Author Archives: Jill

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I Try To Stop Time When You Sleep. It’s Filling Up My Camera Roll.

Last week we returned from 8 days away from the kids. It was refreshing and relaxing, but I think all we really needed was 7 days. We spentView full post »

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2nd Floor Safety- Tips for keeping your family safe in a 2 story home

Allstate is back with another collaboration today- this time they are answering my questions about how to keep our family safe in a 2 storyView full post »

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Hurry! Before he gets here! Why Chuck E. Cheese needs to ditch the rat.

When my sister Kelly was little, she was terrified of Shamu. Not the actual whale, but the walking character at the park. My mom tried toView full post »

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Our Stupid Easy Valentines This Year- Last Minute Because Obviously

I came up with ideas for the kids’ Valentines last month, and I ordered all the supplies weeks ago. The plan was to get them made andView full post »

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What I Wish I Would Have Known My First Pregnancy {Contributor}

Contributor Julie Forbes is back with some great advice for pregnancy first-timers. She just welcomed her 3rd baby, so she’s kind ofView full post »

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Time Is An Asshole

“Hey mom…. I have a crush on a girl.” That was his random statement to me recently. He dresses himself most days. He likesView full post »

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LoLo’s Puppy Nursery – Room Reveal

There is one whole room in our house finally complete! I think I’m just going to live in it, and never leave it. I’m sureView full post »

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Big Impact, Little Cost: Display life’s little moments on a clipboard wall

This home has considerably more wall space than our last one, which is equal parts exciting and overwhelming. On one hand, I can’tView full post »

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My Newfound Ability To Start

There have been plenty of days when I’ve fantasized of a time that I could write a blog post telling you all how I finally felt likeView full post »

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Working Mom Drops Mic {contributor}

I have a pretty important guest post today from great friend and regular contributor Stephanie. I think once you read it, you’llView full post »

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I Have No Real Answers. I Just Know All (My) Toddlers Are Maniacs. And I Deal.

When Kendall, my first, started the climb-all-the-things-attempt-death stage of toddlerhood, I simply felt doomed. Like, I made it throughView full post »

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Running downhill in the #Whole30- Update on a life with no sugar or wine

I’ve been drinking coffee black lately. Even more hardcore? I’ve been ordering Americanos at Starbucks black. Me from one monthView full post »

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The Heart Wall Tutorial- How To Get Crisp Stencils On Textured Walls

I’ve been itching to get the kids rooms done since the day we moved in. The way my brain works, it’s like the reverse of if youView full post »

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When Parenting & The Internet Collide- What I’ve Learned

The internet has never not been a part of my life as a parent. Some of the first people I told I was pregnant were a bunch of womenView full post »

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I made this from actual rags. And it’s beautiful. {Ruffled Rag Wreath Tutorial}

You know what I love about January? Packing up all the Christmas crap. Oh yes, it was beautiful and merry 3 weeks ago. Now, GET OUT,View full post »

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Decision Fatigue- That Make So Much Sense!

I got up at 6:30 this morning, even though it’s Scott’s morning to get Kendall to school. I did so willingly because this isView full post »

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All The Ways I’m A January Cliche

New year, new me! Starting fresh, new page! First chapter in my next 12 chapter book! It’s Monday, and I had 4.5 hours of sleep lastView full post »

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Am I Psychic? On Wanting To Predict The New Year (And Anxiety, Of Course)

In the fall of 2013, when Lowell was 8 weeks old, I had a moment that made me wonder if I’m actually some kind of psychic. I’mView full post »

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When You Move In November, Your Holiday Pix Include Boxes & Paintbrushes

Guess what?! I got our cards out before Christmas this year! Guess what else? I ordered them so long ago because they were supposed to goView full post »

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ATTENTION: I’ve Got A Fantastic, Free App To Tell You About And Starbucks To Give Away! (KidsLink Review & Giveaway)

I think that was the longest post title in the history of this blog, but I know it’s like minutes until Christmas and we are allView full post »

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My 4 Year Photography Journey

This is one of the last pictures I took with our old point and shoot camera, about 4 years ago, right before I received my first DSLR as anView full post »

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A $6 Gift Your Kids Will Love

Kids love toys, sure, but kids also love NOT toys. You know, stuff that they don’t normally stumble across in their quest for theView full post »

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Enjoy The Simple Magic. Write An Excuse Note For Your Elf.

15 minutes ago, I was tucking Kendall into bed, except not actually “tucking.” More like tossing a lump of a blanket rumpledView full post »

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17 Times This Toddler Has Lived It Up #LoLoYOLO

I’m channeling my  click bait curating talents today for a post that is guaranteed to make you smile. If #13 doesn’t make yourView full post »

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10 Things People Who Fly With Small Children Will Totally Understand {contributor}

Contributor Julie Forbes is back today, breaking down the realities of flying with small kids. Y’all, I have wanted to cry for herView full post »

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Pinterest Win! These Candy Ornaments Actually Work

I pinned the idea for these peppermint ornaments a few months back, thinking they were so stupid simple that they had to be too good to beView full post »

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DIY No Sew Christmas Tree Skirt

You know what’s an odd thing I’ve craved since having children? A Christmas tree of my own that will only have matchingView full post »

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I Bet I Hate That Elf More Than You #InappropriateElf

For the past 3 years, this blog has been home to a contest that encourages snarky fun with little elves, known as the Inappropriate ElfView full post »

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We’re Not Going To Get It All Done, And That’s Cool {Contributor}

Stephanie Totty is contributing today, and I LOVE this message. It’s certainly a great reminder for me right now. There is noView full post »

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The Lasagna – A Story Of Love, Betrayal, Redemption & Rejection

Gather ’round, and let me tell you a tale- a hunt for lasagna that nearly ended my marriage. It all began on a Christmas Eve 2 yearsView full post »

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One of the smartest, best baby products we’ve ever had! (And a big sale!)

Stokke Tripp Trapp Sale at LullabyBaby.com- $199 ($50 off!) | BabyRabies.comView full post »

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Childproof Against Hidden House Hazards

The Allstate team teamed up with me again and sponsored this to talk a little more about household hazards, especially ones that are easilyView full post »

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Welcome To Our New Home! Unpack A Box Or Two, Will Ya?

Target offered to sponsor a post about our new house, to which I was like, YES, obviously. Because I will basically take what they pay meView full post »

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Babywearing/ Toddler Immobilizing Giveaway From Onya Baby

The last time we moved, our oldest was 8 weeks old. It was horrible. Truly. I don’t ever recommend moving across the country with aView full post »

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Here!

Here at our new home! Also “Here!” as in “Alive!” Just in case you were worried some scaffolding fell on me. OhView full post »

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An Update On The House Buying/Selling Situation

The experience of selling our house and buying a new one has been pretty similar to planning our wedding. At first, we were like,View full post »