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Strawberry Dress

I got to do some sewing this weekend! It felt good to blow the dust off my machine and make some pretty things. I bought this fabric at a yard sale a few months ago. After sewing some new curtains for our kitchen window, I had enough leftover to sew a pretty new dress for…

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365 Days Outside > 181-187

Day 181 Daddy took the kids for a bike ride to the park today so I could finish reading The Maze Runner. Flynn always gets so excited when we take out the bike trailer. Day 182 Today we started cleaning out the area below our deck. Our plan is to put in a sand pit,…

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{Memories} Itchy Itchy Chicken Pox

I took the kids to the library yesterday when I got home from work to give Dad a break since he hasn’t been feeling well. It was kind of amazing how well-behaved they were! Juniper whispered the entire time and cleaned up the toys whenever she moved on to something else. And Flynn didn’t try…

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July Wrap Up

July was such a fun month! My sister and her family came to stay with us for a few days, we discovered a favorite place to go swimming, bought a cheap bike trailer, finally got library cards, celebrated Shaun’s birthday and our engagement anniversary, had a couple of great date nights and went to the…

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Nature Made Musical Instruments

I feel like I’ve made a breakthrough with our Go Outside challenge. For a while there it felt like things weren’t as exciting, like the whole project had lost it’s wonder. But last week I found a few websites that are amazing resources. (I’ll share some of them soon!) One website in particular that caught…

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365 Days Outside > 179-180

Day 176 Watering the garden today quickly turned into a splash party. Both kids ended up getting soaked, and our watermelons got a good amount of water as well. We even harvested something! A single zucchini. Day 177 Juniper made up a game called “Pingbang” today. Basically, you throw the ball into the bucket. Simple.…

Journals

I am a huge advocate for journal writing, or just memory keeping in general. Whether it be a journal, scrapbook, photo album, blog or shoe box full of random papers. Memories are so so important to me. Journals in particular have a special place in my heart, and I feel every single person should keep…

Rain Please? (and a work in progress)

It needs to rain. Seriously. For a week straight, maybe even two. Heck I wouldn’t complain if it rained for a whole month. All of our grass is fried from the constant 100°+ weather, and our yard is starting to look like a desert. (The giant cracks are actually kind of intriguing, they are really deep.)…

Juniper’s Surprise

Shaun and I decided to redecorate Juniper’s room while she was spending the night at her Oma’s house. We thought it would be a fun surprise for her. So when I got home from  work on Friday, we went to the store and bought all of the paint and supplies we’d need and as soon…