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Nov 21, 2014 . November’s (free printable) Bible Verse Lunch Notes

Ok so I’m admittedly a little late in getting these out. And since there are only a handful of days left in school before Thanksgiving, I thought instead of sticking them in our kids’ lunch boxes…I’d post them all throughout the house instead. I think they’ll love it. Each square has a verse (per usual), […]

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celebrating the little things (part 2: recipes)

/// Though it may seem like it in this post, we don’t generally celebrate our kids with sugary treats. BUT…here are some of our favorites, that are on the sweeter side {some are healthier than others}. //// {apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins} {easy pumpkin muffins…sometimes I sub sweet potato + apple sauce for the pumpkin} {dutch baby} I haven’t […]

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celebrating the little things (part 1: tips & ideas)

I’m a firm believer in celebrating everything. Even the seemingly little or typical or mundane. A great grade on a test, a first good hit in baseball, learning to tie shoes by oneself, last day of preschool, or simply ‘cuz it’s Wednesday. Because God is good and He’s given us another day with these amazing […]

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the most surreal weekend

I know I’ve deviated from my usual posts on diy projects, recipes, devotionals, and such…and been a bit consumed with this past weekend’s BolderBoulder 10k. And you know what??? We won. But that was just a tiny part of our incredible weekend… For those of you who haven’t been following along with us lately, check out this […]

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wrapping paper 101 + faq’s

Ok first of all…full disclosure: I got this from one of the blogs I follow {Going Home To Roost}. I thought it was so good that I wanted to share it with you! one of the joys of christmas (for me, anyways) is wrapping gifts with pretty paper and lots of bows. as soon as christmas morning […]

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we’re REVISING the 4 gift rule this year {+ printable gift tags}

Ben and I have been mapping out what to get the Crazies {aka our kids} for Christmas and decided we needed to change things up a little. {as you know, for several years we’ve done the Four Gift Rule, I’ve also talked about it here} We decided that rather than giving them all “Something you Need”, we’d love […]

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polar express hot chocolate {recipe}

Have you watched the Polar Express yet this year? It’s one of our absolute favorites. Since it’s been so ridiculously cold {and snowy} these past few mornings, I thought it’d be fun for the kids to wake up to a hot, steaming cup of cocoa as they pad around in their jammies getting ready for […]

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Easter Printables

This week I have gone all over town for Easter decorations that do NOT have to do with bunnies & candy. Why on earth do {non cheezy} Christ-centered decorations not exist in stores?? I don’t get it. So…I thought I’d help us all out by finding some printables that reflect the REAL reason of this […]

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melkam gena

Melkam Gena! Our Christmas celebration may have been weeks ago…but Ethiopia celebrates it in January because they go by the Julian Calendar. Do you remember my post from last year? We had such fun with the amazing Ethiopian community we’re blessed to be part of. And this year may have been even more fun. Here […]

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most popular posts of 2012

Happy New Year! {source} I thought I’d do a quick recap of my 10 most popular posts of 2012 according to Google Analytics. 1. How Can I? | adoption vs. {more} bio kids 2. Our New House! {& construction} 3. a lot of color…and a bit of organization 4. taking the scary out of dyeing {tutorial} 4. perfection & […]

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it’s all coming down

As much as I love Christmas, I hate…h.a.t.e putting it all away. The whole of it is depressing. Sadly, it’s my last chance to blast Christmas music, too. So here’s our home today, the day before it all comes down. Christmas, I’ll miss you. You came too quick again this year. I love these little […]

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