time. Who wants to get out and do anything when it is a bazillion degrees below zero? Instead we indulged in a little too much baking and I have an extra 10 pounds to prove it. Not so great for the postpartum weight loss, but the kids sure liked it. Baby E is starting that squawky phase where I am not sure if he is upset or not since he hollers all day, but isn’t necessarily crying.

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Mory looks so happy here. In reality, she has firmly entered what people call the terrible twos. Or at least I assume that is what is going on. Or maybe she is just growing into her personality.

Behind her you can see the skull my husband brought home from the beach. I know antlers have been a trend for years, but I bet most people don’t clean brain matter from their decor first.

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Wyn might be a real sparkle princess cheerleader glitter queen. She claims she is and I am starting to believe her. There must be pink and glitter on everything. And her room is always a mess. I am interested to see how it works out when Mory starts sleeping in her big girl bed in Wyn’s room. They are complete opposites.

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The personality clash might be epic. Mory is much more of a wallflower. She hovers on the outskirts of the group. She never wants to be the center, or even spend more than an hour out in public. She also gets very disgruntled over it. She’s my little emo girl! she might never forgive me for making her share a room with the glitter princess. Time will tell.

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Making Over A Small Mudroom Closet

Making Over A Small Mudroom Closet

Hello all. Hopefully you had lovely holidays and are not suffering from January weather too much. I, for one, am sick of subzero temps. One the one hand, the cold keeps me inside to actually work on some projects. One the other hand, the cold makes it difficult to work on said projects when the only place to use saws and sanders is in the unheated garage,. Brrrrrrr. We are ….

Five Months Old

Five Months Old

  Baby E is five months old! He is long and skinny, so most clothing fits him a little weird. Christmas is this weekend and it is just so busy around here. I still have some gift certificates to order and gifts to wrap and maybe I should get around to cleaning the bathrooms. Maybe. Baby E is a disgruntled fussbucket most of the time, unless I am holding him, ….

Ipsy & Beauty Box Five December 2016

Ipsy & Beauty Box Five December 2016

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription where each month you receive a Glam Bag with around five samples focusing on makeup and sometimes nails or skin care. The cost is only $110 per year with occasional savings options, and you can purchase full sized items from your bag on your Ipsy account for a discount. referral link! In this month’s bag: Hikari Cosmetics Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Iris – ….

Workouts & Indulgence   {Plus A Kemps Giveaway!}

Workouts & Indulgence {Plus A Kemps Giveaway!}

*sponsored by Kemps. Tired. Unmotivated. Lazy in the gym. Bored with workouts. These are the signs. The signs I’m being too stringent in my regimen and need to shake things up. Sometimes you need a refeed day, a cheat day, or an indulgence. I’m already tired of winter, so I’m erring on the side of indulgence these days. Often times, I hit the weights hard and then have a post ….

Hello Holidays & A Naturally Friendly Smile

Hello Holidays & A Naturally Friendly Smile

*Sponsored by Hello. The holidays are upon us and that means an uptick in festivities, activities, sugar filled proclivities, and an extra risk of cavities. Cavities? Think about it. Halloween turns into a sugar fest of epic proportions and then we lead into pumpkin pie, then those holiday cookie exchanges and peanut brittle. Then between the sweets, and parties, and homework, you are fighting to get the kids to brush ….

Peanut Butter Candy Bar Cookies

Peanut Butter Candy Bar Cookies

These unassuming cookies make it count on the inside! This is the perfect cookie to make in advance for Christmas. They freeze well and they can help use up that leftover Halloween candy! This is how I keep myself from eating all of the candy. Of course, I then need to keep myself from eating the cookies, which is why I put them in the deep freeze with the holiday ….

Four Months

Four Months

Four months old. How has it been adjusting to baby number four? Four kids six and under? Not bad actually. The baby is easy compared to having to run to two schools on opposite sides of town that have starting times within 10 minutes of each other. Baby E is very much like my second child Wyn. He is built like her, long and lean. He is also a bit ….

The Garage Entry Catch-All Room Before & Inspiration

The Garage Entry Catch-All Room Before & Inspiration

So we have this room. I don’t know what to call it. Some other mid-century houses like ours also have this room, but they are set up like a four season porch or a mudroom. I think ours used to be sort of like a porch and during a renovation in the 70’s, it was turned into a real room with heating and some walls were moved. This room is ….