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BBQ Skewers from Cave Tools (Review)

Summer time calls for BBQs (or cookouts - whatever you call it), and so grilling in the winter means we usually forget about all of the fun summer BBQ options. Skewers and kabobs are a favorite of Math Man's and mine, so we were excited to get to try out Cave Tool's...

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Rebirth and Renewal (A Poem)

It has been a long couple of years, it feels like. I've made some major headway into finally growing up. This year, I'll cross the line over into 40 (gasp!), and it'll be an opportunity to really be an adult. The poem theme for my bloggy friends this month is...

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Teenagers

Today, I have a teenager. I'm not really sure how this happened. I mean, I know that time passes and years go by and kids grow up and babies become kids become teenagers. But seriously, how did this happen!? 2005 feels like a lifetime ago. I had no clue what that year...

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Creative Therapy

2017 was a year. Phew. There were many, many interesting events both worldwide and personally, and I'm quite happy to turn the page to a new year. In 2018 (and beyond) one of my goals is to engage in some creative therapy. In other words, I plan to tap back into my...

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Eternity Rose (Review)

Christmas is over, and now it's time to - gasp! - think about Valentine's Day. I know that I love flowers, but they do eventually wilt and fade away. But The Eternity Rose has the solution! One idea is to give your loved one a flower dipped in 24k gold, platinum or...

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Smoker Box from Cave Tools (Review)

What's more fun than playing in the snow when it's freezing outside? Grilling! Or at least, that's Math Man's opinion. Hand him some meat to put on the grill, a cold one in his hand, and he's a happy boy. When I received the Smoker Box from Cave Tools, it wasn't...

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Get a Special Message from Santa with the PNP

For the past few years, one of the traditions we've created is receiving a personalized message from Santa via the PNP -- or the Portable North Pole. Sassy Pants was the first to receive, and we've made sure each child has received one since. The PNP has improved over...

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The End is Here

Four kids. Four kids and people keep asking us if we're finished. Yes. We're finished. No, we aren't having any more. Our family is complete, and we're happy. A little crazy, but happy. The end is here, and we are blessed beyond measure. These four kiddos keep us...

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Re-purposed Christmas Painted Bricks

For years, I've fought with various options for hanging stockings. The fancy ones I'd spent all the money on at the different stores (because there were several variations) either fell apart or couldn't withstand basic stuffed stockings. In fact, a couple of them...

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