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Mary Carver
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Recipe for Pizza Rice Bowl - http://www.givinguponperfect.com/2015/01/pizza-rice-bowls-a-warm-healthy-snack/

This Pizza Rice Bowl literally took 2 minutes to make, and it was the perfect after-school snack to keep my 7yo from getting hangry (hungry + angry). Bonus - she didn't eat it all, so I finished it off and kept myself from getting hangry as well! It would make a great lunch, too!

#ad #minutesnacks #cooking #recipe #snacks #healthymeals #pizzasnacks  
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i had this yesterday!
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I've learned this one the hard way. How about you?
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My little brother is quite the cook - and was kind enough to share his recipe for brownies with us today! (Never mind the fussing he does over my habit of using a gasp! mix to make brownies. The teasing is worth getting this recipe!!)
http://www.givinguponperfect.com/2014/06/family-recipe-chocolate-chip-fudge-brownies/
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These are absolutely delicious! Best of all, her little brother seems to always know when Mom needs a chocolate fix the most.
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I've got the hottest recipe roundup around - 80+ Delicious Recipes for Your Mexican Fiesta! http://www.givinguponperfect.com/2014/06/80-delicious-recipes-for-a-mexican-fiesta/
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Cute printable!!
 
I’m completely in love with this idea from our craft/diy contributor, Sarah of Sarah M Style - gift a friend or family member with a spur-of-the-moment dinner in a bag and include this adorable printable on the bag! Wouldn’t you love to give (or get!) this someday?

Go Here to read and download the printable -> http://momadvice.com/blog/?p=14686

#handmadegifts   #freeprintables   #brownbaggingit   #diycrafts   #giving   #randomactsofkindness  
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Spring Television Makes Me Feel All the Feelings: http://www.givinguponperfect.com/2014/05/spring-tv-makes-me-feel-feelings/ {On finales, upfronts, summer TV and more!}
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Fellow book nerds, tell me I'm not alone in ALL of these...?

Confessions of a Book Nerd: http://www.givinguponperfect.com/2014/05/confessions-of-a-book-nerd/
I'm on a super stressful deadline, so of course that means I've been reading even more mindless fluff than usual while feeding Adrienne. As I was skimming a silly romance that I'd already read (I k...
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Make Memories with Your Spouse

Our Parenting & Marriage contributor, +Mary Carver of Giving Up on Perfect, has another beautiful post today that I know you will all enjoy! It’s all about making memories with your husband to help recall the sweetness of young love, reminding you of the heart connection you share AND to keep doing things together to remember in the future and give you both something to talk about, even after years of marriage. Good stuff!

Read it here: http://momadvice.com/blog/?p=15425

#makingmemories   #marriagetip   #marriage  
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"Since I heard it last week, the phrase “most important thing about you” has been playing in my head in a loop. And I’ve wondered – What is the most important thing about me? And then I wondered if those who know me would answer that question the same way I would. And then I started thinking about how “the most important thing” changes as our seasons change. Sometimes my brain just won’t quit."

What's the Most Important Thing About YOU? http://www.givinguponperfect.com/2014/07/the-most-important-thing/
I've gotten hooked on this new TV show called, "Chasing Life." It's about a girl in her twenties with leukemia. {I'm pretty sure we can thank John Green for this kid-cancer story trend.} Last week'...
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Caring about & trying to serve others
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Have one of your kids ever felt left out or like they’re an afterthought? Um - hand raised high! Then you (like me!) will love today’s post from our parenting contributor, +Mary Carver who shares her story of needing to focus on her daughter with a newborn in the house - and then shares tips we can all use to get a little one-on-one time with our kids

Read about this perfect reminder of what’s important here: http://momadvice.com/blog/?p=14978

#parenting   #parentingtips   #parentingadvice   #kidsactivities   #family  
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"While being stubborn is a big part of what makes our marriage hard, it’s also a huge part of what makes our marriage last. Because we refuse to quit. We refuse to quit trying, to quit working, to quit loving. We refuse to give in or give up. We’re stubborn – and I’m glad."

When Being Stubborn is a Good Thing: http://www.givinguponperfect.com/2014/05/when-stubborn-is-a-good-thing/
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Love these!
 
I am honestly in love with these temporary tattoos from #ArmedWithTruth. My kids think they are super-cool and we get to be reminded of God's Word all thru the day!

Wanna win $15 toward your own tattoos? I'm givin' some away today! (You're welcome!)

http://ohamanda.com/2014/05/15/summertime-armed-with-truth-giveaway/

#kids #tattoos #summer #Bible #family  
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Writer and Editor
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  • Dayspring Cards
    Editorial Coordinator, 2012 - present
  • Restore Community Church
    Communications & Volunteer Management, 2012 - 2013
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Giving up on perfect...and getting on with life!
Introduction
I'm a writer, editor and blogger (and a wife, mom and fan of all Mexican food). I live in Kansas City, and I work for DaySpring Cards on the (in)courage website as an editorial coordinator. I also write about my imperfect life at www.givinguponperfect.com, where I share my thoughts about everything from dieting, TV and housekeeping to parenting, marriage and faith.
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Won the county spelling bee in the 6th grade. Like a boss. Or a nerd.
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  • Truman State University
    Communication Science & Psychology
  • University of Kansas
    Communication Studies
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Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect