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Proud moment at the Zoo

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Proud moment at the Zoo

  A few weeks ago I received an email from Etsy. I was picked to become a finalist in their design awards called the Etsies! (think Oscar of the handmade world). Honestly, I was was a bit shocked. Yes, I had submitted an entry, and yes, it's cute, but ???? Award-winning? Apparently so! I will find out on September 1st who the winner is. Our llama is up against 159 other entries in a WIDE range of categories and prices. You can check them out here. The Etsy Design Finalists When I was able to announce my good news, I...

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Back to school time!

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Back to school time!

School is just around the corner for most of us. How many moms are out there celebrating that fact? Can you tell I am one of them? While I don’t have a plan in place exactly for my kids and shopping here are some ideas to get us all better prepared. Plan a Pinterest board of school breakfasts.  School Breakfast  Also, a lunch one if your kids bring theirs with them. Follow us on Pinterest for more ideas on menu planning and such. Shoes! How hard are your kids on shoes? I know it’s easy to head to Wal-mart for...

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Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Who loves summer camp? Who loves summer camp with mosquitos? Right??!!!  What if you could do camp without the bugs and still sleep in your own bed at night? Well, now you can. Sir Winslow is hosting a day camp for the next little while ( a couple of weeks really) and we would love it if you could join us. Summer Day Camp I've got great events all ready to go for you. A silly registration table Crafts Games Bonfire chats New friends And More!!!

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5 Summer Meals

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5 Summer Meals

Well summer vacation is almost here. My kids have one more day of school and then oh boy! One thing I find very handy is to have a meal plan for the week. I asked my sister Bethany what her go to are as well. So along with some cool summer meals, we have some basic ideas that you won’t need a recipe for. The first one we picked was Taco Salad! This one is so versatile too. Don’t want to use ground beef? Shredded chicken or turkey is a great substitute! Taco Salad Courtesy of https://life-in-the-lofthouse.com/ Ingredients 1 pound...

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All things Peacock

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All things Peacock

I have been busy pinning wonderful peacock items to my Pinterest board "strut like a peacock" and thought I would share them here. A few of them anyway. Love this peacock ring! It beautiful and simple, you know instantly what bird it represents.   Honestly, if you are a lover of peacocks, I really think you need these leggings. How fun would they be? Peacock Leggings   Ok, don't pair the shoes with the leggings in might be a bit too much! But so fun with jeans! Peacock shoes  And then of course here is our Peacock Pillow.   Thanks for...

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