Fortuna favet fortibus

April 3, 2013

Fortuna favet fortibus – an old Latin saying that means “fortune favors the brave”. I’ve done two very crazy, and probably brave things, this week. I wrote about one already, applying to graduate school for a Masters in Library Science. The second is probably even more outside my comfort zone. I registered and paid for […]

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Negative voices

March 29, 2013

A couple of months ago, I made the decision to go back to school. I want to go to school to be a librarian, so there was my decision. I figured I could hopefully finish an online program before Jonas starts kindergarten. The plan was always for me to go back to work – and […]

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A random five

February 24, 2013

1. I do not see it necessary to wear matching socks, ever. 2. I used to love vegetables and fruit, but since having Jonas, they’re gross to me. I eat them anyway. 3. This post about changing your last name when you’re married has me thinking, and I loved reading all the comments. 4. I have […]

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Keyboard power.

February 9, 2013

I read this post on Vanderbilt Wife earlier this week about how judgey and unsupportive comments on the internet seem to be, especially regarding parenting. And it resonated. It really does seem to me that the internet has conflated our own opinions of our selves. We are suddenly, because we’ve read tons of blogs by child […]

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This is random.

January 25, 2013

In order to try to force myself to write, and also because I haven’t done one of these in a long time, (and also because of the CDP swap!), here’s a random list of “getting to know me” questions. Who was your favorite celebrity as a child? This is funny. Our TV time was seriously […]

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More cookies!

December 21, 2012

I made a TON of cookies this week, and all the recipes came from the internet. Every single one.   I really like these Mexican Hot Chocolate cookies from Martha Stewart. This is my all-time favorite sugar cookie cutout recipe from I am Momma – Hear Me Roar. This cookie recipe for m&ms cookies is […]

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Nothing says Christmas like Star Wars Gingerbread!

December 21, 2012

I spent an entire day this week baking. I made a LOT of cookies. Sugar cookie cut outs. Gingerbread. Chocolate Chip with mini m&ms. Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies. Yum. My favorite cookie around Christmas is gingerbread. And a few years ago I found the most amazing gingerbread recipe ever and it just so happens to […]

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Book of Lists :: December

December 3, 2012

It’s time for December’s installment for the Book of Lists project! You can see more details about the project and check out others’ lists for this month at Kathleen’s blog! These are the first few things that came to my mind when I was thinking about a wish list. I really want peace and health […]

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Book of Lists

November 5, 2012

Kathleen threw this little Book of Lists idea out there a few weeks ago, and it immediately had my attention. This Book of Lists project is easy, and flexible, and is comprised of things I make all the time anyway – lists. I have always wanted to be a paper crafter, but for some reason, […]

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Here’s my heart-strings pulling reason why I think abortions should be legal.

October 31, 2012

I’ve seen a lot of heart-strings posts about why “women’s reproductive health rights” should be severely limited. I believe that life is sacred, that babies are a miracle and a gift. BUT, here’s my heart strings post on why abortions (safe, regulated, not late term except in life-of-mother cases) should be medically available to any […]

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