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Month: September 2017

States I have visited

States I have visited

When looking for a fun blog post, I came across the idea of listing all the states you have visited.  And while I haven’t seen nearly as many as Nathan – I think he’s been to 44/50 – I’ve done some fun traveling in my life!  So here goes… Maine – Nathan and I spent 2 weeks at Acadia National Park in October 2010, and it was our last big trip before Graham was born.  It was such an amazing…

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5 things that help us get out the door on-time

5 things that help us get out the door on-time

School mornings are complete chaos.  I don’t care if your kids are babies and in daycare or teenagers in middle/high school.  Getting out the door in the mornings can be so hard!  I remember when the kids were babies and I was going back to work after maternity leave.  Trying to balance “what time will they need to eat?” with “do I have enough changes of clothes and diapers/wipes?” was enough to drive me crazy.  And as they have gotten…

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21 pictures from the last 4 days

21 pictures from the last 4 days

Hello everyone and happy Monday!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  We are having an Indian Summer over here after a few weeks of cooler temps, and I am anxiously awaiting the REAL start of fall (although Nathan reminded me today to not wish away these warm days – he knows how much I despise the winter)!  And with that, I’m going to leave you with 21 pictures from the last 4 days. Thursday involved TONS of food, as I…

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How our eating styles have evolved

How our eating styles have evolved

Nathan and I have been married almost 12 years (October 29th is our anniversary) and during that time our eating style has done a complete 180.  When we first met we both lived alone, and to say our cooking was eclectic is the understatement of the year!  Nathan had about 3 meals he could cook (bean burritos, fajitas, and spaghetti) and I pretty much lived off of cheese, crackers, and sausage.  I’m not lying!  The first time I invited him…

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Let’s Catch Up

Let’s Catch Up

Hi everyone!  I hope your week is going well.  We are quite busy over here, trying to get used to our new routine now that school is in session.  But the kids are thrilled with their schools and teachers so it’s all smiles over here 🙂  I wanted to catch you up on what we’ve been doing over here, so let’s jump right in! First day of school!  Armed with carefully selected outfits, new backpacks, full bellies – it was…

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Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

I know I’ve mentioned before that our garden produced a TON of tomatoes this year.  So many that we ate them until our bellies became sick of them, gave a bunch away, made salsa, attempted tomato sauce, and yet STILL had tons leftover.  So I decided to try my hand at tomato soup, something I never really considered before.  Well, I am happy to report that I found a winner in this homemade tomato basil soup.  It’s so easy (no…

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Transforming the front of our house

Transforming the front of our house

We have lived in our house for over 18 months now (wow, that’s just crazy to say!)  And it took us that long to finish the front of our house.  One of the reasons is you have to let the ground fully settle after all of that excavating during construction.  We also had to have our front yard re-excavated this spring to fix some water issues, so that stalled us as well.  And finally, we wanted to really take our…

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Labor Day Happenings

Labor Day Happenings

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!  For us it’s the last official day of summer, and Graham and I are spending the day together buying school supplies, meeting his teacher, and picking out the perfect 1st day of school outfit. Tomorrow – First Grade!  So with that, I’m going to share a bunch of things going on around here during our last official weekend of summer.  Bring on the fall!  Have I said that already?  Fall is the best! Remember the…

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Clean Kiddo Eats – Part 5

Clean Kiddo Eats – Part 5

Hello and happy Labor Day everyone!  The official last weekend of summer and we are soaking up every minute of these 3 days together.  I’m just jumping on real quick to share some meals the kids have been enjoying lately.  I hope you all stay safe and enjoy the last weekend of summer to its fullest. This dinner is so summery – I love it!  I think this was Reagan’s plate.  BBQ grilled chicken, mashed sweet potatoes (with butter and…

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Outer Banks 2017

Outer Banks 2017

Wow, I can’t believe it’s Friday already!  Getting home from vacation on a Sunday really left me chasing my tail all week, and I am super excited to get caught up this weekend.  And did I mention school starts next week?  Our family is VERY ready for this, as I think the summer has been tough with the lack of routine – especially these last 4 weeks.  So with that, I am going to take a virtual trip back to…

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