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Guest Post: Making Photos Pop With Picmonkey

In Blog Staycationby Jen15 Comments

I am SO VERY excited to have the PicMonkey gurus Leilani and Emily from Just a Touch of Crazy guest posting over here as part of the Blog Staycation. These ladies have so many seriously amazing pictures and images that literally fly off the page and are oh so pinnable! Make sure you check in over at their website to …

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Time To Tackle That Blogging To Do List

In Blog Staycationby Jen12 Comments

It’s almost time for the launch of the Blog Staycation! I cannot tell you how excited I am! If you haven’t heard about the Staycation, then you can visit here to learn all about it. Personally, I am looking forward to at least attempting to tackle and complete my BIG old blogging to do list as well as connecting with …

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My Forever Story

In Parentingby Jen24 Comments

My forever story began 16 years ago. I was one month past my 21st birthday. A baby some called me, too young to be taking this step others thought. Jensguy although older than me, had just recently turned 24. We were both so young. I can still remember the morning of our wedding when he took my hand and whispered …

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Man-day:Frogmaggedon

In Man-dayby Jensguy18 Comments

We live in Tucson, Arizona, famous for our omnipresent sunshine, except for a couple of months during the summer when we get our Midsummer Monsoons. What the Monsoons mean is that there is a period, from the end of June to the first couple weeks of September, where it could conceivably rain every afternoon.  While this is true in theory, …

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Mommy Reality #13: The Grocery Store

In Mommy Realityby Jen13 Comments

This week has been intense. Jen lives in the Southwest and had a flash flood rip through her neighborhood and in one short hour turn it into a swampy submerged river area (pictures to come). Celeste lives in the St Louis area and has been seeing some scary rioting in her area. Through all of the craziness though we have …

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Kid Approved Busy Bag

In Parentingby Jen28 Comments

A few months ago I participated in a co-op with a group of women to make “toddler” busy bags for our families.  This busy bag has been amazing and has managed to entertain not only the toddler, but ALL of my children with it’s contents. I wanted to share how to make a few of the items with you today. …

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The Best Zucchini Bread Recipe EVER

In Cooking & Craftingby Jen26 Comments

The Best Zucchini Bread Recipe EVER I am a sucker for fresh farm stand produce. Last week my children and I stopped at a farm stand on a local Indian reservation and picked up the most beautiful squashes and zucchini. My children were excited to pick up this produce, because they are avid zucchini bread fans and together over the …

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Man-day: Someone Hates Cheerios Dad. . .Seriously?

In Man-dayby Jensguy18 Comments

OK, First of all, Peanut Butter Cheerios now exist!  It’s like taking Captain Crunch and softening the edges so that it doesn’t cut across the roof of your mouth like gravel.  Yay! Oh yeah, and the part of the announcement everyone has been talking about,  Cheerios Dad: The overall consensus is that this is fully awesome and long overdue in …

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When Photos Fail: My Mommy Reality

In Mommy Realityby Jen14 Comments

This week Celeste my Mommy Reality partner in crime has challenged us to share our photo fails. If you missed it, here is the challenge and her own photo fail: Now, to share my photo fails. First off, we have my Samantha having a less than stellar photo experience with Santa. She is actually trying to get away from him …

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Mommy Reality Challenge #12: When Photos Fail

In Mommy Realityby Jen14 Comments

Boom. Here we go again! In last week’s Mommy Reality Challenge, Jen commanded that we expose the contents of our purses to the world! We had many participants! Some of you posted your purse pics in a blog post which you linked to the “Mommy Reality” post, and some of you posted pics with the #mommyreality hashtag on Twitter, Google+, …

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Scam, Scam, Scammity Scam

In Parentingby Jen34 Comments

This last weekend I received a call from a talent development agency wishing to “audition” my children for television and modeling parts. I laughed,  I thanked them, I told them no, and then I promptly hung up. I later told my sister about the call, because my nephew has let it be known that his life’s wish is to have …

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Man-day Post: Econ 101, Now With More Mexican Cattle

In Man-dayby Jensguy8 Comments

Here’s a little side note from Jennifer’s article on BlogHer which I hope you have already taken the time to read. Do you ever have moments when information just clicks?  Something that takes a really large issue and brings it into a single local issue and suddenly everything makes sense? I’ll show you an example. Here are some Mexican Cows …

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Announcing The GREAT Blog Staycation 2014

In Blog Staycationby Jen12 Comments

I have shared with you before how much I love the SITS Girls. Not only have I been lucky enough to attend one of their Bloggy Boot Camps, but every Saturday they hold a #sitsblogging chat on twitter. I have made many great friends and connections through these Saturday morning chats. One Saturday about 2 months ago a few of …