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Trendsend Review #2 — Denim for Days!

Trendsend Review #2 — Denim for Days!

Well, friends, it’s that time again!  The lovely white Trendsend box has arrived at my door and my amazing husband got to work out his inner fashion photographer.  I got to try on some really cool clothes and you all now get to see them! […]

Lots of Linkups for an Almost Birthday

Lots of Linkups for an Almost Birthday

When something brings a lot of joy to your life, you want to share it, right? Well, I would have to say that this blog has brought immense joy to my life over the last year.  No, we aren’t quite to the birthday yet, but […]

Lil’ Miss Personality Type

Lil’ Miss Personality Type

Where all my sociably introverted, Guardian, ISTJs who speak the Love Language of Quality time at? What?  You didn’t understand that, perhaps?  Well, I wouldn’t have either (or, not really, anyway) until this past week.  I have fallen head over heels in love with Anne […]

A Serious Case of the Mondays

A Serious Case of the Mondays

Is it possible for a case of the Mondays to start on a Saturday?  I’m really thinking the answer to that is a resounding YES! The Yard Sale That Wasn’t We were supposed to have a yard sale on Saturday morning.  “Supposed to” being the […]

Dear Kohl’s, I Love You, We’re Through

Dear Kohl’s, I Love You, We’re Through

GAAAAHHHHHH!!!! I am just home from one of the single most frustrating experiences of my life.  OK, well maybe not my whole entire life.  (Overdramatic much?  Sheesh.)  But still… On a total whim, I ran into Kohl’s after work today since I had both a […]

Making Yourself at Home in Your Parish

Making Yourself at Home in Your Parish

When you are part of a family, you help the family. This is one of the lessons Greg and I try to teach our children here in our own house.  Why do we ask them to do the dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathrooms […]

ALDI: A Beginner’s Guide

ALDI: A Beginner’s Guide

In my never-ending quest to buy quality groceries at a reasonable price for the oh-so-hungry humans at my house, I recently took my first trip to ALDI.  And all I can say is, HOLY COW!! For years, I’ve been shopping at a combination of Publix, […]

Bedtime… A Love Story

Bedtime… A Love Story

There’s a sweet spot when you’re raising kids.  That time when, for just a while, maybe all your kids actually have a bedtime.  Not only do they have a bedtime, but they follow it.  And not only do they follow it, but they legit stay […]

Family Kitchen Questions: Episode 1

Family Kitchen Questions: Episode 1

Portions and Leftovers Here’s a fun new game we can play here in AWG-Land!!  It’s called “Family Kitchen Questions” and in it, you can ask me anything you’d like about cooking, planning, shopping, and generally running the kitchen, family style.  Sound good to you?  I […]

My Kids are Mine, But They’re Not Me

My Kids are Mine, But They’re Not Me

Our oldest son can play at least 4 different instruments.  I can’t play a single one. My second son is an absolute crack up with a sharp wit and quick sense of humor.  I’m never quite as speedy with a clever comeback. Our older daughter […]