Surviving… No… Thriving in the holidays: A mini series

So as the holidays approach I am looking to lessen stress and increase merriment, joy, laughter, and generosity in our home. I by no means am an expert on getting through the holidays stress free. However, I am trying. I am learning from those around me. Gleaning information from the “experts.” (aka people who’ve been […]

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Inspiration Forecast – September

An inspiration.forecast for September: 1. A Pinterest inspired “command center” on a budget. 2.  Cashel’s big boy room reveal – also on a budget. 3. Busy Bag Exchange Party – how it turned out. 4. Indoor – rainy day – activities READER INTERVIEW: 1. What would you like to hear from me in October?! I’m […]

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Thankful on a Thursday #101-114

101. Supportive family and friends who are family. 102. Celebrations 103. Ben’s graduation! This Saturday he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwest University. So proud! 104. Goose was lost and now she is home. 105. Meyer’s basil scented natural cleaner (dish soap and countertop spray!) 106. Pinterest crafts I actually do! 107. New recipes and […]

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Corny Cupcakes

Well, since the sun has been lacking and therefore my inspiration has been lacking… it has been a LONG while. Over a month and I am ashamed of myself. But here goes…. How about a little inspiration before I head out for camp for 2 weeks. Expect some blogging again in August! These were cupcakes […]

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Coupon Commentary – Lingo and Low Down.

I had a request for some more information on couponing. Some of you that are new to the scene are wondering about all the lingo… well here goes! (Also a Inspiration Forecast for Friday – I’ll let you know where I find my coupons) 4 Kinds of Coupons Manufacturer Coupon: A coupon created by the […]

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WWU CLaC

The Western Washington University Children’s Literature Conference is in it’s 8th year and this year it actually took on a NEW name. The Western Washington University Children’s Literature Alternative Conference. This is due to the fact that the founder of the conference, Nancy Johnson, – my college advisor and a woman I greatly admire, is […]

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day thirty one

*** a picture of yourself ***  end of the challenge. 🙂 so much fun but ready to get back to more traditional “inspiration” posting. inspiration forecast: info about summer camp, meal planning, teacher tidbits on chapter book read alouds and bulletin board. stay tuned…

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snow day extras and an inspiration forecast

it’s a snow day so I have some extra time… first I want to share 2 new blogs I am following The Beautiful Frugal Life and Not So Suzy Homemaker. I have found Beautiful Frugal to be applicable to my life and the ways I’m trying to be better at deal finding. Not so Suzy has a […]

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