Coloring, Harry Potter, and Friends - 5 times I found joy in the chaos this week

Coloring, Harry Potter, and Friends - 5 times I found joy in the chaos this week

Our first full week back home! We are settling into our new summer routine and it's working really well. I can tell the kids needed that structure back because the little guys have been taking 2-3 hour naps and sleeping in in the morning and even Mercedes - Miss "I don't need to nap" - took a couple. Hallelujah! But let's check out the highlights. 

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Weekly Menu Plan #71 + a look at the weekly grocery shopping for our family of 7

Weekly Menu Plan #71 + a look at the weekly grocery shopping for our family of 7

t feels so good to be back home and grocery shopping in our normal stores. We were running low on a few pantry staples this week and thankfully Sam's Club started another Instant Savings event that included both peanut butter and mayo!

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What character traits do you want to see in your kids? {Book Review & Giveaway}

What character traits do you want to see in your kids? {Book Review & Giveaway}

I honestly hadn't thought much about praying for the types of character traits I'd like to see in my children before we had them. I thought that modeling the type of behavior we expected would be enough... until it wasn't. That darn sin nature is like a default setting and the lying, selfish, unkind behavior oozes out constantly. 

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2017 Clutter Buster Challenge Week 25: Under the Bathroom Sink

2017 Clutter Buster Challenge Week 25: Under the Bathroom Sink

I made this one of my very first decluttering projects that I featured on the blog. Moving all the cleaning supplies to the linen closet made a world of difference under this sink and I'm so glad I did it. That being said, here's the "before & after" picture from over a year ago. 

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Donut picnic, splash pad, and the family reuinited - six places I found joy in the chaos

Donut picnic, splash pad, and the family reuinited - six places I found joy in the chaos

As much fun as it was to be gone for over two weeks we are so happy to be home! There is nothing like sleeping in your own bed. I'm ready to get back into our normal groove and find a new normal for the summer. 

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