Quick And Easy Office Organization

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This post is brought to you by Command™ Brand.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. I've been on a quest to organize and clean up my home office because it has slowly gotten out of control over the past year.  Basically, I need to purge like a person on Hoarding: Buried Alive.  I mean, there … [Continue reading...]

When The Baby Weight Sticks To You Like Glue

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When I was pregnant everyone said, "Oh yeah, if you breastfeed the baby weight will fall right off!  You'll be back to your pre-pregnancy weight in no time!" Those people are lying liars. Some experts say breastfeeding can burn an extra 500+ calories a day. That's probably a lie too.  Or there … [Continue reading...]

Two Twenty One Talk 008 : Not Just A Housewife

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My guest for the 8th episode of Two Twenty One Talk is Stacy from Not Just A Housewife.  During our conversation, Stacy talks about her book, Natural Accents, where she finds inspiration, her thoughts on Pinterest, and we play fun round of the Word Game. Stacy's most popular posts: mason … [Continue reading...]

One Year Old

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Our little man turns a year old today.  People aren't kidding when they say that time flies by.  It feels like I was just holding our 8 pound, 11 ounce nugget in the hospital. This past year has been the best year of my life because of Owen and the bond Brad and I have made by becoming parents.  … [Continue reading...]

Toy Organization Ideas

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If you're a parent or care-giver to children, do you often find yourself saying, "Where is that puzzle piece?" or "Where did that little thingamajig go?"  Well, today I'm sharing how I'm organizing some of Owen's toys.  Specifically toys that include small pieces. What's my answer to the … [Continue reading...]

White House Baby’s Birth Greeting

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Did you know that you can get greetings from the White House?  I first found out about this when I planning our wedding five years ago.  So when I was addressing invitations, I also addressed one to the White House.  A few weeks later, we received a wedding greeting from the President and First … [Continue reading...]

Alaskan Cruise: Tracy Arm Fjord

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It's been a little over a month since we got back from our trip to Seattle and 7-day Alaskan cruise.  So it's about right that I'm finally getting around to sharing photos from the cruise portion of our vacation. Today I'm sharing photos of Tracy Arm Fjord, which is located about 45 miles south of … [Continue reading...]

Two Twenty One Talk 007 : Reader Q&A

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In this week's episode of Two Twenty One Talk I'm answering some hard-hitting reader questions.  And instead of me asking myself the questions and answering them, I asked my BFF, Natalie, to ask the questions.  It makes things a little more interesting. Here's the links to stuff I talked about in … [Continue reading...]

Coat Closet Organization

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This post is brought to you by Command™ Brand.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. I recently decided to get my coat closet organization on and tackle the accessories in our entryway closet.  In all honesty, this closet needs a major overhaul.  Brad and I need to go through our coats and donate … [Continue reading...]

Two Twenty One Talk 006 : Maybe Matilda

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My guest this week is one of my oldest blog friends, Rachel, from Maybe Matilda.  That's right, her name is Rachel, not Matilda.  Sit back, relax and enjoy my conversation with Rachel! Rachel's most popular posts: How To Grow Out a Pixie Cut Homemade Sugar Scrub Learn to Crochet  Deep … [Continue reading...]

Top Toys for a One Year Old

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I hope you guys had a great weekend!  Owen had a couple of firsts this weekend-- his first tooth popped up and he waved 'hi' for the first time.  While I love watching him grow and develop, I miss my snuggly little baby. With Owen's first birthday less than a month away (Sob. How has a year passed … [Continue reading...]

New Bathroom Countertops

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Back in March I shared that we were getting new Formica® Laminate countertops in our master and guest bathrooms.  Last week the countertops were installed, and then we spent the rest of the week installing the new sinks and faucets.For reference, here's what our master bathroom vanity … [Continue reading...]