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Thankful for This and That

Taking time to be thankful for simplicity. A rare cup of coffee in my newly recharged love of green tea. Homemade pancakes Homemade French onion soup Indoor obstacle course, tents, fun with cars in beans, and tea parties with cucumber … Continue reading

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I wanted needed to spend the day cleaning.  But, I got a better offer. Treasure maps, treasure hunts, stickers as treasures, and forts with pretend naps.  WAY more fun than cleaning!

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A simple day outside

A walk in the woods, catching leaves as they fall, and a picnic lunch.  So simple.  So fun.

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Simply Fall

I love to watch my kids enjoying the simple pleasures of life. Fall leaves, playing outside, and each other.

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Monday, Monday

I didn’t get upset, I just got my camera!

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Kids Consignment Sale Season

Some people look forward to the start of football as fall approaches.  They block off all distractions on their calendars, buy chips, salsa, and beer and await each game with mania.  I  respond with the same enthusiasm to kids consignment sale season. … Continue reading

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Alphabet Curtains

Fabric Curtains…..too predictable!  Why not just use ribbon, scrapbook paper, and a wrapping paper roll.  Well, ok I think I will! You will also need:  Scissors, hot glue gun, fabric to cover wrapping paper roll, optional ( Exacto knife and … Continue reading

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Fun Food Friday! Feeding a Toddler

Truth be told……I am no Betty Crocker, I am not even her long-lost great-niece!  But I have been able to keep my kids happy at meal time and that’s good enough for me!  Don’t worry Bill eats too!          Lunch for … Continue reading

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My Compact Year! The first quarter

     I have mentioned several times before that I am a member of The Compact.  The basic concept of “The Compact” is to join others in a challenge to buy nothing New for one year with only a few exceptions.  You … Continue reading

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Family Dinners

Last night at the dinner table (for some reason) my husband and I began a game of “7up”.   Madelyn loved it and kept us playing for quite a while.  Do you remember “7up” aka “Heads up , 7up.”  OK all … Continue reading

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