7QT: We’re going to Konmari our house

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I am just so incredibly thrilled and elated by all of you. You stormed Heaven with your prayers, you shared my Kickstarter campaign, you donated your money. And, guess what? We made it! I can finally get this journal published!

I talked to my publisher yesterday, and he should have it formatted for print by next week. Then it’s go time!

The Kickstarter will still be live and accepting donations until Oct. 3. Every dollar made after the goal amount will go toward printing more copies to help more people.

So, please, keep praying, keep sharing, keep donating. You’re not just making my day, you might be helping dozens of people too! Muah!

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#5Faves: Kickstarter Campaigns

My Current Workout Playlist…Needs Halp

 

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Making a bird's nest because I am so good at homeschooling...

Making a bird’s nest because I am so good at homeschooling…

Mr. Mustachio

Mr. Mustachio

getting our hair did for the nuptials

getting our hair did for the nuptials

Also Mr. Fancy

Also Mr. Fancy

relegated to baking duties while we whooped it up

relegated to baking duties while we whooped it up

bachelor party catchings

bachelor party catchings

When the Bride is a 31 consultant ;)

When the bride is a 31 consultant ;)

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The Secret to Teaching Kids to Read Is…

5 Oils to Help Release Anger

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Reading:  We’re going to Konmari our house. Eep.

Eating: Bringing these with me on busy mornings.

Listening: Sam’s words of wisdom. Kid has been talking enough for his own post lately.

Wearing: not a bra, that’s for sure.

Praying: for direction in a recent offer

 

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7QT: practicing flower distribution mechanics

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Mike, Ellen and I are standing up in a wedding on Saturday. Ellen is pretty stoked to wear her flower girl dress. She has been practicing flower distribution mechanics and her step-step-toss strategy. She is also excited to meet the lucky young gentleman who will be walking with her aka “the ringmaster.”

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I wrote a book.

#5Faves: Posts About Anxiety

My BIS devo is live today (Sept. 11)

Hear my interview on Little House Mothering

 

 

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can't figure out why his straw isn't working

can’t figure out why his straw isn’t working

aprox 15 degrees

aprox 15 degrees

selfie game on fleek

selfie game on fleek

shielding him from the fun he could be having

shielding him from the fun he could be having

making a bird's nest, obviously

making a bird’s nest, obviously

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Janssen and Baby Led Weaning

How Not to Handle Bedwetting

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Reading: Fangirl

Eating: Mike bought Pop Tarts!!! Praise him!

Listening: Paw Patrol theme song…

Wearing: every day

Praying: for Lisa and Jason as they get hitched this weekend

 

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7QT: A little sneaky peaky

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A little sneaky peaky. More details coming soon, but check out the Kickstarter today! And ta daaaa:

30 Days to Calm: Create Your Own Anxiety Toolbox

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How I Read a Fiction Book

#5Faves: Homeschool Preschool

 

 

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somebody rained on our parade

somebody rained on our parade

eyeing the loot

eyeing dat loot tho

family movie night

family movie night

cousin art lessons

cousin art lessons

el normal

el normal

bird feeder pride

bird feeder pride

advanced

advanced

so advanced

so advanced

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

Enjoy Cooking When You’re on Vacation

On Praying in Churches

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Reading: Fangirl

Eating: parade candy. oof.

Listening: Be Still

Wearing: lavender oil

Praying: for patience with the ever-lasting whining

 

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7QT: order Chinese at watch Chuggington on the floor

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If you could plan a small, low key event for local Catholic women, what would you want to do? This weekend we did a brunch. We were also thinking things like picnics, wine and cheese tasting, crafting, etc. What would YOU plan?

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What, you too? I thought I was the only one.

#5Faves: Glitter Finds

 

 

 

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a little self-ay action at the very first SE MI BIS brunch LOL OMg FYI

a little self-ay action at the very first SE MI BIS brunch LOL OMg FYI

sometimes you burn dinner and just order Chinese at watch Chuggington on the floor

sometimes you burn dinner and just order Chinese at watch Chuggington on the floor

National Breastfeeding Week is all over, but the nursing never ends.

