Hello Fall: Fire Pit, Cider and Award Winning Chicken Chili

2 cats & chloe: Chicken Chili by the fire

*Today’s post is sponsored by Stanley Brand, but my love for fall, chili, cider and festive celebration essentials is all my own!* You know what I love about this time of year… other than pumpkin spice everything?!  I love the cooling temps, festive fire pits, cozy blankets, chili in the crock, hot cider (spiked, unless…

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This is Not a Joke: Baby G Due April Fools Day!

2 cats & chloe: pregnancy announcement on construction site

Remember that time last month that I made everyone think I was pregnant, but I was actually just talking about being four weeks along in building our new house??  Yeah… On top of the craziness of building, I am also puking multiple times a day, growing at a rate that is completely new to me…

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How to Build A House: Update #2

2 cats & chloe: Custom Home Foundation

I will say y’alls reaction to my last house update was pretty great.  It absolutely warmed my heart to know that even though my blogging has become (temporarily) less frequent that so many of my blog friends are still out there.  And that I can trick you with a “We are Four Weeks Along!” subject line!…

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: We are 4 weeks along!

2 cats & chloe: Our Lot Sign

You know those pregnancy posts that you often see floating around Blogland?  The ones that seem to occur weekly with the purpose of documenting and recording how mommies-to-be are feeling, what they are craving and what they are despising? Well get ready because my husband and I are happy to announce that we are four weeks…

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Current Summer On-The-Go Essentials

Many thanks to U by Kotex for sponsoring today’s post! Where have I been all summer long?  Gals – I wish I could say I have been off on a tropical beach somewhere, living the good life and drinking Chardon-YAY all day long.  Instead I have been working really hard while trying to fight off…

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WWNS: Modern Family

I have gone back and forth about my “Monday Moments with Nana” idea.  I feel like there is a fine line between offending either you, my reader, or Nana – if she ever learns about my blog, as it technically is accessible via “the google.” A lot of the things she says are absolutely worth documenting.  I honestly…

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rockie lounging

Vintage Furniture Lounging

Hooray for a Saturday without a wedding! We are all starting to adjust to Nana’s house and Rockie is finally starting to venture downstairs.  I spent the last week in Northern Virginia for work.  Chloe went to visit our old neighbors and was treated like a queen.  Olivia went to visit her grandparents and spent…

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Rockie lounging on Caturday

Caturday Lounging While I Work!

Happy Saturday Caturday!  It’s back, as I’m trying oh so hard to get on track again.  Thanks to those of you who have joined this feline fun in these last few weeks!  It’s super simple and a fun post to give some blog time to your furbabes.  (You can probably even throw in a dog-blog and…

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2 cats & chloe: five on friday watercolor

A Not-So-Happy Five.

More than half way through the month and half way through summer.  Where is time going?  Seriously. This weekend I am working to plan out the rest of the month with blogging, in hopes of shaking my writers block, among other things.  A week or so ago I had coffee with an acquaintance.  She is…

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