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I’m Co-Hosting This Week’s TGIF Blog and Instagram Hop!

In Bloggingby Jen13 Comments

I have a new addiction, Instagram! I love seeing your babies and children, your delicious food, amazing blog posts and all about your life. All of these things make me happy, but I need more. Like now. Luckily the ladies from Three Sisters and us, Complete Bliss, and My Silly Little Gang gave me the great opportunity to co-host their …

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Ulitmate Blog Party 2014

In Bloggingby Jen49 Comments

  A few years ago when I started blogging over on our book blog, The Practically Perfect Princess one of my friends tipped me off about The Ultimate Blog Party that is hosted by the fabulous ladies over at 5 Minutes For Mom. Being such a newbie I was nervous and scared, but joined in anyway. I should not have …

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Guest Post: Easter Outfit Inspiration For Kids

In Beauty & Fashionby Jen8 Comments

A while ago I came across an adorable blog, Well Dressed Peanuts crafted by the amazing Lisa. I love how she puts together such fabulous outfits for herself (she always looks so cute in all of her pics) as well as her darling little “peanut” Amalia Rose. Since it is now officially the beginning of Spring and we are just …

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Man-Day Post: Things Your Computer Guy Won’t Tell You

In Man-dayby Jensguy10 Comments

It’s time for this weeks Man-day post by Jensguy.   I am an IT expert, I own my own consulting company and work with small and large businesses helping them to initially build their computer infrastructure and then servicing all of their technology when things go wrong.  I have worked in this industry for 15 years now and I am familiar with just about …

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Some Ways To Fool Your Kids On April Fool’s Day

In Parentingby Jen14 Comments

This week we celebrate the time honored tradition of freaking people out as part of a National Holiday.  I have amassed some of the best the internet has to offer in the hopes of helping you craft your own April Fool’s Day plans. Here is what I have planned for my family:   And another brilliantly simple prank: Have fun …

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Common Core? Let’s Start With Common Sense!

In Parentingby Jen10 Comments

This is nine-year-old Kamryn Renfro:             When her best friend, elven-year-old Delaney Clements had a relapse of Neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer requiring chemotherapy, Kamryn shaved her head as a sign of solidarity with Delaney.         Here is the snuffle-inducing quote from Delaney: “I was really excited I would have …

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A Guide To Creating Magic

In Cooking & Crafting, Parentingby Jen21 Comments

Today I created magic, not the sort that would help me fly to far away lands or the kind of magic that can vanquish the villain.Today I created magic, not the sort that would help me fly to far away lands or the kind of magic that can vanquish the villain. This kind of magic occurs only when you use …

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Man-day Post: The Boys (and Girls) of Summer

In Man-dayby Jensguy9 Comments

It’s time for this weeks Man-day post by Jensguy.   This picture represents the entirety of my Little League playing career. Some things about that: 1.  Notice that we weren’t named the Dodgers, Bears, or anything like that.  We were Lin’s Groceries.  We matched up against teams like Chuck’s Auto and Red Rock RV Resort.  Also, note the blue jeans and …

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How To Make Glitter Slime

In Cooking & Crafting, Parentingby Jen22 Comments

My children love making slime. Who am I kidding, I love it too! And of course with three girls in my family anything with a touch of sparkle seems to be well received. If you have never made slime before it is the easiest thing ever. Promise. Here’s What You Need: 1 bottle Elmer’s Glitter Glue 1/2 cup water 1 …