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Cutie-pie Footprint Art, Courtesy of Mama Harper!

Check out this cutie-pie baby footprint art project I made!

It was so easy that I made it during naptime in just under an hour. And it only cost me a few bucks (sheet of paper + ink, $3 certificate frame and a $3 ink pad!)

I can’t take credit for the idea, though. Danielle over at Happenings of the Harper Household is the mama behind the magic. Go check out her footprint nursery decor post for easy instructions on how to make one for yourself! (Note: Danielle’s directions include the use of Paint. I’m on a Mac, so I used PicMonkey.)

Thanks, Danielle!


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That Time My Husband Was Right (featuring Crane Humidifiers)

My husband’s been telling me for a while that we need to run a humidifier. He was all, “Hey, we need a humidifier” and I was all, “Yeah, whatever.” And then I got pregnant and completely freaked out at the thought of a stuffy nose (seriously – congestion sparked panic attacks that would. not. quit.)

So I gave in. And then I was all, “Wow! Why didn’t we do this sooner!?”

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Wordless Wednesday: The Beauty Around Me

Most days, it’s so easy to miss.

I’m feeling very thankful to be on maternity leave for these first days of spring…this is the first year in a very long time that I’ve been able to dedicate a few moments to watching the beauty unfold around me.

We even invited some of it inside – these pretty pussy willows we found growing in our yard!


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5 Steps to Cleaner Indoor Air

Disclosure in accordance with the FTC: I wrote this post as part of a compensated partnership with Best Buy.

Is that…Could it be?! The SUN!?

Yes, it looks like spring is finally springing. ‘sabout time, don’t you think?

I, for one, am totally over winter. I’m ready to rip my house apart, cleaning and decluttering. And, since I have a newborn in the house, I’m especially concerned about the quality of our air.

The EPA says that in the average home, levels of organic pollutants are two to five times higher than outdoors¹ and those pollutants can lead to things like allergies, throat irritation, headaches, asthma and even cancer. Since so many of us spend a great deal of our time indoors, that’s pretty scary. The great news is that there are lots of things you can do to improve the quality of the air in your home!


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Celebrate Spring with a Garden-themed Easter Basket

Got a wicked sweet tooth? Mine was raging during this last pregnancy, and it really got me thinking about how I don’t want to pass my love/hate relationship with sugar on to my kids. Cutting back on candy is tough, though…especially when every single holiday seems to revolve around it. But all that means is that, as parents, we have to get a little more creative, right?

So aside from a few Annie’s gummy bunnies, we’ve decided that this year’s basket will be devoted to the thing we love most about spring: the garden! Since our family’s celebration is focused less on religious beliefs and more on the fertility and rebirth associate with spring (like Ostara), a basket full of garden-themed items seems perfect to me!

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