Author Archive | Amanda


Potty Training Mommy

My 2-year-old is a precocious and independent little soul. She has very strong opinions, a fierce sense of self and can be quite demanding. So, when she decided 3 weeks or so ago that it was time to potty train – it was TIME TO POTTY TRAIN. But wait! Don’t I get to decide when […]

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spring themed random acts of kindness

Spring Time Random Acts of Kindness

Random acts of kindness are a wonderful way to brighten someones day – and sometimes it seems that after the winter holiday season passes the enthusiasm for RAKs (as random, or planned, as they may be) dies down. Vivi is learning to give (and loving it) and I want to nurture that. We’ve “Egged” our […]

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Preserving Family Memories – The Easy Way

The summer between sophomore and junior year in college, my roommate Katie and I scrapbooked our summer away. In between summer school classes, we’d marathon-watch movies and cut, glue, embellish, and tape our memories from the last year onto 12×12 pages and put them in our three post binders. We spend a LOT (like, a […]

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free printable straw valentine for kids

Free Last Minute Printable Valentines

Even though I’ve been looking forward to it since Christmas and started decorating at the end of January – I feel like Valentine’s Day totally snuck up on me this year. Raise your hand if you feel the same way. See? I’m glad I’m not alone! Here are three printable, easy, and sweet Valentine’s for […]

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Updating a Christmas Classic : Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt dough ornaments are one of those rights-of-passage crafts that every kid should get to enjoy – and every parent should get to experience on the “other side”. Salt dough is easy to make, super inexpensive, and practically indestructible. Give the old classic a modern twist with metallics, glitter or a monochromatic scheme. Preheat your […]

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5 Tips for Successful Family Portraits

Tis’ the season for family portraits – are you ready to make it the best experience possible? Or does the thought of being in front of the lens totally stress you out? While planning for my family’s session, I have the same million thoughts running through my head as you do yours : What will we […]

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