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grandparent gift

grandparent gift

Mother's Day was a few weeks back, but I have yet to share Eleanor's fun little gift she put together for her grandmas. I was inspired by an idea I found on Pinterest, but E and I made it our own with some special supplies and a personalized message :) Art projects with a toddler are [...]

family memory wall

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I have been pretty slow at decorating our house - yes, the house we moved into nearly 2 years ago! I never really know exactly what I'm looking for and would rather slowly fill the space around me with things I truly love. Our family has had so many big moments in the past 3 years [...]

baby’s sprinkle

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This past weekend my sweet girlfriends Jordan, Erin, and Hannah (who provided me all these great photos) threw me the most adorable Baby Sprinkle ever! Since little Miss Murnan is my 2nd baby, a whole baby shower wasn't really necessary but a "sprinkle" was just perfect ;) They came up with the cutest rainy day theme [...]

last minute valentines

toddler valentine

Hey friends! I'm just popping by quick to share Eleanor's valentines! One of the moms in our playgroup is hosting a little Valentine's party for the kiddos this afternoon, and in true Joanna form, I didn't get started on Eleanor's treats until 2 hours before the party ;) Lucky for me, Target saved the day, and [...]

girlfriend gift exchange

girlfriend gift exchange new years eve survival kit

It's Wednesday! This week feels like it's inching by - I'm not so patiently waiting for Thursday morning to arrive, so I can rush to my ultrasound appointment and see my sweet babe! Hoping everything goes well and we will find out if the littlest Murnan is a Mr. or a Miss :) Today I'm [...]

storybook christmas countdown

storybook christmas countdown

Yes, I know… another Christmas post before Thanksgiving. But you'll be happy I shared this with you today because now you have plenty of time to get this little project pulled together before December 1st! My sister Rachel came up with a simple, cute idea for a Christmas countdown: wrap up 25 books and open [...]

toddler train conductor halloween costume

First of all, thank you all for the wonderful well wishes last week! It's still hard to believe that we're expecting baby #2 let alone that I'm already in my 2nd trimester! Don't worry, the blog won't become overrun with bump posts - I'm going to try to keep a healthy balance between pregnancy related [...]

berryfirstbirthdaygirl

I'm finally getting around to sharing Eleanor's birthday party here on the blog! Way back on June 14, family and friends helped us celebrate Eleanor's "Berry" 1st Birthday! As you can probably tell, it was strawberry themed all the way from decor to desserts. I think everything turned out really cute and Eleanor LOVED her special [...]

burpclothimage

I absolutely love these burp cloths - fun, easy, and cute! Check out the "how to" here: http://youtu.be/sl-vIdGXFD0 Your turn: Do you enjoy making anything? What items did you constantly go through with little ones in the house?

follow friday

followfriday

I first started blogging as a personal release, but Makingmine grew as I started regularly reading other bloggers. Now checking my blog feed is just as much part of my morning routine as my cup of coffee. Want to know a few of my "must reads?" 1. Coffee Cake and Cardio I actually found Ashley's [...]

rubystocking

...by the kibble with care, with hopes that Santa Paws soon would be there. Ok, I promise I'm not going off the deep-end, but I did make Ruby a stocking for Christmas. My mom makes beautiful cross-stitch stockings for family and just finished one up for my niece Mahala. I didn't figure I'd subject my [...]

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