on making phone calls as a mom

Source: ohdeedoh.com via Joe on Pinterest   While reading one of my favorite parenting books, Ready or Not…There We Go, I laughed out loud as the author added to her wish list a phone booth.  It was not until I had toddler twins that I fully understood this comment. If you are reading this pre-toddler

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Lucy Jane is OPEN!

Did you see that? There are bags back in my shop!!! That’s right, after a month of working behind the scenes, Lucy Jane is open again. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I want for this coming year. Trying to map out my goals, dreams and the big plan. Blogging and sharing more

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a new year + a clutter free approach

Hello 2012!  We’ve gotten off to a good start. A burst of motivation hit me at the beginning of the month (yes, 12 days ago!).  I realized that our small house will NOT get any bigger.  We will NOT add any closets. After realizing what will NOT happen in 2012, I decided what I WAS

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Monday Update

Ahhh!!!  I can’t believe it is less than a week to Christmas…deep breath.  On Saturday morning, I took my last load of packages to the post office and headed home to begin a bit of relaxation.  I’ll still be found in my sewing room, but now it is to make some gifts and do a

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Monday Update: Back from Vacation

Back to Life…Back to Reality  (do you remember that song?)   After a 12 hour drive, we arrived back home on Saturday night around midnight.  We had an amazing vacation last week, but now its back to life as usual.  Although, I still haven’t figured out what is usual around here. Here are a few

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My dog is now middle aged…what?

About a week ago, our dog, Duffy, started shaking her head and seemed to have some irritation in her ears. So, a trip to the vet landed her with ear drops, ear cleaner and an appointment to have her ears examined closer. The vet called to give me the low down on her visit. She

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Inspiration Workshop: Thanksgiving

Source: southernliving.com via Lucy on Pinterest I LOVE the holidays! For me, Thanksgiving is a time to get together with family and eat a bit too much food. This year, we are doing something a little different. For years, we traveled from Chicago to Indianapolis on Wednesday night to spend Thanksgiving with family. Often, we

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What I Wore Wednesday: Vacation Edition

Today I’m linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday!  If you are new to this blog, welcome!  I’m the gal behind the sewing machine at Lucy Jane, mom to 4-year old twin boys and currently on a vacation (woot woot).  We are currently on vacation, well, I’m not totally sure our

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Sweet Home Chicago

Saturday morning, we kissed the boys goodbye and headed to Chicago.  As we drove into the city, I had a huge mix of emotions, emotions that I wasn’t really expecting to feel.  This is after all the city where I first became an “adult”, where I said yes to a marriage proposal, where I looked

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