18 Summers

My youngest, the speed reader and hockey goalie has 9 more summers around here. We are half done. My adventurous outdoorsman only has eight summers left in the confines of our home. And after five more summers this scuba loving fella will be off to college. May this summer be slow and full of wonder.  […]

The Life and Times of Lego Blocks

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Lego blocks. LEGO.  Legos.  That word sounds really weird really fast. We love and hate them. I only really hate them when I step on their razor sharp hard as steel tiny but you are gonna wish you were dead edges. Tiny Twig started a little conversation about Legos the other day on twitter: Then […]

31 Days :: Enjoy the Seasons

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Every chapter of life tells a story in a home.  When it was babies, instead of a lunch basket in the refrigerator, we had a diapers and wipes basket under the coffee table.  Now, we have a container of sharpened pencils. My youngest is nine years old.  He’s halfway though ’till you know what.  And […]

31 Days :: Don’t Put Stuff Where It Belongs

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Have I ever shown you the inside of this hutch? It’s part homework station, part holding area for a few of my husband’s books that he uses downstairs. Instead of putting what’s expected in each area of your home, pay attention to how your family uniquely uses your home.  Then, put stuff where you actually […]

31 Days To a Less Messy Nest Day 19:: For the Right Reasons

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The reason I like my house to be less messy is two fold.  1. When the house is less messy, it is available. Last Friday morning my sister called and wanted to make a spur of the moment visit.  All I had to do was get groceries and put sheets on the guest bed.  I […]

Creepy Mantel

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My boys are almost 13, 10 and 9.  They demand some type of spooky in October. It takes next to nothing to make them happy.  A few dollars worth of ripped up cheese cloth that looks better each year. And a tiny family of birds. I can never resist a good mantel party.  Check out […]

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