• I always have.

    Dena July 15, 2019

    “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” I am sitting at my desk. It’s Monday morning. I am trying to work but mostly I’m just distracted by the beautiful cacophonous laughter of my babies playing in the next room,…

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  • Mom Hack: Keeping Little Hands Clean!

    Dena April 12, 2019

    Thank you Brawny® Tear-A-Square® for sponsoring this post. Think of all the ways you can Put a Square There! How are you, friends? It’s finally beginning to feel like spring around here for more than a fleeting moment. It has been such a dream watching…

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  • Keeping My Family Safe with First Alert

    Dena March 15, 2019

    Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. First Alert 10-year sealed battery alarms offer hassle-free protection that helps keep your home and family protected for a decade! #LiveWithA10 It’s hard to believe that this spring we will be celebrating two years in our home.…

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  • Green Living: In the Kitchen & Grocery Shopping

    Dena February 8, 2019

    Update: Many of the links in this post have lines through them for some reason, but they should still work. I’ll work on getting that fixed soon. xo Hello and happy February, friends! Things are good around here. We’ve been going through lots of big…

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  • Love in the Garden: a few of our favorite things…

    Dena August 15, 2018

    We’ve reached the middle of August which is, in so many ways, the height of summer. The final, glorious climax of heat, humidity, sweat & sun before the season slowly turns toward the crisp coolness of autumn. Although much of the excitement of summer is…

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  • Backyard Fun & Making Summer Memories

    Dena July 26, 2018

    Thank you TruGreen for sponsoring this post. At the beginning of the summer, we celebrated one year spent in our new home. It was so exciting to celebrate the fact that we have been here in this space that we love so much for a…

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  • Home: Living Room in Summer

    Dena July 20, 2018

    “Like the way the valleys of the earth cup their hands for light and drink, like the way the desert opens up its sweet mouth and laughs” –Hafiz How are you, my dear friends? Today is the 20th of July. It’s morning and I am…

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  • Family Movie Night!

    Dena July 9, 2018

    Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is about to hit theaters on July 13th. My kids have been so excited as we count down the days until we can go & watch it. In the meantime, we’ve been having family movie nights with some of their…

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  • Homemaking: Refinishing My Bedroom Set

    Dena April 30, 2018

    “When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky.” –Armand Hammer I had grand ambitions for my house and yard this spring. More than anything, I was excited about starting seeds for my garden. But then life happened, as life…

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