Wandering Wednesday

Wandering Wednesday #23

Wandering WednesdayHello! And Welcome Back to our Wandering Wednesday Link UP Party and Happy Valentine’s Day! 

What is everyone doing for Valentine’s Day? We are having a fancy dinner with steak, potatoes, salad, and all the fixings! And of course Sparkling Cider! The kids love fancy dinners!

We are so excited you are here with us today and we are so excited to announce some NEW THINGS happening at Wandering Wednesday! 

But before we get to the Exciting new CHANGES, we wanted to remind you that you find other link ups to join here. Also, if you are wondering why linking up is so awesome or how to do it, click here!

So For Our Exciting New Changes!

  • We Have started a Wandering Wednesday Board on Pinterest! We will pin ALL the posts you share at Wandering Wednesday there! So be sure to follow the board and REPIN your FAVORITE Posts from this week to your boards!
  • With all our Featured posts we will also make a SPECIAL GRAPHIC with their pins advertising Wandering Wednesday for even more exposure!
  • With these Great Changes, we have also decided to honor more blogs! So I will still choose my favorite, our guest host will choose hers, and we will still vote for the best one! We will then honor the three posts that got the most clicks from the week before!

I hope you are as excited as I am with the NEW CHANGES! Don’t forget to say, “hi” in the comments and let us know what you think of the changes! Now, let’s get to know Lori, our guest host! 

Meet Lori, from Choosing Wisdom!

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It’s another great week here on Wandering Wednesday’s! Happy Valentine’s Day!  I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of the holiday. It might go back to some childhood trauma involving a lack of valentines in my homemade mailbox. But that is another story! 
On a day where we are celebrating love I thought it would be appropriate to share some of my greatest loves with you. As a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend my relationships mean the world to me. I love learning, reading, tandem biking with my husband, spending time with my grandson, and of course writing. 
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I developed my love of writing when I was a young girl.  I used to make up stories and have my mom illustrate them for my class to read. In my mind there always seemed to be a narrative going on and words were always reframing themselves to make stronger and more concise sentences. One of my greatest dreams is to one day write a book.


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 Lori is on  Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  Her blog is ChoosingWisdom.org, and she can also be found contributing on Evolve! and Midday Mornings.

We are so excited to share “Our Favorite Things” With you this week! 

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My Favorite Pick!

Sometimes we all need a good laugh, and Micah from Home Faith Family had me chuckling at her Humorous Responses To Give When People Ask, “Why Do You Have So Many Kids!?”.  I was able to easily relate to her grocery shopping trips where people make not-so-welcome comments to the number of children I have in tow.  I always come up blank as to what to say to these strangers that feel the need to make comments, but now I feel like I have a few good responses up my sleeve to bring some humor to the situation thanks to her witty post.

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 Lori’s Favorite!

There were so many great blog posts shared last week I had a really hard time choosing! I did love How do I do it all? By Michele Tripple – How often do we fall into the trap that we have to have and do things a certain way?  I love how honest Michele was in facing the hard realities of a mom’s everyday life.  Best advice of the century – simplify!  I think we all know it deep down, but doesn’t it help to have someone else say it’s okay?
 But since she is the host my final choice was Unexpected Blessing of Teamwork by Little House on the Water. Their adventure just blew my mind! Living in 200 square feet with six people while they sail around the world!  I can’t even imagine all the wonderful life lessons they are having while spending this quality time together! My favorite thing she said was: What kind of mom do I want to be for my children? What attitude am I choosing to model for them?  We always have a choice and I love how intentional they are being with their family!

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The Viewers Favorite!

The favorite this week by the viewers was Love Is Patient Love is Kind Free Printables by A Hundred Affections. I loved these Printables also and can’t wait to hang one in my house!

