Monthly Archives November 2012

Holidays

I find holidays hard.  And I don’t think I’m ever going to get over it.  I became pregnant with Erin in October of 2006, about 5 months after Cora died, so I was pregnant through Cora’s would-be first holiday season.  But honestly, I found no comfort in it because I knew from experience that pregnancy…
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Great Apps for New Moms or Moms-to-be

I love how easy it is to track things and find information on your smart phone.  I have been using pregnancy apps for questions and tracking of my pregnancy with #2  and wanted to share what I found.  I also began to research apps that I can use with a new baby to track feedings…
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Dr. says “C-Section”

I am frustrated with what transpired today and had to share: After all of the due date dilemma, they wanted to double check the size of the baby to see how big she is getting.  Today was the ultrasound day and Mr. BBH came too.  She is in the correct position, but she is still measuring really…
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Good Morning

photo “It’s time to get up, Bob.” “Mom, I want to sleep.” “It’s Monday morning!” “It feels like a thousand Fridays.”
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Scented Pumpkin Pie Craft

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and like many, we will be eating the traditional menu of turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Well, the adults at least. My kids are not fans of pumpkin pie. I am hoping to change that this year and when I saw this adorable Thanksgiving craft in my daughter’s preschool class, I…
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Sayonara

photo “But Mom, why does Dad have to go to Tokyo Japan?” “He’s going for work, Honey.” “But, Mom! Why?” “He loves us and takes care of us by going to work and this is one of the things he does for his job.” “But, Mom! It’s making me so sad that he’s going to…
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Strawberry Crescents

If you have read Mess For Less for any length of time, then you know that I love crescent rolls. They are good on their own, but are just so versatile in terms of what you can do with them. In the past I have made Apple Pie Crescents and Pepperoni Pizza Crescents. When I…
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DIY Fashion: Repurposed Sweater Ideas

Contributor: Carla Ackermann The sky’s the limit when it comes to Repurposed Sweater Fashion. We have already shared with you how to make a lovely lampshade, a fashionable girl or boy hat and now we will show you how to make a Cowl Scarf from an old sweater.  It’s really simple and it required very little sewing….
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Talking Turkey

“Mom! I forgot to sing the five fat turkeys song to Dad before he left and he won’t be here for the Kindergarten Thanksgiving Pageant so I need to call him in Tokyo Japan and sing it for him! Right now! Hurry!”
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Scrapbook Paper Thanksgiving Turkey

If you are a scrapbooker, you probably already have everything you need to make this cute Thanksgiving turkey craft. If you are not, you can pick up a sheet of pretty patterned paper at your favorite craft store for under a dollar. This fun kids craft requires a few minutes of prep on your part,…
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