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Thank you for bedtime

Thank You For Bedtime

I’m not really sure how we fell into the pattern, but when we are both home and available, my husband and I divvy up the bedtime routines. And somehow, he usually ends up putting the girls {who are five and seven} to bed, while I put “the baby” (who is two) down. I’m sure our […]

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holiday planning guide with free printables

Holiday Planning Guide With Free Printables

The holidays can be so stressful.  But you know, the good kind of stress.  As in, I-wouldn’t-have-it-any-other-way.  I LOVE entertaining.  I love that we made the executive decision that (since we made the grandkid) everyone can come to us for the holidays.  Not to mention the Christmas Eve Brunch that we do for the neighbors […]

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White Elephant Gift Exchange Ideas

A Christmas Party just wouldn’t be the same without it.  A “White Elephant Gift Exchange”, “Grinch Game”, “Thieves’ Christmas”, “Yankee Swap”, “Dirty Santa”, etc.  The names go on, but the game is basically the same.  Everyone brings a silly, cheap gift to the party and you take turns opening and swapping these totally impractical {yet […]

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DIY Burlap Wreath to start Fall on the right foot!

DIY Burlap Wreath

With the kids finally settled back in school, Fall is suddenly here.  And if there is one perfect Fall fabric, it’s burlap.  I love how versatile it is: being used for pillow cases, table runners and wreaths.  It’s rustic feel and earthy smell just scream Fall.  So I headed to Hobby Lobby and bought some supplies to […]

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A Bucket List for Moms

When I was in college; single and kid-free; I was an adventurer.  I went away on weekend getaways.  I tried unknown foods at trendy restaurants.  I did study abroads in South Africa.  I was spontaneous.  I showered regularly.  A true daredevil. And now, I’m happily married with three adorable children and a dreamy life in […]

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I Want to be a Bad Mom

I recently went to see the “Bad Moms” movie with a bunch of my other mom friends. Just like any other night out without the kids and with a little wine involved, it was a fantastic evening. The movie was a little crass but absolutely hilarious and hit the pressures of motherhood right on the nose. […]

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A Visit to the Summerville Farmers Market

One of my favorite things to do on Saturday mornings is to wander the Summerville Farmers Market.  It’s your typical Southern small town farmer’s market, with banjo pickers, popsicles, and miles of fresh veggies grown just up the street.  Even its location {tucked behind Town Hall on Main Street} stereotypes the small town atmosphere!  The Summerville […]

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