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Most Clicks This Week Goes To:

Valentine’s DIY Candy Jar by Three Clementines

10 Valentine’s Activities to Do With Your Little Love bugs by Erin Brown Hollis

Love Is Patient Love is Kind Free Printables  by A Hundred Affections

Thank you so much for everyone’s entries and we can’t wait to read your posts this week!

Enjoy this week’s Wandering Wednesday!  Don’t forget to vote for your favorite post this week in the comments below.  See you next week!

So Now on to the party!
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If you are interested in being a co-host please let us know here!

Add Your Favorite Post Here!

 

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Wandering Wednesday Rules

1. Link to a specific post, not your homepage
2. Don’t advertise, do giveaways, link parties, or links to your shops
3. Make sure to check out and comment on at least two other links before leaving
4. By entering a link you are giving me permission to feature an image on my blog, it will always link back to your blog.
5. Follow Confessions of Parenting  Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram/ Pinterest

This link party is for family-friendly articles, that relate to parenting, marriage, recipes, DIYs, recipes, and anything that has to do with the home! 
Please share our LinkUP on Social Media use #WanderingWednesday. Tag me on Twitter @family_journeys in your posts and I will retweet as time allows in my day!

~Signed Michele @ Confessions of Parenting

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Wandering Wednesday

Wandering Wednesday #22

Wandering WednesdayHello! And Welcome Back to our Wandering Wednesday Link UP Party!

We want to thank everyone for the awesome posts last week! We are loving getting to know you better through your posts and we can’t wait to read the ones you post this week!

We can’t believe it is already February, can you? Who is looking forward to Valentine’s Day? If you are still looking for ideas on what to do perhaps you want to check out our Ultimate Valentine’s Day roundup!

Also! We have some very exciting news for all of you who love linkups! We have created a Linkup list of all the Linkups you can join! If you know of one, or host one that is not on the list please let us know! 

We have some new AWESOME things coming next week you aren’t going to want to miss! We Promise they will be PINTASTIC! 😉 So be sure to stop by again! Also, be sure to say, “hi” in the comments!

We want to thank Jennifer from Heritage Makers again for an awesome month of guest hosting! We are so excited to introduce our February guest host!

Meet Lori, from Choosing Wisdom!

LoriI discovered Wandering Wednesday’s just as I celebrated my one year blog birthday. Being so new to the blogging community this connection with Michele and Confessions of Parenting has been perfect!
 
I don’t know if we have any empty nesters out there – but it has been a hard transition for me! As our kids slowly started leaving home, I ventured back into working outside our home for the first time in 25 years. For three years I was an executive assistant for an insurance brokerage firm.  I loved my time there, but soon felt drawn back to my first love – writing.
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Choosing Wisdom was born in August of 2016. It started as a vehicle to develop a portfolio and has evolved into a place where I share many of the lessons life has taught me and how they all point to wisdom if I let them. I have a regular column called Wednesday’s Wisdom where my readers share their stories and how they’ve grown from them. I’m always looking for  contributors and so if you’re ever looking to branch out let me know!
 
I’m looking forward to spending Wednesday’s with you this month as we wander through all of the great posts this linkup has to offer!
 
Lori is on  Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  Her blog is ChoosingWisdom.org, and she can also be found contributing on Evolve! and Midday Mornings.

We are so excited to share “Our Favorite Things” With you this week! All my favorite picks will be shared on my Facebook page and I will also pin it to Pinterest! So here we go!

My Favorite Pick!

My favorite post that was shared this week was A Promise to his Stepchildren by Kristina Kuzmic.  It touched my heart and brought happy tears to my eyes.  On her wedding day, her husband read a book that he wrote to her children, whom he loved very much. He goes into how much he loves them and his intention to become apart of their family.  It’s sweet, loving, and brings the warm fuzzies!

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 Lori’s Favorite!

My favorite link from last week was by Karen Gauvreau of Lightly Frayed. Her post “Why Parenting Teenagers is Exactly Like Having a Mammogram” had me laughing so hard I was crying.  Her words hit their mark! Parenting teens is probably one of the most painfully vulnerable things I’ve done in my life.  The balance is delicate yet brutal. I loved her humor in stating the obvious, and her use of an actual procedure we can all relate to – well it was brilliant! 

