Weekly Meal Plan: August 31st – September 6th Back to School

Weekly Meal Plan

We had an awesome week last week. A perfect ending to a completely hectic, transitional, just all around crazy summer. My parent's are here to spend the last few days of summer with us and were able to celebrate with us yesterday when we had some friends over for a little party. Thank gosh for my … [Read more...]

Transplanting Peonies – Quick and Easy Tips {Video}


We moved into a peony goldmine. Here's what we knew: The previous owners had a most spectacular peony garden. At one time they owned a perennial business and grew their own peonies from seed. They then turned a (probably) 50 foot by 30 foot plot of land into a peony field. Each and every time we … [Read more...]

Saving Big: Shopping With Walgreens Paperless Coupons


*Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Here is how our typical Sunday goes: I wake up before everyone else gets up and I get a run in. Then we all eat breakfast and I have my coffee. After doing a few errands … [Read more...]

Motivation Monday 8/25/2014 – Inspiration For Your Week


Usually I post my Motivation Link Up with another post that I have going on for the week. This week, I wanted to pull it out and make it it's own post. This link up is one that I value so much. Every Monday morning, I head down to the bottom of the page and I scroll through the posts that are … [Read more...]

Peach Jam Shortbread Cookies {Recipe}


Just a few weeks ago I introduced you all to Abby Dodge's Vanilla Shortbread Cookies. Remember? We spruced them up into Sweet Lavender Vanilla Shortbread Cookies. And they were delicious (if I do say so myself;) With it being peach season at the moment, I found myself craving peach desserts. Now, … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan: August 24 – 30th Mama H Comes!!

Weekly Meal Plan

We have had a great couple of weeks in the new home! Finally starting to get everything unpacked and make it a home. The kids are running free in the yard and feeling like they can finally breath. Heck, moving around is hard. Especially on the little ones! H has become quite the mama's boy but they … [Read more...]

A Summer of Goodness – How Do You Share Kindness ?


Earlier this summer, I read an article, "Happiness is Contagious". While this study was geared toward heart health, the message was consistent. Be happy and make others happy too. It spreads like wildfire, even to people you don't know. If you've ever been the receiver of a kind act, I am sure … [Read more...]

Before and After School Organization With Mason Jars


School is coming. Whether you like it or not (some days I do, some I don't), get ready AND get organized. This year I am all about streamlining things, both before and after school. I must say, I tend to be a little "last minute". I don't want to do that this year and so I have made it my goal to … [Read more...]

Happiness Happens In Small, Fleeting Moments


There has been a lot of happiness in this home that we call ours. You could say that happiness is created by those that want it to be and I do belive that to be true. But happiness in our house is often due to small fleeting moments created by our three beautiful children. It is not in big … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan: August 17th – 23rd

Weekly Meal Plan

What a week/weekend! A fun one for sure. With each passing day, a routine starts to set in. The kids are getting used to the house and we are settling in. We had a great visit with Ben's parents. They leave today and my cousin comes. I am excited to see her! Even better, she loves home cooked meals. … [Read more...]

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