Using Egg Shells in the Garden

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I gave you the sneak peek to our garden by showing you my adorable Disney pot hangers¬†a couple¬†weeks ago. Remember them? We’ve been working pretty diligently in our garden this year with tilling, pruning, fertilizing, mulching and more. (My back aches just at the thought of all we’ve done!) Here’s a look at what we’ve [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W16} #happinessis

my new garden friends

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W12} #happinessis

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We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Twenty-Six} #happinessis

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2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Twenty} #happinessis

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2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Garden Update

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A few weeks ago I mentioned gardening with my family. It’s our Easter tradition every year to garden, and this year’s was quite the task. We had some overgrown plants that were taking over (again), grass peeking through the mulch, stubborn weeds that wanted in on the party, and a lot of crazy to trim [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Sixteen} #happinessis

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2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Thirteen} #happinessis

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2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Homeowners and Gardeners, Can You Help? What IS This?

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I have never seen anything like this. Our neighbors had been watering their yard and taking care of it (seemingly) until one day I saw this: I swore I thought they just sprayed something wrong on it, or something. This is the side of their house, along the driveway. The hose is ours. Each day [...]

Hilly Walks, Gardening, and Nudey Baby. Film at 11.

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It was Mom Monday yesterday, and I took the day off and enjoyed myself. After a 2.5 mile run with the family on Sunday, where my husband showed me a new place to go in our neighborhood, I ventured out yesterday for a 2.5 hour walk with the babies up those many hills, enjoying the [...]

Invisible Stuff

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Do you have any stuff that goes missing around your house? Stuff that you absolutely.need.right.then. but it can’t be found anywhere? Even with your part-mom, part-cat-like eyes, with their abilities to spot something from another room, the item/s still can’t be found? Y’know, until sometime later, when, all of a sudden, the item miraculously appears [...]

Fall Decorating, YES!

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October is here, and the weather has began to cool off (THANK GOD!), and to get into the spirit, I’ve rolled up my sleeves, stocked up on allergy meds, and broken into the moving boxes for all my fall goodies. *Achoo!* There are some decorative pieces that are missing, though. Lost in the sea of [...]

Pictures of the New House, Part 1

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It’s still a work in progress – we waited until the sod took root, and the plants started to smile a bit more, before we took an outdoor shot. Still so much to be done, though, but it makes me smile to see all we’ve done in almost a month so far. Here it is, [...]

My Garden Loves Me. No Really. Look.

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See? This is what my children and I saw outside today. How sweet is that? For more Wednesday fun, visit Wordless Wednesday, 5MFM, MomSpective, MomDot, Seven Clown Circus and We Are THAT Family. Never miss a thing! Subscribe today for all kinds of crazy parenting fun!

A Simple Remodel for a Home to Love

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The beginning of my remodel for my desk area – see below for the finished product! It wasn’t until I began losing weight and taking that small amount of time to do something so good for myself that I truly realized how little I seemingly cared for myself back before when I was heavier. Sure, [...]

Life (of it’s own) in the Garden

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It isn’t the prettiest of gardens in the world, but the blood, sweat and dirt we’ve put into it sure is taking a life of it’s own. For instance, my oldest paired with a softball to cause our beloved crackle-glass birdseed feeder to break, spilling forth birdseed all over the front flower bed. After a [...]

To Do Tuesday Week 59

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If this is your first time reading and you’re wondering what To-Do Tuesday is all about, click to check out the first post to find out more. Yes, we are all back to being healthy {knocks on wood} and Spring Cleaning and Reorganization 2010 is on like Donkey Kong, yo. I feel totally rejuvenated getting [...]

Gardening with Children

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While mom is off watering plants, you’ve discovered something interesting, haven’t you baby dude? Dirt. And it’s small, like your pudgy baby hand – small enough to sample… Hmm.. maybe a little tasty.. My future gardener. Never miss a thing! Subscribe today for all kinds of crazy parenting fun!

Making a Military House a Home with Plants

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Here’s what I’ve been spending my past few days on. We’re just about finished with the front (after we fertilize the lawn we’ll be done, that is). Here’s the tour: This is next to our front door. My children’s handpainted pots with their hand-selected plants. The purple wave petunias in the hanging plant remind me [...]

Garden Love

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There’s something to say for the pride you feel at the end of a job well done. I’ve busted my behind this week, weeding, picking dead leaves out of plants and mulch, replanting new treasures to adorn our yard, watering, more fussing about the yard, both front and back. I’m so pleased with how much [...]

Break

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I clutched the sides of the sink, holding so tightly I thought I might break the countertop. Or my fingers. Inhaling deeply, I couldn’t fight back the tears falling into the soapy water below. My chest caved in, kitchen towel dangling into the water as I shook and wept. Angry.Confused.Upset.Mad.Thankful,yetPissed Off. I continued my silent [...]

Easter Ruined? I Think Not

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Plants were purchased. Containers and pots and flowers-a-plenty, all lined up and waiting for transplantation. The tradition in our family every year is to plant on Easter. Mother Nature had something else in mind for today, though. Our first Easter in which it poured, and thundered, and she made it known there would be no [...]

Wordless Wednesday

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What happens when your 19 month old is let loose while you water your lawn/garden with the sprinkler…

Tiredness 1, Lisa 0

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This morning when I got dressed and ready to face the day, I was feeling pregnant and fabulous. My husband had cleaned up after dinner last night and given me some much needed alone mommy time, for me to do with what I wished. It felt awesome to be able to do things on my [...]

Death by Lawn, Film at 11

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So it’s noon central time. So far today I’ve: put together the fertilizer/seed spreader raked the lawn planted grass seed (lawn patch stuff) fertilized entire front lawn corralled the kids to Walmart and Lowes with me, to get top soil, more of the seed starter roll stuff and whatever groceries we were out of came [...]