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Have you ever had a dream that seemed too big and too far out there to ever be possible of achieving? Something that weighed on your heart but you really didn’t even know where to begin? When Rob was born it was such a whirlwind of unexpected things. I was due for a c-section but…

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It’s the story of our fireplace bookcase built ins! This post is long with lots of photos, if you love DIY then you will love this :). There is a mix of in progress iphone photos along with final finished product photos at the end. From the moment I first saw the listing for our…

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That is our new motto around the house, DIY is not DIP! DIY is of course Do It Yourself and DIP is now known as Do It Perfect. I love DIY stuff, I like planning out a project and the changes it will make to a room or to our life, I love playing with…

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Dear Will, “Bear, Mommy, Daddy, Amen, Bed, Bubba!” Every morning after you wake up the words just come pouring out of your mouth. You are just so excited to talk, you’re like a word machine. Any word we throw at you at least gets an attempt. Sometimes you are spot on and sometimes you create…

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What a whirlwind the last 4 1/2 months have been!  We went from one baby to two and I don’t think anything could have prepared us for the change that would mean.  It seems easy when you make the decision to try to have another baby, you think well we already have all the stuff…

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  • ClaireMay 14, 2014 - 1:16 pm

    So nice to hear that I’m not alone in this! I could have written this post word for word. Your boys are adorable!

  • Melissa Arlena JeffcoatMay 14, 2014 - 8:48 pm

    Oh Claire you make me feel so much better! I’m so glad I’m not the only one :). Your girls are super adorable too!

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