Double Digit Birthday Bag

Double Digit Birthday Bag

The big 1-0. The first time turning double digits. The last time you will add a digit to your age for a LONG time. It deserves to be celebrated in an extra special way! The idea is simple - Fill a bag (or basket, or box) full of “double” items. I’m not talking about two of each item, I’m talking about things that have “double” in the name!

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Christmas, winter break, and a snow day - 8 places I found joy in the chaos this week

Christmas, winter break, and a snow day -  8 places I found joy in the chaos this week

The holidays had me all thrown off again so this is another two week round up. It's hard to believe we are already in the second week of January and chugging along with normal life after the fun and chaos of winter break! 

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2017 Clutter Buster Challenge Week 51: Wrapping Paper & Gift Bags

2017 Clutter Buster Challenge Week 51: Wrapping Paper & Gift Bags

If you are like me you are spending these few final days leading up to Christmas knee deep in tissue, wrapping paper, and gift bags. You've probably lost the tape a few times, scrambled around for the scissors or a pen and wonder if ribbon is really necessary (hint: it's not!). While you are in the middle of wrapping all these gifts, take a gander at your supplies and declutter at the same time! 

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Paper snowflakes, good helpers, and family - places I found joy in the chaos this week

Paper snowflakes, good helpers, and family - places I found joy in the chaos this week

We spent the week prepping for our first Christmas celebration which turned out so great. Simple, quiet, and a really fun weekend. Well, as quiet and simple as it can be with five kids and four adults! I really tried to focus on the kids' reactions to gifts and remember what I thought they would remember this week because this is the only time they will be these exact ages at Christmas!

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Nickelodeon Universe, rocket launches, and carving pumpkins - seven places I found joy in the chaos this week

Nickelodeon Universe, rocket launches, and carving pumpkins - seven places I found joy in the chaos this week

I know, I know. I usually post these on Sunday. But after five days of go-go-go with vacation fun and heading home on Sunday there was no chance I was getting this whole post ready. Too much fun to sort through and decide what to post! If you follow me on Instagram you might have caught some of my insta-stories with all the fun we had each day. 

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