Giveaway Winner and Bedtime

Giveaway Winner and Bedtime

It was the first day of school for me today. I welcomed 120+ students into a new school year, and, let me tell you, that is some exhausting work! I am BEAT! And I wore super cute shoes, but I am not used to being in wedges again so my feet are swollen and blister-y tonight. A small price to pay, though. I needed the coral shoes to tie in my coral cardigan… duh! Bean had his first day of preschool today, too. He was so excited to start. Chris…

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First Day of School, 2013

First Day of School, 2013

Today was the first day of pre-planning for me, and the first day back at daycare for the kids.  I worried for weeks about dropping them off.  I was sure there would be tears and pleas to not leave them.  But when I dropped them off today, both of them kissed me goodbye and walked into their classrooms without ever looking back.  Not one tear was shed. So, then I cried out, “DOESN’T ANYONE LOVE ME ANYMORE?!?!?” And then the daycare receptionist told me I should step outside so that…

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A V-Day Giveaway!

A V-Day Giveaway!

Growing up, Valentine’s Day was never a big deal around my house.  We’d get a card and some flowers or chocolates from my dad, but that was about it.  I sort of have the same attitude about it as an adult, too.  It’s really nice to have a day to love on people, but I don’t really put all that much into the gifts. I’m doing the same thing this year that I did last year, so I guess you could say we are creating a tradition in our family. …

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Problem? Solution.

Problem?  Solution.

I have a problem. Or, rather, I HAD a problem. In the mornings when I’d leave my house, I took no less than THREE large bags with me. I had my diaper bag for the kids, my work bag holding papers to grade, and my purse holding my brain and my money (equally important these days). I can’t really consolidate those things because they each serve a different purpose and they each end up in different places throughout the work day, so I was left trudging around with three large…

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GIVEAWAY: A Diaper Bag Built for Two

GIVEAWAY: A Diaper Bag Built for Two

**UPDATED:  The winner of the Thirty-One diaper bag is comment #198 – Susie!  Congratulations, Susie!  Contact me at katie@marriageconfessions.com to claim your prize.  Thanks for playing everyone! ** Getting around with two babies has been surprisingly easy. Usually, I carry Gracie in her sling (because she’s like a bird and thinks it’s nighttime whenever she’s in that thing…) and then put Bean in the stroller. Sometimes though, if Bean has been particularly well-behaved and seems to miraculously have his ears switched to the “ON” position, I let him walk and…

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WIENER!!

WIENER!!

(Can I just say that the word “wiener” is one of the most versatile and awesome words in the English language? I just needed to get that off my chest. Thank you.) The winner of the Nugget Baby Beanie is…AshleyG! Ashley, email me at katie@marriageconfessions.com to claim your prize. But, really, we’re ALL wieners because Briana at Nugget Baby Beanies has so kindly offered a discount to all Marriage Confessions readers. Enter the code NUG123 to receive FREE SHIPPING on your Nugget Baby Beanies purchase! Thanks to everyone for playing…

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Giveaway: Nugget Baby Beanies

Giveaway: Nugget Baby Beanies

When I was pregnant with Gracie, a friend from church gave me the most adorable little pink crocheted hat. I immediately packed it in my hospital bag. I thought it’d be cute for a couple little pictures in the hospital when Gracie arrived, but when I put it on Gracie, everyone went crazy for it! She looked adorable! We ended up keeping her in it for the first week of her little life. It was warm and well made, so it served a purpose, but it was also so stinking…

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Stocking Stuffer Idea: Ring Holder

Stocking Stuffer Idea: Ring Holder

This week I got the Anthropologie winter catalog.  Which means I immediately ran to my bedroom like a little girl, climbed in my bed under all the covers, and flipped through every single page, devouring everything I couldn’t afford. What I love about Anthropologie is that nestled in between their expensive clothes, jewelry, accessories, and other fun things are little, affordable finds.  You just have to look closely for them.  And this catalog didn’t disappoint. There on one of the pages were the most adorable ring or jewelry dishes.  For…

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