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DIY: Family Command Center

I'm a mama of three. As my kids are getting older I'm realizing how important it is to stay organized.  My kids are all into sports and activities now.  It seems like every day of the week there is some sort of practice or game or school activity happening in addition to all the chores… Continue reading DIY: Family Command Center

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Top 10 Images of 2019

I know I don't share my photography work quite as much around here anymore. To be honest, 2019 was a tough year for me creatively in that area.  I went through a little bit of an identity crisis. Mom life has become busier than ever.  Having three kids in school and activities is no joke.… Continue reading Top 10 Images of 2019

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DIY: Mini Pom-Pom Christmas Tree

Since we did a big remodel of our main living areas this year, I had to completely rethink and redesign our Christmas decor.  The biggest challenge was the mantel.  We recently moved the TV to hang above the fireplace which meant none of my usual holiday decor would fit in that spot anymore. The TV… Continue reading DIY: Mini Pom-Pom Christmas Tree

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DIY: Activity Advent Calendar

Holidays and birthdays, and life in general, have always been about experiences in our house. We try not to focus on the things, but instead create memories along the way. I started our Activity Advent experience, the "25 Days of Hupp-mas" as I once called it, back in 2011. At the time, we had a… Continue reading DIY: Activity Advent Calendar

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How to Use Simple Decor Pieces to Create Multiple Holiday Centerpieces

There is enough to worry about during the holidays.  Taking the time to create brand new table decor for every holiday dinner probably falls to the bottom of the long to-do list. Simple and easy decor is always my go-to, so table centerpieces is no different. I have a few basic decor pieces that stay… Continue reading How to Use Simple Decor Pieces to Create Multiple Holiday Centerpieces

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Amazon Finds For Your Everyday

Amazon Prime Day is still going strong. Not that it really matters, Amazon's game is always really strong. I personally buy so many things for our everyday from Amazon now, including pantry items!  I always search Amazon first whenever there's something we need and they usually come through for me. You all seemed to enjoy… Continue reading Amazon Finds For Your Everyday

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It’s Game Night: Our Favorite Family Games

It has begun.  Summer vacation, yes, but also a big first floor renovation! This has been a long time coming and I couldn't be more excited. For now, though, it means the five of us are basically living in the basement.  Yes, it's a large basement and we have a full kitchen down there, but… Continue reading It’s Game Night: Our Favorite Family Games

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Our Spring Tree Tradition

Well, hi there strangers! It's been quite awhile since I've written. I'm sorry about that and I promise to be better about it. I've mentioned many times that we live across the street from a 1600 acre park. It's amazing. We've created so many memories there already in our 3.5 years in this house and… Continue reading Our Spring Tree Tradition

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In Case I Die Tomorrow

I know. That's a very morbid title, but maybe it was enough to capture your attention. Tomorrow I'm having surgery. A hysterectomy. I'll spare you all the details and reasons why, but it's time. Our family is 100% complete and it's time I focus on myself for a minute. I've been having a lot of… Continue reading In Case I Die Tomorrow

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Here’s to Being Vulnerable

It's the start of a new year. We're supposed to be making proclamations of change and committing ourselves to doing life differently; to being "better" at life.  We all do it. We all start the year with big ideas and a laundry list of ways we could have done things better in the previous year. … Continue reading Here’s to Being Vulnerable