Project 52: 15/52

When we moved to this house last June (how has it almost been a year?!), the previous owners left a telescope in the basement for the kids. It’s taken us nearly a year, but we finally got it out a couple of weeks ago.


And I won’t tell you that Brandon struggled so the kids could look at the moon, or as soon as he got it figured out, the clouds covered the moon. Those are unimportant details.


The kids really liked checking it out, and I am sure it will be a much used item this summer!

These weeks theme was Far Away. Linking up my Project 52 Photos at Sarah’s blog!


3 Ways to Keep Your Home Kid Friendly

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MiFabuloso #CollectiveBias Before kids, I loved decorating our home. I loved swapping things out for the seasons, having cute things on the coffee tables, end tables, and our wedding photos out on display. There were no locks on… 

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Mother’s Day Collaboration with Paper+Spark

Even with all of the technology around, I have always been a paper planner/paper list maker/ paper goal setter person. It’s something I will probably always do. There’s nothing better than having a fresh sheet of paper to plan away on. Lists and goals and plans help me stay organized, plus I love the visual… 

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Memory Verse Printables for Kids

 This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media® and DreamWorks, but all my opinions are my own. #weavemade #VeggieTalesfun I am no stranger to VeggieTales. For starters, in junior high youth group we used to sing all of the silly songs from the movies, and now that… 

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Project 52: 14/52

I love candid shots, and I don’t take near as many of them as I should! This photo I can’t take credit for, it was from a friend’s wedding, but I really like it. And it fits this weeks theme of hidden– hidden on the dance floor! Fun night, for sure, and it’s becoming more… 

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PiYo: Month One

Working out has always been a struggle for me. I don’t love doing it, I could never find anything I really liked, and most importantly, I couldn’t find anything I wanted to stick with. After a few months with my Beachbody challenge group, I decided to order PiYo. If you don’t know what PiYo is,… 

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Little Black Dress: Date Night Style

Date nights are something that I used to take for granted. Before we had kids, we would have a date night at LEAST once a week! I remember how nice it was coming home Friday after work (3:30pm since I worked at the school!) and I had time to relax, unwind, and prep for a… 

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Project 52: 13/52

Ideas are always forming in my head. Lists congregate there as well, a running total of things to do, goals to accomplish, and items to remember. As far as technology goes, I rely on it quite a bit. I rely on my iPhone for my calendar (Brandon and I sync events so we try not… 

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Best Dressed Kids #ImagineSpring

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Every year, I get spring fever REALLY early.  Can you blame me? I have lived in the Midwest my entire life, and while I do love the first snowfall, I… 

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Road Trip Wonders

Since moving to Illinois 18 years ago, we have made the trip back to Nebraska several times. A few times to visit, for my bridal shower, for my cousin’s bridal shower, and Brayden’s first trip when he was 18 months old. It’s a 12 hour trip because Iowa is just in the way! ha! We… 

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Quality Resale from Moxie Jean

This post is sponsored by Moxie Jean and may contain affiliate links, but my opinions are 100% my own. Kids grow at astounding rates and the pair of pants you had them in last week may be too short the following. It’s crazy! I want quality clothes for my kiddos (not to mention stylish and… 

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