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5 Reasons to Join Usborne Books & More

Have you heard of this thing called Usborne Books & More? If you have kiddos, chances are you’ve come across the name at least once in the last few years. If you don’t have kids, you might not know what I’m talking about (I hadn’t a clue until I had Lincoln). Let me explain. Because you’re going to want to join up in the month of February. Trust me. Usborne Books & More is the U.S. version of the company Usborne Books, a publishing company that utilizes  ...

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Lincoln, Momming

Lincoln’s Modern Woodland Nursery

Awww, it’s baby Lincoln. Gosh I miss that baby. (For the record, two-year-old Lincoln’s pretty rad, too. But geez louise, look at that blue steel!) This was our first “real” photo shoot we did with Lincoln, back when he was only 3 months old. Along with getting pictures of all of us as a little family, Chris also made sure to capture all the details of Lincoln’s first room.  We’re pretty proud of how his little nursery came together in the end. Our  ...

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essential oils

Young Living’s New Savvy Minerals Starter Kits

Um. Shut the front door. Right now. Young Living has come out with new starter kits. That alone is awesome. But way more awesome is that they are filled with the Savvy Minerals products– the all natural makeup line produced by Young Living. If you were on the fence before about getting a starter kit, this just might push you over the edge. I already have a kit (and about thirty other oils), and even I’m debating purchasing one of these bad boys. The value is incredible in these kits.  ...

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Baby Book, Crafting, Digital Scrapbooking, Project Life

Tips to Setting up a Baby Book Scrapbook (and Actually Finishing It)

And…. it’s done! I present to you Lincoln’s (finally finished) digital baby book. Before Lincoln was born , I scrapbooked a ton. A ton. Digital and paper scrapbooking. I’ve got bins and boxes full of scrapbooking supplies and paper. I would drive Chris crazy with my scrapping binges, with all my products and photos spread out everywhere. This was pre-Lincoln. You know, when there was time for things. I always thought once I had my own kid, I would be scrapbooking  ...

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Momming

Crazy Cool Finds Roundup | 5 Finds for January

This month I’ve stumbled across some seriously cool new thingamajigs. Here’s the roundup! Note: This post contains affiliate links. What are affiliate links? Basically I link to something I’ve tried and loved, and if someone happens to click through the link and purchase it, I can earn a small commission. This does not affect the price for the purchaser.   1. Most. Genius. Parenting Tool. EVER.  If you have a toddler who’s suddenly decided not to eat much more  ...

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Baby Book, Crafting, Lincoln

Lincoln at 12 Months | Digital Baby Book

I congratulated myself a year ago on how awesome I was to finish Lincoln’s baby book (the digital scrapbook, project life type version at least) within a couple months of his first birthday. “Go me!” I thought. I patted myself on the back and went about my business. Fast forward to a couple months ago when I went looking for all my digital files to put together the book for print… and I realized that while I had taken the photos for his 12 month page… I had  ...

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holidays

Christmas

Today we are stoked about Legos (Lincoln), a new Instant Pot (me!), a fancy bluetooth speaker (Chris), and getting to spend time with the best extended family in the world (all three of us). Merry Christmas from my little family to yours!

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essential oils, health, natural home

The Wonders of Manuka Honey

A few months ago I was chasing DIY facial cleansers down the Pinterest rabbit hole when I came across manuka honey. I’d never heard of it before, but from what I read, it’s supposed to be flipping amazing. I first saw it mentioned on the Wellness Mama website. I’d already decided to go ahead and try a foaming face wash, so I looked up a some recipes that included honey to try out. I used this article to help me figure out what kind of manuka honey to buy, because it turns  ...

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