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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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Watch Ya’ Mouth Throwdown: So Fun!

When we learned we were going to get our own Watch Ya' Mouth Throwdown game, the Animal (6) was over the moon excited. We've recently begun really playing board games and more as a family since everyone is basically old enough to at least pretend to understand how. He...

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Watch Ya Mouth Throwdown Edition

We watch a lot of YouTube in our house (don't worry -- we monitor), and our boys will find the funniest games that other kids have tried out. They love to laugh at the ridiculousness of many of the games, and one such exciting toy is Watch Ya' Mouth. Watch Ya' Mouth...

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The Joy of Fall (A Poem)

Every season, I think to myself: this is my favorite season. But it really always comes back to one: fall. There's just something about the leaves and the crisp air and fall gatherings that remind me of the joy of fall and why it's truly my absolute favorite. My kids...

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Kids’ Fall Favorites

Around our house, fall generally takes the cake over all seasons. While Christmas is absolutely fun and of course important, my kids seem to enjoy fall the most. It's not hard to gather a list of their fall favorites to share! Halloween Fun Halloween is the highlight...

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Too much stuff

The joke about my blog's name is that it fits my personality (and my house) perfectly. I chose the name because I felt like I was "so smart" that I couldn't keep things organized. Hence, the cluttered genius. My kitchen counters reflect this name. My bedroom closet...

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Carolina Renaissance Festival: Go!

In the fall, one of my most favorite traditions was always going to the Carolina Renaissance Festival. There's just something about the excitement and the nostalgia that took me back every year. If you haven't ever been, and you live in the area, there's only one...

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Fish Basket from Cave Tools

Somewhere around the time I was pregnant with Sassy Pants (now 12), I discovered a deep love and appreciation for salmon. As strange as that sounds, I had spent the majority of my life only eating fish sticks or tuna. While both are still delicious, my palate has...

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