My Fifth Stitch Fix

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My 5th Stitch Fix came today and I’ve been awaiting this one. With early spring like weather in Minnesota and my birthday approaching I knew that I wanted to update my spring wardrobe FAST. It was scheduled to arrive March 20 but when it hadn’t shipped by Thursday, March 19 I was a little nervous. […]

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But I’m Not a Wicked Stepmother! Review

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I gave up on most blended family and stepmom books years and years ago. I found most unrelatable or unrealistic and the worst culprits- the “faith” based ones that told me that prayer would make everything work out just fine. {Yes, I’m a believer in prayer but I’m also a believer in good, ol’ fashioned […]

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On Cinderella

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Miss E and I went to a prescreening of Disney’s Cinderella last week and to say we loved it is quite an understatement. Disney really outdid themselves this time. The movie is breathtaking and beautiful and true to the fairy tale yet made today and I promise it will be a beloved favorite. The story […]

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On Yellow Paint

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In March 2006, my mom came over and painted an entire little room yellow in preparation for my first baby. We didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl so the room was yellow and I spent many an afternoon wandering through Pottery Barn dreaming up just how I wanted it to […]

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On Affirmation

To J. S. When I was in junior high and high school, at various camps and church events and retreats, we did what was called affirmations. Most of the time this was written down. Your name on a card passed around the room for everyone to write something positive about you. Mine always listed things […]

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On Quiet.

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Hello? Is this thing on? The blog’s been rather quiet these last few weeks. It’s crossed my mind a few times and I’ve dreamt of words I’d like to throw into this space but the clock ticks on and I climb into bed only to awake hours later already reeling. It’s the middle of January […]

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Vaccinations and MSNBC.

Last week I wrote a little bit about how I feel about vaccinations especially in light of the fact that there is now a confirmed case of Measles in Minnesota. The post over on Star Tribune took off, the comments ON BOTH SIDES, went a little crazy and then MSNBC called me. So Wednesday morning, […]

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Mommy, I Need You.

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In the after dinner bustle of cleaning up the kitchen and getting homework done and backpacks checked and baths and lunches and just all that school night chaos, Miss F grabbed my legs and said, “Mommy, I need you!”  Clear as a bell. “Mommy, I need you.” “You need me?” I asked surprised. My only […]

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Ice Castles in Eden Prairie {Giveaway!!}

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I was kind of skeptical of the whole ice castle thing having never gone before but with weather in the 30′s this past weekend I thought it’d be such a simple, fun thing to do. Plus I had heard rumors there might be some Frozen infused fun happening. We made the jaunt to the Eden […]

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My Fourth Stitch Fix.

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My 4th Stitch Fix arrived over the weekend and I couldn’t wait to rip open the box. As you know I really enjoyed my first and second boxes but my third one majorly missed the mark. I had high hopes that with some more notes and direction in my profile this one would be a […]

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