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The Viewers Favorite!

The favorite this week by the viewers was Photos to Conquer? Start with Organization by Jennifer Wise nat Live Grow Give!  Thanks for voting!

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Thank you so much for everyone’s entires and we can’t wait to read your posts this week!

Enjoy this week’s Wandering Wednesday!  Don’t forget to vote on your favorite post this week in the comments below.  See you next week!

So Now on to the party!
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If you are interested in being a co-host please let us know here!

Add Your Favorite Post Here

 

Party hours start Wednesdays at 8am (CT) and close at 8am the next day don’t miss out!

Wandering Wednesday Rules

1. Link to a specific post, not your homepage
2. Don’t advertise, do giveaways, link parties, or links to your shops
3. Make sure to check out and comment on at least two other links before leaving
4. By entering a link you are giving me permission to feature an image on my blog, it will always link back to your blog.
5. Follow Confessions of Parenting  Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram/ Pinterest

This link party is for family friendly articles, that relate to parenting, marriage, recipes, DIYs, recipes, and anything that has to do with the home! 
Please share our LinkUP on Social Media use #WanderingWednesday. Tag me on Twitter @family_journeys in your posts and I will retweet as time allows in my day!

~Signed Michele @ Confessions of Parenting

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Wandering Wednesday

Wandering Wednesday #21

Wandering WednesdayHello! And Welcome Back to our Wandering Wednesday Link UP Party!

We have had such a great month with Jennifer from Heritage Makers guest hosting with us! I hope you all have enjoyed getting to know here and the wonderful things that she does! Next week we will have a new guest host!  If you are interested in being a co-host please let us know here!

Here is a little bit about Jennifer!

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Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a little better this month while I’ve guest-hosted Wandering Wednesdays.  I really enjoy getting to know you bloggers through your posts.
For my last Wandering Wednesday guest host, I’ll give you some behind-the-scenes things about me that you might not learn from just reading my blog posts here on Wandering Wednesdays!
I love the beach, shells, laughing, pithy quotes, chocolate, rain, sunshine, creativity, holidays, words, and really good Mexican food, but not necessarily in that order.  I have a B.A. in Humanities-English Literature from Brigham Young University.  #gocougs  Three weeks after graduation, I spent a year and a half as a volunteer missionary for my church.  I am fluent in American Sign Language and have interpreted off an on for over 20 years.   I’m married and have three kids.  I was born on Guam.  (When I got married and went in to legally change my name, the lady behind the desk asked me for proof of citizenship.  …Woops.)  I don’t really like change, but I like controlled adventure.  Surprisingly, over my lifetime, I have called seven states and three countries “home” as well as the U.S. Territory I mentioned previously.  This is, in large part, what is responsible for my addiction to traveling.  If I had a million dollars, it wouldn’t take me an entire second to decide what to do with it.  I would travel!
Jennifer can be found at
Blogs:  https://lifetalesbooks.blogspot.com (her blog) and https://www.livegrowgive.org/ (she’s the weekly #familyhistoryfriday contributor)

We are so excited to share “Our Favorite Things” With you this week! All my favorite picks will be shared on my Facebook page and I will also pin it to Pinterest! So here we go!

My Favorite Pick!

This week as I was reading Give Your Adolescent the “Empathy Advantage” by Navigating the Years, I was reminded of how important empathy is in all aspects of life.  Reflecting on how much lack of empathy is in our world, and how many problems would be solved if we simply recognized that we can teach our children empathy has motivated me to be more intentional in my parenting.  Being more empathetic can be taught by example.  Things such as eating dinner as a family as much as possible, having a movie night, and simply being kind are all simple ways this can be done. I really enjoyed her suggestions and look forward to diving into her recommended book Unselfie by Dr. Michele Borba.

