Layering Home Accessories
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  I’m doing it.  I am legitimately sort of making over my living room.  I am not buying all new furniture or anything like that but I am trying to make it more homey and also fit my husband’s and my style better.  I was over at Lauren’s house last week and it is so…

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Great Kids Book About Abe Lincoln by Brad Meltzer
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Happy Birthday, presidents!  Your kids are probably home today.  Your husband may even be home.  Because some pretty cool men were born a long time ago.  I really like presidents.  I’m not 100% sure why.  I think it might have something to do with the fact that it the most pomp and circumstance our country…

Find me around the web…
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Hey guys!  I’ve been working hard all summer and not just on posts for this blog.  I just wanted to make sure you had a chance to see some of the other things I’ve been sharing around the web.  Have a great weekend! I write for King’s Hawaiian: Travel tips for trips with kids Easy…

Cool Kids Book: When Miles Got Mad
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I have a son named Miles who gets mad.  About EVERYTHING.  He clenches his fists, growls and scowls when we go to school, run errands, mention we are going to the zoo, talk about taking a bath.  His first reaction is always anger.  Of course, he always ends up enjoying the activity.  I mean, what…

Cool Book for Kids: Make Magic! Do Good!
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Dallas Clayton makes the coolest books for kids.  We got Make Magic! Do Good! for my son’s birthday and we LOVE it!  If you aren’t familiar with Dallas’ work, you must browse his site.  He is this amazing character, living life to the fullest and encouraging kids to do the same.  His messages are super…

Book Gift Ideas for Kids and Adults – Gift Guide 2012
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1 : Who doesn’t love Todd Selby?  And now, in Edible Selby, he shares the food world through his art.  Yum! 2 : My husband’s friend, Justin Van Hoy, wrote Milk & Honey.  I was lucky enough to meet Justin and his wife this summer.  Justin passed away last week, unexpectedly, and the world has…

Cool Find: The Greatest Writer Alive
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I just found out that one of my favorite writers just created his 3rd book, The Greatest Writer Alive.  While the first two, An Awesome Book of Thanks are more child focused, this book, The Greatest Writer Alive is more of a poetry book for everyone.  Please watch his video explaining the book.  It really…

2011 Holiday Gift Guide Day 2: For the Kids
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My kids love books and here are some that I think would make perfect gifts. Boogie Monster Dance Kit {from the people who brought you Tickle Monster Laughter Kit } Romeo & Juliet: A BabyLit Board Book {as seen on Design Editor} The Princess and the Peanut: A Royally Allergic Tale Pride & Prejudice: A…

Kid’s Halloween Books with Great Graphics
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So this afternoon I volunteered in my son’s classroom.  There was another mom in there as well so I had a quick second to glance through the Scholastic order forms.  I was delighted to see some books with great graphics, humorous stories and Halloween themed (even though I don’t enjoy it.  And seeing as both…

Chocolate Heals – Cookbook and Self-Help book in one!
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My mom just brought over some pictures of my grandma when she was younger.  I love this one and wanted to share since, thanks to Del Webb, I am giving away a KitchenAid hand mixer in her name.  Oh and I also don’t have a photo of the brownie recipe I made from the cookbook…