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5 Ways to Simplify Gift Giving This Christmas

Posted in Home {Our Nest}, Motherhood
on December 3, 2017

My husband is a really creative gift giver, and seems to always pick the perfect gift for our family and friends. But, I’m not so creative in that department, and shopping during the holidays seems so overwhelming. Finding the perfect gift doesn’t have to be stressful or give you a headache.  Here’s 5 Ways to Simplify Gift Giving this Christmas…

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10 Ways To Celebrate Baby’s 1st Christmas

Today I’m sharing with you 10 of the cutest, most unique ways to celebrate your baby’s 1st Christmas.  I’ve got lots of inspiration included in this post, from footprint keepsakes, to baby’s first ornament, to a special letter from Father Christmas himself, to a gallery of photos you can recreate with your little one.  There’s a lot of Christmas magic packed into this post.  So, I hope you enjoy this explosion of all things baby & I hope you and your little one have a very Merry Christmas!

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Cultivating Hospitality & Hygge- November PowerSheets Goals

Posted in Inspiration, Likes & Links, Organization
on November 5, 2017

Hi, friends!  Can you believe it is already November? As I’ve been brainstorming my PowerSheets Tending List Goals over this past week, I’ve decided to cultivate hospitality and hygge this month.  As we say goodbye to all things Halloween, and begin to embrace Thanksgiving & Christmas, I want to focus on a life-giving, organized home as well as simplicity and purposeful rest.

There is nothing quite like this season.  I love the transition of fall into the twinkling magic of Christmas-time.

How are you planning to make the most of the rest of 2017?  What do you hope to focus on in the month of November? Here is a peek at my PowerSheets Tending List for this month for some ideas and inspiration….

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12 Simple Halloween Treat Recipes

Posted in Family Traditions, Motherhood
on October 30, 2017

I’ve gathered together the cutest and easiest Halloween treat recipes that any little goblin or ghoul will happily eat up.  I love to feature talented foodie bloggers here, and these bloggers are completely amazing.  I can’t wait to try these recipes.  Which one will you try?  Will you have a favorite, or will you want to try them all like me?

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The Teal Pumpkin Project: A Safer, Happier Halloween For All Kids

Posted in Family Traditions, Home {Our Nest}, Motherhood
on October 29, 2017

The Teal Pumpkin Project, started by FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), encourages families to offer non-candy options for trick ‘r treaters on Halloween.  This allows kids with food allergies or other sensitivities to participate.

A friend of mine has a daughter named Molly, and she has a peanut allergy.  Her allergy made Halloween a bit tricky until teal pumpkins started showing up on porches in their neighborhood.  Now, Molly {and her mommy} can enjoy Halloween just like all of the other families.

Here I’ll share with you more information about The Teal Pumpkin Project, how to participate, links for trinkets and toys to give away this Halloween, as well as FREE printable resources to help you decorate your porch and teal pumpkin.  Are you ready to join The Teal Pumpkin Project family?

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5 Things I Learned About Marriage From Chip & Joanna Gaines

Posted in Family Traditions, Home {Our Nest}, Home Decor, Inspiration, Motherhood
on September 28, 2017

Binge watching ‘Fixer Upper’ on Saturday mornings has become a new favorite in our home.  Even my husband watches the show with me!!  He and I both get a kick out of Chip’s shenanigans, and I’m practically drooling by the end of each show looking at Jo’s beautiful designs.

Chip and Jo Jo are definitely #marriagegoals, aren’t they?  I love how they can be goofy with each other, yet parent their children gracefully and run an enormous business together flawlessly.

I think Joanna and I would be quick friends, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’ve day dreamed of sitting on their farmhouse porch, sipping sweat tea with her, devouring some cupcakes, and talking about everything home and family.  And, in this elaborate day-dream, I see Chip and Adam wrangling the cattle out in the pasture…Adam getting his inner cowboy on.  Those 2 goofballs would be knee-deep in mud, while Joanna and I shared stories around her kitchen island with subway tile and greenery in the background.

I guess I’ve thought about this more than I realized!  Ha!

This adorable family has graced our television so often, that they feel like close friends. So, it’s no surprise that when I heard this week that this upcoming season of Fixer Upper will be their last, I was sad.  Actually, ‘sad’ is an understatement.

But, if there’s anything that we have learned from Chip & Jo, it would be that family comes first.  Not even a popular HGTV show will cause them to compromise their family values.  And, I don’t know about you, but for me it just causes me to love them more.

So, today I’d love to share with you 5 Things I Learned About Marriage from this amazing, God-fearing couple.  What a powerful testimony our marriage can be…

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25 Must-Have Accessories For The Erin Condren Life Planner

Posted in Likes & Links, Organization
on September 5, 2017

My family and friends know that I love, love, LOVE my Erin Condren Life Planner.  I use mine almost like a scrapbook.  I decorate it with stickers, lots of color, pictures, ticket stubs, and more.  Using Erin Condren’s Life Planner has helped me organize my entire life and be way more productive.

Today I’d love to share with you 25 of my favorite accessories for the Life Planner that I use every single day.  These accessories are definitely worth the money.  Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

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5 Simple Ways To Live Hygge For Busy Moms

Posted in Family Traditions, Home {Our Nest}, Motherhood, Organization
on September 3, 2017

I have been reading a lot lately about the Danish tradition of Hygge, and I’ve completely fallen in love with the concept.  Just in case you’ve never heard of Hygge before, Hygge is best defined as,

“the art of building sanctuary and community, of inviting closeness and paying attention to what makes us feel open-hearted and alive; to create well-being, connection, and warmth; a feeling of belonging to the moment and to each other; celebrating every day.”

Doesn’t that describe what we all want in our life, and isn’t it really your main goal as a mom?  To create meaningful memories and traditions; build a cozy, creative home for your family; & be able to cherish moments with your family each and every day?

Well, today I’m going to give you 5 Action Steps you can take today to be on your Hygge-living way!

Let’s get started….

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15 Delicious S’mores Recipes To Enjoy This Summer

Posted in Pinterest Projects, Recipe Collection
on July 3, 2017

There is no snack that screams summer more than ooey-gooey s’mores!  S’mores are my husbands favorite treat during the summertime, & all year long for that matter. So, I set out to find the most scrumptious s’mores recipes of all time.  From s’mores pie, to cookies, to cheesecake….anything and everything s’more is right here.  Yum!

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