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We are a game family – always have been and once we started having kids we decided we were going to be a technology free family, at least as far as phone/tablet games and other gaming systems go. Fast forward 10 years and we have four busy boys. With no screen time to keep them busy, we find […]

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We’ve been loyal American Express cardholders for a few years now. We started out with a few credit cards and have cut back to only this one because of its fantastic customer service and benefits. We get plenty of cash back every year and now we enjoy the new Amex Offers program. First off, Amex Offers […]

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Well…that may be a bit dramatic…but I did cut off a good chunk of my left index finger. Completely OFF. I was cutting fabric for a quilt, like I’ve done dozens, maybe even hundreds of times. I must have looked up for a split second – my blade slipped up over the ruler and took […]

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My friend created catchy versions of three well known kids songs.  I’ve shown them to my boys ages 6, 4, and 2 and they all love to watch them and ask to watch them over and over.  The best part is that the songs don’t get old quickly like kids music usually does. The first […]

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I was delighted to be asked by BlogHer to share this Almay-sponsored video series, ‘Different Occasions. Different Looks. Always Pretty.’ In this video, find out how you can get Kate’s Weekend Wear Look!”

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Almay is sponsoring a new video series, “Different Occasions. Different Looks. Always Pretty” and BlogHer asked me to share it with you! Watch this first video to find out how you can get Kate’s Date Night Look.

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Seriously Pinterest??? How about showing me a birthday cake I can actually make.  Sheesh. This is how I do birthday cakes: I cut a template with my Cricut using plain white cardstock – Gus wanted a doggy cake so I found one in the Create a Critter cart and cut it out to fit the […]

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Elliot has been begging me for months to make him some footed pjs and when I found this pattern his wish came true. Amy Hindman is the brains behind Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop and the very cute and creative blog, Naptime Crafters. Her Classic Footed PJs pattern is the first of her many patterns I’ve tried, and the pattern […]

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I struggle to come up with gift ideas for the same people every year and every year I rely on gift guides and internet recommendations. This year I found some great ideas on BlogHer. For my son’s kindergarten teacher? This blogger suggests asking her what she needs, offering to wrap some of her Christmas presents, […]

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I have been working on jazzing up my table-top decor over the last few months. On my most recent trip to IKEA I found some goodies! My colors must be way in right now because I was seeing them everywhere! 1. SOCKER Vase – $12.99 – comes in a set of 2 (the larger one […]

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