Free Birds Hand Turkey Drawings (and a giveaway!)

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This is a sponsored post brought to you by Relativity Media. My girls like to keep me on task when it comes to holidays. Halloween is done – time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! One of the things they are really looking forward to this month is heading to the movie theater to see Free […]

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Meet Henry

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We’re thrilled to introduce you to the newest addition to our family – sweet baby Henry! This little guy arrived on October 12, weighing 7 lbs 6 oz and measuring 21.25″ long. We’re completely smitten with him! Here he is with his amazing and adoring big sisters. They love to hold him, talk to and […]

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Eleven!

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Natalie celebrated her 11th birthday last week. It feels like both just yesterday and so long ago that she made us parents for the first time. She is eager to become more independent and learn new things, while at the same time is in no rush to leave “kid-stuff” behind. She is one smart, creative, […]

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Piggy Cupcakes and Turning Nine

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Over the summer, this (not so) little girl turned nine. How did she get so grown-up? Her last single-digit year! We celebrated with dinner out and a family get-together for dessert, followed the next day by a trip to a nearby lake. Delaney’s favorite animal is a pig, so we made some adorable piggy birthday […]

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Paper Scrap Fall Trees

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Happy Monday! Can you believe fall is just a few days away? We’re already seeing a bit of fall color in the trees around our neighborhood, but we’re still waiting for that cooler autumn weather! I’m sharing an autumn-inspired art project at Make and Takes today – simple and whimsical paper scrap fall trees. If […]

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Math About Me Posters

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We’re slowly easing into another year of homeschooling. I’m having a hard time believing we’re starting our 5th year! One of our back-to-school projects was creating these fun Math About Me posters. The girls loved making them! We started by brainstorming a list of all the things about themselves they could describe using numbers. Then, […]

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Playful Picks

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{From the Let’s Explore Archives} Exploring Apples :: A few art, science, and math activities to do with apples, plus a free apple exploration book download! Our Favorite Drawing Books :: The girls have been pulling out the drawing books a lot lately – check out our most-loved titles. {Activities & Projects} Flannel Halloween Face Pillows […]

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Friday Chit-Chat: Your Kids’ Favorite “Non-Toys”

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Happy Friday! Where has the summer gone? We started back to (home)school this week. I think we were all ready for a little change in routine. If you have school-age kiddos, I hope the transition has been smooth for you, too! With just 6 weeks or so until baby brother arrives (eek!), we’ve been busy […]

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Scenes of Summer :: Game Time

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{Note: This post contains affiliate links.} Happy mid-July! We’re having a nice mix of busy and relaxing this summer. We’ve been organizing and rearranging rooms as we make room for our new addition this fall. We’ve also had pajama days, long afternoons piled on my bed reading, and a few more movie nights than usual. […]

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Meet Socks and Stripey

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The girls recently finished their most difficult hand-sewing project to date – a pair of super-cute and cuddly sock monkeys! We cut, stuffed, and sewed in short sessions over a couple weeks time. We used the excellent sock monkey tutorial at Craft Passion - I have never sewn anything like this, so I was thankful for […]

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