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Easy Birthday Banner

Easy Birthday Banner

Have I mentioned to you guys before that my oldest and youngest daughters’ birthdays are only one day apart?  So I’m trying to plan a First Birthday party for the baby and another party for my oldest and trying to make sure neither is overshadowed by the other.  And it tax season… So I’m not above taking a short cut or two…that’s where this super easy banner comes in! I was perusing the aisles of Target when I noticed this blank banner…

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Easy Crown Headband Tutorial

Easy Crown Headband Tutorial

Sweet girl has a first birthday coming up!  Can you believe it?  I don’t even know how that happened.  We have 1 year pictures coming up and I wanted a cute headband/crown combo for her to wear so I decided to make one.   Here’s what you’ll need…  The crown – I found this one on clearance after Christmas at Target.  It was an ornament that I bought on a whim but knew I could use it for something with three little…

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Pink Spring Mantel

Pink Spring Mantel

Spring had sprung for a few days on the Bay Bush but we’re supposed to plunge back into the 30s tonight!  (Those of you where it gets really cold have my sympathy!)  At least the Bay Bush is decorated for spring even if it doesn’t feel much like it.   I got wild and crazy this weekend and rearranged a few pieces of furniture in the living room and threw together a Spring Mantel from things I had around the…

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Two More Mouths to Feed…

Two More Mouths to Feed…

Our brood has grown again!   We recently had a cat show up around our house. She was so cute and really sweet and Chad started feeding her. I wasn’t really sure if she belonged to a neighbor and was just coming over for snacks or if she needed a home.  After a couple of weeks we noticed she was getting rather round through the middle (aren’t we all?). She got bigger and bigger and then disappeared for two days….

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Easter

Easter

We had a positively precious Easter. It’s so much fun to celebrate all the “first” with Miranda like we did with the older girls. We met Mr. Easter Bunny a couple of weeks ago! On the day before Easter we celebrated with an Easter Egg hunt at church. How cute are those little bunny ear clips? Miss Avery racked up on eggs and candy! I was in charge of the devotion before the egg hunt and I used this one…

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Spring Table Setting

Spring Table Setting

I’m in the throws of tax season but I did find a few moments to dress up my dining room tables for Easter!  Here’s a little peek!   I’ve said it before but my formal dining room is my favorite room in the house because it’s the only one that always stays clean.  And staying clean with little to no effort on my part is a fast track to a special place in my heart.   I’ve had these placemats and…

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Chatbooks

Chatbooks

I am so smitten with Chatbooks right now!  It’s an app that takes your Instagram photos and prints them into a little book.  Once you hit 60 photos in your book they send you a little email and you have 3 days to edit it and make any changes before it is printed and automatically mailed to you!   You can edit your captions and exclude any photos that you don’t want in the book.  Each photo has the date it…

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Krome

Krome

Have you guys tried Krome?  It’s an app that edits photographs for you. I’d seen mixed reviews of examples on Facebook but I decided to give it a try with pictures of the girls. Here is the original I used.  I left instructions for them to make the basket look like it was floating in the sky, color correct, center the baby/basket in the photo and to add more balloons. (One of ours made its exit into the real sky…

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Maternity Leave & Makeovers

Maternity Leave & Makeovers

I was tempted to title this post “I’m back!” but if I had a dollar for every post on the Bay Bush entitled “I’m back”…then I’d have enough money for a Big Mac Meal. So Maternity Leave and Makeovers it is! I’ve been busy with my three little sweethearts. And boy do they know how to keep me busy!  So I’ve been enjoying an extended leave from the blog to take care of these three.  But I’m going to try…

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Universal Orlando {Vacay Day 6}

Universal Orlando {Vacay Day 6}

We finished up our trip at Universal Orlando.  Avery got to meet Diego right as we walked in the park and was giddy with excitement.  McKenna wouldn’t deign to have her picture made with him.    While Avery was meeting Diego, Chad set off to buy gloves for all of us.  It was so cold and the wind was blowing.   If Avery wasn’t already on cloud 9 after meeting Diego, her life was about to be made when we…

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