a county fair first birthday

I love first birthdays.  I feel like it’s such a huge accomplishment to make it through that first year {whether it is your first OR your fourth baby} and I feel like reaching that milestone calls for a celebration! I also love parties and creating fun touches to go along with a birthday party theme.  I knew for […]

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11 daily conversations with my 4 kids

Not a day goes by in which I am not shaking my head, laughing, touched, or totally amazed by the things my kids say.  I also find myself repeating certain phrases over and over and over again.  There are those daily conversations that just pop up time after time no matter what you do to avoid […]

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12 months: the big ONE year {jacob}

Where does the time go?!  I feel like it was yesterday that I was driving to the hospital that November night, but here we are, a whole year later.  I’ve been thinking back to Jacob’s birth a lot this week, looking at the pictures, watching videos, and feeling nostalgic and super emotional {read Jacob’s birth […]

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five must have children’s christmas books

I know, I know.  It’s little early to be talking about Christmas, but if you’re like me, you like to plan ahead.  I try to give each of my kids a new Christmas book at or around Thanksgiving each year so that we can enjoy the story all season long.  Truth be told, the BEST […]

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fall baking inspiration

Fall is, without a doubt, my favorite season.  It is one of my favorite times of year to decorate my home and add cozy, warm touches.  It is also one of my favorite times of year to bake.  All the apple?  All the pumpkin?  Yes please!  I haven’t tried these recipes yet, but they are […]

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halloween this year

Halloween this year.  It was so much fun.  First of all, it was on a Saturday {doesn’t get much better than that!}.  Secondly, we finally live in a house in a neighborhood where lots of kids trick-or-treat.  Yay!  It was the first time ever that we had Halloween at our house and I planned some […]

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it’s been awhile…

It sure has!  Other than writing Jacob’s monthly updates, I’ve been pretty absent from my little blogging space since summer. If you follow me on Instagram (follow along @jenymarieandco), you know what I’ve been up to, but I miss writing down everything in words.  It’s therapeutic and I really enjoy writing. It was exactly one […]

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