Christmas: Tree and Traditions

I am a traditions girl. I’ve always held fast to them, but I’m learning to hold them a little more loosely… Motherhood is a kind of thing in that you learn lessons you may have never wanted to learn,  but ultimately are so grateful to have learned. Being a parent I’ve learned to let loose […]

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Copeland is Born

Lunchtime had arrived and I decided it was time to get out of bed and be a good parent. Truly I had been rolling in and out of bed all morning waffling between addressing needs of kids and justifying my “need to lay down.” When 1:00 hit I pulled myself together and yanked my sheets […]

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Fall Bucket List

You were all thinking I was a crazy Christmas lady with that last post. But  today is the official first day of fall, and I  promise to enjoy every minute of this beautiful season and share in that enjoyment with you.  When fall hits I say, “this is my favorite season.”  At the end of […]

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Christmas is Coming…

I love the holidays! About this time of year I think about holiday preparations. Mostly at this point I am thinking about how I can ensure we have slow, meaningful, and fun holiday? I am hoping I can prepare in a way that helps us remember the reason for the season and soak up our time as a family. […]

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Encourage Each Other: it’s a dare

So this week I’ll be coming at you with bits of encouragement. My goal here on Inspiration Clothesline is always to inspire you! My hope… that you can relate, find yourself in something I share, or identify in some way. This week I am hoping I can encourage your heart and mind – maybe you […]

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Oatmeal Zucchini Muffins: a legacy and a recipe

Last night I set to baking some breakfast muffins for my  big boys,  two of them start preschool tomorrow. As I searched Pinterest and pulled out the  kitchen tools I would need to make this recipe something stopped me dead in my tracks.  It was a texture and the smell, all-too-familiar. You see these orange […]

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Friday Favorites

My preschooler graduated yesterday! I guess I should say he completed his first year. Summer break has begun and my life will  be different. All three kids home, nowhere to be in the mornings, finishing the last trimester of pregnancy and then we will be a family of SIX before I know it. Sharing a […]

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Friday Favorites: the beginning

I’m super excited to be joining a local Kitsap  Blog Circle that will bring you some fun weekly posts. This just means that there’s a collection of ladies who will be sharing favorites with you on a regular basis…  What I love about this is that each lady has different interests and strengths so you […]

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Eggs and Easter

So Easter around our house is a really big deal. But so is spring!   That is… when we get one… Here in the Pacific Northwest we haven’t seen much of it yet, but the last couple days with a few bursts of sunshine have given us hope. Last week my cousin Kylie gave us […]

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