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Georgia on my mind: The Haven Conference

Guys… this past couple of weeks has been a complete whirlwind.  Just over a week ago, I was in Georgia, attending my very first blog conference. And then the day after I touched down in Vancouver, content and exhausted after a five day trip on the other side of the continent, we go the keys… 

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Be Awesome Party #5 – Angie’s Features

Hey friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. This week, we’re doing something a bit different with our Be Awesome Party features. We decided to each take turns choosing the week’s features. And this week’s collection was curated by Angie from Echoes of Laughter. Check out these fabulous projects that were linked up… 

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An Upcycled Bird Feeder

Today is a blog hop featuring some of the fabulous #myfavoriteblogger gals. The theme? Birds.  Fitting for me, no?  At the bottom of this post is a giveaway. Don’t miss it!   It’s been a little while since we’ve done a trash-turned-fabulous post. And this project was a fabulous happenstance of my parent’s recycling bin, and… 

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… and then Tom Hanks bursts into the room with his golden retriever…

Does the phrase “a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils” mean anything to you? Have you seen “You’ve Got Mail”? Yes you have. It’s only on t.v. every second week.  The quirky pairing of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan inspired me to create this flower-pencil bouquet as a back-to-school gift for the teacher in your life. … 

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Dinosaurs and Playhouses

 It’s a pretty well known fact that my kids are afraid of most attractions. Especially attractions that are designed for kids.  No giant mouse is going to shake Lila or Lucy’s hand without them showing the whites of their eyes.    So when I asked the girls if they’d like to visit Dinotown for a… 

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Sweets in the Summertime: The 4th Be Awesome Party

Mr. Weatherman has predicted a heat wave here for this week. Just tonight, I stepped off the plane from Atlanta, so I’m not daunted by the upcoming weather. Georgia has real heat. I only felt it during the brief amount of time I strayed away from an air conditioner.  Bring on summer!  And the fans. I’m… 

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Thai Noodle Salad

You may have noticed that I’m on a pasta salad kick.  Honestly, pasta salad is where it’s at. It’s a perfect side for anything you’ve thrown on the grill, as it’s such a cool and fresh dish. And when it’s got a bit of zing, then I’m even happier.  I feel like pasta salad makes… 

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Kids’ Stuff: The 3rd Be Awesome Party

Now that July is here, and commitments are fewer… there is so much more of the day.  And that day needs to be filled. While visiting the amazing link-ups from last week’s party, I found some great ideas to keep the kidlets busy during these long and hot days.  I love the list of animal… 

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100 Books: Our Own Summertime Reading Club on a Bookmark

I’ve already written about my “Holy Crap, Kindergarten is coming… should we be practicing our times tables?!?!” nutty moments that I’ve had in anticipation of the Fall. And while our summer is going to be chock-full of adventures, and family, and renovations and moving, I still want to keep up some of our routines.  One… 

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