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.

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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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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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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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highs, lows, bests, and worsts

Summer of Psalms

These Are the Easy Days

Dwija Plopped

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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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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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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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7QT: the back of the pantry stuff

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I mentioned earlier this week that I have 20/20 vision but Mike doesn’t think so. I suppose there is no way to ever tell who is right. Nope. No way.

Unless I make an appointment at the eye doctor.

BUT, back me up on this: I really shouldn’t because I am only 3ish months postpartum. My eyes are still doing crazy ish, right? So, I should wait to get them checked.

Right?

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Cinnamon Puppy Chow

#5Faves: Products for Looking Fresh Without a Shower

 

 

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One day it was warm enough for water play...

One day it was warm enough for water play…

The next day we wore our winter coats for our walk.

The next day we wore our winter coats for our walk.

And umbrellas

And umbrellas

my *beautiful* children...

my *beautiful* children…

 

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7 reasons I read to my little ones PINTEREST

 

 

 

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What’s In My Bed?

Coffee Clicks

7 Pinterest-Free Ways to Enjoy Summer with Kids

5 Saints Every Nursing Mom Should Know

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Reading: Excited to start The Hypnotist’s Love Story

Eating: the back of the pantry stuff you eat when there are slim pickins

Listening: Earl Scruggs Pandora station

Wearing: just bought myself a fluffy fleece for these cold July days…

Praying: that my children will be lifelong friends

 

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7QT: Did you dance as much as I did?

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This week was all about family. My cousin got married and every cousin but one (who got sick. boo.) was there. And then a BBQ with them the next day. And my bro came in from Cali. And it was just lots of family and food and dancing and booze and fun. Another wedding in June with that gaggle.

What were your Memorial Day activities? Did you dance as much as I did?

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Bacon Popcorn

Gilmore Girls Netflix Workout

What I Wish I’d Known About Breastfeeding

Treating Maternal Anxiety

 

 

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Uncle Alex!

Uncle Alex!

All of her people look like this and I love it.

All of her people look like this and I love it.

Pfaendtner Family After-Wedding Picnic

Pfaendtner Family After-Wedding Picnic

Green-Lunn Wedding Fun

Green-Lunn Wedding Fun

"Ellen, usually people only wear one pattern and skip the socks with a skirt." "It's my fashion, mom."

“Ellen, usually people only wear one pattern and skip the socks with a skirt.”
“It’s my fashion, mom.”

"A beer. I daddy."

“A beer. I daddy.”

Backyard Chillin'

Backyard Chillin’

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My New Favorite Accessory

Princess Saints Picture Book

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Reading: Mary’s Story

Eating: BBQ leftovers, obviously

Listening: Geranimo

Wearing: my new thredup duds

Praying: for all women dealing with pregnancy related depression and anxiety

 

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7QT: I want to know why I should love you even more

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I’m loving this working on Mondays thing. I am still a lot behind where I wish I could be right now, but I think in a few weeks I will have this on auto. And by a few weeks I mean when the kids are old and grown. But.

Anyway, tell me what you are proud of this week. I want to know why I should love you even more. xo

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Bacon Popcorn Recipe

Gilmore Girls Netflix Workout

 

 

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cousin wuv

cousin wuv

a Paw Patrol party for Sammy J

a Paw Patrol party for Sammy J

we're outdoorsy in that we like to sit on patios

we’re outdoorsy in that we like to sit on patios

mourning the loss of his youth

mourning the loss of his youth

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Kalama-crazies

When It’s Time to Switch Up Priorities

Use PicMonkey with Kendra!

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Reading: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Eating: cinnamon puppy chow

Listening: The Boy Least Likely Radio on Pandora

Wearing: jorts.

Praying: for continued direction with this ol’ blog

 

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