A Place to Call Home ~ Maplelea

Dolls have been a classic toy that girls have loved for a long time. And things haven’t changed. Dolls are still one of the most loved toys out there. We started out with lots of baby dolls in our home, but now that our girls are growing older, they are loving the “older girl” dolls, […]

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DK Discovery Day ~ Really Feel Trucks ~ GIVEAWAY!

It’s been a while since I’ve been thrown into the world of trucks, tractors, loaders and anything that drives. With 3 girls in the middle, we’ve been more focused on baby dolls and crafty things for the last few years. 😉 But now with the younger boys getting a bit older, it’s trucks, trucks and […]

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A Challenge & A Laugh!

Games are one of my favorite things to do. Here’s why…it forces us to get off our devices and computer and spend some quality time together – with our kids, with our husbands, with our friends, extended family, etc. Because we are off of our computer, phones, etc. we now have the opportunity to connect […]

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Squish it, Squeeze it, Transform it ~ Orb Factory GIVEAWAY!

Do you remember when stress balls were popular? It was a while ago….when I was in high school actually. 😉 And I remember how nice it felt to just squish and squeeze that stress ball sometimes – not even just to help me relieve stress….but just for something sensory for my hands to do. Well, […]

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Klutz Kits Equal Great Gifts ~ GIVEAWAY! (2 Winners!)

Giving gifts is a special part of the Christmas season. But let’s be honest…it can also be a very costly part of the Christmas season.  This is one of the reasons that our family has changed our gift giving tactics a bit…we love to give gifts that are either handmade by us or our children […]

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Wipe Away Those Sweet Tears ~ Baby Alive

One of the truths of motherhood is that sick babies need a lot of love. Usually when I have a sick little one I try my hardest to soak up the extra snuggles as much as I can and love on them a little extra to help them bounce back. One thing I have noticed […]

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Surprise…it’s a Chick!

Have you ever seen a baby chick hatch? I have to admit, I’ve ever only seen it happen on YouTube…but I have held quite a few recently hatched chicks in real live…and they are so cute and fuzzy and utterly adorable! The thing is…that they quickly grow bigger…and just aren’t as cute and cuddly as […]

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Need a Little Mystery?

Do you love a good mystery? Or even better – do your kids love a good mystery? I’ve got a few “secret code” fans around here for sure, and solving a fun mystery is downright exciting!  The only problem is that, other than “Who ate the last cookie or “Where are the missing car keys?”, […]

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Roarin’ Tyler Tiger ~ GIVEAWAY!

Don’t you just love it when kids have dreams? I love hearing about our kids’ dreams and aspirations. They are all very different and I love that! I do have one who dreams of animals a lot. She just loves them….from tame pets to wild animals, she adores all of them and is fascinated by […]

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It’s a “Wonderbly” Christmas Story…. ~ GIVEAWAY!

Christmas is one of my favorite parts of winter. I feel like this season readily hands us opportunities to make memories, traditions and special times together with our family. I love listening to Christmas music, reading Christmas books, having the kids learn their favorite carols on the piano, and decorating the tree together. Really, I […]

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