Monthly Archive:: January 2014

What I’m Into: {January 2014}

A shout out to Anne at Modern Mrs Darcy  for introducing me to What I’m Into … I’m linking up with the hostess Leigh Kramer and sharing what I watched, read and pinned this month. The best thing about this particular January is that it’s finished, quite frankly. I started the month signing my first publishing contract,
Category: What I'm Into

Five Minute Friday: {Visit}

A visit. Unexpected or planned, there’s much fanfare that precedes it. If a visitor arrives spontaneously, parents of young children scramble to make the house presentable. If a visitor is invited or offers ample warning, much preparation ensues. An event that’s supposed to be about a relationship becomes more about completing a task list. Between
Category: Five Minute Friday

Wordless Wednesday: Go Off the Beaten Path

Thankful for a husband who likes to take the boys outside. Since Monday was a holiday from work and school, he loaded them up and took them for a hike in a nearby state park. I love how their unique personalities shine through in their poses …
Category: Wordless Wednesday

Monday Listicles: Ten Ways to Add Wow to Your Weekends

We’re in a new phase of parenting. Gone are the days of diaper changes, formula feedings and a baby content to pass the time between naps in a swing by the window. While those days went by in a blur that both made my head spin and caused me to wonder if it would ever
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A Review: Dear Mr. Knightley

  If there’s an upside to battling the flu, I’d have to say it’s the opportunity to lie still and read a good book. At the end of 2013, there were so many people singing the praises of Katherine Reay and her debut novel, Dear Mr. Knightley. So it quickly moved to the top of
Category: Reviews

Monday Listicles: Total Randomness

I’m linking up with Northwest Mommy today and sharing ten completely random, unrelated, yet totally awesome photos swirling through my social media stream right now… 1. Only You, Mary Lou! As a girl growing up in the 80’s, I was quite smitten with Mary Lou Retton. I’m not sure why she was at the Golden
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Five Minute Friday: {See}

The road to Friday is sometimes bumpy. We arrive at Thursday evening, weary and reeling. This first full week  of post-holiday reality was wrapped in a few extra layers as we endured a deep freeze.  My path toward Friday was littered with sibling conflict, an unwelcome visitor (the flu) and a looming deadline for a
Category: Five Minute Friday

Throwback Thursday: We Take Our Skiing Seriously

Just another day on the alpine trails of wintery Alaska. I look thrilled, don’t I? Apparently skiing was very serious business. Or else I was freezing. Maybe a little of both. The unusually cold temperatures combined with the pre-Olympic media coverage has left me longing for some quality time in the snow. We’ll have to
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I heart Bloglovin’

<a href=””>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> No, I’m not posting in code. This is just a shameless plug for Bloglovin’, the best way to insure you never miss the latest posts from all of your favorite blogs. Particularly this one. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge. See that Bloglovin’ widget on my sidebar? Click on it. You’ll
Category: Promotions

{Listicles} 10 Things New

A new year, a new week, a new bloggy friend. This weekend I discovered  Northwest Mommy and her Monday Listicles … an opportunity to post a quick list on a random prompt. Today, it’s 10 things new. True confession: I really, really, really like new stuff. I’m not particularly thrifty, although I appreciate a good deal
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