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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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national ice-cream day: mint icecream recipe!

We find most made up national holidays silly, but ones that involve food tend to give us pause.  And National Icecream Day is definitely a day we're happy to make the time to celebrate  So today, we kicked our blog butt back in gear to bring you this amaaaaazeballs homemade icecream recipe, courtesy of … Continue reading "national ice-cream day: mint icecream recipe!"

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S&I custom upcycled t-shirt dresses: the making of!

We recently launched a new listing in the shop – our Custom Upcycled T-shirt Dress. As a teeshirt and jeans kind of girl myself, I was pretty excited when I came up with the idea for this modern take on the look. These dresses are cute and comfortable so they’re really perfect for any little … Continue reading "S&I custom upcycled t-shirt dresses: the making of!"

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