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round about: pom pom hills & triangle steps

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It seems we’re in the middle of a heatwave – and even this normally heat-loving blogger has been spending more time inside this week. Ooph, that midwestern humidity is definitely trying. Maybe today we all need permission to go to the beach/pool/sprinkler nearest us? Meanwhile, round about the internet: Suddenly you’ll want a yard full of […]

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round about: upside down braids & hulahoop playmats

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There’s really only one thing worth talking about this week: Summertime. It’s what gets me out of bed in the morning, and why I keep opening all the windows even when it’s a little too hot. Driving around with all the windows down and singing at the top of my lungs has been my favorite […]

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round about: audrey and terrarium cakes

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It’s July already – how has your summer been so far? Ours has been very low-key, but I kind of like my summers that way. Simple, with time to stop and literally smell the roses. The only thing I’m trying to figure out is what the heck to do for the July 4th holiday. Our […]

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round about: container kindergarten & glitter tic tac toe

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Every summer I lose my marbles. All of our usual routines get thrown out the window, and though it sounds wonderful to shake things up, the transition is not pretty. I can’t tell you the number of little – and big – things I’ve forgotten this week while I tried to be more present with […]

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round about: balloon numbers and veggie fathers day

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A very interesting thing has happened at our house amidst the start of summer vacation. Somehow, my sweet Birdie has decided she wants to try “homeschool” all summer long. Now. I am not cut out to be an official Home School Parent. I love teaching, it’s in my genes and in my background: I taught […]

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round about: pineapple crowns & rainbow hotels

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Today is Birdie’s last day of First Grade. Holy Hannah how is that possible? My husband keeps telling her she’s basically a second grader and that is making my head want to explode. Meanwhile, every freelance project for the month suddenly needs to be doe ttoday at noon so that I’m not pulling my hair […]

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round about: rainbow sandwiches & failed legos

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So it just hit me. It’s summer. Does it feel like summer to you, because I’m not onboard yet. Why is it the weeks speed by, and yet that summer feeling really doesn’t kick in until a month or so after it starts? What do you do to help you get into the summer swing […]

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round about: sunshine walls & birds around our necks

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It’s the start of the summer this weekend: Memorial Day. We just got a brand new rescue dog, so while my husband and Birdie spend time with the in-laws, I’ll be at home, in a blissfully quiet house, with a cuddly little pooch. I think it might be my new favorite way to spend the […]

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round about: unicorn ice cream & pencil flowers

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Today is apparently Friday, but for the first time in a long while I’ve had one of those weeks where I could have sworn it was still Tuesday or Wednesday. Where did this week go? My head’s been in the clouds, and in work projects, and inn the end, not paying enough attention to my […]

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round about: mom’s day & pancakes

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This weekend is full of some high expectations for some of us. The moms in the crowd know what I’m talking about. Mother’s Day comes with so many “goals”. Pamper yourself, treat yourself, let your family spoil you, when really, sometimes all Mom really wants for Mother’s Day is a lack of expectations. You know, […]

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round about: pom pom picnics & colored pencil rings

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Sometimes something a little magical happens, and it can turn an entire week around in a snap. It rained this evening. By some miracle we actually finished dinner with lots of time to spare, and Birdie asked to go outside with her umbrella. I joined her, and next thing you know we’re laughing in the […]

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round about: eyeball glasses & galaxy shades

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Spring break. Who’s bright idea was that anyway? In theory, I suppose it’s pretty awesome. But not so much for the parents who get to stay home all week with the kiddos? If you’re in college, hey, more power to you. Go find your way south and have a blast. That was never my idea […]

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round about: bubble paint & mermaid hair

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Are you ready? It’s April Fool’s Day, and if I’m perfectly honest, I kinda hate this holiday. I think it’s probably because I’m too gullible, and I don’t like it when someone pulls the wool over my eyes. Or, it could be that I’m just not a very naturally funny person, so I can never come […]

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round about: golden eggs & delicious peeps

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It’s Easter weekend! We’re planning a low-key affair, but with enough Easter eggs to keep the smaller member of the household quite satisfied. I’m wishing I had some Easter eggs planned for myself, if I’m honest. Anyone know if the Easter Bunny will drop off eggs for older, erm, children? Have a wonderful weekend – […]

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round about: lick your flowers & feather your eggs

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It’s Springtime! Close enough anyway, as the Spring Equinox is finally happening this weekend. Birdie has literally been counting down the days, certain that come Monday morning somehow the world will have turned green, sunny, and fragrant with flowers. Unfortunately, here in Minnesota, that won’t really be the case. But hey, we’re on our way […]

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