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Out of the “Office”

Greetings, everyone! I just wanted to pop in and let you all know we’re going to be “out of the office” this week. While I would love to say we’re going to be on a relaxing vacation somewhere awesome (thankfully, that will be going on in the Fall), the truth is we’re going to be busy with a big project going on over at our church. To make the long story short, our church (which is a relatively new church plant that’s been…

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On the Set


On the Set: Saving Mr. Banks /

These days, it’s rare that a movie has you in a happy-go-lucky mood when you walk out of the movie theater. (And, if you’re like me, you’ll end up Googling for behind-the-scenes and making-of info as soon as you get home.) Saving Mr. Banks was that kind of movie for me. I laughed. I cried. I sang along. I “aww”ed and “oh no”ed. Simply put… it easily earned a spot in my list of favorite movies. As I’ve probably mentioned several times, I…

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Happy Weekend

Happy Weekend: Peter Cottontail + Easter Eggs

I love this time of year because it’s not too hot or cold outside (perfect for grilling) and all of these bright and fun colors pop up in pretty much every store you go into. Since we’ve had so much snow this year and it’s actually started to warm up a bit, I feel like this Easter weekend is actually the “real” beginning of Spring. So, I’m welcoming Peter, Peter Cottontail that is, with open arms. While I so wish we were spending our…

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A Bullseye View: Mini DIY Terrariums

Mini DIY Terrariums using recycling spice jars //

Earth Day is coming up next week (April 22nd), so Target asked us to put together a terrarium DIY that tied in the message of Earth Day for their online magazine, A Bullseye View. Being an avid ABV reader since the beginning, it’s always a little mind blowing when I see an article that we’ve written and photos we’ve taken posted there on the front page. So, this is totally one of those, “Hey, Mom! Look!” moments. When rolling around ideas on…

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Finances Organizing

File Organization 101

Home File Organization 101 //

In honor of Tax Day, I’m going to delve into the most exciting thing ever… filing! I don’t know if you caught that, but that was supposed to come across as sarcastic. Though, I do actually think it’s kind of fun. I’m weird like that. My first “job” when I was about 14 was filing at my grandpa’s office. I say “job” because I’m pretty sure it only lasted a month or so and then I was off to summer…

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