Merry Christmas!

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I’m sure I’ll say this every year, but this Christmas season has been magical. Jemma’s excitement has warmed all of our hearts and we can’t wait for this evening when we bake Jesus’ birthday cake and exchange gifts.   I wish I could mail you all a Christmas card, because truly, you’re all friends and […]

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 […]