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November 2014

Toys traditionally top a kid's Christmas list, but sometimes parents can have enough of the stuff. Not giving toys may sound like a Scrooge move, but I promise it can be just as fun and festive! You can cut down on the toy room clutter and still give your kids a Christmas morning they'll always remember! [...]

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 [...]

I talk a lot about the BIG things that make me happy - my family, my friends, and even my blog. But lately I've realized that there are a lot of little things that make me really happy too! Like getting a pack of red and pink Starbursts, sometimes all it takes is something small to brighten my [...]

First Trimester Commandments

1st trimester commandments

Congratulations! You just found out you’re expecting your little bundle of joy. Now what? Pregnancy is full of excitement, fear, and a multitude of physical changes. Here are 7 essential rules to help guide your first trimester: You got your positive, you rejoiced, you freaked, and you immediately went out and bought three more packs [...]

toddler swimming lessons

Earlier this fall Jeff and I decided to enroll Eleanor in swimming lessons to start getting her used to the water and perhaps even learn a few safety skills. How'd it go? Let's just say…. not exactly as we had planned ;) It was a rocky start, but over our seven week session we learned [...]

cupcake pregnancy announcement

One of the most exciting parts of finding out your pregnant is getting to share the news with those you love! Jeff and I still love thinking back to when we 1st told our parents about expecting Eleanor :) We decided to wait until near the end of our 1st trimester to tell our families about Baby [...]

baby 1 vs baby 2

I've heard it time and time again, "every pregnancy is different," and now I can unequivocally tell you that is true! From how we found out we were pregnant, to first trimester symptoms, to the first prenatal appointment, this pregnancy has been completely different from my first. How? Let's take a look... The positive test: Pregnancy [...]

behind the scenes blog tour

behind the scenes blog tour

Take an inside look at what it's like writing, creating, and photographing for Makingmine.com  Who nominated me? I was nominated last week by Hannah from Clean Eating Veggie Girl. Hannah is a friend both from the blogosphere and "real life." If you're a regular reader of Makingmine, you've probably seen her photo countless times and heard me [...]

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