• Health & Fitness,  Lifestyle,  This & That

    Worthy of Grace

    I sat this morning about to post a picture on social media of Doodlebug and myself after my daily workout. And I stopped myself. I stopped myself because I was unhappy with the way the photo looked.  “It’s not perfect,” I told myself.  “This is not worthy of Instagram and no one will “like” it,” I thought. What the heck!     I wasn’t being judgmental of my over cluttered fridge in the background or the fact that I have a small home and I have to exercise in the kitchen most days.  I was judging my appearance and the misconception that I had not worked hard enough, long enough,…

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    Planner Supply Haul – February MPA Sale

    I am a sucker for a good sale and planner supplies. So of course I had to make a purchase during the Mega Planner Addicts Sale during the last part of February. I purchased solely from Avalon & Ninth this time. And while I am on the Avalon & Ninth PR team, I still purchase during the sales that Amanda participates in because she always has some amazing kits and freebies that she releases just for these sales – as you will see. And let me know if you have any favorites from Amanda’s shop, Avalon & Ninth. I hope you enjoy! *The planner shown in this video is an…

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    “The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash”

    I mentioned earlier in the week that I signed up to be a mystery reader in Little Bear’s class for Read Across America week .  The book to be read was left up to the reader.  So the first half of this week was spent researching the perfect book to read a-loud.  I wanted something silly & fun but an interesting story line and illustrations. As a mystery reader – and a mom – I thought it would be nice to get a new book to read to the class.  I knew that there would be a slim chance that I picked out a book none of the the kids had…

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    Read Across America

    If you don’t have kids you may not know that this week is special.  But this whole week is Read Across America week.  It coincides with Dr. Seuss’s birthday – probably the single most influential author of all time.  Think about it.  Adults and kids alike know and love Dr. Seuss books.  “Green Eggs and Ham” ring a bell?  How about “Cat in the Hat”?  “Oh the Places You Will Go!”  (I know that after at least one of those you started sighting from memory your most loved quotes.) Like many other schools in the U.S. this week, Little Bear’s school is celebrating.  Each grade level is doing something different…

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    Home for the Holiday

    The past week and a half has been crazy busy for our family.  Mr. O has been finishing up two college classes, one campus course and one online course, on top of working.  He’s a great man.  I really admire him for working fulltime and going to college fulltime all while taking care of his little family.  (Shhh!  Don’t let him know.  I can’t let him get a big head. Haha!  I’m just kidding.  I do remind him from time to time of the good job he does.)  Sorry, tangent.  Anyway.  Little Bear has been preparing for extra special holiday dance performances: The Nutcracker Suite and the Holiday Magic performance. …