O Holy Night Christmas Printable


At Christmas Eve mass this song brings tears to my eyes. I told the husband I wanted a printable with the lyrics and he made me this! And because sometimes black and white is where it is at.   Christmas is exactly two months away!! Still plenty of holidays to celebrate yet, but a fun little piece to tuck away for when you are ready. In color: Black and White: ...

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Autumn Printable


I absolutely love driving down my street in the fall. I smile every single time I turn on to it. It is tree-lined and now there are splashes of oranges, reds and yellows and leaves sprinkled like confetti as far as the eye can see. Autumn really is the year's last, loveliest smile. Next up, a bitter-cold Wisconsin winter! Below is a fun printable for you.   ...

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Enjoy the Little Things Printable


Today I went to a funeral. Old friends of my husbands lost their son. He was four days old. Their son was diagnosed with anencephaly during their pregnancy. They had a little fighter. They got to bring him home. They said they had longer with them then they ever thought they would and he brought them more gifts then they could have imagined. It was beautiful to see their strength and bravery and love. It was one of those moments where your perspective is fined tuned. Those reminders as you chug along--Those moments that make you want to put more good out in the world, love bigger, be more ...

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The 30 Day Challenge


In  September, I did the whole30. You can read more about my experience here. It was amazing to me to see the difference 30 days made. I was talking this over with my brother and he said you should do a year of 30 day challenges. He suggested things like 30 days without TV or 30 days of cold showers. My first response was, how about you take cold showers and not watch TV for 30 days? amiright? A few weeks after this discussion I found myself still thinking about his idea to do a year of 30 day challenges and the idea was growing on me. I feel like so often we want to be THAT ...

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Fall and Thanksgiving Printables


Yesterday we said goodbye to summer and I really am ready to embrace fall now. I did a bit of decorating over the weekend. Pumpkins and warm, earthy smells. Everything feels so cozy! The watercolors in the frames certainly weren't giving me the warm, cozy, fall vibe I was going for. I had the hubs whip these up for me. So much better. Because my decorating is top-notch, I also added some pumpkins I got years ago on clearance for dirt cheap from Shopko and my deer head that I made at the Cricut event. No money was spent in the making of this post. I thought about ...

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New Parenting Territory


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies® Little Movers. All opinions are 100% mine. When I found out I was pregnant with baby number 3, it was hard to imagine what little combination of my husband and I would appear. Who would this person be? How would they fit into our family? What kind of personality would he have? I kind of feel like I was hustled. I know he is only seventeen months, but he had me. Hudson wasn't quick to crawl, or walk. He seemed content to sit and observe. You know the saying, the quiet ones are the dangerous ones. It is true! I ...

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DIY Trick-or-Treat Halloween Tote


I'm participating in the #DesignSpaceStar competition. Creations are my own original artwork. Affiliate links are included. Creating a tote has to be one of my favorite ways to use my Cricut Explore™. You can get totes at the craft store for dirt cheap and use them for a million things. I have been creating printables for my blog and sharing them with you for years. It has been so much fun to take those creations and see them in a new light. The first printable I ever offered was this Halloween Printable and now I'm rocking it on a cute Halloween trick-or-treat tote. If ...

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Teacher Tote


In the spring, I was lucky enough to guest post over at Tatertots & Jello. Today, I'm sharing with you my teacher tote--a perfect fit for our fall fashion/gear category in the #DesignSpaceStar challenge. I created this tote using our Teacher Appreciation printable, my Cricut Explore™ and iron-on black glitter. If you are interested in creating this tote all you have to do is click here for the .png version of the printable. You can upload that into Cricut Design Space™ and you will be on your way to a super cute teacher tote!   Hard to believe fall and back to ...

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The Truth About Managing Money


This post brought to you by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine. Today, is my final post in a series of 5 about money-- paying for college, my first job, our first house & babies. And while we have magically managed to make it through all of these events--I still feel incredibly overwhelmed when it comes to budgeting, managing money and finances. Part of that comes from having an income problem. When we went down to one income, it wasn't because we didn't need the other income. It was because I wanted to be home with my kids and honestly, I couldn't afford ...

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The Kitchen & A Printable


You don't have to compromise on clean to be green. Today I'm sharing my kitchen, some cleaning and organizational tips and a printable. I have to tell you guys that I am a big fan of Clorox Greenworks. I first bought the all-purpose spray last spring for a campaign and have become a big fan. You really can get everything out of the bottle and it sprays so nicely. I use the all-purpose spray on EVERYTHING! Countertops, quick cabinet rub-downs, appliances, blinds. The bathroom too! Read that here. Surprisingly, even though we have a dishwasher--I use dish soap pretty ...

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