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camper care package + so many milestones

not sure if the pregnancy hormones are making me extra sentimental or if we’ve just hit a busy season with lots of changes, but lately the kids seem to be reaching all kinds of milestones. nothing major but still a sobering reminder of how quickly my babes are growing up. one of those milestones is that […]

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happy 4th + a simple dessert!

sneaking in one more 4th of july post before we take off for the long weekend (woohoo!!). i’m in charge of bringing dessert this year but instead of making something from scratch i thought i would highjack store-bought cupcakes, scrape off the extra frosting and decorate with washi tape clad toothpicks and fresh fruit. if […]

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red, white & blue necklace

we’re back with more red, white and blue goodness! the last month while our house (and kids’ toys) were mostly packed up, i relied heavily on non-messy crafts (and the boob tube if i’m being totally honest) to keep the younger ones entertained. this simple paper straw necklace was one of their faves so we thought […]

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4th of july balloon dart board

well, hello friends! i’m back from my unintentional 2 week hiatus… a lot has happened since my last post (a lot)! we packed up our family of 6, got our house ready for renters (still a work in progress), welcomed the kids home from a successful (minus some slacking off towards the end) year of school, […]

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PATRIOTIC HAND PIES (recipe)

a couple weekends ago the kids and i spent the morning at the farmer’s market and came home with a bucket full of cherries.  after we ate a few handfuls and i put the younger kids down for naps, ozzie asked if we could spend time in the kitchen making something sweet and summery.  now, […]

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who that, who that.

sooooo, i was planning on posting all about dating your husband, but then i saw this video + had to share. the most amazing thing i’ve seen in a long time. you’ll love it. xo . rae (video by girls with glasses)

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homemade hostess gifts

the last day of school is right around the corner (or has come and gone for some of you!) marking the start of summer! i’m sure everyone’s social calendars are filling up with backyard shindigs, and baby and wedding showers. to make sure you don’t show up empty handed here’s a simple hostess gift you […]

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little bites: PB&J push pops

with the weather warming up we’ve been experimenting with chilled snack ideas and wanted to share our favorite so far, PB&J pops! these push pops are a healthy mix of complex carbohydrates and protein, simple to make, and the perfect bite between lunch and dinner time. Mmmm. Peanut butter and jelly pops (*gluten free) You’ll Need 1 cup […]

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raid the pantry.

about a month ago i went on our women’s church retreat and stayed at this swanky hotel with the most incredible amenities. one of my favorites was “raid the pantry” where the hotel would open up a hidden pantry in the lobby, from 10:30pm to 12:30, stocked full of all kinds of yummy food to satisfy their guests’ late […]

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JUNE with kids (and a free printable calendar)

i’m sure we’re all planning on hanging at the pool, beach or splash parks a ton this month, (should prob start searching for a maternity swimsuit!) but here are a few additional ideas to keep the kids entertained during the day and pooped by the time their sweet heads hit the pillow at night!  1| once school […]

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breakfast club: easy blender crepes recipe

there is a certain two year old in our home that will greet me in the morning with a sleepy, “make crepes, momma?” several times a week. it’s hard to resist, but this recipe (especially if made the night before) is super easy to throw together and equally as easy to clean up after. depending […]

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