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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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craft tray no. 2 – rain makers

the other morning, while putting on my makeup, i turned around to find all 4 of my kids huddled around, asking me questions, getting into my drawers, knocking things over and hanging on my legs. now, to do this story justice i also have to add that my bathroom is the size of a small […]

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halloween ink.

oh, my! it’s been a little cray-cray on the armommy home-front… lots of cool changes (hint, hint) going on that i can’t share yet (so mean, i know) but we have a couple fun posts for you this week that i’m excited to share. starting with these free printable halloween tattoos! did you know they […]

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zucchini bread pancakes

the kids might make all kinds of faces (and noises) when they see you add shredded zucchini to perfectly good pancake batter, but they will be kissing the cook after the first bite! the recipe above (from the monthly spread) calls for gluten free pancake mix, but you can use whatever brand you like or […]

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delicious {corn} fritters

now that school has started, i get to spend a few days a week (when i’m not working) with the ham above (no sibs) which i think qualifies me as the luckiest person alive. however, i would like to go on the record and say, i’m not sure that one takes any less energy than […]

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