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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Personalized Bookmarks For My Bookworm!

I was the kid with a flashlight and a book under my pillow at night.

My doting mother would come into my floral-wallpapered room (YIKES!) at bedtime, tuck me in, ask if I had said my prayers, and kiss me goodnight. She would turn off the light and quietly slip through the doorway. As soon as I heard the soft, muffled sounds of her feet padding down the hallway, I'd dive under my covers, flick my flashlight on, and read, read, read.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Service Sweethearts

Valentine's Day is all about L-O-V-E! And honestly, I can't think of better way to show someone you love them than by serving them.

Teach your children the importance of random acts of kindness with this adorable service activity. It is Valentine's Day themed, which is totally dreamy. Plus, you get two free printables I created just for you. (Because that's love, baby!)

Friday, February 5, 2016

Climb High and Leap

Lilly has always been an incredibly sassy kid.

When she was a little girl, I would watch her scramble up our bulky, age-worn sofa with those skinny legs of hers. She would climb until she was perched on top of it like a baby chickadee. She'd slowly stand and survey the toy-cluttered landscape of the living room. Then--and this was always the best part--with a flick of her ponytail and an over-the-shoulder glance at Camren (who was often sitting contentedly on the floor, playing), she'd yell, "Watch and learn, baby!"

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Love Letters and 25 Shmacks!

I remember I received my first love letter when I was in fifth grade. It was given to me by my best friend's older brother. He was a sixth grader I barely knew...and his affectionate gesture TOTALLY FREAKED ME OUT! (And might have flattered me a little...wink.)

I love Valentine's Day and I always see the "holiday of hearts" as an extra special opportunity to write a love letter. Who doesn't enjoy receiving sappy Hallmark sentiments in the mail?! (I love it!)