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happy weekend & the tree farm.

last weekend we kicked off christmas with a visit to the tree farm for pictures, hot cocoa, lots of shenanigans and to pick out our tree. but the festivities came to a screeching halt when we (but mostly my husband) got home and started laying new floors in our downstairs….(good job honey). now that our […]

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easy ways to cozy up the kids’ room for christmas

now that thanksgiving has had it’s moment in the spotlight (hope yours was lovely!) i’m so excited that it is officially christmas season and i can wish you  MERRY CHRISTMAS! minor disclaimer before i really start this post – i’m not a home dec person. sure, i can style a wall or nook, but an […]

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advent calendar diy & download (& a peek!)

(if you are joining us from armommy, welcome! hope you like the new digs!) happy day before turkey day! i have a couple fun things to share with you today, including my new favorite place to shop for the kids, but first a tutorial! if you are like me, you started thinking about christmas way […]

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a new adventure

today is the first official day of the new adventure that is this blog. in celebration, i want to give you this usa map poster as a free download! simply sign up for emails to access. a link will be provided on the “success” page! xo . rae printing details: after downloaded, posters can easily be […]

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new york trip (part uno)

last week my husband whisked me away for my birthday to visit the big apple and my loved ones who live there (little bro, sis-in-law & nephew), & i would like to make it official,   i’ve always suspected that i am a city girl living in the suburbs, but now i know for sure. i […]

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beauty for ashes.

so, i’ve been sharing a little bit more about my family lately but have been feeling like you need to hear the whole story…  how our family began. there was a time in my life when a big family with a loving husband seemed like a long lost dream.  not even a possibility.  as in […]

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Mm, mm, good!

we all have those days, you know, the ones that start with a jump (after hitting snooze a few too many times) and frantically fly by with a million errands, car pool duties, kid wrangling, forgotten homework, never ending emails, meetings, and soccer practice. All of a sudden it’s dinnertime. These sweet (hungry) faces are […]

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craft tray No. 3, pom poms

last week we stocked the kids’ craft tray with supplies to make some good old-fashioned pom-poms.  they’ve been keeping their busy hands, well busy, only a good kind of busy not a bugging my brother or coloring on the walls kind of busy. it’s been a good craft to have on hand and (bonus) doesn’t […]

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painted drinkware

we recently got rid of our hodgepodge collection of drinking glasses and mason jars, and replaced them with 2 sets of these cute handled jars by libbey. with a cupboard full of the same exact glass, i knew i would need to do some embellishing – painted numbers seemed like the perfect touch!  here’s how to  D I […]

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griffey is two (cool)

to the (coolest) birthday boy, i’ve been a mom long enough to know that these toddler days fly by, but this time around it seems more like lightning speed. (here come the waterworks!) a few things i (especially) adore about you at 2… you are the only one with your daddies eyes and every time you […]

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5 minutes of fame (literally)

if you’ve stopped by any of the armommy homefronts over the last week, you may have heard that we were on a DIY segment for our local Seattle morning show, new day northwest.  if you haven’t seen it yet, the video is below….  (for a special treat – pay close attention to tilly and what […]

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