• My One Word (2019)

    January 28, 2019

    If you’ve been around the internet at all, then you’ve probably heard of this idea of choosing a “Word of the Year”. The concept is that instead of trying to stick to (or even remember) a set of strict New Year’s Resolutions, you choose a single word to focus on for the whole year. A…

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  • 11 Simple Traditions to Make Your Christmas Merry

    December 7, 2018

    Christmas is my favorite time of year! The lights, the sounds, the smells, the magic! But my favorite part? The traditions! Traditions are an important part of any family. They help create strong bonds and relationships, as well as creating wonderful memories. I look forward to our Christmas traditions all year and I know my…

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  • Our Favorite Fall Tradition

    October 29, 2018

    It’s fall ya’ll! I love fall. It means pumpkin spice and apple cider and temperatures lower than triple digits! It also means it’s time for our annual trip to the pumpkin patch! Hubby and I started this tradition a couple years before Emma was even born. In a state where we don’t see much seasonal…

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    Summer Bucket List 2018 (Recap)

    August 21, 2018

    Whelp, summer is almost over and we didn’t check off all the things on our bucket list, but we sure had fun trying! Here’s what our summer entailed: We visited the zoo for Safari Nights, complete with visiting the animals, a giant, inflatable slide, special tour guide stops, interactive exhibits, and love music. We visited…

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  • Summer Bucket List 2018

    June 1, 2018

    sumΒ·merΒ buckΒ·et list (noun informal): a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their the summer months, mostly involving lots of water, ice cream, and fireworks. Summer is just around the corner. And while my kid’s aren’t in school-aged yet, I still like to plan out some fun activities…

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  • Goodbye 2017. Hello 2018!

    January 10, 2018

    2017 was a whirlwind year for me. Between having a baby, rebooting the blog, and starting work on a large DIY project, things have been super busy around here. As exciting as it all has been, I’m looking forward to the potential of a 2018 that’s a bit slower paced. That’s not to say that…

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  • Hello, again

    July 19, 2017

    Wow! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Almost 3 years. Time sure does fly! What have you all been up to? Anything fun? Me? I’ve been busy. This tiny, sweet baby you knew? She’s now an energetic, sassy, independent threenager! (photo credit: Birdie Fyffe Photography) And our biggest (and most recent) news is adding this…

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  • Welcoming Emma: A Birth Story

    July 14, 2014

    It’s been almost 3 months now since Emma made her grand entrance and stole our hearts. And because it’s pretty much the biggest accomplishment of my life, I thought I’d document it forever on this great expanse, called the internet. These details aren’t going to remember themselves, so it’s time to put pen to paper…

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  • Beginning Again

    August 4, 2013

    Hi! My name is Jenny! Some of you might remember me as the “homemade diva.” If that’s you, it’s good to see you again! I’m glad you’re here. If you have no idea who the “homemade diva” is, follow me . . . I began blogging in 2009 on a different blog titled The Homemade…

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