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February Reads

Written on April 21, 2015 at 5:00 am, by

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Pretty wide range of books read in February! I devoured comics, dystopian YA, classics, historical fiction, and lovely literature. Variety is the spice of life, right?

Here are the books I read in February:

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Beloved (1987) Toni Morrison

In this Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Sethe escapes slavery to the free Continue

April Day in the Life

Written on April 7, 2015 at 7:33 am, by

In 2013, I documented using Ali Edward’s Day in the Life concept monthly and it was one of my favorite projects ever. For the third year, I’m repeating the project. On the 4th of each month, I’m going to document my everyday life. I like having a set day because Continue

Planting This Year

Written on April 3, 2015 at 10:44 am, by

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I am so excited that there is finally some color outside. I love the Spring flowers, the flowering trees, and the little tiny bursts of green starting to appear on bushes and trees. It almost feels like going from Kansas to Oz after living in an undersaturated world for so … Continue

Passport to India

Written on April 1, 2015 at 10:53 am, by

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It’s a good thing I follow The Nelson on Instagram! They posted about their Passport to India cultural festival and I knew our family had to go. We scooped up all the kids and went to this awesome adventure with Beth and my nephew Nathan.

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The event was free … Continue

Planet Comicon

Written on March 24, 2015 at 10:29 am, by

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We recently attended what’s become one of our favorite nerd adventures of the year: Planet Comicon. This year was extra exhausting with three kids (our foster baby LOVED all of the stimulation), but it was so worth it.

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Here were a few highlights:

-We got in and oriented just … Continue

Spring Breaking

Written on March 17, 2015 at 8:17 am, by

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I’m taking this week off to enjoy Spring Break! See you next week.… Continue

March Day in the Life

Written on March 13, 2015 at 8:36 am, by

In 2013, I documented using Ali Edward’s Day in the Life concept monthly and it was one of my favorite projects ever. For the third year, I’m repeating the project. On the 4th of each month, I’m going to document my everyday life. I like having a set day because Continue

Refinishing Our Hardwood Floor

Written on March 10, 2015 at 8:44 am, by

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We’re finally done refinishing the spare room! Jake and I have been working on it in our spare time for months, and it is finally livable! If you need a refresher, here’s the before.

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The most time consuming part of fixing up this room was paint removal. I’ve already … Continue

New Pet Changes

Written on March 9, 2015 at 11:49 am, by

New Pet Changes

This month’s Nerd Nest challenge is to list it! Memory keeping isn’t just about scrapbooking–blogging is memory keeping too. I personally like to use blogging as a placeholder for my stories so I can document now and make stuff with the memories later!

Today I’m encouraging you to list the … Continue

Spring Break Project Ideas

Written on March 6, 2015 at 9:43 am, by

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Spring Break is coming up, so we’re planning a week of awesomeness to keep the kids engaged. We’ll do plenty: our friends are coming from out of town to stay with us for Planet Comicon, Jake took Saint Patrick’s Day off so we can walk to the big parade, … Continue