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#ootd, soccer mom

i have been waiting my entire adulthood for two things 1) to watch my kids (and their friends) play sports and 2) for an updated version of the hammer pant (please tell me i’m not alone!). This weekend it seemed, all my dreams came true when i got to watch ozzie’s varsity baseball game on friday […]

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balloon peeps

a couple weeks ago we put together a gallery for mom dot me on rainy day activities, the perfect topic for us seattleites.  the kids had so much fun helping with one of the project that we couldn’t resist but link to it from here along with a downloadable template. meet our balloon friend,  r o c […]

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muffin tin meatloaves

One of my favorite parts of fall and winter months is making  c o m f o r t   f o o d .  Every part of the process brings a little bit of warmth into the home, from the ingredients to the baking and then finally the eating.  So good. Since it’s been cooling […]

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homemade pancake mix recipe

Every time I make something that comes in a can, jar, box or bag at the grocery store, from scratch, I’m amazed at how easy it is and delicious it turns out.  It also makes me feel like I live on a farm… and farms are cool. Making pancakes from scratch is extra easy because you […]

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greek inspired chicken piccata recipe

ever feel like you could really use a happy surprise?  a change of pace? maybe with regards to dinner — and a no-fail chicken and noodles recipe you follow because everyone likes pasta and no one complains about chicken? i have just the thing.  that will taste like heaven in your mouth.  especially if your […]

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date night in

date nights (around our house) are not usually a weekly occurrence. however they do happen more than they used to. mostly because over the years we’ve expanded the definition to include afternoon coffee dates, home depot trips (sans kids), crash your friends quiet evening down the street date, and more recently, put the kids down […]

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bus stop style with mom.me

{one of the videos we did in a series for mom.me} HEAD HERE TO WATCH xo . rae . CREDITS .creative direction + talent: rae ann kellyvideo production: mark titus, august island picturesproduction asst: paul moore, jane kelly + stacy jacobsen

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back to school fashion show

the kids typically put on mini fashion shows as they come home with cool new duds for back to school, but this year i thought it would be fun to step it up a notch and put on one big fashion show.  so i’ve collected a few pops (glow in the dark bracelets and funny […]

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party clips DIY

You’ll love these DIY chalkboard name clips for everyday use or for entertaining.  Made loads of them this summer to keep from running out of glasses while everyone is home, drinking lots, & having trouble keeping track of who’s glass is who’s.  Check out the video tutorial below… click here to download the printable paper for […]

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chalkboard place mat DIY

A charming take on our beloved laminated place mats (I miss them, don’t you?).  And so fun to make! SUPPLIES: 1. chalkboard paint   2. paintbrush   3. transfer paper   4. paint pens   5. pencil   6. 11×14 hardboard panel (found here)   7. printable template (click to download)   8. chalk (for […]

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stay cool goodie bags

a few weeks ago we had that unusual pacific northwest experience of a heat wave – that’s right, the temp. hit 90, with 80% humidity. and while most of the country would probably consider this kind of weather lovely for summer – my children actually thought they were melting. to distract everyone from the heat, […]

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