• Best Cleaning Products for Housekeeping

    It’s spring and for some reason, this season triggers my mind to clean all the things!  It could also be that I have been nesting as we prepare to bring our son home from China (read more about that here).  Yes, I can confirm you nest when you adopt too!  Whatever the reason I am in major cleaning mode.  I thought

    Best Cleaning Products for Housekeeping
  • International Adoption Process Q & A

    Lucy, our youngest daughter, was just 5 months old when Scott’s sister and brother-in-law brought our nephew home from China.  We had walked with them through their international adoption process.  Never in a million years at that moment, did I think we would walk through it ourselves.  Yet, here we are on the brink of bringing home our son from

    International Adoption Process Q & A
  • Simple Kids Art Supply Storage Solution – Create an Art Cart

    Do you have tiny artists and a whole lot of art supplies?  Do you want a simple art supply storage solution that your child can maintain independently?  If you answered yes, you need an art cart. The problem we kept running into was that she would pull out all the supplies and it would be strewn across the table and then

    Simple Kids Art Supply Storage Solution – Create an Art Cart
  • Meet Quincy James Port

    On Tuesday, February 26th I woke up knowing it would be a crazy day, Solon and Vera both had dental procedures and they also had parent-teacher conferences that night with a slew of the regular everyday activities in between.  It would be a full day for sure. When I finally sat down to check my email after I got Lucy

    Meet Quincy James Port
  • Simple Spring Activities for Kids

    Spring has sprung or at least it has in my mind! Spring break is coming up and sometimes I need a few simple kids activity ideas for when the excitement of being home has worn off or a spring rain shower keeps us inside.  Break out these simple and fun spring kids activities!  Remember, it doesn’t have to be fancy to

    Simple Spring Activities for Kids

How to Develop a Purposeful Quiet Time Routine

Most mornings my alarm goes off at 5:45 am, I can’t believe I just typed that.  I am not a natural born morning person and for years I had no desire to get up long before my kids. These days, I know I will regret pushing snooze so I flip off the covers, slip on my slippers and head downstairs…

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Create A Toy Closet to Organize Your Toys

If you have kids, you have toys.  I have 3 kids so pretty much I could swim in toys especially with all the doting relatives that just brought armloads of gifts through our doors this holiday but I don’t.  Toys are a fact for this season of my life but we have made peace with the toys and created simple…

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Life Lately Volume 11 December 2018

  It’s the first day back to reality after a blissful break. Last year, we nearly killed ourselves traveling to see everyone and I felt like we all went back to reality a little worse for the wear. This year, we didn’t travel and spent a whole lot of downtime at home with very little plans and it was amazing!…

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How to Pick Your Word of the Year + FREE Word of the Year Worksheet

The new year is upon us.  With that, comes new possibilities and fresh starts.  You might have had a great 2018 or you might be ready to usher in a new year and a clean slate.  Whatever is the case, we all want to kick off 2019 simply on purpose.  We all have good intentions and hope and dreams.  However,…

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Simple Tips to Organize After Christmas

How is Christmas over already?  Now that it is, I want a nap.  Then, it’s time to tackle cleaning up!   Taking a little extra time and organizing after Christmas will help set us up for success for next year.  Take some time now and thank yourself later!  Trust me! Fix it Before You Put it Away & Buy Replacement…

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When Christmas Gets Overwhelming

It was my first time hosting a holiday.  Scott and I had been married 2 years and I was 5 months pregnant with our first child. It was the time to show my domestic-ness (you know what I mean).  I decided not to ease into hosting, my first mistake.   I went big like Clark from Christmas Vacation and hosted…

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Simple Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Appetizers are my love language.  You give me a dip and chip and I am yours forever.  SERIOUSLY!  Spinach artichoke dip has always had my heart.  Do you remember TGI Friday’s?  They had good spinach artichoke dip, I digress.  It seems I am not the only one in the I love spinach artichoke dip camp.  It’s a crowd favorite so…

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Christmas Home Tour

There is nothing cozier than a home at Christmas.  They just come alive and glow and I don’t just mean from the thousands of twinkle lights.  Although, we have thousands of twinkle lights.  There really is no place like home for the holidays, I want to invite you inside our home for a few minutes.  I get my best Christmas…

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10 Favorite Pictures of 2018

Today I am sharing my 10 favorite photos from 2018 which is always so much harder than I think it will be.  I loved scrolling back through the previous 12 months of photographs and reliving all of the sweet memories we made as a family.  Not only with each other but with our extended family and friends.  It’s been another…

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11 Simple and Fun Party Games Ideas for Adults

Who has two thumbs and loves party games?  This girl.  If you come to my house for a get-together you better believe there will be party games.  I had my 87-year-old Grandpa blowing turkey feathers down a table for a feather relay race at Thanksgiving last year.  Party games are the perfect way to break the ice and invite everyone…

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