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Faux Farms

I want a faux farm. I dream of skipping about with Midwest wildflowers in one hand and feeding chickens with the other. I long to pause and reflect about life while leaning by a rusted silo or a red paint chipped barn. This song from Sesame Street’s Follow That Bird plays on repeat in the... Read more »

I Have a Fever, and the Only Cure is More Throw Pillows

I Have a Fever, and the Only Cure is More Throw Pillows
If only the proverbial cowbell could cure my fever! I could ring it every now and again, channeling Will Ferrell in the old SNL skit. I have a real problem, and the problem is that I could spend all of my discretionary income on throw pillows. I used to care about things like the environment... Read more »

Spring Cleaning Challenge, 5 weeks later

Spring Cleaning Challenge, 5 weeks later
You always see the before and after photos of home makeovers. You never see how it looks after it’s been lived in for a while. I thought I would show you how my home office looks after living /working in there for 5 weeks. These are papers for donating breast milk. I needed to scan... Read more »
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Spring Cleaning: Home Office and Paperwork for Week 4 of the Simple Mom Challenge

This room has been a rotating mess since we moved into our new house last June. First it held all of our baby shower gifts, then all of the hand-me-down baby clothes from my sister, then it became my home office, then the keeper of all things paper! For months after Mr. C was born... Read more »

Spring Cleaning: A True Story Of Procrastination, Unfinished Projects And Acceptance

Spring Cleaning: A True Story Of Procrastination, Unfinished Projects And Acceptance
Last week, Elizabeth Rago tackled The Project Simplify Challenge posted on the Simple Mom website. Elizabeth created a functional, organized, kid-friendly toy closet for her kids. She inspired me to try the Project Simplify Week 2: Pantry and Fridge Challenge. After reading Elizabeth’s blog post, I decided to channel all of my inner Martha Stewart,... Read more »

Love and Hate: Making Baby Food at Home

Love and Hate: Making Baby Food at Home
For six weeks now, I’ve been making baby food at home for my 10 month old. I love it and I hate it all together. The process can be very overwhelming at times. It is also very rewarding. Here are my thoughts: Hate Preparing the food makes a huge mess in my kitchen. Depending on... Read more »
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Spring Cleaning: Purging Toys for Week 1 of the Simple Mom Challenge

Spring Cleaning: Purging Toys for Week 1 of the Simple Mom Challenge
TOYS. Legos, puzzles, half-chewed Jenga blocks, stuffed animals, doll houses, crayons, activity books, action figures, naked Barbies, card games, dinosaurs, purses, dress up clothes, Polly Pocket, baby bottles, thousands of Playmobil pieces, Matchbox cars, paint, stamps… Pulling out the mass of toys from our disheveled hall closet was a little overwhelming. With a sudden urge... Read more »

Spring Cleaning: Take The Simple Mom's "Project Simplify" Challenge

Spring Cleaning: Take The Simple Mom's "Project Simplify" Challenge
Purging. Like music to my ears, I love any word related to the simplifying of life. Spring cleaning makes me smile and this year, the PWAP gals are participating in the Project Simplify Challenge with Simple Mom, Tsh Oxenreider! My kids are getting older and have graduated from Thomas the Train to Spiderman and baby... Read more »