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The Future of Halloween

The Future of Halloween

I was at Home Depot last night to get some drywall screws because apparently the people who hung the projector in our house thought it would be fine to just hang it from a drywall ceiling without anchoring into studs (side note: this is NOT how a heavy projector that hangs over your head should be hung!), when I came across this Halloween candy dispenser. I saw a photo circling on Facebook of a similar thing and thought it was…

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Moving is for the Birds

Moving is for the Birds

I never knew just how stressed I was this past month and a half until Thursday rolled around and we closed on our old and new house. A huge chunk of stress rolled off my shoulders knowing that all the signatures were in place and a move was actually happening. Selling a house – while homeschooling during a pandemic – is not for the faint of heart! Ha! Browsing homes for sale on Zillow is a favorite past time of…

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Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh

Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh

Have you ever been so stressed and upset over something that all you do is laugh about it? Not like the haha this is funny type laugh, but the I’m laughing because if I don’t I will fall into a giant sinkhole and be perfectly content to not climb back out kind of laughing. I hit this stage yesterday like a marathon runner who turned around to see if anyone was behind him and Bam! there’s a giant sumo wrestler…

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Captains Log Day 63

Captains Log Day 63

It has been a loooooong time since my last blog post, but it’s really hard to write when I’m not inspired. Every day pretty much runs into the next – wake up, school work, lunch, isolated bike ride or walk, dinner, another isolated bike ride or walk, bedtime. The end. Wake up the next day and do it all over again. Even weekends are basically like “what can we do today that doesn’t involve going anywhere or being around anyone.”…

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Homeschool week 2

Homeschool week 2

Kids have been out of school now for 1 week and 1 day, and let me tell you, this homeschool ship is sinking fast! Throw me a life preserver cause I’m jumping ship! Ha! We had a rough morning getting back into the groove of school. It’s drizzly and gloomy out and everyone just wants to be snuggled in a chair watching tv. I get it. I want to do that too. But, I know my kiddos are better when…

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Day 1 of the Coronatine

Day 1 of the Coronatine

Well, the world has officially come to a stand still. Literally. Coronavirus hit the United States, and now Ohio, so schools are cancelled, gatherings of 100+ people are cancelled, and it’s pandemonium at grocery stores. Toilet paper seems to be most in demand, followed by cheese, graham cracker crusts, and frozen potatoes. I don’t understand the toilet paper thing because this virus is NOT affecting the GI tract at all, but since there is a run on toilet paper, the…

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Subscription Boxes

Subscription Boxes

How many times have you been asked “What do you want for your birthday/Christmas/anniversary, etc.?” And how many of those times did you reply, “I don’t really need anything” or “I don’t know”? There’s been a huge rise in the popularity of “experience gifts” and “subscription” gifts the past few years because it’s true ~ most people buy what they need when they need it throughout the year and it makes gift giving so hard! One of the things Sam…

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Elizabeth Ministry

Elizabeth Ministry

I made my “radio debut” this past weekend on St. Gabriel’s radio. It was such a cool experience to be in a real recording studio and be able to see a little of what goes into making a radio program. Thankfully, it wasn’t a live show, or I don’t think I would have had the nerve the go through with it! Ha! Knowing it was recorded and able to be edited made the whole experience a little more manageable 🙂…

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Hygge Night

Hygge Night

If you’ve never heard of “Hygge” before reading this, it’s time to drop everything and pay attention because it will change your life, or at least change the way you feel about taking care of yourself. So, what exactly is hygge? First, it’s pronounced “hue-gah” and is a Danish word that essentially means “coziness of the soul.” It’s togetherness, relaxation, indulgence, comfort, and presence all rolled into one. For me, hygge is cool weather, wearing a comfy pair of leggings…

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Boo Buckets

Boo Buckets

It’s almost Halloween and we are super excited in this house! Just finished gathering the remaining couple items for Eli’s and Ava’s costumes, and our house has turned from pretty princess birthday back to all things pumpkins and leaves. Ahhhh, I love fall! One of my favorite things to do around Halloween is make “Boo Buckets/Bags” and secretly deliver them to friends and family (okay, so most of the time it isn’t really a secret). When I was little, my…

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