 

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 Jennifer’s Favorite

So many great posts again this week!  The one that spoke to me the most is “Welcome to the Women Who Rock! Series” by Ruxandra LeMay.  I’m sure this post spoke to me because I’m a woman over 40, but I loved what Ruxandra wrote about the increased self-confidence and more giving nature of women over 40.  I think in a culture with such a negative attitude toward aging in women (but, interestingly, not in men), this is such an important issue to bring to the forefront.  This post is just an introduction to an upcoming series, but it gives me something to look forward to!
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The Viewers Favorite!

The favorite this week by the viewers was also Give Your Adolescent the “Empathy Advantage” by Navigating  the Years. Great article loved by many!!! Don’t forget to vote by Saturday each week!

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Thank you so much for everyone’s entires and we can’t wait to read your posts this week!

Enjoy this week’s Wandering Wednesday!  Don’t forget to vote on your favorite post this week in the comments below.  See you next week!

So Now on to the party!
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Wandering Wednesday

Wandering Wednesday #20

Wandering WednesdayHello! And Welcome Back to our Wandering Wednesday Link UP Party!

We are so excited that Jennifer from Heritage Makers is here co-hosting with us this month!

Here is a little bit about Jennifer!

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I’m happy to be guest hosting Wandering Wednesday for week #20!  It’s amazing how much this linkup has grown in 20 weeks.  We have lots of fantastic bloggers now!
On my first week of guest hosting, I introduced myself and my business since that’s how my blog was born.  Last week I shared with you my WHY–why I’ve written for my own blog for 8+ years and now am a weekly contributor for another.  Blogging takes time!  Quality content takes time.  But my WHY–one of my main driving forces in my life–is a deep desire to do good and make a difference.  This is what fuels all my blog posts about connections, photos, memories, family, and stories–and the powerful, life-changing things they can do for us.
This even inspired me to write a little book!  (And when I say “little,” I mean it.  It’s probably a 30-minute read.)
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There’s so much focus these days on wellness.  We talk a lot about wellness of the body and mind, self-care, etc.  You can find pins and blog posts on diet and exercise all over the place.  There’s not a lot of talk, though, on wellness of the heart and soul.  I’ve learned a lot over the past few years about one key element that goes much further than we realize in lowering stress, creating a sense of purpose and belonging, and even some therapeutic benefits.  This book poured out of me.  I think it’s been waiting to be written for a while!  (You can find the book at this link.)  It goes back to what I told you about myself last week:  I have a deep desire to do good, to inspire, to educate, and to lift.
Jennifer can be found at
Blogs:  https://lifetalesbooks.blogspot.com (her blog) and https://www.livegrowgive.org/ (she’s the weekly #familyhistoryfriday contributor)

We are so excited to share “Our Favorite Things” With you this week! All my favorite picks will be shared on my Facebook page and I will also pin it to Pinterest! So here we go!

My Favorite Pick!

Sometimes you just need a good laugh and I got that as I was reading Funny Items Toddlers Want to Sleep with in their Beds by Fab Working Mom Life. I started thinking about all the interesting things that kids like to take to bed. My 11 year old still needs 4 different cozy blankets after his sheets and comforter, his thumb chucks Santa brought him, and 3 stuffed animals that rotate each night (he would sleep with all of them if we let him). Talie sleeps with pink bear, Minnie Mouse, Chocolate (her dog, she recently named), and Super Dog (her other dog that just got named) as well as her cup even if nothing is in it and a couple of books… I could totally relate to what Julie was talking about in her post, and this is why it was my favorite this week!

  What is something your kids love to take to bed?

