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Amy Malaise
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AT HOME IN THIS LIFE with Jerusalem Greer
I wish I could remember how I first ran across Jerusalem Greer. I have been following and linking to her blog for years. Jerusalem is definitely a kindred spirit. I have enjoyed learning about her and her family over the years. As a Sunday School teacher, I...

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2017 Word of the Year
In 2011, I chose "remember." In 2012, I chose "breathe." In 2013, I chose "believe." In 2014, I chose "thrive." In 2015, I did not choose a word. I looked at the new year with fear and loathing. In 2016, my words were "simplify" and "happiness." For 2017, I...

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A Christmas Mystery
My son loves nutcrackers. I have no idea why. This is not a passing phase. He has continued to add to his nutcracker collection for years. He loves attending Nutcracker performances. We couldn't afford to go this year and he was so disappointed. (Until I wo...

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LET THEM PLAY by Jerry Lynch
(I received a copy of this book from the publisher.) Last year, my family entered the world of competitive sports with soccer and basketball. I was not an athletic child but my son loves sports. This is all new to me. As a parent, you hear stories about spo...

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EVEN SUPERHEROES HAVE BAD DAYS by Shelly Becker
(I received a copy of this book from the publisher.) I absolutely adore EVEN SUPERHEROES HAVE BAD DAYS by Shelly Becker and illustrated by Eda Kaban. First of all, everyone loves superheroes. And this book has superheroes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and g...

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Making Our Own TINY MAMA
For the past few years, we have subscribed to Bobbledy Books . It is a direct subscription service of pictures books and music for kids. Even though my son is outgrowing the books, we still love their whimsical drawings and stories. The newest book to arriv...

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Loss and Daffodils
(Image from Natalie Creates ) When we first moved to our new rental back in 2011, I was feeling very sad. Gary had lost his job one year prior and still hadn't found a new one. We were one year into a slippery slope of calamity and our downward slide contin...

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Life Book 2016
A few years ago, I did the Life Book course. I loved the combination of mixed media art lessons combined with self-help. It challenged me to really think about my life and to be creative on a regular basis.  This year, I decided to try again. My creative li...

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2016 Word(s) of the Year
I have been participating in picking a Word of the Year since 2011. In 2011, I chose "remember." In 2012, I chose "breathe." In 2013, I chose "believe." In 2014, I chose "thrive." In 2015, I did not choose a word. I looked at the new year with fear and loat...

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DIY Rebel Alliance Tshirts
I made something!!! It is so much harder now for me to do anything creative. We are in a smaller house and my only work space is the dining table where we eat. So I can't leave any projects out! We have three birthday parties this month. Money is always ver...
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