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{Fab Top Five} Top 5 Back to School Teacher Gifts

August 7, 2015
Fab Top Five Back to School

While my children have completed their first week back in school,  others will be going back in the weeks ahead. While shopping for school supplies consider picking up or crafting a fun back to school gift for your child’s new teacher. The week before school started was all kinds of crazy so my children will be making theirs this weekend. Teachers are such an important part of our kids lives that a quick note or gift of thanks will go…

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Photography

{#OurProject52} Backlight

August 6, 2015
Jekyll Island Club Hotel

So hard to believe that we are already at week 31 of this challenge. THIRTY ONE. I’ll let that sit. The end of the year will be here before we know it. This week we are looking at backlight. My little lady is quite the performer. QUITE. She enjoys singing her favorite Kidz Bop tunes into my tripod as if it is a microphone. As I was taking in one of her performances I snapped this photo. While you can’t…

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Do It Yourself

How to Paint Crisp Wall Stripes

August 5, 2015
How to paint Crisp Wall Stripes

I was compensated for my time and this blog post by Ace Hardware. All opinions and positions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware. Now that I have finally finished painting my son’s room, it’s time to start thinking about the details. A few weeks ago I shared with you the plans for his room and one thing that he has continually been asking for are stripes. At our old house his entire…

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{Organizing Mamas} Kids Play and Homework Space – Before

August 2, 2015
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  The school bell rang. The most glorious sound I’ve heard in awhile. I’m excited for a number of reasons but one of the most important ones is I get a chance to start back working on the rooms in my home, slowly decluttering them and putting in place storage solutions that work in keeping things in order around here. Tia from the Chic SAHM and I are kindred spirits in wanting to declutter our spaces to make life easier!…

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Living

Free Back to School Printables

July 30, 2015
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For the past few years I’ve been capturing the first and last days of school with printables. I enjoy looking at the difference in their height and look from the beginning of the school year to the end. To get ready for Monday, I decided to create my own first day printables. I made them into free back to school printables in the event you wish to capture those first day moments with your little ones. I only did through…

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{Starbucks Refreshers} Mommy’s Back to School Routine

July 30, 2015
Starbucks Refreshers Strawberry Lemonade

 This post is sponsored by Starbucks Refreshers Monday, August 3, marks the beginning of a new school year. I won’t fib and say I am not in the least bit excited about re-enforcing bedtimes, meal plans and no screen times but with this liberty comes the wave of birthday parties, ballet lessons, soccer practice, baseball practice, piano lessons, hair washing and just overall chaos…and no, that doesn’t include my personal/home obligations, exercise and work. Ugh. I’ve been giving a lot…

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{#OurProject52} Summer

July 30, 2015
Babyland General

Well folks, looks like the unofficial end to Summer is here. We’ve had an amazing laid back Summer full of fun, swimming, movies and outdoor play. I’ve enjoyed lounging around with no schedule and telling folks to eat sandwiches for dinner. Today, we’ll venture to Open House at 5:00 and and see teachers and friends. Just as I anticipated the end of school I am looking forward to what the second half of the year brings. Here are a few…

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Photography

{#OurProject52} Your Favorite

July 23, 2015
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Not that I am awesome photographer in the least bit but there are times that I capture images where I surprise myself. Unfortunately it hasn’t been that often lately, because I would need to pick up my camera more! Nothing strokes your picture taking ego more than capturing a stellar moment. The  photos in this post were the ones that came to mind when I think of my favorites. TIP: Let a photo be your favorite not because it was…

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