Hidden Veggie Pillsbury Pizza Bake

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You thought I was done with my back to school posts, huh? Well, It’s only week two and like I chronicled the other day, this is my first year actually experiencing back to school season as a mama, so I’m a bit excited about it all :)   Well, excited and overwhelmed. Our daily schedule […]

DIY Annie Sloan Dresser

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Hey ya’ll! Today I’m over at The Pierogie Mama showing off a little non-tutorial of our DIY Annie Sloan Dresser that sits in the breakfast nook. It stores all our cloth napkins, tablecloths, candles and Jemma’s playdough – you know, all the important stuff in life. Pop over and check it out! And if it […]

House Tour | Downstairs

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I toggle between loving and hating this season of settling into our home.    I love having a fresh, clean palette to work with.    I hate the budget component.   I love nailing into the walls with gusto because I know we won’t have to patch them like we did in our past rentals.  […]

Our Family Cleaning Calendar

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Please, oh please, tell me that Dominic and I aren’t the only ones who bicker about chores?   I’m confessing that we do. Sometimes to embarrassing extremes. Because 1) there are times I can’t bear to clean up another meal mess from the floor and 2) Dominic works hard all day long and doesn’t get […]

Let’s Live In This Room

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We are days away from closing on the new house. Well, it could still be a month, but in the grand scheme of our “moving into a home of our own” endeavor, a month is only 30 days. Be still my heart. I cannot wait and am crossing my fingers that the budget will allow […]

Postpartum Sitz Bath

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Two babies down and a few more to go (someday, not now) and I’ve got a little feeling that I’m growing in my expertise of all those mama things that rock your bod postpartum. Today, I want to share about postpartum sitz baths – also known as mama bath magic. So, you just pushed a […]

Our $5,000 Wedding

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This spring I participated in Kari’s Koupons‘ Weddings on a Dime feature. Seeing that today is Dominic and I’s 5 year anniversary (WOOHOO!), I thought it would be fitting to share the scoop on our frugal wedding! Hope you enjoy! HOW WE MET …  Dominic and I met while attending Warner Pacific College in Portland, […]

Posing With Our Ferns

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My dear friend and photographer of choice, Christine of LCS Photography, met us at our property for a lil’ afternoon photo shoot prior to Mother’s Day. Even though it is taking awhile to get everything squared away on the property (darn county), I am happy that we were able to stage our photo shoot on […]

Crockpot Yogurt

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Thanks to my lovely midwife who shared her recipe, I’ve been whipping up yogurt left and right. Who would have guessed making yogurt could be so simple! INGREDIENTS & SUPPLIES 8 cups of milk 1/2 cup yogurt with live cultures Crockpot Bath towel Cheesecloth Strainer DIRECTIONS Pour 8 cups of milk (or 16 cups which […]

Easy Breezy Frittata

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From weeks 7-12 of this pregnancy I didn’t cook much at all. Like nothing. We ate out, defrosted all the freezer meals I had stored, and ate cereal. But, I’m back at it. I suppose all Tivo’d Ten Dollar Dinners and The Pioneer Woman finally got to me. It’s not that I really have the […]

More Milk Cookies

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Welcome to the November Carnival of Natural Parenting: Kids in the Kitchen This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared how kids get involved in cooking and feeding. Please read to the end to find a […]