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 Jennifer’s Favorite

 There were so many fabulous posts to choose from on Wandering Wednesday #19.  One that really stood out to me was “Motivational Word of the Year – Try” from Amy at NeededInTheHome.  Amy listed some great ideas of things to try this year, and she even included a fun theme song:  “Try Everything” from Zootopia.  What really struck me, though, is the whole concept behind “TRY.”  New Year’s resolutions are often “pass/fail.”  Either you stop eating sugar, or you have a cookie, right?  But trying to eat better is completely different.  We don’t often make grandiose changes in one day or week or month, or even one year.  More commonly, we can look back and see grandiose changes that happened very slowly over time simply because we tried and kept trying.  Amy’s post encouraged me to just add an attitude of “try” to everything I do this year.
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The Viewers Favorite!

This week there were two favorites so I am choosing one that was a favorite that I really enjoyed as well! It was from Christine A Howard, called 13 Ways Disney Adds Magic For Those with Special Needs!  I think we all like Disney a little more after reading this!

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Thank you so much for everyone’s entires and we can’t wait to read your posts this week!

Enjoy this week’s Wandering Wednesday!  Don’t forget to vote on your favorite post this week in the comments below.  See you next week!

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Wandering Wednesday

Wandering Wednesday #19

Wandering WednesdayHello! And Welcome Back to our Wandering Wednesday Link UP Party!

We are so excited that Jennifer from Heritage Makers is here co-hosting with us this month!

Here is a little bit about Jennifer!

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I’m so thrilled that Michele asked me to guest host Wandering Wednesdays this month.  I love reading so many great blog posts all in one place, and being the guest host gives me a chance to write a little more about them!  There is a lot of great content shared EVERY week, from uplifting inspiration to home decor to great recipes.  I love Wandering Wednesdays!
One of the things I’ve learned about myself is that I really have a strong desire to do good in the world.  It’s always been in my heart, and it’s been an interesting journey to see where that’s taken me.  As a blogger, I’ve enjoyed sharing not only my thoughts but also practical solutions for how to increase connections and strengthen family ties and relationships through photos, memories, and stories.  My LifeTales Books blog (https://lifetalesbooks.blogspot.com) is just over 8 years old, and for the last year (almost!) I’ve been honored to be a #familyhistoryfriday contributor on a new blog called Evolve (https://www.livegrowgive.org) that inspires women especially to embrace their gifts as they live, grow, and give.
I always deeply appreciate comments, shares, and pins on whatever I write, and I hope that you and those you share it with will find great sources of inspiration, new ideas, and the ability to increase your own circle of influence for doing good. 
Jennifer can be found at
Blogs:  https://lifetalesbooks.blogspot.com (her blog) and https://www.livegrowgive.org/ (she’s the weekly #familyhistoryfriday contributor)

We are so excited to share “Our Favorite Things” With you this week! All my favorite picks will be shared on my Facebook page and I will also pin it to Pinterest! So here we go!

My Favorite Pick!

So if you know anything about Talie (2 1/2) you would know that she is addicted to her how-to-remove-a-pacifierpacifier! In fact I think she would rather lose a limb than her pacifier! Well, last week I read How to Remove Pacifiers from Toddlers from Have Twins First and I thought to myself, well that is a nice thought, but it would never work with this stubborn girl… Well, I decided to give it a go and HOLY COW! IT WORKED! We have been pacifier free since Friday! So this is definitely my favorite pick from last week! If you are struggling with your toddlers loving their pacifiers read all about it and give it a go!

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 Jennifer’s Favorite

I read so many posts at Wandering Wednesday #18 that I commented on, pinned, and loved!  I always say this, but it was so hard to pick a favorite!  (Thanks for making it hard to choose, bloggers–that’s a nice problem to have.)  🙂  My favorite post from WW #18 is from Meet The Harris Family.  It’s called “Embrace Your Gifts.”
I think we often spend so much time seeing other people’s gifts that we don’t make ourselves sit down and look at our own.  Maybe it’s an over-40 thing, but I find I’m so much happier when I stop comparing myself to others and see that what I AM and can offer the world is just as valuable as EVERY SINGLE gift I see in others–even (or maybe especially) if it’s different from everyone else’s.  I really liked how Meet The Harris Family talked about how you can use your gifts in a business!  You never know who needs your talents and skills–and who would pay for it.  Excellent, thought-provoking, encouraging post!