National Breastfeeding Week is all over, but the nursing never ends.

my sick pickle - all better this week

my sick pickle – all better this week

 

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Every Story Has a Bellybutton

Enduring vs. Enjoying the Journey

How I Keep Laundry from Overtaking My Life

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Reading: Faith Beginnings

Eating: eating up the lasts of the year’s watermelon

Listening: Sam screaming from his room bc naps suck!!!

Wearing: these

Praying: for sisterhood everywhere

 

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7QT: email me if you want her

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Mike and I did one more art festival this past weekend along with my BIL and SIL. With six kids six and under. I’ll save you all of the details and instead just tell you what my kids ate: three bags of chips, a honey stick, Superman ice cream, and a hot dog.

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#5Faves: Tattoo Ideas

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monkey see, monkey boob

monkey see, monkey boob

the trash elephant (actually, it's pretty BA in person)

the trash elephant (actually, it’s pretty BA in person)

looking to unload this beauty. very excellent condition. retails $348, I think? selling for $50 + shipping. email me if you want her.

looking to unload this beauty. very excellent condition. retails $348, I think? selling for $50 + shipping. email me if you want her.

also unloading: $10 + shipping

also unloading: $10 + shipping

 

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I Need a Harper Lee Support Group

Be Still, and Know

Summer of Psalms

 

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Reading: The Backyard Homestead

Eating: my SIL made these and they are…ughhhhh so good.

Listening: earlier in the week, we heard a clap of thunder so loud it woke every member of the family and shook the freaking walls. so.cool.

Wearing: shaved my legs, so…jorts.

Praying: that I can be satisfied in what I am doing with my life

 

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7 Quick Takes: I’ve been reading the same book for over two months now

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I’m thinking about offering a whole new slew of items in the shop. I’m thinking brooches, handkerchiefs, earrings, bracelets, rings, patches and more. Thoughts? I just want to offer more price points to all y’all.

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The Perfect Netflix Show for Your Myer-Briggs Type

#5Faves: Summer Beverages

 

 

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Rusted Root played just down the street from our house

Tell me your kids are INSANE when you go to the peds. INSANE.

Tell me your kids are INSANE when you go to the peds. INSANE.

First Food: avocado at CPK because we couldn't take his whining anymore.

First Food: avocado at CPK because we couldn’t take his whining anymore.

big man

big man

This girl is 4. And all she wanted was Build-a-Bear. Kidding. She wanted everything, but she got Build-a-Bear.

This girl is 4. And all she wanted was Build-a-Bear. Kidding. She wanted everything, but she got Build-a-Bear.

 

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FAQs with Jenny

highs, lows, bests, and worsts

Summer of Psalms

These Are the Easy Days

Dwija Plopped

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Reading: I’ve been reading the same book for over two months now aka no kid is currently sleeping through the night

Eating: Mike is grilling us some Costco burger. Up high!

Listening: kids running through the sprinkler

Wearing: actually, all Gap today

Praying: for our marriage – 5 years today!

 

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7QT: just as I thought

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We had a mouse poop all over our entire kitchen. And our microwave broke. I have titled this week Hunger Games and Paper Plates.

But you know, I feel like a real grown up dealing with grown up problems.

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How to Read to Your Baby and Toddler

#5Faves: Unusual, Easy Breakfast Ideas

 

 

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"I pwincess kiddy. Mow."

“I pwincess kiddy. Mow.”

spring cleaning! in July...

spring cleaning! in July…

when you go upstairs for bed and your son is sleeping peacefully

when you go upstairs for bed and your son is sleeping peacefully

playing baseball, obviously

playing baseball, obviously

He loves her so much.

He loves her so much.

ferry ride to Mackinac Island

ferry ride to Mackinac Island

Took Theo to the movies so the big kids could see Inside Out. Turns out my kids are afraid of everything...just as I thought.

Took Theo to the movies so the big kids could see Inside Out. Turns out my kids are afraid of everything…just as I thought.

 

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Are We All a Little Oversexed?

