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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Melissa & Doug Brings the Holiday Fun {Giveaway}

whittle world bus

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Deb Moretti! Please read on for my review of the Melissa & Doug Whittle World bus set! A few weeks ago I told you about the Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty Holiday Gift List and mentioned that I would be doing a giveaway of one of the products on the list. (As an ... Read More »

Arkadia Retrocade {Fayetteville Field Trips}

arkadia retrocade

I don’t get out of the house that much, but when I do I like to support local businesses, have fun and often try something new. When I get to do any or all of the above, I want to share that with you. So begins this occasional series, Fayetteville Field Trips, which I hope you will enjoy. Have a ... Read More »


blue house

I’ve been trying not to write this post all week. I started writing it in a notebook on Sunday and stopped partway through. Yesterday, I typed up that bit, added some more, then deleted it. What gives me the right to write about him? I asked myself. If you think about it, we only were really part of each other’s ... Read More »

Holiday Art

fingerpaint tree

Whenever I know the Bit is going to be home for a few days more than normal I try to have some special things planned, especially when I know we’re going to be stuck at home for a while as we were over Thanksgiving. It turned out she got an extra day off because she was sick, so I was ... Read More »

An Easy, Quick Guide to Meal Planning

how to meal plan

I may only have one child, but I know what it’s like to feel like you’re too busy to cook a healthy meal for your family. The past few months I don’t really know what we ate, but we all lived, so I guess we did OK. But husband and I both feel the need to eat a little healthier, ... Read More »

The Kind of Girl Who Wears Boots {Country Outfitter Giveaway!}

ariat boots

When I was in high school, my parents went through a bit of a phase. They were hanging out with a younger crowd, going out drinking and dancing, and they were listening to country music. My classic rock loving parents were two-steppin’ and Electric Sliding all over the place. Being a teenager, and a girl who never considered country to ... Read More »

Holding on to Fall with a Leaf-Rubbing Craft

leaf rubbing stationery

Over the past few weeks while I was finishing up writing my book (!), I saw all the beautiful colors on the trees and was afraid I was going to miss fall entirely. I did miss a lot of the good weather (though I did take some time to enjoy, even in the busiest parts, which I’ll talk more about ... Read More »

Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty List and Giveaway

melissa and douge terrific twenty

Anybody’s who has been to my house knows that I love Melissa & Doug. This company makes awesome toys and accessories for kids of all ages. We have a bunch of their art supplies, puzzles and other toys, and the Bit has one of their awesome Trunki suitcases, which we’ve yet to take on a trip but she loves packing ... Read More »