Author Archives: Jill

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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 »

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The Case For A Menstruation Hut

I’ve been through this 3 times now with the same results, so I think I can consider myself an expert at this point. The 2nd periodView full post »

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Kids Are Easier To Please Than We Think- A Halloween Recap

Remember how I spent nearly a week carefully crafting an intricate, homemade costume for Kendall last Halloween? Well, I was having none ofView full post »

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In October We Do The Pumpkin Patch

It’s what we’ve always done. It’s what we will always do, CHILDREN. So every year. EVERY YEAR. I will drag your littleView full post »

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He’s Probably Not A Psychopath!

The other day Kendall was doing homework, and I was like, “Holy crap. You’re, like, learning stuff. “ I mean,View full post »

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We’re In Love With This Evolved Swaddle- A Giveaway {contributor}

Contributor Suzanne is back with LOADS of ovary-bursting pics of baby Linc. You’ve. Been. Warned. And also! A sweet giveaway from aView full post »

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How To Personalize A Cutting Board (Great Housewarming Gift)

We are in the thick of the moving/buying/selling chaos. Everything is up in the air right now, and it’s so stressful. Honestly, itView full post »

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The One Day App Is My New Digital Hoarding Obsession

I’m a self-diagnosed digital hoarder. My computer files are probably hiding hundreds of dead, flat cats. My desktop (the one on myView full post »

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Successful Breastfeeding Can Include Formula

Lowell had formula. I say this not for praise or like it’s some kind of confession. It’s nothing I’m ashamed of.View full post »

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Low Budget Brass Bathroom Update

Anyone who’s ever watched an hour of HGTV in their life knows that master bathrooms and kitchens are usually what sell homes, andView full post »

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I Fought The Paci & The Paci Won. Again.

The plan was I would write a post this morning while Lowell naps and Leyna watches Doc McStuffins all about how we FINALLY kicked the paciView full post »

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Simple, Whimsical Halloween Decorations

Now that our house is officially under contract (again- we’re hopeful it will stick the 2nd time around), we can loosen up a littleView full post »