• Labor Day, Zoo Style!

    It was amazing to have a long weekend and spend time with my family. My mom is visiting from PA, and we took full advantage of the mild weather to take the family to the State Fair yesterday, and the Minnesota Zoo today.  The fair was glorious, and we endulged…

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    A Family of Nine 

    We’re spending part of the long weekend at our cabin in Wisconsin, and visited one of our favorites places in Webster for dinner this evening. There was a family of nine seated near us, and we made some friendly conversation with Dad.  All of his kids were older–the youngest seemed…

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    How to remove water stains from wood

    I’m the worst coaster-user ever. In fact, I pretty much never use them, and my kitchen table has been on the receiving end of some really hot and watery beverages that I always seem to forget to cover! Last week Hubby got really mad because I stuck a huge, piping…

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    Camo and Summer Walks

    I can’t believe it’s going to be the end of summer here soon! We soak up all the summer moments we can, because we know the winter months can be long and brutal. By the end of summer though, I’m always ready to break out the sweatshirts, closed toe shoes,…

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    Dear Spanx: Not Today!

    Today my boss flew in for a meeting, so I thought I’d make myself look a little extra sharp (you know…take off the leggings for a day!). I work from home usually, so actually dressing up isn’t a daily thing for me…again, hence the leggings! I thought I’d put on…

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    Pretty Things for Mom

    It’s no joke that pregnant changes your body. Everything shifted around, and while I’ve lost all my baby weight and actually feel more confident in my body now than before I got pregnant, it’s still a lot of mental work to adjust your expectations of how things should look versus…

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