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“What you are comes to you.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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You decide every moment

of every day

who you are

and what you believe in.

You get a second chance

every second.

–Unknown

Now isn’t that awesome??!

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“Every sunrise is proof that God is still in the miracle business.”   —Unknown

I might add…  every smile, every flower, every tender kiss, every baby…

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“What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Herein lies the key to your eathly pursuits.”

Carl Jung

Yes, I lined up my baby dolls and set them up “just so” I could take a “pretty” picture.

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 “Every experience God gives us,

every person He puts in our lives 

is the perfect preparation 

for the future that only

He can see.”

Corrie Ten Boom

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All my love to you on this long weekend!

xoxoxoxoxo!

P.S. The poetry book above (picture number three) is extraordinarily sweet and is one of my very favorites.

Pretty Little Sardines!

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I have an amazing friend who, you’ll never believe this, loves SARDINES!!!  I wanted to send her a surprise in the mail so I searched and searched every local grocery store for those slimy little fish.  Those suckers are hard to find, so I added some non-fishy goodies to her package too.  Her heart is as big as the world we live in and I hope these packages bring her a dose of all the joy, kindness and encouragement she has given me!

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 Happy Mail!  Happy Mail!  I love happy mail!!!  I have EVEN more boxes to share with you someday…  I’ve been a wrappin’ fool lately!

copyright-katherine-marie-083013b Instagram shots from Origrami (whom I absolutely love!) and vintage postage stamps.

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I hope you have a beautiful day!

God Bless!

xoxoxoxooxox

 

Lemonade Stand!

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On our last day of summer vacation we decided to knock off one last thing from our Summer Fun List!  We didn’t even get close to completing all our projects.  There is always next summer!

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Twenty-five cents for a cup of love and joy.
Pretty good deal, huh?!

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Get your ice-cold glass of lemonade!

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I’ve never met a lemonade stand I didn’t love!

xoxoxox

Summer is…

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Summer is picnics & adventures in the woods!

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Summer is hose fights!

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Summer is fun-n-GAMES!

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Summer is fishin’ for toys.

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Summer is favorite books and bedtime with puppets.

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Summer is musical bunny rabbits!???

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Summer is Candyland and peanut butter and jellies at the park.

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Summer is messy.

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Summer is toys and love and lots of little people.

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Summer is reading, taking pictures & sunsets.

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Summer is books.

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Summer is adventure.

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Summer is s’mores.

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Summer is burning your toes on the slide.

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Summer is learning and love.

xoxoxoxo!!!

Bedroom Ball Pit

A little magic in everyday.

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I have an unwritten rule.

One fun thing everyday.

It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive or elaborate.

Just one new (or old!) thing each day that makes us giggle or smile.

Today was our bedroom ball pit.  Yesterday was a picnic dinner on top of the car (that was

Emerson’s idea– she ate up top while I sat on the grass and watched!) Tomorrow Mason has a ‘fun center’

with a butterscotch root beer stand, putt-putt and marble races waiting for us.

These guys really do bring me so much joy!!

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Enjoy your day!

xoxoxox!

Flour Bombs

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Earlier this week we checked out this book from the library.  After a quick read I knew immediate that we had to make FLOUR BOMBS!!!  Think water bomb with baking flour.  I only made six, but should have made 60 because the kids LOVED them.

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Frankie watched the action this year.  Maybe next summer she’ll join in the fun.

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 Napkins + Bakers Twine or Tape + Baking Flour = Great Messy Fun!  Next round I’m going to try to tint the flour so it will be kinda like a rainbow explosion!

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The Fair!

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They look forward to this all year long.

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I love seeing the color and wonder through their eyes.

copyright-katherine-marie-072313b Balloon hats, cotton candy and old fashion carnival rides.  What more could a nine-year-old want?

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 Mason is now officially tall enough to go on the BIG rides.  whoooo hooooo!   This was his first “real” ride ever.

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My favorite part!!! weeeeeee!

xoxoxoxo!

Life Lessons from Teddy

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Lesson One:  You are never alone.  Not ever.  Not for day.  Not for a minute.

“…Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9 ESV

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Lesson Two:  Childhood is magical.

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Lesson Three:  Like your mama said, “God made dirt and dirt don’t hurt.”

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Lesson Four:  It might feel hard to do the right thing.  Do it anyway.

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Lesson Five:  Not everyone is going to like you.  And that’s perfectly okay.

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Lesson Six:  “God writes the gospel not in the bible alone,

but also on the trees

and in the flowers and clouds and stars.”  Martin Luther

xoxoxoxox!!!