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All Kinds of Good Stuff Going Around

To say it has been busy around here would be an understatement. Good things are happening though. We are back at school and loving it.  I think we are finally back into the swing of it and the kids know the drill. The new collection will go into production next week:-) and that brings a whole bunch of excitement all its own! We will then be working on photos, jewelry, vintage items, new surprises…..so many new surprises!!! I hope the …

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Pass the popcorn and candy {love this tradition}

I sometimes wonder what our children will remember. What will they complain about and what will be part of their favorite memories. I always hope they will miraculously forget all the times I am not the best and will only remember me as pure mommy perfection. HA…that won’t happen.  I do hope the things we are intentional about now will make up for our flaws. I hope they remember our hikes and bike rides. I hope they remember feeling safe. …

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Baby Alive {Taking Care of What is Really Important}

Last week when I was finding some photos for Benny’s birthday post I found some photos that I HAD to share with you. I thought you guys would get a kick out of them…. First of all…nice face. Secondly, I had just had a baby and I am feeding BABY ALIVE!!! Lets investigate a little more…. Before Benjamin was born each of the other children were given a gift. Maddy was given Baby Alive. She had been wanting her more …

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The best days are the days babies are born

As long as I can remember I have wanted children. When Kelly and I got married I wanted four. When I would see a mom holding hands with two kids…and then the dad holding hands with the other two kids I would say, “THAT is what I want”. Kelly on the other hand would mumble something about those parents being outnumbered and that didn’t sound like such a smart plan…or something like that:-) After we had Jack and Maddy I …

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Lovin’ Right Now {How About You}

I always love those weeks when you notice some of the little things that make you happy as your days go by. Sometimes they aren’t really the big things…but they bring you joy just the same. We are in our second week of school and I am thankful for the routine and so are they. I love cuddling up with Benjamin and hearing him read.  We did that…together.  I will cherish that my whole life. I have been listening to …

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A Girls Weekend Giveaway {Yes, I am totally serious}

When was the last time that you took a little weekend away with your girlfriends? {If it has been awhile…keep reading because this post is gonna GET GOOD!!!} As my children are getting older I have been able to enjoy that luxury more than when they were babies. There were MANY years that I was lucky to get away for one day every six months!!!    HAHA…you know it is true! I am heading to Illinois in three short weeks …

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Last Day {arrivederci}

Thank you for the overwhelming response to my week of 24 hour sales. It was so much fun! I just got home from my girls weekend with one of my really close friends and our daughters.  I can’t wait to tell you all about it! We had so much fun and I am sooooo tired!!! I am late getting the last day of sales in but I still wanted to do it. Today’s 24 hour offering is my French Vintage …

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I Have Never Done This Before {Hurry}

Today and tomorrow will be my last 24 hour sales. I have had so much fun offering different products from the shop with really huge discounts. I love how many of you have been taking advantage of the good deals. Today I am offering ALL OF MY PRINTS FOR 50% OFF! I have never offered that before (the cool thing is that it also includes shipping). So…for the next 24 hours you can get any print for 50% off! I …

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I am really late on this one! {Sorry}

Today has been busy! We are officially back at school and we are crazy getting the next line together. I meant to post the 24 hour offering this morning…..so sorry for the delay! For the next 24 hours we are offering you our cream ruffle tote for $46…regularly $62!!! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Every fall Maddy and I meet up with friends for a girl’s weekend. This year we are going with one of my closest …

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Can you really pass this by?? {24 hours only}

For the next 24 hours I am offering the Mary Kate dress for $62…regularly $88! I love this dress with boots or over jeans and leggings. Layer this dress and it will take you into fall and winter. This offer will only last for 24 hours!

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Today’s 24 hours offering {This is Fun}

For the next 24 hours you can get the Luella Dress for $52…regularly $92!!! This dress looks incredible over jeans or leggings. When you layer the Luella it will take you right through the winter months. Come back tomorrow to see what we will be offering up:-)

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What Does a Schoolroom Look Like {Would You Recognize One If You Saw One?}

Growing up I went to the public school through fifth grade, private school through 11th grade and then finished high school in the public school. I also grew up in a small town of 3,000 and for many years I went to the local school. When I went to the private school a bus pulled up in front of our house, before the sun was up, every weekday morning. The hour long bus ride was usuallly a time for sleeping …

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Every 24 hours {don’t miss it}

Every 24 hours over the next week I will be offering ONE item for a HUGE sale price! Today’s sale item is the Ruffled Messenger Bag! This bag is regularly $78 and for the next 24 hours it is $58!!! You can get your daily deal HERE! Check back tomorrow and see what the next deal is.

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Show and Tell {Bedroom Makeover}

Thank you for all of the nice comments about Maddy’s new room! I have gotten so many emails asking about paint color, lighting, bedding etc. that I wanted to share some of the details. If you have anymore questions just ask in the comments I would be happy to answer them on this post.           I also have six different hat boxes that someone asked about. Three of them are from Land of Nod and three …

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Maddy’s Bedroom Redo {Linky Party Too}

A little over 8 years ago we moved into our brand new home. I am an older house kind of girl so a new house means lots of work to bring even a touch of character. We have spent years adding built in bookshelves, beadboard, wainscoting, crown molding etc. We have changed out lots of lighting and have tried to create little nooks around this home of ours. The first room we painted over 8 years ago was Madolyn’s nursery. …

It Is All In The Details {Wedding Love}

I have told you before about my beautiful friend, Alexis, from the blog Fern and Feather. She is a stunning decorator and her creative touches are lovely and meaningful. I have to also add that she knows the most incredible people and goes to the most amazing parties. Lucky for us she takes photos when she goes!! She recently attended a wedding with her husband and their newborn son. This is the kind of wedding that everyone that attended will …

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Have you been waiting??? {The Ellison Is Back}

I wasn’t going to have another run of the Ellison camera bag but you guys sent me the sweetest emails EVERYDAY asking me to make more!  No joke! So, because I truly, truly, truly listen to you and what you are loving from the line….we did one final run of the Ellison before the winter line. I don’t have a lot….only about 100….so if you have been wanting one I encourage you to get it now. Thank you for loving …