Archive for June 2014

Our Family Rules (the real ones)

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Here's a truth of mine. I'm overdone with rules. Family rules, playroom rules, porch rules, beach rules, classroom rules, you name it! You know the ones I'm talking about, right?  All those trendy wooden signs written in all different fonts that let everyone know how awesome your family/playroom/classroom/whatever is?

Blog Feature Friday: No. 2 Pencil

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GUYS!!  I haven't shared a Blog Feature Friday Star in ages!  There are so many awesome blogs that deserve a shout out!  So let's get back to business.  This week's Blog Feature Friday Star is No. 2 Pencil!

Frozen Birthday Party

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Ellie turns four this weekend!  She insisted on a Frozen themed birthday party and I've come to learn that Frozen merchandise is the Yeti of character merchandise. People swear they've sighted it but there is no proof.  So I used some stickers and wintery themed decorations to give her party some Elsa style!  She was so happy!  Here are some pictures. They speak for themselves so if you want more details email me at and I'll be happy to answer any questions!

DIY Vintage Sign

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Sometimes things don't work out. Sometimes, no matter how hard you work to make something perfect, you miss a step. An important step and one that makes all your hard work mean nothing. Sometimes that happens. It happened. sigh.

Enter for a chance to win $10,000 in the NEW Nutrisystem® Great Escape $40,000 Giveaway!

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nutrisystem for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
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Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck NY This Weekend!

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Last year, I was so fortunate to attend two days of the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY!  This year I won't be able to attend which is bumming me out. But I hope you can!