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4th of july printable flags

so yesterday, when i should have been cleaning the kitchen, i decided to sit down and design some flags to take to the annual 4th of july celebration at my parents. definitely time well spent, but you should see my kitchen today (oh, my!).  i know it’s kind of last minute and all, but i […]

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watermelon juice

Back in the day while visiting one of our first farmer’s market, Mr. Friis, Ozzie, & I stumbled upon a delicious invention….  watermelon juice.  We’ve been making it at home ever since. /picture credit—> stacy jacobsen photography/ Here is our homemade recipe: I N R E D I E N T S 1/2 large seedless […]

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homemade cleaner DIY

This week has been cray, cray.  Which means my house looks like it exploded.  Which also means that this video we did with KinCommunity is extremely appropriate for today, because I have some cleanin’ to do. Wondering why it’s a good idea to use a homemade cleaner?  Well, it’s easy and cheap (ahem…), and free of […]

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tassel necklace DIY

Like it?  Love it?  Wanna make one?  (Fashion DIY’s get me so giddy.) All you need is:  a swatch of leather (cut to 5 x 2.5″), a small piece of the leather to make a loop (cut to 1.5 x .25″), a necklace chain of your choice, a loaded hot glue gun or craft glue, […]

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painted doormat DIY

Last week I had the privilege of traveling to L.A. & working with KinCommunity, a fantastic & new youtube channel.  If you haven’t subscribed, I highly recommend it.  I’m partial to their DIY and EATS, but I also love (with a capital “L”) the BEAUTY & STYLE tips (faves:  cat eyes, summer up-do & 1 trend 3 […]

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build a fort kit DIY (update)

We originally posted this tutorial a year ago in September, & it quickly became a favorite online, at Birthday parties, & in our home.  So I was thrilled when given the opportunity to make a video tutorial with KinCommunity featuring the beloved fort kit.  Click the video below and find out why! Irresistible, yes?  Doesn’t that […]

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our little adventure (traveling with kids)

happy day after father’s day weekend!  hope you were able to spoil the important men in your life.  we facetimed with family on the east coast, made (and devoured) yummy food, and had a couple little adventures at my parent’s house. i’ve missed you the last couple weeks…  despite my best intentions and a list […]

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play dates and picnics

before i begin this post, just want to say thanks you so much for all the sweet and encouraging comments regarding our morning show segment – you guys are the best! ——————————————————————————————————– a few weeks ago, before the summer sunshine had made it’s way to the PNW, i got together with my friends trina (and her two […]

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throwback candy wrapper bracelet

hope everyone had a wonderful mama’s day with lots of spoilage going on! our oldest (ozzie) had a baseball tournament (of all things, i know….  but it was really fun) so we split our time between family and the fields.  however, sometime around 2 yesterday, it was clear that the littles had hit their, busy […]

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adventures in dress(ing)

a few years back i recall making a statement to my friend that went something like this… “i almost never buy dresses because you can’t mix and match them…  you are just stuck with the same outfit that looks the same everytime it’s worn.”  (um, opinionated much? ha!) truth be told, i was talking about […]

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DIY did i do this?

ever see something at the store and think, i could totes (save money &) DIY that? then did you head to the man store to buy supplies and realize (a little too late) that, um your not really saving much?  ttthhhhheeennnnn, did you start putting things together, hanging, leveling, drilling, etc. and want to punch […]

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