Bacon Bean Soup with Tomatoes

Bacon Bean Soup with Tomatoes

Spring is coming (and for some of us it feels like it’s been here for months already – hello, warm winter!), so you might not be thinking about soup for dinner. But this bacon bean soup is really too good not to share, no matter the seasons. It’s thick, smokey, comforting and easy to make.… Continue Reading

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Winnie {Four Months Old}

Winnie {Four Months Old}

Poor third child. Once again, I’m late posting her monthly update. However, it’s not all my fault. If Winnie slept a little better (or at all), I think I’d be right on time with her blog postings. I feel like I say this constantly and I know I sound like a broken record, yet I… Continue Reading

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Winter Baptism Celebration for Winnie

Winter Baptism Celebration for Winnie

Just about a month ago, our little Winnie was baptized. Following her christening at our church, we hosted a winter baptism celebration at our home. It was a beautiful day, made extra special with the presence of our dear family and friends. I kept the decorations and the menu simple for Winnie’s baptism day (there’s… Continue Reading

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Love Bug Valentines {Bugs and Kisses!}

Love Bug Valentines {Bugs and Kisses!}

Since the kids have been bugging me recently (i.e. the past four years), I was inspired to make love bug valentines this year. So I created valentine cards with a few different “buggy” messages that I paired with adorable wind-up flipping bug toys. And because I’m a super nice person, I made the love bug… Continue Reading

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Heart Splat Ball Valentines

Heart Splat Ball Valentines

You guys, Valentine’s Day is just five days away. And I’ve got a super cute and fun idea — splat ball valentines! When I saw red heart-shaped splat balls from Oriental Trading, I knew they would be perfect for Owen’s valentines for his friends. Throwing a sticky, squishy ball around is pretty much Owen’s version of… Continue Reading

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Winnie {Three Months Old}

Winnie {Three Months Old}

Hey, it’s me, the mom that forgot to write her baby’s two month post. So here I am writing her three month post, because by the time I remembered to write her monthly update, she was already more than 3 months old. Oops. But I would like to point out that I DID remember to… Continue Reading

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Catching Up With Carmendy {2 and 1/2}

Catching Up With Carmendy {2 and 1/2}

It’s officially happened. Carmendy has become the victim of second child syndrome. First, it took over two years for a photo of her to be displayed in our home. And now this – I have missed one of her blog updates. I wrote about Owen quarterly during the past two years. My plan was to… Continue Reading

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Let’s Get This New Year Started

Let’s Get This New Year Started

Goodbye 2016! It was a year with many happy memories, the year we welcomed our precious Winnie. It was also a rough year, filled with grief, anxiety, and lots of overwhelming about-to-lose-my-shit parenting moments. But we made it. I suspect 2017 will be just as challenging (if not more so). But again we’ll make it through… Continue Reading

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Winter White Citrus Mint Sangria

Winter White Citrus Mint Sangria

I can’t believe it’s nearly 2017! Time to mix up this delicious citrus mint sangria to ring in the New Year. Mostly my drink preparation is limited to unscrewing a bottle of wine and pouring it into a glass (and usually I just tell my husband to do this for me). So this is my first… Continue Reading

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