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WEEKLY MEAL PLAN, MARCH WK 1

After a couple week hiatus (courtesy of a crazy week followed by the flu) I’m so ready to jump back into our weekly meal planning and kick March off with some momentum. In addition to getting organized and coming out of our winter hibernation mode, I’m hoping to get a head start on spring cleaning […]

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OUR FAVORITE AMAZON PURCHASES IN 2018

One of my goals for 2019 is to be more thoughtful about how I spend money and while I’ve made a few changes lately (baby steps!), I don’t see myself quitting on amazon prime anytime soon. Here are our favorite Amazon purchases of 2018… favorite moisturizer to put on my face… add 30 drops of […]

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OOTW: WHAT TO WEAR WHILE WAITING ON SPRING

It’s pretty obvious by these pics that we’re still living in a winter wonderland (Christmas music has even made it’s way back into the rotation) but my heart (and body temperature) are craving spring so I recently grabbed a few spring-ish clothing items from the back of our closets and out of season bins and […]

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SCENES FROM OUR WINTER WEEKEND (SO FAR) + A FAMILY UPDATE

(serious dad skills ^^^) Yay Presidents day! Happy to say we still have a couple days left of the weekend (woot!) but I wanted to stop in with a little family update and a few random pics from Saturday morning. I’ve been doing my best to get the camera out even when the lighting isn’t good (which is […]

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RAISING LOVING SIBLINGS

I feel overly obligated to start by saying I don’t have the whole “loving siblings” thing figured out and that if having 5 kids has taught me anything it’s that they’re all different with varying needs, personalities and relationship dynamics. BUT I do think we’ve done a few things that have helped strengthen bonds between […]

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WEEKLY MEAL PLAN, FEBRUARY WK 2

(image from our snowman marshmallow recipe from last week!) We’re still hunkered down and enjoying snow days here in the PNW! The kids went to school one day last week and are home again today after a fresh 4+ inches of snow last night. I’ve said it so many times I’m annoying myself but, you […]

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MINI MAKERS: HOMEMADE MARSHMALLOW SNOWMEN

Whatever your personal feelings are about marshmallows I urge you to set them aside and try this recipe asap! They taste like sweet, fluffy clouds and are the perfect addition to a winter hot cocoa routine. We turned this batch into snowmen using icing but have also used candy eyes and are dreaming up ways […]

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MAKING FITNESS A PRIORITY + WHY I WORKOUT

I used to workout because I wanted to stay a certain size, see a certain number on the scale and flatten out as many lumps and dimples as possible. As I’ve gotten older and had more kids, it simply got to be too much to keep up with and honestly my “WHY” made it difficult […]

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