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Make Your Own Christmas Glitter Dough

In Cooking & Crafting by Jen34 Comments

During the summer I came across a recipe for Fairy Mud that intrigued me. I had planned on trying this out with my children, but never got around to it. In November our family spent a lot of time indoors as we recuperated from various illnesses, so I thought we would try making the mud. Putting my own spin on …

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The What No One Wants For Christmas Gift List

In Man-day, Parenting by Jen50 Comments

This last week Jensguy and I were sitting and chatting one night after the children had gone to bed. As usual our topics ranged far and wide, but on this particular night he began a conversation centered around the worst Christmas presents we had ever received or seen given. Jen: Oh kind of like that big hulking gorilla with a …

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Mommy Reality: My NEW Best Friend

In Mommy Reality by Jen32 Comments

Two weeks ago I had just stepped into the shower to enjoy a few minutes of me time when one of my children ran into the bathroom screaming that there was a fire in the kitchen! With shampoo still streaming from my hair I quickly grabbed my towel and ran down the stairs. I am sure that battling a kitchen …

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Mommy Reality #24: Replacing This Thorn In My Side

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It’s Friday, I’m in love! Okay, finally a Friday song to kick out of our heads the song Jen put in the last Mommy Reality Post! Anyway, welcome to Mommy Reality Challenge #24! If this is your first time hearing about the Mommy Reality Challenge we are so glad you are joining this great community of moms who participate in …

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Wordless Wednesday: Focusing On Gratitude

In Blogging by Jen14 Comments

Today I am celebrating the fact I was able to get up out of my sick bed, shower and even eat a bowl of chicken noodle soup! Once you have been sick, good health becomes something for which you are incredibly grateful. On Thursday of this week here in the States we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. This is one of …

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What To Watch On NETFLIX When You Are Sick

In Parenting by Jen21 Comments

Usually I don’t post on Tuesday, but the last two days have been brutal. My body has alternated in between feverishly insane hot flashes and bone jarring chills. My head has felt like it was being repeatedly beaten by a brick and my body ached like I had just run a marathon. This does not happen very often for me, …

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A Kind Of Wordy Wenesday: A Giveaway & Link-Up

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Happy Wednesday everyone! This last week was a little crazy for our family. We had a 7th birthday Frozen extravaganza for my middle daughter plus as an extra added bonus we had not one but two broken kitchen appliances, a refrigerator and a dishwasher! The 7th birthday party was a lot of fun. The other two not so much. Here’s …

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Cashing Through The Snow (Giveaway)

In Blogging, Reviews by Jen12 Comments

Cashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh, 11 fabulous bloggers are giving you an opportunity to win some holiday cash today…. The holidays are fast approaching and  a few of my blogging friends have teamed up to add a little extra jingle to your pocket book!   Just think of us as the holiday fairies! Please be sure …

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Mommy Reality #23: Mom’s Pet Peeve

In Mommy Reality by Jen25 Comments

It’s Friday, Friday, Gotta Get Down On Friday! Um, sorry you will be singing that all day now, won’t you? Anyway, welcome to Mommy Reality Challenge #23! If this is your first time hearing about the Mommy Reality Challenge we are so glad you are joining this great community of moms who participate in our bi-weekly challenges that showcase all …

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Wordless Wednesday Link-up

In Blogging by Jen23 Comments

I am excited to again have the opportunity to be participating in a fabulous Wordless Wednesday link-up with some amazing bloggers. Hopefully you had fun last week as well and are ready to get this party started once again! Before we do though, here is a picture I caught last week. It is of my husband holding our youngest daughter …

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The Practically Perfect Princess

In Parenting, Reviews by Jen38 Comments

Back in 2012 my sister Nicki and I published a book together about a little preschool Princess, Rebekah Grace The Practically Perfect Princess This cute little Princess is patterned off of our experiences as “Queen Moms” raising our daughters. Take a look at these pictures of our Princesses and you will see that she looks an awful lot like them …