May 07 2012
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I always say about diaper bags and baby carriers that it’s the MOM’s accessory, not the baby’s. So I avoid “baby prints” and pastels, which have never been my thing. Why would I want to carry a diaper bag that says “It’s a boy!” with blue teddy bears and balloons on it? My current big


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Through the last 20 months or so, my diaper bag / “to go gear” for Anneliese has gone through many incarnations. There was the newborn phase I wrote about before, the next phase which included all of the same things plus “entertainment”… a few toys or books, then later things like bibs and snacks were


Apr 12 2012
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“Dwelling on the Diaper Bag – NEWBORN BABY Edition” Today, April 3, Joseph had his first outing: to the pediatrician for his first check-up and newborn screening. Tomorrow we’re going out again so he can get his birth certificate from the county (he has to attend as “proof of live birth”) and so the chiropractor


Mar 08 2012
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I haven’t finished the bath mat yet. It’s still in the same shape as when I posted about it. But I’m simultaneously trying to get the craft area in the laundry room under control. Craft area in the laundry room? Yeah… I’m SUPER lucky. In the office, I have a sewing table set up, but


Mar 05 2012
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As part of my nesting/reorganizing projects, I bought new towels for both bathrooms. The others were from when I was in college, and some from when The Guy and I first got married. Getting a bit old… And I was tired of the color. I decided to do Anneliese’s bathroom in her “signature” color combo,


Feb 24 2012
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There are some things you should know about me, if you don’t already. 1) I’m pregnant and NESTING. 2) I love lists. 3) I’m really into Pinterest. 4) I’m pretty into yellow these days. Like, REALLY. It’s in my kitchen, living room, master bedroom, hall bathroom and baby’s room (along with different coordinating colors in


Feb 08 2012
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My little girl has lots of “hair things” and for a while, I just had them in a drawer in her dresser. But that’s not exactly the ideal storage solution… things get buried and you forget they’re there, or you KNOW there is a hair clip to match this outfit, but can’t find it, or


Dec 20 2011
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You know those cinnamon scented pine cones that are always in grocery and craft stores around Thanksgiving and Christmas? I’ve never bought them before. I have no idea why. They smell WONDERFUL. So the first decoration I made involved those, some ribbons in my “theme colors” for this year (and probably several years after this)


Nov 01 2011
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I recently had a chance to go to The Home Depot and find a small way to make my household a bit greener. I finally decided to get the stuff I needed to install the clothesline I’ve had for a while. I really want to be able to dry diapers outdoors occasionally, to take advantage


Mar 14 2011
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This is a sponsored post from BlogHer and Tropicana. You’ve heard about “waking up on the wrong side of the bed,” right? Some days, that happens. But often, you can get out of that morning funk if you make a conscious effort to start the day off with GOOD. Here are some little things I


Feb 15 2011
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This is sponsored content from BlogHer and GE. What do you do to conserve energy? Here’s what I do: Cloth: Why use something disposable when you can use cloth? (This goes for paper/plastic dishes, cups, and utensils too.) Sure I have paper towels around, but I rarely use them. Instead of storing them prominently within


Jan 25 2011
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It’s still January, so I figure I’m still allowed to do “year end wrap-up” type posts and “new year goal setting” posts. We’ll start with the former. 2010 was a pivotal year in a lot of ways. I was pregnant for more than half of the year, became a mother, learned that my family would



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