A Ballerina Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

Summer of Psalms

Developing and Nurturing Friendships

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Reading: not much as Theo is a big bag of (thankfully cute) needs

Eating: Aldi Almond Milk Chocolate

Listening: Left Lane Cruiser Radio

Wearing: my new BIS tank

Praying: that I can let go of the small stuff and focus on the big picture

 

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7QT: Come at me, bro.

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I’m such a complete neurotic, so when Mike told me he had to go out of town for TWO WEEKS this month, I was 1. a big baby about having to watch the threesome by my lonesome and 2. scared to tell anyone lest a creeper find out I was home alone and steal my children in the night.

Well, jokes on you, creepers. Mike is back home now and he owns a LARGE pocket knife. Come at me, bro.

Also, we made it. We freaking survived.

Tell me doc and military wives, how do you do it? SERIOUSLY.

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How to Plan a Mother-Daughter Sleepover

#5Faves: Easy Weeknight Recipes

 

 

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tappin' on their "puters"

tappin’ on their “puters”

natural

natural

tentative

hesitant

one of them gets it

one of them gets it

cuatro meses

cuatro meses

trying on my First Communion dress

trying on my First Communion dress

family reunion

family reunion

how kids should look end of day in summer

how kids should look end of day in summer

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3 Books Every Woman Should Read

Summer of Psalms

What My Kids Think About Their Daddy 

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Reading: lots of tutorials on how to format a book…help!

Eating: I had the most amazing seafood salad this weekend. Will update with recipe once I hunt it down.

Listening: thunderstorms – big ones <3

Wearing: chambray shorts

Praying: for my grandma who broke her femur this weekend

 

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7QT: a lot of hassle trying to scrounge up mason jars

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I got to go to one of those super adorable Pinterest weddings this past weekend. My beautiful cuz married the nicest dude, and they had the most charming rustic wedding.

Pinterest wasn’t around when Mike and I got married, so that probably saved me a lot of hassle trying to scrounge up mason jars, but part of me wishes that I could have curated a bunch of awesome boards filled with darling ideas.

And, obviously, the most important part of the day was that Mike and I got married and received a beautiful Sacrament, but who wouldn’t love a wedding day do-over? With everything you know now, wouldn’t that be just…fun?

I’m thinking about writing a Wedding Do-Over post soon just so I can plan all of the fun little party details.

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Put Baskets in These Three Places

#5 Faves: {Catholic} Blogger Books II

 

 

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This girl needs human contact 24/7.

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Experimenting with mini weaving necklaces. If you want one, check out @wildflower_weavings on Instagram.                 They are under $15! xo

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“Uh chef. Uh hat!”

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wedding snaps

"Let's sit here until someone takes a picture of how cute we are." -Mike

“Let’s sit here until someone takes a picture of how cute we are.” -Mike

 

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The One Thing Every Parent Needs to Stop Doing

Summer of Psalms

The 2015 Summer Reading Guide

Why I Am Giving $10 for Children in Iraq

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Reading: just bought The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (on sale)

Eating: I really want to make sno-cones at home.

Listening: Mike had us on a classical kick this weekend

Wearing: on the hunt for some flowy/tunic type tops

Praying: for safe travels for members of my family

 

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7QT: Don’t. You. Worry.

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Sam made another trip to the ER this weekend. This time it wasn’t anything injury related – just a nasty fever. But don’t worry. He made up for that fact by flipping over his bed rail and splitting his lip the next day. Don’t. You. Worry.

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Ellen Chatter

#5Faves: Blogger Books

 

 

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10 Things to Buy Make or Borrow for Your Disney Vacation

6 Tips for Buying New Clothes

Best of the Web

12 Free Father’s Day Printables

How to Ripen Bananas Quickly for Baking

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Reading: Small Steps for Catholic Moms

Eating: Anna made PW Sloppy Joes for us and I could have just died from the tasty.

Listening: right this minute? eavesdropping on my mom’s work phone call…

Wearing: a few ThredUp gems

Praying: for more conviction of faith

 

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