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Finding Time for What Matters Most

Finding Time for What Matters Most

I am sitting in front of my computer today, having waited until the last minute to write my post, and feeling anxious about getting it done. Why? Not so much because it is due today, as I know I will find leeway and grace with the wonderful ladies to whom are waiting patiently for this(…)

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Playing with Cameras & Settings ~ Canon EOS Rebel T1i & Canon 7D

Playing with Cameras & Settings ~ Canon EOS Rebel T1i & Canon 7D

I am currently taking a photography workshop. My goal is to be able to comfortably shoot in manual (or Av/Tv) all the time. The workshop has also renewed my sense of want for a new camera and lens. I currently have a Canon Rebel T1i and two lenses: a Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS, and(…)

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I Have a Tween Girl

I Have a Tween Girl

  I have a tween girl. Who often makes my lips curl; From the rolling of her eyes, To the irritated sighs. I have a tween girl. I have a tween girl. Whose texting numbers would make your head swirl; She rarely thinks her parents are great, That is unless we agree to let her(…)

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Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Toes in the sand

Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Toes in the sand

  While on vacation this year I invented my own style…toe sand! I painted my toenails, but then must have gotten near the sand too soon so it stuck to my polish! It made for cool textured, slightly glittery toenails!

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On This Day….1998

On This Day….1998

  14 years ago today I married my best friend, the one person I know I can rely on, the father of my children, the one I would be lucky and wholly blessed to spend all the rest of my years with. We did it without the bat of an eye, or a doubt in(…)

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What Does Homeschooling Have to do With Salad?

What Does Homeschooling Have to do With Salad?

We were recently driving in the car talking about what was on the dinner menu for that evening. Our oldest daughter gets so upset with her brother when he calls his carrots, cucumbers, and croutons (all separate and ready to dip), a salad. This spurred a conversation about what “salad” actually is. My first words(…)

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30 Day Photography Challenge ~ Days 3-7

30 Day Photography Challenge ~ Days 3-7

Onwards and upwards (literally) with the Photography Challenge! Day three….clouds. The bad news is that even though it was a cold, dreary day, I couldn’t really find any distinguishable clouds. Just a whole lot of gray, depressing sky. So of course, I cheated a little and waited until the next day. Luckily for me the(…)

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30 Day Photography Challenge: 2/1 – 3/1

30 Day Photography Challenge: 2/1 – 3/1

Alright, so here I go again with another photo challenge. It seems as though my dear friend Shana is always getting me into these things! The problem is I have a hard time finishing them! This one is 30 days, 1 photo a day, with a given theme. The part that made me agree to(…)

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It’s The Little Things

Being not only a stay-at-home parent, but a homeschooling parent as well, I spend LOTS of time with my children. My brood consists of only 3 children and yet I swear I can’t even think one whole complete sentence all day!   I know that being a stay-at-home parent is right for me. I remember(…)

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Starts At Eight: Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2011

Starts At Eight: Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2011

I saw Mama Jenn post her Top Ten Most Popular and I couldn’t help but wonder what mine were. I don’t often look in the analytics part of my blog, but my curiosity was piqued. I am including the Top Ten most visited posts in 2011 (even if they were not written in 2011). I(…)

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New Year’s Resolution ~ 2012

New Year’s Resolution ~ 2012

I started these New Year’s Resolution Posts in 2010 on a whim. I made it my goal to read Gone with the Wind. I did that wish ease. Then in my New Year’s Resolution Post 2011 I decided to try Sophie’s Choice. I am having less success with Sophie’s Choice. I tried reading it earlier(…)

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The 12 Days of Christmas……Ciravola Style!

The 12 Days of Christmas……Ciravola Style!

Earlier this month I posted about us writing our own version of the 12 Days of Christmas. Believe it or not we managed to finish it just in time to share it with everyone for Christmas! Chloe and I wrote the words, we all sang it together, we did a “scavenger hunt” to take all(…)

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