I am Brave and Beautiful

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I am Brave and Beautiful - a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie's song says, "Take your make up off. Let your hair down... Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like … [Read more...]

Spread Love, Ditch Negativity

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The internet has been kind of hurtful lately.  In the space of the last week or two, I have been the victim of many different rude and negative comments.  I've been blogging for over four years, but it never really gets any easier for me to receive negative comments.  I take them way too personally, and as much as I try to shrug them off, they seem to creep into my mind during those hours when I'm tired and vulnerable.  These comments also … [Read more...]

One Small Change Challenge! #onesmallchange

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Good morning! Last week I was listening to the radio (wow--do people still listen to the radio?  I do!) and I heard them say there's a new study that says people will lose more weight making one small change to their lifestyle than doing a strict regimen.  I have no idea if that is really true, but I think over the long term, it probably is.  It's very hard to keep up a strict healthy lifestyle, and more often than not, people will go off the … [Read more...]

My Trip to Leapfrog

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I've been working with Leapfrog for a couple of years now.  We love their products and have enjoyed reviewing them.  So I was super excited when Leapfrog invited me and four other bloggers out to visit their headquarters in San Francisco!  It was my first official 'business' trip (if you don't count blog conferences) and I felt so grown up.  It was awesome to fly on a plane without three wild children to entertain.  It was awesome to only have to … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Craft Blogger

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I am a craft blogger.  This must mean that my house is super cute and perfectly organized and clean all the time.  This must mean my kids are constantly sitting down with my undivided attention to do unique and creative crafts with me.  This must mean that everywhere I go I carry my SLR camera with Huge Lens snapping amazing photos of my kids to blow up huge and frame on my gallery wall.  Right?  Right? Nope.  Well, sometimes.  Rarely. … [Read more...]

Welcome to Honeybear House

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I mentioned before I had some exciting news...I'm pregnant!!! Haha---just kidding.  That is the first thing everyone thinks of when people say they have news, right??  Well here's the real news, accompanied by a long Story of My Life.  Congrats if you read it all! About seven months ago, my husband started a new job.  And about six months ago, my husband realized he absolutely loved his job and never wanted to leave.  This was amazing news! … [Read more...]

Goals for 2014

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Whew--I just took two weeks off blogging and it was awesome.  My husband also had the two weeks off so we just got to spend all day together, amidst suffering through the World's Longest Cold, which I still have a little bit of.  So happy new year!  2014 is going to be a great year.  I have many goals for 2014 which I hope to actually achieve.  I'm starting this year feeling a little less overwhelmed by my kids since they are a little … [Read more...]

Llama Llama Holiday Drama!

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I need to have a moment of honesty here...I'm in a funk.  Who is with me?!  I hope you are not, but I also hope you are because then I wouldn't feel like such a schlub.  I've been struggling for awhile now, not really feeling like myself.  I feel like I'm living this Reader's Digest version of my life because I don't have the energy to do anything else.  I'm not sure why...whether or not it's due to the colder weather or what...but I'm just kind … [Read more...]