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The Viewers Favorite!

Again this week there were so many favorites and I had to break the tie, which was so hard to do, but I went ahead and voted for What Type of Traveller Are You? by Kate on Thin Ice! 

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Enjoy this week’s Wandering Wednesday!  Don’t forget to vote on your favorite post this week in the comments below.  See you next week!

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Wandering Wednesday

Wandering Wednesday #18

Wandering WednesdayHello! And Welcome Back to our Wandering Wednesday Link UP Party!

We are so excited that Jennifer from Heritage Makers is here co-hosting with us this month!

Here is a little bit about Jennifer!

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In March 2005, I was minding my own business.  I had three kids under the age of seven, and I didn’t need anything else to do, thanks.  Within about four days, I had three phone calls from good friends telling me about a new company called Heritage Makers that offered high-quality digital storybooks and scrapbooks.  I have always been a big believer in taking photos and recording memories.  It’s just good for the heart and soul.  My friend Cary said, “This is a company made for you.”  By week’s end, I had signed up as a consultant for this company I’d never even tried before.  And that’s saying a lot–not even because I hadn’t ever used the product before, but because I’m a die-hard introvert!
And then in November 2009, my blog LifeTales Books was born.  I’ve poured my passion for the power of story, photos, and memory keeping into over 300 blog posts in those 8 years–and I recently celebrated over 50,000 page views!  I am serious about inspiring people to reach higher and enjoy all the benefits of memory-keeping, from a greater sense of purpose to higher self-esteem in kids, and I’ve loved the ways my blog has stretched me to help others in their journey.  I find myself writing about photo organization, time management ideas, and the scientifically-proven by-products of knowing family stories.
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My blog has helped me make friends, too!  And that brings us to Michele at Confessions of Parenting.  I never would have met her if we didn’t blog.  I am thrilled that she asked me to be the guest host for Wandering Wednesdays this month!  Michele has managed to find some amazing bloggers to contribute to these weekly linkups, so I hope you always “save the date” each week and make sure you check in to see what’s new.  There are fun posts, inspiring posts, and even yummy posts!
Jennifer can be found at
Blogs:  https://lifetalesbooks.blogspot.com (her blog) and https://www.livegrowgive.org/ (she’s the weekly #familyhistoryfriday contributor)

 

We are so excited to share “Our Favorite Things” With you this week! All my favorite picks will be shared on my Facebook page and I will also pin it to Pinterest! So here we go!

My Favorite Pick!

If you read 25 Things About Me, then you know that I LOOOVE “To Do Lists” and staying organized! Well, my favorite pick this week is from Kate at A Hundred Affections called 21 Free Printables to Help you Organize your Life 

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 Jennifer’s Favorite

Like every Wandering Wednesday, it’s so hard to pick a favorite post because there are so many great ones each week!  However, at Wandering Wednesday #17, I really enjoyed “3 Ways to Make More Meaningful Choices This Year” by Lori Jackson at Choosing Wisdom.  I love how she suggested that goals often focus on scarcity (like “don’t eat junk food”), but we’re more likely to choose well if our approach is a focus on abundance.

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The Viewers Favorite!

After reviewing the comments from last week there were lots of favorites! Which one was your favorite? We went ahead and broke the tie by choosing Kill the Resolution: 5 Ways to Kick Butt in 2018 by Desire at N.Chi’s World

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Enjoy this week’s Wandering Wednesday!  Don’t forget to vote on your favorite post this week in the comments below.  See you next week!

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Wandering Wednesday

Wandering Wednesday #17

Wandering WednesdayHappy 2018! We are so excited that you are joining us for our link up today!

