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Clean Freak

I’m one of those moms who loves the precious moments with my kids.  I do, really. But I also like having a clean house. Since having my third precious moment maker, I’ve fallen behind on what I’d already fallen behind on. Cleaning! I present to you two problems. Cleaning has become such a chore. I […]

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This is 40…almost

I am almost 40.  Almost… It has been a good life, not unlike a really wonderful roller coaster ride; incredible highs, some really deep lows, lots of unexpected twists and turns.  Times that have taken my breath away and times that have made me want to vomit.  Laughter, tears, joy, panic, and every emotion in […]

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DIY Instagram Frame

I love art!  Unfortunately I don’t have an eye for it and my tastes are pretty varied.  I also don’t have one of those houses that would display art beautifully.  You know big open rooms, long empty walls. Instead I choose to cover my walls with photos of the people I love and memories I […]

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Jennifer Paradee Photography: Review & Giveaway

{Disclaimer: BurlingtonVT Moms Blog has partnered with Jennifer Paradee Photography for this sponsored post. While we received a form of compensation for this post, the opinions expressed are entirely my own!} Every June I schedule family photos.  My kids have just had their birthdays and spring/early summer is always a perfect time of year to have […]

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DIY Crib Sheet

Here we go again, my life seems to be filled with pregnant Mommas.  Last time this happened I shared with you my easy squeezy tutorial on how to make your own Diaper Changing Pad Cover.  I love those things, just made a few for my sister-in-law.  But this time I’m going to give you an […]

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My Introversion, His Extroversion

There once was a girl who loved to be alone…and silence.  She loved to have deep conversations with a small circle of friends and discuss the deep things of life.  She liked reading books while sitting in window seats, and perusing a store (one store) for hours, and all things orderly.   And quiet…did I mention […]

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On the Hunt: A List of Egg Hunts In and Around Burlington

When Easter rolled around each year I remember my family organizing egg hunts for my cousins and I.  Oftentimes it would be outside in the warm, sunny April weather.  We’d scour the property for brightly colored plastic eggs hiding treats of candy and chocolate.  Other times when the weather did not permit we would literally […]

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10 Lessons in Marriage

8 years ago today I walked down the aisle in the middle of a beautiful pecan grove…in Phoenix where you can walk down the aisle outside in March…towards my best friend.  The day was perfect, as any bride would say of their wedding day.  Surrounded by our friends and family, we made our vows to […]

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