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September 2016

0 In Just for Fun/ Sewing

The Polka Dot Chair

I WANT TO MAKE THIS!!! Another blog found from aimless internet wandering ūüôā As we all know I’m on a bit of a skirt sewing kick – and now that the weather is turning (much to my dismay – I’m so not ready to say goodbye to the summer sunshine) I know I’ll be spending a whole lot more time at my sewing machine! This has promptly been added to my list – a fantastic tutorial from The Polka Dot…

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0 In Personal

Rocky Mountain Soap Company

It has been almost 3 years since we’ve had a tub in our house, but finally the kids’ bathroom is complete and we have a BEAUTIFUL tub that I relax in at least 3 times a week.¬†As such, I wanted to really enjoy a pampering experience. Last year my cousin gifted me some natural soaps from the Rocky Mountain Soap Co.¬†AND one of my coworkers is also a huge fan – in fact, she recently purchased some items and the…

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0 In In the Kitchen

Spinach Salad with Raspberry-Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

I’m a sucker for a good homemade salad dressing, and am always looking for a new recipe. This fits the bill completely. And soooo easy (they often are) and seriously scrumptious. For the salad: Spinach a bunch of fruit cut up into bite sized pieces (apples, grapes, mandarins, strawberries, raspberries, melon, etc.) sliced almonds or pecans (I like to sugar mine – equal parts margarine and sugar….melt and mix together in pan, add nuts and stir. watch carefully so they…

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Fun and Delicious Kool-Aid Popcorn

This is a great treat to make with the kids and it’s so delicious too! Years ago, when one of Jonah’s preschool classmates handed out baggies to everyone, I may or may not have eaten the entre thing. *oops* 2 cups sugar 1 cup white corn syrup 2/3 cups margarine 2 packages of Kool-aid 1 tsp baking soda Boil the sugar, syrup, and margarine together for 3 minutes. Stir in baking soda and Kool-aid and pour over 6 quarts of…

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0 In Made to Holiday/ Making Memories/ Personal

Be Scared and Do it Anyway

Last summer, in a gutsy move, Jonah agreed to try kneeboarding. He was a little nervous but my cousin reassured him he would be okay and showed him what to do. He only tried once but that was enough. The rope came off and he flipped over, but his knees didn’t pop out of the straps like he expected. So while his head was never under the water, he was certain he was drowning and just moments from death. I’m…

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0 In Feature

Start Your Watch Collection With A Jord Giveaway ~ Everybody Wins!

I could not be any more excited to feature Jord Wood Watches again. And not just because I’ve finally started my own watch collection with this beauty: Cora Series – Purpleheart & Mother of Pearl But because I seriously love this company and their watches. The Captain received one for review, then I bought him one, and now I’ve received this one.¬†They are such unique and cool watches, and the quality is really quite amazing. I seriously can’t get enough…

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0 In Feature/ Personal

4 Podcasts That Inspire Me

I know I’m probably the last person on the planet to discover the podcast app {thanks to my cousins}, but can I just say¬†¬†that my life has been¬†forever changed because of¬†it. And I can’t stop. Here are four podcasts that I listen to on the reg {ha, I just said it that way to sound cool}. And by *reg* I mean, on the way home from taking the kids to school, while eating my breakfast {Qi’a¬†oatmeal and fresh fruit}¬†and packing…

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0 In Making Memories

Making Memories With Your Kids

It should be clear by now that making memories is my passion, my purpose…and the main focus of my blog. But I don’t want to just show you how I’m making memories, I want to inspire you to do the same. Luckily, there are others who share that same vision, and today I’m linking up to one such site. The Dating Divas I’ve been a fan of there’s for a couple of years now, and although the majority of their…

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0 In Made to Holiday/ VACAY!!

4 Tips To Make Travelling With Kids Easier

Taking trips with the kids on my own is nothing new to me. The Captain was often working whenever there were family weddings, reunions, and¬†other getaways, so I’ve been heading off on adventures alone with the kids since they were babies. And each time, I get a little more clever and find something else to make the trip easier. On our recent camping trip to BC, these 4 tricks saved me a lot of time and hassle. I typically plan…

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There are no whales in the toilet

It’s one thing I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember. So when Travelocity listed¬†Whale Watching in Santa Barbara as a¬†YEAR ROUND activity, I was sold. It is so stunning I have a tendency to get car sick so had some concerns about getting sea sick, but didn’t want to buy Gravol for just one use. I asked my cousin if she had any to bring, but she didn’t. Our host family even looked in their house…

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