Date Night at Home Ideas

Do you and your spouse spend time alone together?  We all know that it’s important for our relationships but finding the time to get a sitter, pay a sitter and then pay for a night out, isn’t something we can do very often.  Why not have a date night at home?  Wait until after your… Continue Reading…

Felt Christmas Tree Tutorial

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Hi Grant Life readers. My name is Michaela and I blog over at Covered in Mod Podge. I am a wife, a mom to a very active eighteen month old little miss, and an MSW student interning with a large, urban school district. After all that, I try to find time to sew for my… Continue Reading…

Monogrammed Baby Blanket Tutorial [Guest Post]

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Hi The Grant Life Readers! My name is Michaela and you can find me over at Covered in Mod Podge. Drop on by for lots of sewing, some recipes, fun crafts, and other random adventures that I get myself into. As you all know, Kelley is one of the sweetest women in all of blogland…. Continue Reading…

Labor of Love – Kelly’s Story!

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Hi everyone!  My name is Kelly & I blog over @ The Houtz House Party. After you are done reading come by and say hello!  I’d love to meet you! I’m REALLY happy to be sharing the birth story of my oldest child Ian here on Kelley’s blog today! I wrote this letter for him… Continue Reading…

Labor of Love – Liz’s Story!

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As I sit to write this birthing story for Kelley, I have to think back to how the day actually went. For those of you who read The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien in high school, you’ll remember he talks about real truth and story truth. The book was about combat during the Vietnam… Continue Reading…

The Mommy Panel – Taking Away Paci!

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What are some tips for taking away a pacifier? Michaela - I have no actual experience with this. Emma never took a pacifier. I’m thankful we’ll never have to take it away. But man, there was a lot of screaming early on that a pacifier would have been wonderful to help.  I know my cousin had… Continue Reading…

Labor of Love – Liz’s Story!

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Saturday, March 13, 2004 My Mom had arrived a week before my due date and we’d spent the past week buying and prepping the final touches before our first daughter was born. Way back in August my husband and I had bought tickets to see the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform Handel’s Messiah. At that point… Continue Reading…

The Mommy Panel – Three Essentials!

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What are your three mommy essentials? Jelli – At this point, with a nearly 9 month-old, I cannot live without my Glamourmom nursing tanks. These are my go-to for daywear, layering under dress-up clothes, and for sleepwear. So comfy, and oh-so-practical.  #2: Washable nursing pads. Indispensable to avoid embarrassing leaks. Love, love, love.  #3: Wrap-style… Continue Reading…

Labor of Love – Tiffany’s Story!

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Hey yall!  Welcome my good friend Tiffany from blabbering thoughts.  I heart her and her babies are adorable and shes hilarious and I could go on forever!  Ill let Tiffany do the talking today though.. I love being pregnant & it was my last me being pregnant, unless God has other plans. I had 2… Continue Reading…

Closet Copy Cat [Fashion Series]

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Hi friends! I’ve teamed up with Natalia from Ma Nouvelle Mode to bring yall a fun new series!  Each week Natalia will email out some style inspiration and I am going to humbly attempt to copy it.  Outfit, hair, shoes.. the whole thing.  Were calling it ‘Closet Copy Cat’.  Pretty clever huh?  Ha! So here… Continue Reading…