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Three Weeks and Hanging On By A Thread

But, it is one of those super strong threads for sewing carpet and stuff, so it is OK. I put that outfit on her at two weeks for the picture and had to take it off right away because it was way too small and the headband was squeezing her poor head. So, I imagine transitioning from two kids to three kids would be easier if we hadn’t started preschool ….

An Enormous Pot of Spicy Black Bean Turkey Chili

It is that time of year! In our neck of the woods, it has already dipped down into the 30′s several times and frost is no stranger,so it is time for me to bust out the yummy soups and stews again! a big favorite of my husband’s is chili, especially if it is spicy and hot, hot, hot! This one not a favorite for the kids, but they do like ….

Introducing Our Newest Family Member! A Sort-of Birth Story

I don’t really do birth stories, but here goes. At 12 days old postpartum, I am finally getting back into the swing of things, so it is time to show you what has kept us so busy. Here is our newest daughter Mory! (Of course, her real full first name is not Mory.) I was scheduled to be induced a couple weeks back since my doctor did not want to ….

Beauty Box Five September 2014

*This post contains affiliate links. The August 2014 Beauty Box 5 is here! Beauty box 5 is a beauty subscription box with 4-6 sample size (and sometimes full sized) beauty products like makeup and toiletries. It is $12 a month by the month, $10 a month with a 3-month subscription, or $8.25 a month with an annual subscription. Sometimes the value of the box can be six times what I ….

Ipsy Glam Bag September 2014

The September Ipsy Bag is here! although, what I really need right now is a nanny subscription! 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 Busy Mom, Happy Toddlers, & A Hormel Pizza Ready Lunch Party

*sponsored by Hormel® Pizza Ready™ Preschool, diapers, laundry, meal prep, and a new baby?  No problem! Well actually,  there is a bit of a problem. See, that list is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the mountain of responsibilities and changes going on in our household right now. When our home life gets chaotic, I admit quality time activities and food variety are the first things ….

Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Do you like fruit in your salad? I normally don’t like it. Apples in chicken salad, raisins in tuna, strawberries in spinach is all just wrong in my mind. I find it incredibly irritating to go to a restaurant and they charge $19 for a plate of lettuce with flour blackberries on it. Craziness, I tell you. However, I do get why people do it. Sweet and savory together can ….

Fabric Flag Bunting for the Girls' Room

Making progress on projects is certainly a challenge when you are a million months pregnant and have rambunctious toddlers about. Especially when you add in trying to work a job and run a household. The chaos is never ending. I finally seem to have the new house in functional order, even though we still don’t own any adult sized chairs. I would love to sit at a table some day! ….

Ipsy Glam Bag August 2014

The August Ipsy Glambag is here! I was glad to see a couple items to pack in my hospital bag. Certainly not makeup since I really don’t care how I look while giving birth, but some toiletries will work out. 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 ….