Last Minute Gift Ideas ~ Burt’s Bees

Looking for a few last-minute gift ideas or stocking stuffers? I’ve got a few great ideas up my sleeve tonight! All of which come from one of my favorite places to find high quality, natural face and skin products…Burt’s Bees. There’s a whole page of Fresh Holiday Gift Sets to choose from this year and […]

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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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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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“Written By Hand” by Erica Tighe

  Back in my younger years, before I had children, I loved to spend my spare time crafting.  I find it very relaxing to sit down at the table with a set of paints, a glue gun or a sketch pad. Written By Hand published by Rock Point Press and sold by Quarto Books would be the […]

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The Gift of a Great Night’s Sleep! ~ GIVEAWAY!

Sleep. In the past 11 years as a mom, I’ve missed a lot of sleep. I’ve come to realize that this is just normal…it’s all a part of being a mom, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. However…I also will admit that having a great night’s sleep does sound like a fabulous gift that […]

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