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Scout & Indiana's Fancy Forest Quilts

In honor of National Quilting Month, I'm FINALLY sharing a project that I started in the fall of 2016.  Not long after we moved to South Carolina, the girls moved from cribs to big kid beds (which is a whole other blog post that you should definitely check out if you haven't already!).  In my family there is a long history of quilt making and gifting - each of the 8 grandchildren have a quilt made by my grandmother, and both my sister and I have a quilt made by my mother, so to help myself with the transition of my babies becoming big kids, I decided to make the each of the girls their own quilt from me.  Husband...

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Rad Dad Project: standing desks for tots!

Our first blog of the new year (that started over 3 weeks ago – yikes!) is a Rad Dad Project that was inspired by one of the fastest growing trends of 2017 – standing desks! J wanted to build a standing desk for himself (that blog will come later this year), but like the sweet man that he is, he was more inspired to build the girls a fun and kid friendly standing desk first. The ultimate goal was to create a good learning and creative workspace with storage for supplies and materials as well as different modes/areas for learning and art. In one of his most creative designs yet, J incorporated a mutli-functional tabletop, a magnetic backboard, AND a...

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Appreciating my Military Family this Military Family Appreciation Month

November is Military Family Appreciation month – it’s also a time of year that gets me thinking about what I’m thankful for. As we get ready to enter my husband’s 15th year in the Army, this year I find myself reflecting on and appreciating the importance of my Military Family as it has existed and grown throughout this time. I’m so truly thankful for the many wonderful people who have so importantly impacted my life as an Army spouse and who have become my Family through so many moves, so many states, and so many different times in our lives.

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DIY Flamingo Halloween Costumes

Halloween is so much more fun with kids and since this is the first year the girls can really weigh in on their halloween costumes, I thought I'd see what they wanted to be.  So we talked about all the options, from book characters, to movie characters, to just things/people they think are cool. No matter how many times we talked about it, their answer was always the same - FLAMINGOS.  Both of them.  FLAMINGOS.  Which honestly, although totally unexpected, I find completely hilarious, so sure I thought, FLAMINGOS.  But....as it turns out, finding toddler flamingo costumes is a little more difficult than you might think (or maybe not, I'm not sure how many 3 year-olds are demanding to be flamingos......

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our first garden!

I am notorious for my black thumb, which is why it was surprising to everyone, especially me, when I decided that I wanted to try my hand at a garden this summer. It all started when my Mom sent the girls a little seed starting kit in early spring. It came in an egg carton … Continue reading "our first garden!"

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