This week we have been hit with all kinds of awesome sicknesses! It all started on Christmas Eve when Talie got a fever, which then turned into conjunctivitis, Taya got the flu and then gave it to me and Talie was feeling like sharing is caring so she shared her conjunctivitis with Tony, but other than that life is good!

We had a great Christmas with all the kids. I think they all got what they wanted so we had lots of happy kids! School starts in just a couple of days and we are certainly ready to get back into a normal routine again! With it being 2018, we are changing up our Wandering Wednesday a little bit where I will give my favorite pick from last week, my guest host’s favorite pick, and then the viewers favorite pick! So keep joining us and linking up and you just might be out favorite! All my favorite picks will be shared on my Facebook page and I will also pin it to Pinterest! So here we go!

My Favorite Pick!

I have to admit that I am a sucker for DIY things, because let’s be honest I have great ambitions that I am going to make all this really cool stuff, but then I realize that I don’t have 45 hours in a day! 🙂 I am loving the DIY Wood Garland Post from 3Clementines 

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The Viewers Favorite!

The post with the most comments was Live Well Play Together and her 2017 Year in Review . Be sure to check it out becuase it is such a great idea to do!

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Wandering Wednesday #16

Wandering Wednesday

With it being just a couple days after Christmas and the kids on break and other kids sick… Yes! Even on Christmas I’m just popping in to drop the link for the blog party! We will be back to running normal next week I promise with featured posts and even a guest host! Can’t wait to see you there! Drop your links below!

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Wandering Wednesday

Wandering Wednesday #15

Wandering Wednesday

6 days until Christmas can you believe it? I am running around like a crazy person trying to get everything done! Think I FINALLY ordered the last present today! It is for Ty (well, who am I kidding, it’s more for me :); Isn’t that how married people Christmas shop sometimes??), and I am super excited about it, click here to see what the finally purchase is! Do you have one? Do you love it? I have heard such good things about it!

Well, with it being so close to Christmas, I known we are all BUSY! So let’s get to the Link up! BUT before we do I want to do a Blogger Spotlight!

I wanted to spotlight the A-MAZING Amy, from NeededInTheHome. Amy is a mom of 7 kids from Wisconsin. She has been married for over 20 years, homeschools her kids, blogs, and runs an Etsy store! She is a great mom and blogger! Every week she comes to the linkup reads other blogger’s posts and votes on her favorite! Thank you, Amy for being part of Wandering Wednesday with us! GO visit Amy’s website here!

So Now on to the party! Click here to see the awesome blog posts!

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Wandering Wednesday #14

Wandering Wednesday

An update on my family since last week I told you just how awesome everyone was doing here 🙂 Ty is crutching around fairly well. He is learning how to carry things in pockets, his mouth, and a backpack that pretty much goes everywhere with him. I am getting lots of help with the boys who are making deals with me that if they help make dinner then they get ice cream for dessert! And I am getting my 10k steps in without even leaving my house! Everyone is chipping in here and I am so thankful!

Grandma is now in the rehab facility, which is great news! She is really wanting to walk again, which is great motivation to see. She says that she just wants to go back home. I wish that I could see her… The downfalls of living too far away.

This week are schedule is filled with band concerts and choir concerts, it is my favorite time of year to see my kids excelling in things that they love!

I have been loving  Blogmas on the blog with all kinds of tricks and tips, have you been checking it out?

And did you notice our new Logo for Wandering Wednesday?! I am so excited about it! With all things they need a little change once in awhile and this was one of them! So if you click here you can get our new Widget Codes to add to your blog! To go along with that I am still collecting people who are are interested in becoming a guest hosts for Wandering Wednesday.  Please let me know here if you are interested! Starting 2018 the guest host and I will be highlighting our “favorites” from the last week’s linkup on our Wandering Wednesday posts. So be sure to keep linking up with us! 

So let’s get the party started right now! Click here to see the awesome blog posts!

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