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Win a cloth diaper art poster from Sandhill Press

I love my Cloth Diaper Art by Sandhill Press {Giveaway}

I’m not a patron of the fine arts and most of the things on my walls are from thrift shops or estate sales.   I do, however, love to hang art on the walls that actually means something to me beyond just being pretty when I find it. When I was approached by Erin, the […]

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Elf on the Shelf Idea- Photo with Friends from the North Pole {Download}

We’ve been lazy Elf on the Shelfers this year, and even without the extravagant costume changes and scenes our boys, especially my 5 year old, have loved having Wyatt here.  His excitement each morning as he searches for the new location keeps me motivated.  Some days I forget and wake in the middle of the night (usually […]

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Balance Bikes are the Best!

Balance Bikes are the Best!

I’m back from my vacation but still in recovery mode.  Instead of a new post (I’ll still have the Flip video and review for you soon) I wanted to let you know that I’ve posted over on the Tampa Bay Moms Blog about Balance Bikes.  I get so many questions about why and how to […]

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Confessions of a Potty Hoarder- Potty Showdown

I have a bizarre tendency to collect potties. Maybe because they are handy when you are ECing babies to have in random rooms around the house, or maybe they are drawn to me. When we moved into this new house and unpacked I started putting potties into the newly shelved and painted linen closet and […]

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Rock Star Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Be a Baby Shower Rock Star- Try Buying These Gifts!

My husband is a very smart man.  When it came time to coordinate a baby shower for a co-worker at his office he put me in charge of buying gifts on behalf of the entire team.  Together they raised $150 to spend on a lucky new mom.  I only had two hours after he got […]

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Want a Baby To Sleep Through The Night? Never Go To Bed.

After almost 4 years of parenting I have discovered the secret to getting a baby to sleep through the night: never go to bed yourself! The longer I stay awake in anticipation of my son waking for the first time, usually between 11 PM and 12:30 AM, the longer he waits. If he hasn’t woken […]

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Make a Kick Butt Home Movie- Tips on Content, Music, and Editing

I have a terrible memory.  One of the reasons I take photos of my kids virtually every day is because I use them as ways to recall the moments I don’t want to forget.  If it weren’t for my excessive iPhoto catalog I wouldn’t be able to remember some of our trips and adventures and […]

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Finally Learning to Love my Manual DSLR- The Why and How

My husband, ever the techno-lover, decided we NEEDED a fancy DSLR camera before the birth of our first son.  He researched and decided on the Nikon D80.  That was almost 4 years ago and I’ve only used the camera on Auto up until about 2 months ago.  I’m going to tell you WHY I decided […]

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Tutorial: Make a Furry Bunny Tail for your Cloth Diapers! Easter Photo Prop

A photo of a baby wearing a cloth diaper with a bunny tail attached caught my eye on Pinterest {original photo} and I knew I needed to recreate the shot for an Easter card.  I didn’t find a ready made bunny tail when I was shopping (though I did find 2 pairs of furry bunny […]

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Surviving Our First Full Family Plane Trip and my Tips

My family and I just returned home from a short notice trip to Tampa, Florida.  This was our first plane trip as an entire family since Everett joined us.  I’ve been places with just Everett, and prior to him being born we have taken many plane trips with just Fletcher.  Having two children can certainly […]

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