This + That

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My big kids are away at camp this week. I cannot deal. How are they old enough to leave for so long? Granted, it’s just day camp and they’re with their aunt in the evenings. But still, I’m a ball of anxious energy waiting to get them back in my arms! Also, that big guy […]

Daisies, Gardening Thoughts, and a Lily Jade Giveaway

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Mamas, if a Lily Jade has been on your wish list, today is your day! I’m spilling all the details about my favorite bag AND I’ve teamed up with Lily Jade for an amazing giveaway! A couple things about Lily Jade’s Shaylee bag … I’ve been blessed to see, touch, and use quite a few of the Lily […]

5K Queen

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I did a pretty poor job documenting this 5K. Buuuuuut, there I am pushing towards the finish line ^^^ Woohoo! I started training on May 8th and this race, the Camano Island Crab Dash, was on June 23rd. I had been thinking about getting back to running, but hadn’t really committed to it. Then a […]

2018 Summer Bucket List

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In the vein of my word of the year, the kids are crafting seasonal bucket lists. Well, that’s the plan at least, we’ve got our summer one ready and come fall and winter, we’ll brainstorm for those too. Bucket lists are great because they give us all something to look forward to, and, as you’ll see, apparently give me […]

Praying Out Loud

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Continuing a little Instagram convo here … There are miracles happening every day. Watch for them, expect them. If our prayers aren’t impossible, do we really have faith? Living like this is balm for weary hearts. He. Is. Good. Daily I say it out loud, I pray it deep in my soul, because in the midst of […]

Gerber Baby Alert

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This post is sponsored by Gerber®, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Do you Ibotta? It’s THE WAY to save. Trust a mama. Now, on to this pumpkin … I mean, can you say “Gerber Baby“? Eli is such a little roly poly and as soon as we introduced food, he […]

This + That

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Summer is here!  I mean, not technically, but for our family because the school year wrapped up this week. We’re loving the sunshine, the longer days, popsicles, park visits, and sleeping in. Jokes. No one is sleeping in here. We have been napping well lately though. Slower days with less to dos allow that. And […]

The Forgotten Things

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Throughout my day, I buzz nonstop. There is always something to do, someone to care for. At night, when I reflect back on what I did or did not accomplish, I always find it hard to summarize what happened. Because really, what did I do? Anything worthwhile? Anything that matters?  It seems that my daily […]

Helping Your Toddler Sleep Through the Night

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sposie Booster Pads, the number one brand in diaper doubles. All opinions are entirely my own. Teaching babies to sleep? Totally not my jam. I throw up my arms and snuggle them into the wee hours.  But toddlers? Helping them to sleep through the night is […]

31 1/2 Facts About Me

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It has been years since I shared an about me round up and seeing that today is my half birthday (oh yes, we totally celebrate those around here!) I figured, why not? Here’s to thirty one and a half! Enjoy this list of random facts about yours truly! Cookies are my weakness. Especially these … […]